Arys Oakheart

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Arys Oakheart
by David Palumbo ©Fantasy Flight Games
Arys Oakheart by David Palumbo ©Fantasy Flight Games

Title Ser
Allegiance House Oakheart
Born At Old Oak
Died In 300 AC, at the Greenblood
Book(s) A Game of Thrones (appears)
A Clash of Kings (appears)
A Storm of Swords (mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (POV)
A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)

Ser Arys Oakheart is a knight of House Oakheart. He is a member of King Robert Baratheon's Kingsguard. Arys is the youngest son of Lady Arwyn Oakheart, head of House Oakheart.[1]


See also: Images of Arys Oakheart

Ser Arys has light-brown hair and a comely face.[2]


Ser Arys joined the Kingsguard in 290 AC.[3]

Recent Events

In Dorne Arys was seduced by Princess Arianne Martell - by Sacha Angel Diener. © Fantasy Flight Games

A Game of Thrones

Arys competes in the Hand's tourney along with the other Kingsguard knights. He is present in the throne room when Ser Barristan Selmy is dismissed, and he laughs at his former sworn brother's shame.[4]

A Clash of Kings

Ser Arys is regarded as one of the kinder Kingsguard under King Joffrey I, often making pleasant conversation with Sansa Stark. When Joffrey orders his Kingsguard to beat Sansa, Ser Meryn Trant, Ser Boros Blount, Ser Preston Greenfield, and Ser Mandon Moore carry out the command without qualm or question. Arys, when ordered, hits Sansa but as lightly as he dares, and only after objecting first.[2] He is also skilled with the lance, displaying absolute confidence in his ability to win the tourney on King Joffrey's name day, despite the presence of other Kingsguard.

Arys is sent to Sunspear in Dorne to guard Princess Myrcella Baratheon, who is betrothed to Trystane Martell.[5]

A Storm of Swords

Lord Tywin Lannister informs his son Tyrion that Ser Arys Oakheart has sent a letter from Dorne, revealing Myrcella and Trystane get on well and that Myrcella has taken a great liking to Princess Arianne Martell.[6]

A Feast for Crows

Arys is seduced within half a year[7] by Arianne, daughter of Prince Doran Martell and heiress to the throne of Dorne. She convinces him to rebel against the Iron Throne and support Myrcella's claim over that of her brother, King Tommen I Baratheon.[8] When the conspiracy is uncovered at the Greenblood, Arys stages a mad charge into Martell forces, killing two of their number before being killed himself by Areo Hotah, the captain of Prince Doran's guard.[9]


You know I have no other woman. Only... duty. [8]
- Arys to Arianne Martell

There have always been men who found it easier to speak vows than to keep them.[8]
- Arys to Arianne Martell

You will not take her whilst I still draw breath.[9]
- Arys to Areo Hotah

References and Notes

  1. A Feast for Crows, Appendix.
  2. 2.0 2.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 2, Sansa I.
  3. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 13, The Soiled Knight, Ser Arys claims to have not touched a woman since joining the Kingsguard ten years ago.
  4. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 57, Sansa V.
  5. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 41, Tyrion IX.
  6. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 4, Tyrion I.
  7. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 40, Princess In The Tower.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 13, The Soiled Knight.
  9. 9.0 9.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 21, The Queenmaker.

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