House Dayne of High Hermitage
|House Dayne of High Hermitage|
|Head||Ser Gerold Dayne|
|Title||Knight of High Hermitage|
House Dayne of High Hermitage is a house of landed knights from High Hermitage in Dorne. They are a cadet branch of and bannermen to House Dayne of Starfall. Neither their arms nor their words have appeared in the books.
A Feast for Crows
Ser Gerold Dayne, known as Darkstar, is a member of Princess Arianne Martell's plot to crown Princess Myrcella Baratheon. When the conspiracy is discovered and the party is intercepted by Areo Hotah, Gerold uses the distraction to try and kill Myrcella to force a war with the Iron Throne, but he only maims her. Meanwhile, Myrcella's bodyguard, Ser Arys Oakheart of the Kingsguard, is killed by Areo. Darkstar flees into the deserts to evade arrest.
A Dance with Dragons
House Martell tells Ser Balon Swann of the Kingsguard that Darkstar killed Ser Arys, not Areo Hotah. Obara Sand, one of Oberyn Martell's bastard daughters, joins Balon in hunting Ser Gerold.
House Dayne of High Hermitage at the end of the third century
The known Daynes of High Hermitage during the timespan of the events described in A Song of Ice and Fire are:
- Ser Gerold Dayne, the Knight of High Hermitage. Known as Darkstar.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Appendix.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 40, Princess In The Tower.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 38, The Watcher.