Arryk Cargyll

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Arryk Cargyll
Title Ser
Allegiance House Cargyll
Died In 129 AC, at Dragonstone
Book(s) The World of Ice and Fire (mentioned)
The Rogue Prince (mentioned)
The Princess and the Queen (mentioned)
A Game of Thrones (mentioned)
A Clash of Kings (mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (mentioned)

Ser Arryk Cargyll was a knight of House Cargyll. He was a member of the Kingsguard during the reign of King Viserys I Targaryen.[1]


Arryk was the twin brother of Ser Erryk Cargyll, who was also a member of the Kingsguard.[2]

Arryk and his brother Erryk were both unhorsed by Ser Criston Cole at the tourney for King Viserys I's accession at Maidenpool in 105 AC.[2]

According to Septon Eustace, Ser Arryk found Prince Daemon Targaryen and Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen in bed together, some half a year after the tourney to celebrate King Viserys' and Queen Alicent's fifth year anniversary, 111 AC.[2] Court jester Mushroom disagrees with this tale.[3]

After the death of Viserys, Arryk sided with King Aegon II Targaryen and the greens. After the coronation of Aegon in the Dragonpit, Arryk led the king into the throne room of the Red Keep. His twin Erryk, however, aligned himself with Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen and the blacks. Arryk and Ser Gwayne Hightower were in the retinue of Grand Maester Orwyle when he traveled from King's Landing to Dragonstone in an unsuccessful attempt to reconcile the rival Targaryens.[1]

Arryk's commander, Ser Criston, ordered him to infiltrate Dragonstone as Erryk, although it is disputed whether his mission was to kill Rhaenyra or her children. The twins fought to the death in the castle's hallway. According to songs, the brothers professed their love and died in one another's arms after fighting for an hour. Mushroom, however, claims they called each other traitor and were both mortally wounded within moments.[4][5]

References and Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Princess and the Queen.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The Rogue Prince.
  3. The World of Ice and Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Viserys I.
  4. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 41, Tyrion IX.
  5. The World of Ice and Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon II.

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