by JB Casacop. © Fantasy Flight Games (FFG)
|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 exact location of Darry has not been published in A Song of Ice and Fire. However, its approximate coordinates can be deduced from the text: it is repeated several times[Citation Needed] 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.
Darry is mentioned as half a day's ride south of the Trident in A Game of Thrones, and A Feast for Crows also mentions it as south of the Trident. The semi-canon A World of Ice and Fire, however, places it northwest of Harroway, where the kingsroad crosses a tributary of the Green Fork.
Plowman's Keep is the central building where the Darrys have their apartments. The lord's bedchamber, which contains Myrish carpet, 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 I 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 ruby ford. 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 descends 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 I Baratheon grants Darry to Ser Lancel Lannister following the Battle of the Blackwater.
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. 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.
During his riverland travels, Ser Jaime Lannister, Lancel's cousin, visits Darry and notices soldiers from Houses Frey and Lannister, as well as armed "sparrows". While practicing in the godswood, Jaime recounts to Ser Ilyn Payne that he had slept with his twin, Queen Cersei Lannister, in Raymun Darry's bed when Robert's retinue returned south from Winterfell. Later at Riverrun, Genna Lannister tells Jaime that Mariya's sister, Jeyne Darry, is furious that Castle Darry was granted to Lancel instead of Jeyne's sons, Tywin and Willem Frey.
A Dance with Dragons
|“||Arya was glad to hear that the castle of the Darrys would be burned. That was where they'd brought her when she'd been caught after her fight with Joffrey, and where the queen had made her father kill Sansa's wolf. It deserves to burn.||”|
|“||Darry had changed hands several times during the fighting, and its castle had been burned once and sacked at least twice, but Lancel had seemingly wasted little time setting things to rights. The castle gates were newly hung, raw oaken planks reinforced with iron studs. A new stable was going up where an older one had been put to the torch. The steps to the keep had been replaced, and the shutters on many of the windows. Blackened stones showed where the flames had licked, but time and rain would fade those.||”|
Chapters that take place at Darry
References and Notes
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, Darry entry and Westeros map.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 30, Jaime IV.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Appendix.
- ↑ George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, Darry.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 16, Eddard III.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 25, Brienne V.
- ↑ The World of Ice and Fire, The Riverlands.
- ↑ The Princess and the Queen.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 37, Brienne VII.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 15, Sansa I.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 7, Catelyn I.
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 64, Arya X.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 65, Sansa VIII.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 12, Cersei III.
- ↑ 15.0 15.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 33, Jaime V.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 65, Cersei II.