Eldric Arryn

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Eldric Arryn
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Title Ser[1]
Allegiance House Arryn
Culture Valemen
Born In or before 119 AC[2]
Died In 134 AC[1]
Book(s) Fire & Blood (mentioned)

Ser Eldric Arryn was a knight from House Arryn during the regency of King Aegon III Targaryen. He attempted to claim the Eyrie for his father, Ser Arnold Arryn.[1]

History

Ser Eldric was the son of Ser Arnold Arryn, himself a first cousin of Jeyne Arryn, the Lady of the Eyrie. Twice his father rose against her to contest her inheritance. He claimed that women were too soft to rule, and after his second rising, he was imprisoned in one of Lady Jeyne's sky cells, where he went mad.[3][1]

In 134 AC, Lady Jeyne died. In her last testament, she named her fourth cousin, Ser Joffrey Arryn as heir, though Ser Arnold was much closer by blood. Though Ser Arnold was still imprisoned, Eldric was sane, shrewd, and ambitious, and came forward to press his father's claim. Many lords supported his endeavor, insisting that the laws of inheritance could not be put aside by "the whim of a dying woman." Additionally, a third claimant came forward in the person of Isembard Arryn, head of House Arryn of Gulltown.[1]

One of the young king Aegon III Targaryen's regents, Ser Corwyn Corbray, ruled that Lady Jeyne's will must prevail and declared Ser Joffrey the rightful Lord of the Eyrie. Isembard Arryn and his sons were imprisoned, and Eldric was executed.[1]

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
House Arryn
of the Eyrie
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lord Arryn
 
Wife
 
Son
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
House Arryn
of Gulltown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sons
 
Jeyne
 
Arnold
 
 
Joffrey
 
 
Isembard
 
Wife
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eldric
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sons
 
 
 
 


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Fire & Blood, The Lysene Spring and the End of Regency.
  2. See the Eldric Arryn calculation.
  3. Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - A Son for a Son.