Knight of the Gate

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Knight of the Gate[1] or Knight of the Bloody Gate[2] is the title held by the commander of the Bloody Gate, a stronghold located in the Mountains of the Moon to guard entry to the Vale of Arryn. Like the Keeper of the Gates of the Moon,[3] the title is not hereditary and is chosen by the Lord of the Eyrie.

The Knight of the Gate traditionally asks the question, "Who would pass the Bloody Gate?" to all who would pass through.[4] The current Knight of the Gate, Ser Brynden Tully, wears heavy plate and helm.[5]


Ser Joffrey Arryn was appointed as Knight of the Gate in 124 AC by his fourth cousin Jeyne Arryn, the Lady of the Eyrie. He served for ten years until her death in 134 AC.[6]

After Lysa Tully wed Jon Arryn at Riverrun, her uncle, Ser Brynden Tully, accompanied her to the Vale of Arryn and was named Knight of the Gate by Jon, the Lord of the Eyrie.[1]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

With war threatening the Seven Kingdoms, Ser Brynden resigns as Knight of the Gate to instead aid House Tully of Riverrun.[7]

A Clash of Kings

Ser Donnel Waynwood is named the new Knight of the Gate.[8]

Known Knights of the Gate


I asked your sister for leave to take a thousand seasoned men and ride for Riverrun with all haste. Do you know what she told me? 'The Vale cannot spare a thousand swords, nor even one, Uncle', she said. 'You are the Knight of the Gate. Your place is here.' Well, I told her she could bloody well find herself a new Knight of the Gate. Black fish or no, I am still a Tully. I shall leave for Riverrun by evenfall.[7]