I've recently created my own 'Harken' noble family, which is in possession of the High Lordship of Harrenhal (among other things). Basically I just edited (by DLC Ruler Designer) the Whent family and replaced them.
Now I'm just wondering whether this was all set up and thought for, or just plain coincidence. If it was all set up, I apologize for posting it here
The thing is, due to roleplaying reasons and just because everybody loves the dying Valyrian breed, I married my male heir off to some talented High Valyrian girl, with ofcourse the platina hair and violet eyes. Just after she got pregnant (yay!), she died, before giving birth to the child (I didn't have an heir of my dynasty yet, so you can imagine how it felt). I looked for another Valyrian girl, and I found one! A talented one even! She died in a matter of months before even getting pregnant. Since Valyrians weren't very common, I loaded a save file to try again; only to have the first girl become pregnant and die once more, and the other one surviving this time yet never even achieving pregnancy.
Is this a pun from the Old Gods and the New? Or made to be like this? It really felt like that darn hall was cursed, not as much for me as for Valyrians. Even if these unfortunous events were all random, it would be a nice idea. I find Harrenhal nicely situated, with a rather powerful host and 'easy pickings' and weak lords around them. Still, they're not as powerful or important to the Riverlands as the Freys. Harrenhal should be a threat, a dormant, dark, brooding land, weak at the start but a potentially very dangerous factor after a couple of decades/centuries: much like the Boltons in the North, but in a unique way. To counter this, or just to add a nice RP-element, I'd like to propose certain types of 'curses' for the ruling family of Harrenhal. More deaths? Higher chance of becoming a Lunatic?