Wiki of Westeros

HOTD205.jpg House of the Dragon: Season 2, Ep. 5: "Regent" is now streaming on Max.

READ MORE

Wiki of Westeros
Advertisement
Wiki of Westeros
House Strong
House Strong

"I, Ser Simon Strong, castellan of Harrenhal, swear fealty to Rhaenyra of House Targaryen, the First of Her Name. I swear this by the Old Gods, and the New."
―Simon Strong capitulates to Daemon Targaryen[src]

Ser Simon Strong is a knight of House Strong during the Dance of the Dragons.

Biography[]

Background[]

Simon is the uncle of Lyonel Strong and granduncle of Larys Strong and Harwin Strong. He serves as the castellan of Harrenhal.[1]

House of the Dragon: Season 2[]

When Prince Daemon Targaryen and his dragon Caraxes arrive at Harrenhal to claim the castle for the Blacks, Ser Simon hastily bends the knee and declares his allegiance to Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen, inviting Daemon to dine with him. Over dinner, Simon assures Daemon, who refuses to touch his plate, that the food isn't poisoned and he is welcome in the castle. When Daemon questions Simon's submission, given the lord of his house has declared for Aegon, Simon brands his great-nephew Larys a scourge on their family, making it clear he believes Larys murdered his father and brother to claim lordship of Harrenhal, noting the suspicious nature of the fire that claimed their lives. Simon then converses with Daemon about making House Tully declare for the Blacks.[1]

Simon awakens Daemon from a nightmare to inform him that a raven has arrived, warning Criston Cole's army has departed King's Landing, Houses Rosby and Stokeworth have defected to the Greens and added their forces to Cole's, and Cole is likely making for Harrenhal. Simon expresses his concern even if Daemon can raise an army in the Riverlands, it may not be ready in time to face Cole. Simon also introduces Daemon to Oscar Tully, grandson and heir to Lord Grover Tully. After Oscar informs Daemon of his grandfather's deteriorating health and his lack of authority to speak in Grover's stead, Daemon mocks House Tully as "a fish without a head" to Simon and questions which side in the recent clash between Houses Blackwood and Bracken declared for Rhaenyra. Once informed the Brackens declared for Aegon, Daemon orders Simon to summon the Blackwoods to Harrenhal. Simon is later present when Daemon negotiates with Ser Willem Blackwood.[2]

Family[]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
House-Strong-Square
Lord
Strong
Deceased
 
House-Strong-Square
Lady
Strong

 
 
 
 
 
Famtree-Simon Strong
Simon
Strong


 
House-Strong-Square
Wife


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Famtree-Lyonel Strong
Lyonel
Strong

Deceased
 
House-Strong-Square
Wives


 
 
 
 
 
House-Strong-Square
Son(s)


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Famtree-HarwinStrong
Harwin
Strong
City Watch of King's Landing/House of the Dragon
Deceased
 
Famtree-RhaenyraTargaryen
Rhaenyra
Targaryen
House Targaryen/House of the Dragon

 
Famtree-Larys Strong
Larys
Strong


 
Famtree-Germund Strong
Germund
Strong


 
Famtree-Paxter Strong
Paxter
Strong


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Famtree-Jacaerys Velaryon
Jacaerys
Velaryon
House Velaryon

 
Famtree-Lucerys Velaryon
Lucerys
Velaryon
House Velaryon
Deceased
 
Famtree-JoffreyVelaryon
Joffrey
Velaryon
House Velaryon

Behind the scenes[]

On April 24, 2023, HBO announced that Simon Russell Beale had been cast in the role of Simon Strong for House of the Dragon: Season 2.[3] His character description reads as follows:

"The great uncle to Lord Larys and castellan of Harrenhal."[4]

In the books[]

In Fire & Blood, Simon is Lyonel Strong's uncle. It is unknown if his brother was Lord Bywin Strong, the first Strong to hold Harrenhal.

Appearances[]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 House of the Dragon: Season 2, Episode 3: "The Burning Mill" (2024).
  2. House of the Dragon: Season 2, Episode 4: "The Red Dragon and the Gold" (2024).
  3. Jordan Moreau (April 24, 2023). ‘House of the Dragon’ Season 2 Casts Alys Rivers and Three More Characters. Variety. Retrieved April 25, 2023.
  4. Unknown author (Unknown date). House of the Dragon S2 | Character Descriptions. Warner Bros. Discovery. Retrieved June 5, 2024.

External links[]


Advertisement