Myranda Royce

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Myranda Royce, by Vanessa Cole ©

Alias Randa
  • Lady[1] (briefly)
  • Acting Lady of the Gates of the Moon[2]
Allegiance House Royce of the Gates of the Moon
Culture Valemen
Born 279 AC (roughly)[3]
Vale of Arryn[1]
Father Lord Nestor Royce
Mother Deceased[4]
Spouse Deceased husband[5]

Myranda Royce, called Randa, is the daughter of Lord Nestor Royce, the High Steward of the Vale.[6][7][8][9]

Appearance and Character

According to Alayne Stone, Myranda is short and fleshy and buxom.[5] She is taller than Ser Shadrich,[10] who is five feet tall.[11]

Myranda has a small mouth, brown eyes, and brown curly hair.[5] Myranda is clever,[5] playful,[2] and given to gossip.[1] She is good friends with Mya Stone, one of her father's retainers.[2]


Myranda was once married to an elderly lord.[1] Her husband died while having sex with her.[5] She maintains the Gates of the Moon for her father, Lord Nestor Royce.[2]

Recent Events

A Storm of Swords

Sansa Stark thinks her aunt Lysa Arryn may banish her to the Gates of the Moon, and welcomes the idea, having heard that the merry Myranda has a lively household at the castle.[2]

A Feast for Crows

Myranda Royce, by TheThreeHares ©

Myranda ascends to the Eyrie with Mya Stone, to help Lord Robert Arryn descend to the Gates of the Moon. She enters a lively discussion with Alayne Stone, attempting to get information about her and her father Petyr Baelish, and saying that she and Alayne will be friends. She tells Alayne about the death of her first husband, and that her father tried to marry her to Harrold Hardyng, but was rebuffed by Harry's guardian Lady Anya Waynwood.[5]

The Winds of Winter

This information has thus far been released in a sample chapter for The Winds of Winter, and might therefore not be in finalized form. Keep in mind that the content as described below is still subject to change.

Myranda helps her father to host the tourney that will determine the first eight knights to join the Brotherhood of Winged Knights, an order newly founded by House Arryn. Along with Alayne Stone, Myranda welcomes the Waynwoods and Ser Harrold Hardyng when they arrive at the Gates for the tourney.[10]




I do need another husband. I had one once, but I killed him.[5]

—Myranda, to Alayne Stone

Alayne: That must have been dreadful, my lady. Him dying. There, I mean, whilst... whilst he was...
Myranda: ...fucking me? It was disconcerting, certainly. Not to mention discourteous. He did not even have the common decency to plant a child in me. Old men have weak seed. So here I am, a widow, but scarce used.[5]

Alayne Stone and Myranda

Harry could have done much worse. I daresay that he will.[5]

—Myranda, to Alayne Stone