A Song of Ice and Fire
Origin Era: Blackfyre rebellions (1st)
Current Status: Minor House, Provides professors for horsemenship at the war college.
Current Lord( Lady): Robbert Ryder(18) (Eunuch do to a boar accident)
Current Heir: Lady Avaline’s children(though do to her being unwed that makes it a bit difficult, it does however make her the lady in the vale with the most suitors.)
House Words: By Lance and Steed, Glory!!
House Weapon: none
House Seat: Black Harbor
House Sigil: a field of red nebuley with green the charge a silver knight and horse mid charge sinister.
House Lands( claimed or otherwise): The lands for 3 leagues in both directions from Black Harbor and a weak claim on the three sisters by marriage.
Land: 27 (1)
Influence: 32 (2)
Power: 38 (0)
House History: House Ryder gained their nobility when they helped House marshal depose the last of the blackfyre supporters in the vale the Arryns turned the land over to House marshal for their quick actions. during the war a man called Ed the outrider was instrumental in stopping an ambush that would have destroyed lord marshals forces. For his bravery He was knighted and given the lands of the fallen house cerden. whos keep and port were both burned to the ground. so Lord Ed decided to take the last name Ryder and name his new hold Black Harbor(which has nothing to do with the fact that its on the exact opposite side of sisters bay as white harbor and the books record that Lord Ed was said to have a keen sense of humor)