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House Mallister

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House Mallister

The sigil of House Mallister from Game of Thrones.

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Based on George R.R. Martin’s famous series of novels (collectively known as “A Song of Ice and Fire”), the television series “Game of Thrones” first premiered in 2011 on the channel HBO. It is set in a fantasy world heavily based on the society and culture of the European Middle Ages. Two primary continents, known as Westeros and Essos, make up the bulk of the visible landmass in this world, with the former being featured in storylines much more frequently. While typical elements from fantasy stories, such as dragons and various forms of magic, are seen throughout the series, in the long run these generally take a backseat to the military conflicts, political machinations and family dynamics that are the principle focus of the story.

The continent of Westeros is made up of many different regions, each of which has its own culture and history. Most of these regions form constituent parts of a single political realm, which is presided over by a ruling monarch. While the monarch holds ultimate power over the realm, local governance of each region is handled by a “Great House”, a noble family whose members answer directly to the sovereign. Each region also possesses any number of “Vassal Houses” who owe their loyalty to the governing Great House in one capacity or another. House Mallister is one of the Vassal Houses in The Riverlands. Their ancestral home is known as Seagard, located on the western coast of The Riverlands near the headwaters of the Blue Fork, a tributary of the river Trident. The sigil of the Mallisters is a silver eagle on a field of blue, and their motto is “Above the Rest”.

Although House Mallister plays an almost negligible role in the storylines of the series, they do carry significant weight in the history that George R.R. Martin developed for his world. A longtime enemy of The Riverlands- and indeed much of Westeros- is The Iron Islands. Located just off the western coast, raiders from these islands have an extensive history of attacking mainland Westeros by sea. Due to the location of Seagard, the Mallisters are traditionally a major line of defense against potential ironborn raids.

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Asymmetric, Closed shape, Colorful, Contains both straight and curved lines, Has no crossing lines.

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