Forrester Greatsword
The Forrester Greatsword


House Forrester


The Forrester Greatsword is a weapon passed down through the Lords of House Forrester. It is incredibly valuable and coveted.

Owners and Users Edit

Iron From Ice Edit

The sword is first seen in the hands of Lord Gregor Forrester during the events of the Red Wedding at The Twins. Gregor uses it to fend off the Freys and Boltons until he succumbs to his injuries. He passes the sword to Gared and tells him to take it back to Ironrath, where it rightfully belongs.

On the road, Gared uses the sword against Britt, a Whitehill and a Bolton. Britt gets his hands on the sword briefly until Gared retrieves it from him and then has the option to kill the other soldier if he so chooses.

When Gared returns to Ironrath he shows Lady Elissa Forrester the sword. Maester Ortengryn mentions that it belongs to Lord Ethan Forrester now.

After Ethan Forrester is killed by Ramsay Snow, the sword is technically passed to Ryon Forrester, the next male Forrester in line to lead the house, though he is taken by House Whitehill as leverage against the Forresters. Asher Forrester's claims to House Forrester were renounced once he was exiled and Rodrik Forrester is presumed dead.

The Lost Lords Edit

Once Rodrik Forrester is revealed to have survived, the Greatsword falls into his hands. However, he is not seen using it and it is not mentioned in the second episode.

Sons of Winter Edit

Rodrik is seen picking up the Greatsword in the preview for this episode, but it is not seen in the episode itself.

A Nest of Vipers Edit

The greatsword is again absent in this episode, and instead Rodrik uses an alternate model during the ambush at the port town. This decision was likely made by the developers as a conscious attempt to keep the Forrester Greatsword in the hands of its rightful owners in the events that Rodrik died.

The Ice Dragon Edit

If Asher survived, he is granted the Forrester Greatsword when he is declared lord of Ironrath by the Sentinel.

Both Rodrik and Asher use the greatsword in the final battle and presumably still have it upon their reunion with Talia and Duncan or Royland.