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Company Credits. Technical Specs. For example, if the Starks lived in Dorne, Jon Snow would be treated as a younger brother, behind even Rickon in the line of succession, but otherwise, he would be treated as a full member of the family. Another minor stigma against bastards in Dorne is that they are not considered ideal marriage prospects. Essentially, it would be considered beneath one's station for a powerful lord to marry a noble-born bastard. In many cases, this is simply due to the practical reason that a bastard is less likely to inherit, and thus the marriage would probably not bring with it any new wealth or lands.
This stigma is somewhat similar to a nobleman marrying a daughter from another House who was trueborn, but who was also the youngest of five daughters, and thus a very poor match. Ellaria Sand is an acknowledged bastard of House Uller , one of the more powerful noble families in Dorne.
Even in the relaxed social mores of Dorne, however, it would still have been beneath his station for Prince Oberyn Martell , younger brother of the ruler of Dorne, to wed Ellaria. While Oberyn could not marry Ellaria, he simply made her his formal paramour, his wife in all but name.
Acknowledged bastards are not legally permitted to officially carry the heraldry of their noble parent's House. They may unofficially carry a flag displaying the heraldry on the battlefield, or use weapons and equipment that display its heraldic symbol, but only as much as any common footsoldier in their noble parent's army may do so.
If an acknowledged noble-born bastard began openly wearing capes and armor displaying the heraldry of his noble parent's House, and using banners displaying the heraldry at formal social functions, it would be falsely presenting themselves as a trueborn child and not a bastard. He would face legal troubles and punishment. House Blackfyre, founded by a legitimized bastard son of House Targaryen, follows the custom for bastards by inverting the Targaryen colors, resulting in a black dragon on a red field.
Before he joined the Night's Watch and forsook all family ties, Jon Snow was forbidden from officially "carrying" and displaying the Stark heraldry of a grey direwolf on a white field. One of House Stark's bannermen such as Ser Rodrik Cassel might physically hold a flag displaying the Stark heraldry, or even a common Stark footman might carry such a flag, and thus Jon may have carried weapons or equipment featuring the Stark direwolf design motif.
Jon would not have been allowed to use the Stark heraldry as a representation of himself, because this would be essentially making the false claim that he was a legitimized child who no longer bore the shame of his bastardy.
Noble-born bastards are in a legal state between fullborn nobles and smallfolk , however, and unlike the smallfolk, acknowledged bastards are allowed to use their own heraldry - just not the heraldry of their noble parent's House.
A very common custom in Westeros is for bastards to use the heraldry of their noble-born parent's House but with the colors inverted which is known as "breaking" the design scheme. While both the books and TV series never portrayed Jon Snow as using any kind of heraldry, if he followed this custom his personal sigil would have been a white direwolf on a grey field, the reverse of the Stark colors.
Thus the discovery of the six direwolf pups by Ned Stark and his sons is all the more considered a sign from the Old Gods. Not only were there two female and four male pups to match the Stark children , but the sixth was an albino - physically resembling the white direwolf design that Jon would use in heraldry as a bastard son. This is further signified in the season 6 finale, when Lord Wyman Manderly dubs Jon the "white wolf" upon his election as the new King in the North.
Another example is shown in the Season 7 episode Eastwatch , when Gendry is found by Davos; the boy, now aware of his true identity as King Robert's bastard, presents to the man his personal weapon: a black warhammer with a golden stag engraved on it - the exact reverse of the normal Baratheon heraldry. One of the more infamous examples of bastard heraldry is House Blackfyre , a cadet branch of House Targaryen founded over a century before the War of the Five Kings.
Prince Daemon , the founder of the house, was a bastard son of King Aegon IV who was legitimized by his father, and he took the name Blackfyre after the Valyrian steel sword originally carried by his ancestor Aegon the Conqueror.
Following the custom for bastards, Daemon inverted the color scheme of the Targaryen heraldry, so instead of the normal red three-headed dragon on a black background, House Blackfyre's heraldry consisted of a black three-headed dragon on a red background. There is no marriage in Naath so the concept of bastardy is unfamiliar to its people. Missandei , who comes from Naath, is confused when she asks Davos Seaworth about Jon Snow 's name and parentage. The stigma of illegitimacy is so great that all acknowledged bastards born to a noble in Westeros have to identify themselves through a specific surname marking them as a bastard, which varies by region:.
However, this system does not apply to the bastards of smallfolk. At least one parent usually, but not always, the father has to be a member of a noble house. The low-born commoners of Westeros do not normally use surnames at all. Why was she in my office believing that I was about to give her a damn wedding ring? She was your girlfriend. Bending down, Anya picked up the jacket and folded it neatly before placing it on the sofa in the far corner of the office.
He put his hands behind his head, assessing her. The one thing about Xavier was the fact he was a closed book. Sand . Pyke  . Snow  . Flowers . Rivers . Storm . Stone . Hill . Arms of House Blackfyre right , founded by Daemon I Blackfyre , a bastard descending from House Targaryen , has the colors of the Targaryen sigil left reversed. The personal arms of Walder Rivers right , bastard son of Lord Walder Frey , has the colors of the sigil of House Frey left reversed and a red bend sinister added.Bastard Boss is a Billionaire Romance novel by Sam Crescent, Bastard Boss read online free from your computer and Smartphone, Mobile.