The Base Sons are a now organised military force who defend the lives of both bastard-born and low-born individuals. Beginning as a small organised group, they have become an army throughout the third, fourth and fifth seasons. They are made base-born individuals and the Smallfolk, from all across the Seven Kingdoms. Their hidden base of operations is coined as the "Basefort"


The group was created after King Joffrey Baratheon had almost all of King Robert's bastard children killed. They were a small group during the War of the Five Kings, but began strengthening their numbers. They are allies with the Brotherhood without Banners. They claim to have the support of House Harrigon and many lesser houses in the Stormlands, Riverlands and the Reach. By the Red Wedding their numbers reached around 30,000, big enough to win many battles.

Season 3

Joshua returns to the Eyrie to meet with Lysa Arryn and his half brother Sweetrobin. He begs Lysa the aid of the Vale to help them against their enemies. Lysa however scolds Joshua, telling him the knights of the Vale will fight and die for Sweetrobin, not the bastard son of Lord Arryn. When he returns to camp, he is greeted by two of Lord Walder Frey's bastards, Ryger Rivers and Ser Walvar Rivers. They tell Joshua of House Frey's involvement in the Red Wedding, and that their half brother Tylan Rivers is fighting against Edwyn Frey, Lord Frey's heir. He agrees to fight with them against the Frey's. On their way the Twins, they come across the Brotherhood without Banners. The Base Sons and the brotherhood enter into an alliance. In a strange move, the Base Sons begin making wedding pacts. Their leader Joshua Stone marries Rearna Hill.

Season 5

Season 6

Known Members


  • Ser Joshua Stone, a bastard of Lord Jon Arryn and leader of the Base Sons.
  • Ser Tyrard Stone, a bastard of Ser Norwin Morvayn, commanded the Base Son's chivalry during the Battle of the Bastards.
  • Gomely Greensea, a blacksmith who witnessed the killing of one of King Robert's bastards.

From the North

From the Riverlands

From the Vale

From the Westerlands

From the Reach

From the Borderlands

From the Stormlands

From the Crownlands

Former members

Other members

  • Sarina Waters, a vigilante better known as "the Raven", the eldest bastard of King Robert Baratheon. She is not a full member of the Base Sons, but maintains a loose association with them.