Lord of the Eyrie

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Lord of the Eyrie or Lady of the Eyrie is the title held by the noble seated at the Eyrie in the Vale.

History

The Eyrie had been the seat of the kings of House Arryn since its construction. During Aegon's Conquest, Queen Regent Sharra Arryn and her son, King Ronnel Arryn, took refuge in the Eyrie, believing themselves to be safe. However, after Queen Visenya Targaryen flew to the Eyrie's inner courtyard upon her dragon Vhagar, Sharra peacefully submitted to House Targaryen and the new Lord of the Seven Kingdoms, Aegon I Targaryen.[1]

The Lords of the Eyrie have been loyal to House Targaryen throughout most of its Dynasty. Lord Rodrik Arryn was married to Princess Daella Targaryen, while Lady Jeyne Arryn supported the claim of her cousin, Rhaenyra Targaryen, during the Dance of the Dragons, and later served as one of the seven regents during the regency of Aegon III.[2][3][4]

The Arryns sided with House Targaryen during the First Blackfyre Rebellion.[4] During the reign of King Aerys II Targaryen, however, the loyalty of the Arryn's shifted. When Aerys II Targaryen demanded the heads of Lord Jon Arryn's two former wards, Lord Jon called his banners instead, signalling the start of Robert's Rebellion,[4] which ended the Targaryen Dynasty. Following the coronation of King Robert I Baratheon, Jon served as his Hand of the King.[4]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Lord Jon Arryn suddenly dies.[5][6] His wife, Lysa Arryn, flees with her son Robert, the new Lord of the Eyrie, back to the Vale.[6] Lysa sends a message to her sister, Catelyn, warning her and her husband, Lord Eddard Stark, that the Lannisters were involved in her husband's death.[7] Lord Eddard travels to King's Landing where he investigates Jon's death.[8][9]

Following her husband's death, Lysa rules the Vale as Robert's regent.[10] According to Ser Brynden Tully, Lysa plans to rule the Eyrie until Lord Robert comes of age.[11]

A Storm of Swords

Lysa Arryn reveals to Sansa Stark that she poisoned Lord Jon Arryn.[12]

A Feast for Crows

Following Lysa's death, Lord Petyr Baelish becomes the Lord Protector of the Eyrie and the Vale of Arryn,[13] and serves as Lord Robert's regent.[14]

Known Lords and Ladies of the Eyrie

The known Lords and Ladies of the Eyrie are:

References

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