House Oakheart of the Riverlands motto is the same as their master house in the form of "Out roots go deep" of which means that they will always dig in and fight to the end wherever they may be which is something was proven when they lost a large part of their force attempting to hold the gate of Tree Hill while everyone else fled.
House Oakheart of the Riverlands stands in a position of being an Arch Duke in terms of where they are in controlling other houses, but in fact they stand as both a cadet house of House Oakheart, and a Riverlord within the powerstructure of the Riverlands. House Oakheart has many vassals based on their annexxation of House Goodbrooke, and these houses include the top tier houses like House Piper, and House
House Oakheart was founded by Lucas Oakheart after he fell in love with Padme Goodbrooke and married her forming a new house. Alongside Padme the two would work tirelessly to rebuild the area following the disasterous civil war between House Goodbrooke and its vassals. The main elements of the rebels remained a part of their power structure and for this reason Lucas and Padme were forced to remain constantly gaurded as they worked to improve the relationships. Despite a dramatically rebuilt land, and improved diplomacy the rebels begin to plot again, and Lucas was forced to deal with rebels in the country side attacking merchants and travellers trying to destabilize his rule.
See Also : House PiperHouse Piper is a large Brannish House located in the Riverlands where it dominates the town of Rocky Steppe and the region surrounding it. House Piper was once a riverlord, but its power was shattered in fighting with House Goodbrooke and they became a vassal of House Goodbrooke, and following House Oakheart of the Riverlands taking control they became a vassal of House Oakheart of the Riverlands. House Piper since the time they lost their riverlord status have been a very rebellious house with them starting one civil war in the province of Maidenshore, and most recently starting a banditry war in the same province.
House Piper has a sigil of which is shared uniform throughout their forces in the form of blazoning their shields and banners with a pink dancing maiden in a swirl of white silk, over blue. Their motto is "Brave, and Beautiful" of which stands due to their reputation of being strong fighters in their male side, and beautiful women on their female side.
House Piper formed itself in the Riverlands province of Maidenshore in the distant past, and would become one of the Riverlords for much of its history. This changed with the rise of House Goodbrooke in Pinkmaiden led to their fall. Fighting a war against them they eventually were defeated and before they could fight to the last man the conflict was ended by House Tully who made House Piper the vassal of House Goodbrooke.
See Also : House Lothston
See Also : House Whent