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Darry
Castle
JB Casacop Castle Darry.jpg
by JB Casacop. © Fantasy Flight Games (FFG)
Location 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
Sept
Great Hall
For the river, see Darry (river)

Darry[1] or Castle Darry[2] is the seat of House Darry in the riverlands. It is half a day's ride south of the Trident.[3] Though old, Darry is a relatively small castle.[1]

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.[4]

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Castle

Plowman's Keep

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.[1]

Great Hall

The Great Hall is not very large. The trestle tables are packed between the walls.[1]

Sept

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.[1]

History

House Darry traces their rule to the days when the Andals cast down the First Men.[1]

Darry and its fields were burnt by Prince Aemond Targaryen and his dragon, Vhagar, during the Dance of the Dragons.[5]

Recent Events

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.[1] 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.[3]

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.[6] 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.[7] King Joffrey I Baratheon grants Darry to Ser Lancel Lannister following the Battle of the Blackwater.[8]

A Feast for Crows

Because Castle Darry is occupied by outlaws after the northmen's departure, Ser Kevan Lannister sends Ser Harwyn Plumm, called the Hardstone, to expel them.[9] After Lancel Lannister is installed as the Lord of House Lannister 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.[1]

A Dance with Dragons

Lancel renounces his lordship over Darry[1] and joins the Warrior's Sons.[10] It is unknown who currently holds castle Darry.

Chapters that take place at Darry

References and Notes

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