"He loved to watch people burn, the way their skin blackened and blistered and melted off their bones. He burned lords he didn't like. He burned Hands who disobeyed him. He burned anyone who was against him. Before long, half the country was against him."
Jaime Lannister describing the death of Qarlton Chelsted.[src]

House Chelsted is a noble house of the Crownlands.[1]

Known members

Lord Hand Qarlton Chelsted, the former Hand of the King to Aerys II Targaryen. He was dipped in wildfire and burnt alive at Aerys's orders, and was succeeded by Rossart.[2]

In the books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, House Chelsted is a noble house from the crownlands. They blazon their arms with per bend green and white, a crossed spiked mace and a silver dagger.

The only known member of the house is Qarlton Chelsted. He initially served as Master of Coin, and later as Aerys's Hand, replacing Jon Connington. His fate is the same as in the show.

See also


  1. "Kissed by Fire"
  2. "Mad King Aerys (Complete Guide to Westeros)"
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