King of the Fingers
King of the Fingers was a title held several ancient lords, proclaiming dominion over the Fingers, narrow, barren, rainy peninsulas in the north-eastern part of the Vale.
Prior to the coming of the Andals to Westeros, the Fingers were inhabited and ruled by First Men. Jon Brightstone and Dywen Shell, two monarchs of First Men origin, each claimed to be King of the Fingers when Andals first landed on the peninsulas. Eager to oust their respective rivals, both petty kings employed Andal warlords to aid them. The Andals turned their sword on the First Men kings, however. Within a year, Jon had been tortured and beheaded, while Dywen was roasted alive within his wooden longhall. Corwyn Corbray, an Andal knight, took Jon Brightstone's daughter as a bride as well as Dywen Shell's wife as a bedwarmer. Corwyn proclaimed himself Lord of the Five Fingers.
House Corbray eventually styled themselves as Kings of the Fingers, as Qyle Corbray wielded the title when Robar II Royce, a Bronze King, led the First Men's resistance to the advancing Andals. Qyle was the first Andal lord of the Vale to fall against Robar, who had proclaimed himself High King of the Vale, the Fingers, and the Mountains of the Moon. Qyle's descendants later claimed it was their kin, Ser Jaime Corbray, who in turn slew Robar at the Battle of the Seven Stars. After that great battle, the Fingers were claimed by House Arryn, the new Kings of Mountain and Vale.
Known Kings of the Fingers
- King Jon of House Brightstone
- King Dywen of House Shell
- King Qyle of House Corbray
- King Robar II of House Royce (as High King of the Vale, the Fingers, and the Mountains of the Moon)
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 The World of Ice & Fire, The Vale.