Vardis Egen

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Vardis Egen
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Title Ser
Captain of the Guards
Allegiance House Egen
House Arryn
Born In or between 249 AC and 253 AC[1]
Died In 298 AC, at Eyrie
Book(s) A Game of Thrones (Appears)
A Clash of Kings (Mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (Mentioned)

Played by Brendan McCormack
TV series Season 1

Vardis Egen is a knight of House Egen and captain of the household guard at the Eyrie. During Jon Arryn's time at King's Landing as the Hand of the King, Vardis had served as his captain of the guards. He has at least one young son. In the television adaptation Game of Thrones he is played by Brendan McCormack.[2]


Appearance and Character

See also: Images of Vardis Egen

Vardis is heavily built, with a square, plain face, and silver hair. He is humorless.[3]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Ser Vardis greets Catelyn Tully upon her arrival at the Eyrie.[4] He is present when Tyrion Lannister demands a trial by battle to demonstrate his innocence in the death of Jon Arryn. Vardis is chosen as the champion for House Arryn. He comes to the trial dressed in his mail. It makes him slow and clumsy, however, and Bronn, Tyrion's champion, kills Vardis easily.[5]

Quotes about Vardis

Ser Vardis Egen, you were ever my lord husband’s good right hand. You shall be our champion.[6]
Lysa Tully, to Vardis

References and Notes

  1. See the Vardis Egen calculation.
  2. Vardis Egen article on the Game of Thrones Wikia
  3. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 38, Tyrion, p 404.
  4. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 34, Catelyn.
  5. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 40, Catelyn.
  6. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 38, Tyrion, p 408.

External Links

Vardis Egen on the Game of Thrones wiki.
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