Chronicle of House Palmor
Ranking : Minor
Arms : A pomegranate pierced with a red vertical arrow against a grey field
Words Eat Bitter, Grow Strong
The Dannetts are not the most renowned of their liege lord’s banner houses, but their longstanding protection of several of the regions’ larger farming communities en¬sures them a fair amount of influence in local politics, and a decent income from their tenants. In the tumultuous years of the War of the Usurper, the Dannetts skirted the edge of loyalties and seized every oppor¬tunity to switch allegiance as the fickle winds of war shifted.
They initially remained loyal to Harren the Black against Aegon the Conqueror during his con¬quests. Choosing their moment well, the Dannetts surrendered when Harren’s forces wavered rather than face certain destruction; Aegon permitted them to keep their lands.
During Robert’s Rebellion, House Dannett wise¬ly followed the lead of the Usurper, knowing they could abandon this course and claim they were coerced into re¬bellion. The Rebellion proved too close to read, and House Dannett was compelled to commit their forces to Rob¬ert’s cause in full. The Dannetts suffered great losses, and the current head of the house is the sole survivor of seven brothers. Targaryen forces besieged and badly damaged the Dannetts’ keep early in the Rebellion.
At the Rebellion’s end, with Robert Baratheon crowned King, it seemed the Dannett’s steadfast support would win them a place in history and a hand on the helm of the future. But despite generous support from their liege lord, ill for¬tune has cursed House Dannett at every turn.
Several years of poor harvests, resultant famine, illness, and ever-growing debt plunge the house into ever more dire straits. Desperation has seized Lord Alfric Dannett, who knows the only salvation for his struggling house is to keep up appearances long enough for the tides of ill fortune plaguing his family to subside.