Falcons are especially prevalent near the Eyrie and the Giant's Lance. The sigil of House Arryn, Lords of the Eyrie, is a sky-blue falcon outlined against a white moon on a sky-blue field. Lord Jon Arryn's favorite bird was a falcon gifted to him by King Robert I Baratheon, and his longsword has a falcon-head pommel. Ser Vardis Egen, captain of the House Arryn guards, has falcon's wings on his helm, the visor of which resembles a beak. The Falcon Tower is one of the towers of the Gates of the Moon.
According to legend, the Winged Knight flew on a huge falcon to the top of the Giant's Lance, where he then defeated the Griffin King. Archmaester Perestan suggests this to be a distorted memory of dragonriders, however.
Falcon's wings decorated the silver warhelm of Ser Artys Arryn, the Falcon Knight. The Kings of Mountain and Vale from House Arryn wore the Falcon Crown. King Osgood Arryn was known as the Old Falcon.
A Game of Thrones
A potboy tells Jory Cassel that Lord Jon Arryn had been considering commissioning plate wrought in pale silver with a blue jasper falcon and a mother-of-pearl moon on the breast. When Lord Eddard Stark asks Tobho Mott if he made a falcon helm for Lord Arryn, the smith explains that Jon and Lord Stannis Baratheon did not patronize his work, but instead were interested in one of his blacksmiths.
A Storm of Swords
A Feast for Crows
The Winds of Winter
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Each competitor in the tourney to choose the Brotherhood of Winged Knights receives a cloak of cloth-of-silver and a lapis brooch in the shape of a pair of falcon's wings. The eight victors are to receive warhelms decorated with falcon's wings.
—thoughts of Catelyn Stark
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 57, Sansa V.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 10, Sansa I.
- The World of Ice & Fire, The Vale: The Eyrie.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 34, Catelyn VI.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 41, Alayne II.
- The World of Ice & Fire, The Vale: House Arryn.
- So Spake Martin: The Arryns and the Hightower, May 09, 1999
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 40, Catelyn VII.
- The Winds of Winter, Alayne I
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 47, Arya IX.
- The World of Ice & Fire, The Vale.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 29, Davos IV.
- Fire & Blood, The Lysene Spring and the End of Regency.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 10, Davos I.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 27, Eddard VI.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 38, Tyrion V.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 16, Sansa II.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 59, Sansa IV.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 80, Sansa VII.