House Bolton rules from Dreadfort, their ancient edifice in the north. Descendants of the First Men, they are known for their sigil of a flayed man, a practice that they often partake in. Aggressive to the core, they fought in a rebellion against House Stark many years ago. They have been likened to rabid dogs, lashing out against anyone that gets too close, even their own. Troops in House Bolton often fear their own commanders more than the enemy. Roose and Ramsay Bolton rule with iron, spiked fists. Their reputation for brutality and cruelty causes many foes to simply quit the battlefield. Better to run away and survive than be captured. Woe to anyone who ends up in House Bolton’s clutches after a battle.