House Black is an extinct noble house from the Crownlands. This house was a cadet branch of House Targaryen, prior to its abolishment just before the war of the Usurper. House Black was a modest house well known for producing loyal and honorable knights, most of which died living their motto, “Our dying breath.”
The last Lord of the house was Willem Black. His son Aidan Black was only five years old when his family was stripped of their lands and titles. The mad king cast out the house when Lord Black displayed a distaste for the torture methods the crown was beginning to employ, he was later executed publicly for his protests. Aidan stayed with his mother until her untimely death the following year. The boy was then fostered by the Maester that attended her as she past on, Auda Ibn Jadd. Auda eventually began serving the affluent House Whitemoore, due to his uncanny abilities in healing and medicine, the traditional rules for Maesters were broken and he was allowed to keep his young pupil.