Denys Arryn

From A Wiki of Ice and Fire
Jump to: navigation, search
House Arryn.svg
Denys Arryn
House Arryn.svg



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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3rd: Lysa Tully
 
Jon
 
2nd: Rowena Arryn
 
1st: Jeyne Royce
 
Alys
 
Elys Waynwood
 
 
 
 
 
Ronnel
 
Lady Belmore
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Robert
 
daughter
 
Denys Arryn
 
daughter
 
Unknown Hardyng
 
Six other daughters
 
Jasper Waynwood
 
Elbert
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Son
 
Cissy
 
Harrold Hardyng
 
Saffron
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alys Stone
 
Bastard
 


References and Notes

Navigation menu