House Bolton
House Bolton of The Dreadfort
House Bolton
"Our Knives Are Sharp"
Head of House: Donovar Bolton
Title Lord of the Dreadfort
Predecessor: Vidomir Bolton
Heir: His firstborn son
Colors: Red, Blue, and White
Seat: The Dreadfort
Region: The North


The Boltons are an ancient and powerful house of the North who for many centuries were bitter rivals of the Kings in the North, the Starks of Winterfell. The Boltons achieved some successes against the Starks, flaying the skins of several Stark lords and hanging them in their stronghold, the Dreadfort. According to rumor, some Bolton lords wore the flayed skins of their enemies - including the Starks, such as the son of Bael - as cloaks. This practice has given the Boltons a sinister reputation, and it has been suggested that the legendary Night's King was a Bolton.

Thousands of years ago, the Dreadfort rose in an unsuccessful rebellion with the Greystarks of the Wolf's Den against the Starks. At some point unspecified centuries ago, the Boltons rebelled against the Starks. The Stark armies besieged the Dreadfort for two years before the Boltons capitulated to King Harlon Stark and dipped their banners once more.

Approximately a thousand years ago, the Boltons bent their knees to Winterfell and agreed to abandon their practice of flaying their enemies. For many centuries the Boltons have remained loyal to the Starks, although rumors persist that they continue to flay their prisoners in secret and maintain a hidden chamber in the Dreadfort to display the skins of their enemies

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Current Members

Family Members

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Challis Donovar Malicia Vidomir


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