'House Whitehill is a noble house from the wolfswood in the North of Westeros. They bent the knee to Stannis Baratheon at the end of the War of the Five Kings, but remained loyal bannermen to the Boltons. Their words are 'Rise Above All'.
House Whitehill are bitter rivals of House Forrester of Ironrath. Their sigil represents the barren hill on which their seat is situated - stripped bare of ironwood trees centuries ago.
Seat: Highpoint Edit
The Whitehills have held the castle of Highpoint for centuries. Whilst its lands no longer host vast Ironwood forests, the open space around the fortress, coupled with its elevated location, make Highpoint a powerful stronghold.
Highpoint's stone walls lacks the longevity of Ironrath's Ironwood foundations, and the castle is slowly tumbling into disrepair. It is currently undergoing major reconstruction.
Highpoint, as its name suggests, is situated upon a steep hill somewhere in the North. This hill was once covered by a dense ironwood forest, which was stripped bare. The barren hill then became the sigil of House Whitehill.
Important Events Edit
Prior to the First Era Edit
During the events of the War of the Five Kings, the Whitehills sided with their Bolton overlords and turned on the Stark-led Northern army at the Red Wedding. The opportunity was used to slaughter their rivals, the Forresters. Shortly afterwards, the Whitehills continued to press their claim against the Forresters, taking control of their forests and attempting to destroy them once and for all. At the end of a long and brutal war however, the Forresters emerged triumphant and succeeded in defeating Ludd Whitehill, head of the house at the time.
Soon afterwards, Stannis Baratheon defeated Roose Bolton and his forces, resulting in the remnants of House Whitehill bending the knee to the future king. The Lord of Highpoint during this time, Torrhen Whitehill, did little to help Stannis' cause, and their house was subsequently forgotten about during the years that followed...
The damage to House Whitehill was so significant, it took them several generations to recover. Making their situation worse was the fact that many of the lords were bitter, greedy or both, further reducing the progress House Whitehill could make. I