From A Wiki of Ice and Fire
by JB Casacop. © Fantasy Flight Games (FFG)
|Location|| Westeros, Riverlands|
Half a day south from Trident
|Government|| House Darry of Darry (former; now extinct)|
House Lannister of Darry (former; renounced seat)
|Notable places|| Plowman's Keep|
- For the river, see Darry (river)
The location of Darry has not been shown by canon published maps. However, its approximate coordinates can be deduced from the text: it is repeated several times that it is close to Harrenhal. Its proximity to a confluence between the kingsroad and the Trident places it near Lord Harroway's Town. Darry is near the ruby ford.
Recently, Darry was made a seat of House Lannister, installing Lancel Lannister as the Lord of Darry, after having married him to Amerei Frey, whose mother had been a member of House Darry. Lancel renounced his seat shortly after receiving it, however. It is currently unknown who holds castle Darry.
Plowman's Keep is the central building where the Darrys have their apartments. The lord's bedchamber sits at the top of the keep and its window overlooks the godswood. The lady's bedchamber adjoins the lord's with a servant's cell between.
The Great Hall is not very large. The trestle tables are packed between the walls.
The sept is just off the castle's inner ward. It is a half-timbered, seven-sided building with no windows. It has carved wood doors and a tiled roof.
A Game of Thrones
When King Robert Baratheon's entourage travels north to offer the Hand of the King to Lord Eddard Stark, they stay at Darry both en route and returning. On the outbound stop, Tyrion Lannister finds tapestries depicting the Targaryen kings which had been taken down and hidden away in the cellars for the duration of Robert's visit. On the return journey, the company uses Darry as a base from which to search for Arya Stark, who went missing following an altercation with Prince Joffrey Baratheon near the Trident. It is at Darry that Ned kills Sansa Stark's pet direwolf, Lady.
A Clash of Kings
Castle Darry is taken by House Lannister at the opening of the War of the Five Kings. It is retaken by forces of House Darry, but this lasts only a fortnight before Ser Gregor Clegane descendes upon them and puts the castle to the sword. The last of the male line of House Darry, Lyman Darry, is killed there. Northmen led by Ser Helman Tallhart retake the castle after a short siege. They are ordered by Lord Roose Bolton to put all captives to the sword and the castle to the torch. King Joffrey Baratheon grants Darry to Lancel Lannister following the Battle of the Blackwater.
A Feast for Crows
Because Castle Darry was occupied by outlaws after the northmens' departure, Ser Kevan Lannister sends Ser Harwyn Plumm, called the Hardstone, to expel them. After Lancel Lannister is installed as the Lord of Darry through marriage to Amerei Frey, daughter of Merrett Frey and Mariya Darry, the lands around the castle are inhabited and worked once again. However, a persistent outlaw presence continues to plague the fiefdom.
A Dance with Dragons
Chapters that take place at Darry
References and Notes
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 30, Jaime.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Appendix.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 16, Eddard.
- ↑ A World of Ice and Fire,"Darry" entry.
- ↑ The Princess and the Queen
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 7, Catelyn.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 64, Arya.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 65, Sansa.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 12, Cersei.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 65, Cersei.