House Mormont of Bear Island is an old, proud, and honorable house, sworn to House Stark of Winterfell. Their seat is at Bear Island, located in the Bay of Ice far to the north-west of Winterfell. Their blazon is a a black bear over a green wood and motto “Here We Stand”. House Mormont is one of the few houses to have an ancestral weapon of Valyrian steel: a bastard sword called Longclaw. However, due to Bear Island’s lack of valuable resources, the Mormonts are a rather poor house. Their hall is made of huge logs, surrounded by an earthen palisade. On the gate is a carving of a woman in a bearskin with a child in one arm suckling at her breast and a battleaxe in the other. Like the other women of Bear Island, the women of House Mormont learn how to defend themselves from ironmen and wildlings.
(Myrtle green, also called myrtle, is a color which is a representation of the color of the leaves of the Myrtle plant: it is created using possibly Prussian Blue and Gamboge. It’s quite calm and peaceful, can be compassionate but has trouble showing it as its emotions run deep. It is also the color of hypocrisy.)