Recently, a few new photos from (one of the many) Game of Thrones season three sets has come to light, showing a small portion of one of the larger houses of Westeros. Yes, just when you think you’ve gotten a grasp on all of the characters and locations in Game of Thrones, there’s a new season on the horizon full of even more people and places to keep track of. But for fans of the book series, the revelations in casting and location scouting are exciting in order to see how showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are adapting certain aspects of the A Song of Ice and Fire world.
The pictures are most certainly showing details from Riverrun, home of House Tully. Catelyn Stark originally hailed from here, in what’s called the Riverlands (the area which the house rules over), before marrying Ned Stark and moving to Winterfell. For the photos and more notes on Riverrun, hit the jump.
Riverrun is one of the Great Houses of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, which includes Winterfell, Casterly Rock (Lannister), Storm’s End (Baratheon) and many more. The house sigil – or insignia – is a leaping trout (shown in the photos), accompanied by blue and red banner colors (also pictured) as well as the motto “Family, Duty, Honor.”
The set looks – like most things in the show – pretty darn cool. In Season 3 we’ll meet a few new characters related to Rivverrun, including Catelyn’s uncle Brynden (a fan favorite), also known as the Blackfish, as well as her hot-headed brother Edmure.
The third season of Game of Thrones is schedule to air on HBO in late March 2013.
Images via HBO Watch.