Captain of the guards
|Born||In 249–253 AC|
|Died||In 298 AC, at the Eyrie|
A Game of Thrones (appears)|
A Clash of Kings (mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (mentioned)
|Played by||Brendan McCormack|
|TV series||Season 1|
Ser Vardis Egen is a knight of House Egen and captain of the household guard at the Eyrie. He has at least one young son. In the television adaptation Game of Thrones he is played by Brendan McCormack.
Appearance and Character
- See also: Images of Vardis Egen
Vardis is heavily built, with a square, plain face, and silver hair. He is humorless.
During Lord Jon Arryn's tenure as Hand of the King at King's Landing, Vardis served as his captain of the guards. Lord Robert Arryn played with Ser Vardis's son and the sons of the steward of the Eyrie after he fled the capital with his mother. Lysa sent them away, judging them too rough with her son.
A Game of Thrones
Ser Vardis greets Lady Catelyn Stark upon her arrival at the Eyrie. He is present when Tyrion Lannister demands a trial by combat to demonstrate his innocence in the death of Lord Jon Arryn. Vardis is chosen as the champion for House Arryn by Jon's widow, Lady Lysa Arryn. He wields Lord Arryn's silver falcon sword and is dressed in mail. The armor makes him slow and clumsy, however, and Bronn, Tyrion's champion, kills Vardis easily.
A Clash of Kings
Quotes about Vardis
—Lysa Arryn, to Vardis