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Raymun Darry

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Raymun Darry
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Title Lord of Darry
Allegiance House Darry
Died In 298AC, at Mummer's Ford
Book(s) A Game of Thrones (Appears)
A Storm of Swords (Mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (Mentioned)

Ser Raymun Darry is the Lord of Darry and head of House Darry.[1]

Contents

History

Raymun's three older brothers all died fighting for the Targaryens in the Battle of the Trident.[2] Under Ser Raymun, House Darry secretly kept its loyalty to the Targaryens.[3]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

When King Robert moves north along the Kingsroad to Winterfell to offer Lord Eddard Stark the position of Hand of the King, the royal party makes a stop at the comparatively small Castle Darry. Tyrion Lannister notes that the walls are all bare, but that marks of tapestries that hung there are visible; they were apparently taken down for the royal visit on Ser Raymun's command. The Imp bribes a servant, who leads him to the cellar, where the tapestries are hidden. They have portraits of all the Targaryen kings. When Tyrion shows them to his brother Jaime, he suggests in jest to present them to King Robert, who might be inclined to make Tyrion Lord Darry then.[3]

King Robert and Queen Cersei make themselves uninvited guests at Castle Darry again on their voyage back to King's Landing, when they are detained because of Arya Stark's disappearance following her direwolf Nymeria mangling Prince Joffrey's arm. Neither King Robert nor Ser Raymun have forgotten that House Darry supported the Targaryens during Robert's Rebellion and that Raymun's three older brothers died in the Battle of the Trident. In the crammed conditions at the castle, tensions are soon running high.[2] King and Queen take Ser Raymun's bedchamber. One night, while the drunken King is passed out, Cersei and Jaime have sex in Raymun's bed, which is large enough to sleep six.[3] The King uses Raymun's audience chamber when Arya is brought before him. Raymun is present during the following questioning, but guards his reaction to the procedure well.[2]

Ser Raymun is summoned with all his strength to Riverrun by Edmure Tully in the name of his father, the ailing Lord Hoster Tully, when House Tully calls its bannermen, following Lady Catelyn Stark taking Tyrion Lannister captive. Raymun is camped below Riverrun when he receives word that raiders have attacked villages in his lands. By the time he has returned to the Darry lands, the raiders are already gone, but Raymun learns by the descriptions of their leader that they have been commanded by Ser Gregor Clegane, a bannerman of Lord Tywin Lannister, the Warden of the West. While Edmure is calling for an attack on Ser Gregor, implying a possible confrontation between the liege lords of the Riverlands and the Westerlands, Lord Hoster takes a more circumspect approach. He sends Raymun, Ser Karyl Vance and Ser Marq Piper before the Iron Throne to demand the King's justice in the matter. They take along smallfolk from villages that have been raided as witnesses.[4]

The complaints are heard by Lord Eddard Stark, who sits on the Iron Throne as Hand in the absence of King Robert. Smallfolk from the village of Sherrer describe the atrocities committed there. When Varys asks them whether the raiders might have been brigands, Ser Raymund suggests scornfully they were Lannister soldiers posing as brigands. He also describes another raid at Wendish Town, where the population sought refuge in their holdfast, but the people were shot down when they tried to flee after the holdfast had been set on fire. The raiders bore no banners or identifiable armor, but there was no mistaking their leader as Ser Gregor Clegane, the Mountain That Rides. Thus Raymun dismisses Grand Maester Pycelle's suggestion that there are large men around other than Ser Gregor, insisting that this was the Mountain's work. When Petyr Baelish asks the three knights bearing witness to the smallfolk's testimony where they were when these attacks happened, Raymun decribes the circumstances of Edmure Tully summoning him. He asks for the King's justice for the people whose villages have been attacked. In reply to this call, Lord Eddard sends out a force of 100 men led by Lord Beric Dondarrion to execute Ser Gregor and all who shared in his crimes in the name of King Robert.[4] Raymun joins this force.[5]

The Montain's raids were actually intended by Lord Tywin to draw Lord Eddard himself into the field and into a trap, but Lannister men commanded by Ser Jaime Lannister, who was not privy to his father's plans, had attacked and injured Lord Eddard in King's Landing earlier, preventing him from going himself. Thus it is Lord Dondarrion who is ambushed in the Battle at the Mummer's Ford. Two thirds of his force are killed. Ser Raymun is slain by Ser Gregor with a single blow of his sword that takes Raymun's arm off and kills the horse beneath him.[5][6]

After the death of Ser Raymun, his eight-year-old son Lyman becomes the last male heir in the Darry line.[7][8]

A Storm of Swords

Harwin tells Arya Stark about the Battle at the Mummer's Ford and describes the death of Ser Raymun at the hands of Ser Gregor Clegane.[6]

When the Brotherhood Without Banners stages a trial for Sandor Clegane, Ser Raymun is one of the people for whose death the Hound is held responsible. Sandor dismisses the allegiation, insisting that the actions of his brother should not be held against him.[9]

A Feast for Crows

When Ser Jaime Lannister, on his way to ending the Second Siege of Riverrun, visits Castle Darry, now seat of his cousin Lancel, he remembers with amusement how, before a visit by King Robert I, Ser Raymun had tapestries with the portraits of the Targaryen kings removed to conceal the ongoing allegiance of House Darry with the Targaryens. He also recalls how he and Cersei had sex in Ser Raymun's bed while King Robert was passed out.[3]

Family

 
 
 
Lord Darry
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Raymund
 
Three older brothers
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Merrett Frey
 
Mariya
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cleos Frey
 
Jeyne
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lyman
 
 
Pate of the Blue Fork
 
Amerei Frey
 
Lancel Lannister
 
"Fat" Walda Frey
 
Roose Bolton
 
Marissa Frey
 
"Little" Walder Frey
 
Tywin Frey
 
Willem Frey
 
 
 
 


References and Notes

  1. It is speculated that House Darry were once lords, but after the defeat of the Targaryens, they lost their titles and lands and became landed knights, similar to House Connington.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 16, Eddard.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 30, Jaime.
  4. 4.0 4.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 43, Eddard.
  5. 5.0 5.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 55, Catelyn.
  6. 6.0 6.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 17, Arya.
  7. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 7, Jon.
  8. A Storm of Swords, Appendix.
  9. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 34, Arya.
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