House Swyft is a knightly house from The Westerlands and are amongst the most predominant bannermen of House Lannister. Their seat is known as Cornfield. The current head of the house is Ser Harys Swyft. Their arms depict a blue bantam rooster on a yellow field. Their house words are Awake! Awake!.
A Game of Thrones Edit
Tyrion Lannister sees the bantam rooster of House Swyft gathered among Lord Tywin Lannister's host in the Riverlands. Cornfield men form part of the right flank during the Battle on the Green Fork, under the command of Ser Addam Marbrand.
Tyrion gets upset at Ser Harys Swyft for criticising his brother, Jaime Lannister, for failing to take Riverrun. Tyrion thinks he is a craven lickpittle whose greatest achievment was marrying his daughter, Dorna, to Ser Kevan Lannister.
A Clash of Kings Edit
A Storm of Swords Edit
A Feast for Crows Edit
Ser Harys is named Hand of the King by Cersei. Although she does not have a high opinion of him, she chooses him due to the fact that he agrees with everything that she says, and because he can be used as a hostage against her uncle and his son-in-law, Kevan Lannister. Harys is later demoted to Master of Coin after the death of Lord Gyles Rosby. He is replaced as Hand by Lord Orton Merryweather.
A Dance with Dragons Edit
Harys continues to serve as Master of Coin and deal with the debt issues created by Cersei Lannister and Robert Baratheon. Ser Kevan suggests that he should travel to Braavos to meet with the Iron Bank.
Members of House Swyft during the Books Edit
- Ser Harys Swyft, the Knight of Cornfield.
With unknown familial relations to the main branch: