- "This letter detailing our infantry movements was meant for Lord Damon of House Marbrand. It was sent to Lord Marlin of House Dormund."
- ―Tywin Lannister
During a war council meeting at Harrenhal, Lord Tywin Lannister berates his bannerman Ser Amory Lorch for his illiteracy; he sent a letter detailing House Lannister's infantry movements to Lord Damon of House Marbrand , but Amory accidentally delivered it to Lord Marlin due to his inability to read properly.
In the books
In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, there is no mention of any character named Marlin Dormund or House Dormund. One of Tormund's sons is named Dormund. He is slain by one of Stannis Baratheon's knights during the battle of Castle Black.