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"Arthur Blackgard ascended to lordship at the age of five, and died at his 112th year, making him the youngest, and oldest, lord of House Blackgard"
Trevyr Blackgard[src]

Lord Arthur Blackgard is a character mentioned in the fifth season episode "The House of Black and White". He is long dead by the time of the series. Arthur was a lord and ancestor of House Blackgard.



Arthur Blackgard is remembered by House Blackgard since he was chosen as Lord of Ebonheart at the age of 5, and died at the age of 112, making him the youngest - and oldest - Lord of Ebonheart in history. He reigned for more than 107 years.[1]

Concurrently, it is also believed that Arthur was born from incest.[2]

Season 5

Eddin Blackgard glares at a statue of Arthur in the Hall of Lords, and explains to Elen Tarth his remarkable story.[1]

In the books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Arthur Blackgard was elected Lord of Ebonheart at age five, and died at the age of one-hundred-and-twelve, making him the youngest and oldest Lord of Ebonheart in history.

Eddin Blackgard specifically brings up the example of Arthur Blackgard to point out that in the centuries-long history of House Blackgard, even boys can become lords.

See also


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Lord: Ethon Blackgard Heir: Rendal Blackgard
Seat: Ebonheart, Blackgard Lands: The Borderlands
Title(s): Lord of Ebonheart · Chieftain of the Bordermen · Master of Blackgard · Lord Defender of the Stormlands · Lord Paramount of the Borders
Ancestors: Asterion the Black · Lenya Blackgard · Orroman Blackgard · Saloman Blackgard · Darreth Blackgard · Myrion Blackgard · Dallon Blackgard · Dirron Blackgard · Stevron Blackgard · Torvan Blackgard · Kennard Blackgard · Arwynd Blackgard · Andaren Blackgard · Andyron Blackgard · Gerion Blackgard · Harald Stark · Grenn · Sanah Blackgard · Rickard Blackgard · Meralith Blackgard · Morden Blackgard · Maron Blackgard · Marinah Blackgard · Arthur Blackgard · Vickon Blackgard
Current members: Talya Blackgard · Elyse Blackgard · Ardrew Ashes · Anera Blackgard · Sofina Blackgard · Tregar Blackgard · Mertha Blackgard · Mercyl Blackgard · Aeron Blackgard
Deceased members: Laenah Blackgard · Trovar Blackgard · Trevas Blackgard · Aurola Blackgard · Tragen Blackgard · Dyron Blackgard · Lucan Blackgard · Anya Blackgard · Trevyr Blackgard · Jenelyn Blackgard · Elen Blackgard · Edwyn Blackgard · Eddard Blackgard · Eddin Blackgard · Oberon Blackgard · Dagon Blackgard
Household: {Dalton Ashes} · {Archmaester Lorgan} · Brant Tymber · Orran Luxford · {Asten Wylde} · Eyan Whent · {Cayman Croft} · Theos Tymber · Codin Bruckstone · Markas Warth · {Arton Lannister} · Gerrad Storm · {Helenys} · {Harrion} · Vumir · Hathor · Gidden · Ammett · Hugar · "The Gravedigger" · Carron Heartley · Harrin Smithe · Nathaleya (infiltrator)