Lord of Wayfarer's Rest

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Lord of Wayfarer's Rest[1][2][3][4][5][6] is a title held by the head of House Vance, the ruler of Wayfarer's Rest in the riverlands.[1]


Lord Vance was slain in the war between the Teagues and the Storm King Arlan III Durrandon.[7]

Lord Robert Vance was a would-be river king during the rule of the Storm Kings;[7] it is unknown which branch he was from.

Lord Ronnel Vance supported Prince Aegon the Uncrowned against King Maegor I Targaryen, but he was slain in the Battle Beneath the Gods Eye;[8] it is unknown which branch he was from.

In 49 AC, Lord Vance attended the Golden Wedding at King's Landing and observed King Jaehaerys I Targaryen.[9]

At the start of the Dance of the Dragons, Lord Tristan Vance declared for the blacks and Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen.[10] Lord Tristan was slain by Ser Adrian Tarbeck during the Battle of the Red Fork.[5] Tristan was succedded by the young Hugo Vance.[6] Lord Hugo supported Ser Addam Velaryon in the Second Battle of Tumbleton,[6] and he then joined the host of Lord Elmo Tully.[11]

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A Game of Thrones

When the Lannisters start massing men at the Golden Tooth, Ser Edmure Tully commands Lord Clement Piper and Lord Vance to guard the pass.[12]

Lord Vance is slain when the Lannisters attack from the Golden Tooth. His son, Ser Karyl Vance, becomes the new Lord of Wayfarer's Rest.[13] Karyl is among the river lords at Riverrun when Robb Stark is crowned King in the North.[14]

A Clash of Kings

Lord Karyl leaves Riverrun to defend Wayfarer's Rest.[15] He later command the defense of the fords north of Riverrun in the Battle of the Fords.[16]

A Storm of Swords

Lord Karyl is among the seven nobles who launch the funeral boat of Lord Hoster Tully.[17]

King Tommen I Baratheon signs the pardon of Lord Vance in the aftermath of the Red Wedding.[18] It is unknown if it is for Karyl or Lord Norbert of Atranta, but afterwards both have been welcomed to the King's Peace.[19]

A Feast for Crows

Both branches of House Vance are present at the siege of Riverrun,[19] and their lords take part in the war councils.[2] After finishing the siege, Lord Karyl recommends to Ser Jaime Lannister he go to the siege of Raventree, since Lord Tytos Blackwood will never surrender to Lord Jonos Bracken.[20]

Known Lords of Wayfarer's Rest


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 A Storm of Swords, Appendix.
  2. 2.0 2.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 38, Jaime VI.
  3. A Feast for Crows, Appendix.
  4. A Dance with Dragons, Appendix.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Red Dragon and the Gold.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Overthrown.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 The World of Ice & Fire, The Riverlands.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Fire & Blood, The Sons of the Dragon.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Fire & Blood, The Year of the Three Brides - 49 AC.
  10. Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - A Son for a Son.
  11. Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Short, Sad Reign of Aegon II.
  12. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 40, Catelyn VII.
  13. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 55, Catelyn VIII.
  14. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 71, Catelyn XI.
  15. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 7, Catelyn I.
  16. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 45, Catelyn VI.
  17. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 35, Catelyn IV.
  18. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 72, Jaime IX.
  19. 19.0 19.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 33, Jaime V.
  20. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 44, Jaime VII.
  21. Fire & Blood, Jaehaerys and Alysanne - Their Triumphs and Tragedies.