Denys Arryn

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Denys Arryn
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Alias The Darling of the Vale
Title Ser
Keeper of the Gates of the Moon
Allegiance House Arryn
Died In 283 AC, at Stoney Sept
Book(s) A Storm of Swords (mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (mentioned)

Ser Denys Arryn, known as the Darling of the Vale, was a knight of House Arryn. A distant cousin to the ruling line, he married Lord Jon Arryn's niece.

Character and Appearance

Denys was a "renowned jouster, handsome and gallant and brimming with courtesy".[1]

History

Denys hailed from a poor branch of House Arryn. He married a distant cousin who descended from the main Arryn branch. Since Denys had "Arryn" as a surname and had married the eldest surviving daughter of Alys Arryn he was considered the next heir of the house after Elbert Arryn. He was named Keeper of the Gates of the Moon by Lord Jon Arryn, replacing Jon's brother, Ser Ronnel.[2] When Elbert was murdered by King Aerys II Targaryen Denys was made heir.[1]

During the Battle of the Bells, a major battle in Robert's Rebellion, Ser Denys fought Lord Jon Connington and was slain by him.[3] His wife and son both died shortly afterwards.[1]

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jasper
 
Unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rowena
Arryn
 
Jeyne
Royce
 
Jon
 
Lysa
Tully
 
 
 
Alys
 
Elys
Waynwood
 
 
 
Ronnel
 
Lady
Belmore
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
stillborn
daughter
 
Robert
 
daughter
 
Denys
Arryn
 
daughter
 
six other daughters
and a son
 
Elbert
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
son
 
 
 
Harrold
Hardyng
 


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