Stanford: The Citadel
This is one that involves a bit of cheating, as The Citadel isn’t a House or even a family.
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But really, for a story that reflects a world built on Middle Age feudal principles, there isn’t very much room for intellectuals.
Those are only found in one place in Westeros: The Citadel, the lone equivalent of a university in George R.R. Martin’s fantasy world. It is where the people with brains are sent to become formally educated and trained to be the learned ones (called “Maesters”) in a world of brutish ignorance.
The Citadel is also known for, among many other things, (allegedly) dabbling in the development and administration of potions that rapidly and artificially increase physical strength in preparation for the field of battle.
Hey, we did make sure to say allegedly. Those lawyers from The Citadel are notoriously litigious. Yeah, The Citadel’s lawyers are the ones we’re trying to avoid…