House Tarbeck was a noble house from the Westerlands. They made their seat at Tarbeck Hall. They were principal vassals of House Lannister. Their sigil was a seven-pointed star, parts silver parts blue, on a silver and blue field
Before marrying King Maegor I Targaryen, Jeyne Westerling was married to Lord Alyn Tarbeck. The Lord of Tarbeck Hall was killed fighting for Prince Aegon Targaryen, in the Battle Beneath the God's Eye.
During the reign of King Aegon V Targaryen, the Tarbecks had become an old but impoverished house, but that ended when Lord Walderan Tarbeck married Lady Ellyn Reyne, who had ties to both House Lannister of Casterly Rock, and House Reyne of Castamere. The Tarbecks then grew close to the Reynes, and used money provided by Lord Tytos Lannister to renovate the crumbling Tarbeck Hall.
After the War of the Ninepenny Kings, Ser Tywin Lannister, the eldest son of Tytos, demanded that debts be repaid, but Walderan refused, and was imprisoned at Casterly Rock. In retaliation, Ellyn imprisons two Lannisters of Lannisport, as well as Ser Stafford Lannister. Tywin advised sending Walderan back to Tarbeck Hall in three pieces, but Tytos instead arranged an exchange of hostages.
Less than a year later, however, Tywin again demanded that both the Tarbecks and the Reynes repay their debts. Both houses refused, and rose in open rebellion, which started the Reyne-Tarbeck Rebellion. Tywin quickly defeated Walderan's host, and ordered Lord Tarbeck and his ssupporters beheaded. Ellyn and Tion Tarbeck were killed during the assault on Tarbeck Hall, with Tywin supposedly smiling at Ellyn's death.
Historical Members of House Tarbeck Edit
- Lord Alyn Tarbeck.
- One son.
- Ser Adrian Tarbeck, who commanded the Lannister host during the Dance of the Dragons, after the death of Lord Jason Lannister.
- Lord Walderan Tarbeck.