Edric Dayne

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Edric Dayne
Ned Dayne by Rae Lavergne.jpg
Edric Dayne, by Rae Lavergne©

Alias Ned
Title Lord of Starfall
Allegiance House Dayne
Brotherhood without banners
Culture Dornishmen
Born In 287 AC[1], at Starfall[2]
Book(s) A Game of Thrones (appendix)
A Clash of Kings (appendix)
A Storm of Swords (appears)
A Feast for Crows (appendix)
A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)

Lord Edric Dayne, also known as Ned, is the Lord of Starfall and head of House Dayne. His father, whose name is unknown, was the elder brother of Ser Arthur, Lady Ashara, and Lady Allyria Dayne.

Appearance and Character

See also: Images of Edric Dayne

At the time of A Storm of Swords, Edric is twelve years old.[3] He is described as having pale blond hair and dark blue eyes that appear purple.[4] He is shy and good natured.[5]


Edric was born at Starfall in Dorne to Lord Dayne and his wife. Edric's mother did not have enough milk for him when he was born, so he was nursed by a woman named Wylla, the alleged mother of Jon Snow. When Edric was seven, his aunt Allyria was betrothed to Lord Beric Dondarrion, with whom Edric went to Blackhaven to serve as a page. At ten, Lord Beric raised Edric to squire. He once won a prize riding at rings.[5]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

House Dayne Retainers by Jen Zee ©
Edric is at the Hand's tourney in King's Landing where he sees Lord Eddard Stark. As Lord Beric Dondarrion's squire, Edric is part of the force sent by Eddard to the riverlands to apprehend Ser Gregor Clegane. After they are ambushed in the battle at the Mummer's Ford, Edric pulls the dying Beric out of the river and stands over the body while the battle rages around them.[5]
Edric Dayne, by Mustamirri ©

A Storm of Swords

Lord Edric continues to squire for the revived Lord Beric, who establishes the brotherhood without banners. They move throughout the riverlands, fighting to protect smallfolk from the War of the Five Kings. Ned fights alongside Beric during the battle at the burning septry.[6] In their time in the brotherhood, Edric befriends Arya Stark, to whom he reveals that he and Jon Snow are milk brothers; that is, they were both nursed by the same woman, Wylla, who had been in service to the Daynes for some years.[citation needed]

A Feast for Crows

After Beric's final death, Edric and a part of Beric's band apparently go their separate way from those who chose to follow the resurrected, vengeful Lady Stoneheart.[7]


Unknown Dayne


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