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Keeper of the Gates of the Moon
High Steward of the Vale
|Allegiance||House Royce of the Gates of the Moon|
|Book(s)|| A Game of Thrones (appears)|
A Clash of Kings (mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (appears)
A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)
Lord Nestor Royce is the senior member of a cadet branch of House Royce and Keeper of the Gates of the Moon. He has been High Steward of the Vale for the fourteen years prior to Lord Jon Arryn's death.
- See also: Images of Nestor Royce
A Game of Thrones
A Storm of Swords
A Feast for Crows
In his position as High Steward of the Vale Nestor is also caretaker of the Gates of the Moon. Because he virtually ruled the Vale for so long, Nestor feels he is owed for his long years of service. In order to secure his loyalty, Lord Protector Petyr Baelish grants him hereditary lordship over the keep after the War of the Five Kings, forming House Royce of the Gates of the Moon. The parchment contains the Arryn seal, but was signed by Petyr as Lysa was murdered before she could sign it. Lord Nestor escorts the Lords Declarant up to the Eyrie to meet with Petyr and Lord Robert Arryn.