House Frey of the Crossing is a noble house of the Riverlands. Their main seat is The Twins, a pair of castles on each bank of the Green Fork of the Trident that serves as a vital bridge across the river. The lord of the house is called the Lord of the Crossing. The strategic location of the Twins has allowed the house to become quite wealthy. One of the most powerful bannermen of the Tullys, the House can field a thousand knights and three thousand foot.
Their sigil is two blue towers united by a bridge on silver-grey, representing the Twins.
House Frey is one of the youngest houses in Westeros, dating back only 670 years. The first Frey had a grand vision of building a bridge over the Green Fork of the Trident, and begu construction of this, this feat was finished by his grandson who added a wooden keep on each side.
Later on, these wooden keeps were replaced with stone ones, named the Twins, and a large tower in the middle, named the Water Tower, was built as well.
The defensible and strategic location allowed the Freys to grow extremely wealthy by charging money for passage across the river. The Freys quickly turned into one of the richest and most powerful houses in the Trident. However, their quick rise to power caused older houses to look down upon them.
House Frey sided with Aegon the Conquerer in his initial conquest, and kept fairly neutral during Robert's Rebellion, their levies arriving only after the Battle of the Trident was won.
They sided with Robb Stark during the War of Five Kings, giving him their levies and marrying Roslin Frey to Robb Stark, they played a large part in earning the independence of the North.
After Lord Walder Frey died, Black Walder Frey and Edwyn Frey fought in a bloody conflict known as The Bleeding of the Twins, killing many Freys, although the house kept regaining power under Edwyn Frey.
War of the Exile
A tangible levy from House Frey gathered at Harrenhall and helped win the battle of Maidenpool
War of the Burning Brand
Members of House Frey
- Robb Frey, Lord of the Crossing