In Chapter 38 of A Dance With Dragons, "The Watcher" (Areo Hotah's POV), Areo notes the following:

The white knight [Ser Balon Swann] did drink, as was only courteous. His companions likewise. So did the Princess Arianne, Lady Jordayne, the Lord of Godsgrace...

Godsgrace is held by House Allyrion, and House Allyrion is ruled by Lady Delonne Allyrion. I've checked the chapter summary on AWOIAF, and there is no linked page for "The Lord of Godsgrace"

Who could Areo be referring to?

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According to the related page on the Wiki of Ice and Fire, we see that the current Lord of Godsgrace is Lady Delonne Allyrion.

We don't know much about Delonne, (besides that she is the Lady of Godsgrace and the head of House Allyrion) just that she has a son named Ryon Allyrion (from AFFC Appendix) and a bastard grandson named Ser Daemon Sand (A Storm of Swords, Chapter 38, Tyrion) also known as the Bastard of Godsgrace. The Lady could just be acting as Lord, since her Lord died/vanished/whatever.

  • I've acknowledged Lady Allyrion in my OP. Do you have any inklings as to who Areo could be referring to given that there is no Lord of Godsgrace? Is this likely to be a simple mistake by GRRM?
    – Lou
    Commented Aug 21, 2014 at 12:04
  • If you see the right part of the Wiki page, you'll see Current Lord: Lady Delonne Allyrion. Apart from that, no I haven't seen any mention of GRRM concerning this Commented Aug 21, 2014 at 12:07
  • I did notice, but I thought that was just a quirk of AWOIAF. Do characters in canon ever refer to female heads of Houses as "Lords"?
    – Lou
    Commented Aug 21, 2014 at 12:09
  • To be honest, I don't think so. But anything can happen in a fantasy world. The Lady could just be acting as Lord, since her Lord died/vanished/whatever. Commented Aug 21, 2014 at 12:10
  • Trivia: Just yesterday when reading AFFC, I noted that princess Arianne Martell claimed to have lost her virginity to the Bastard of Godsgrace.
    – TLP
    Commented Aug 21, 2014 at 12:24

Lady Delonne Allyrion is listed along with other Lords in the Appendix of AFFC:

Prince Doran's bannermen, the Lords of Dorne:


  • Delonne Allyrion, Lady of Godsgrace

Even if her official title is not "Lord" presumably she is in effect an "acting" Lord as the (unmarried) head of House Allyrion.

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