List of A Song of Ice and Fire Characters - House Arryn, Retainers, and Bannermen

House Arryn, Retainers, and Bannermen

House Arryn is the one of the Great Houses of the Seven Kingdoms and is the principal house in the Vale. It is descended from the Kings of Mountain and Vale, one of the oldest and purest lines of nobility in Westeros. Its main seat is at the Eyrie, a small castle located at the top of a mountain. Its coat of arms displays a white moon-and-falcon on a sky blue field, and its words are As High as Honor.

Jon Arryn was the head of the Arryn family until he was poisoned shortly before A Game of Thrones. His only child Robert Arryn becomes Lord of the Eyrie, and Jon's wife, Lady Lysa of House Tully, rules as regent. Throughout A Clash of Kings, she maintains strict neutrality in the ongoing civil war, despite the fact that House Tully is active in the fighting and has called on her for aid. In A Storm of Swords, she marries Petyr Baelish, who pushes her to her death. Petyr assumes guardianship of her son and rules the Vale in his stead.

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