Bloody Gate

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The Bloody Gate is a series of battlements placed across the mountain road that leads into the Vale of Arryn from the Mountains of the Moon. There are two long parapets built into the stone of the mountains. The pass, narrow where it meets the gate, is watched over by twin watchtowers, which are joined by a covered bridge of grey stone that arches above the road.[1]

The Knight of the Gate is the title given to the commander of the Bloody Gate. He traditionally asks the question, "Who would pass the Bloody Gate?" of all who would pass through.[1]



During the Age of Heroes, a dozen armies smashed themselves to bits upon the Gate.[1] After Robert's Rebellion, Lord Jon Arryn named Ser Brynden Tully as Knight of the Gate.

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A Game of Thrones

When Catelyn Tully came to the Vale to try and gain Arryn support the war against House Lannister, Ser Brynden Tully met her at the Gate after a sortie led by Ser Donnel Waynwood saved her party from the Mountain clans. Brynden resigned the title to return to Riverrun.

A Feast for Crows

At some point, Ser Donnel replaced Ser Brynden Tully as the new Knight of the Gate at the Bloody Gate. [2][3]

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