House Mooton of Maidenpool is a noble house from theriverlands. Their seat of Maidenpool is one of the main ports and trade centers of the Bay of Crabs. According to legend, this was the location where Florian the Fool saw Jonquil for the first time while she was bathing with her sisters.
Their blazon is a red salmon on white, over a white field with a golden tressure. Their motto is "Wisdom and strength".
The Mootons were petty kings in the days of the First Men. The Storm King Monfryd the Mighty defeated a Mooton king and conquered Maidenpool prior to the Andal invasion. King Florian the Brave was killed by Andals in the Fall of Maidenpool. The Mootons of Maidenpool were within the domains of Kings Benedict I Justman and King Torrence Teague, although theriverlands eventually passed first to the Storm Kings under King Arlan III Durrandon and then to House Hoare under King Harwyn Hardhand.
Maidenpool historically failed to conquer Crackclaw Point.
During the War of Conquest Lord Mooton joined Lord Darklyn in opposing Aegon the Conqueror, but both were slain fighting against Aegon's dragons and Orys Baratheon. Lord Mooton's brother, Jon Mooton, then yielded to Aegon. Jon supported theTargaryens in the Field of Fire, slaying men who tried to escape the dragons.
The Mootons began the Dance of the Dragons on the side of Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen and the blacks. Lord Walys Mooton recaptured Rook's Rest for the blacks, but was then slain in a failed attempt to kill King Aegon II Targaryen's dragon, Sunfyre. His brother, Lord Manfryd Mooton, hosted the dragonriders Prince Daemon Targaryen and the dragonseed Nettles, for a time. Manfryd aligned with Aegon and the greens after refusing Rhaenyra's order to kill Nettles. Rhaenyra ordered that a decree of attainder be drawn up against the Mootons, but she soon lost power after the Storming of the Dragonpit. Manfryd served as a regent for King Aegon III Targaryen until his death in 134 AC.
When Lord Bloodraven marched on Whitewalls to quash the Second Blackfyre Rebellion, among the river lords who came in support was Lord Mooton.
House Mooton sided with King Aerys II Targaryen against their liege lord, Hoster Tully, the Lord Paramount of the Trident, during Robert's Rebellion. Ser Myles Mooton, who had been Prince Rhaegar Targaryen's squire, was slain by Lord Robert Baratheon at the Battle of the Bells.