Vardis Egen

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Vardis Egen
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Title Ser
Captain of the guards
Allegiance House Egen
House Arryn
Culture Valemen
Born In 249253 AC[1]
Died In 298 AC, at the Eyrie[2]
Spouse Unknown
Issue Son[3]
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

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.[3] In the television adaptation Game of Thrones he is played by Brendan McCormack.[4]

Appearance and Character

See also: Images of Vardis Egen

Vardis is heavily built, with a square, plain face, and silver hair. He is humorless.[5]


During Lord Jon Arryn's tenure as Hand of the King at King's Landing, Vardis served as his captain of the guards.[6] 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.[3]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Ser Vardis greets Lady Catelyn Stark upon her arrival at the Eyrie.[6] 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.[2]

A Clash of Kings

Lysa appoints Ser Marwyn Belmore to replace Vardis.[7]

Quotes about Vardis

Ser Vardis Egen, you were ever my lord husband's good right hand. You shall be our champion.[5]

Lysa Arryn, to Vardis


  1. See the Vardis Egen calculation.
  2. 2.0 2.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 40, Catelyn VII.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 68, Sansa VI.
  4. Vardis Egen article on the Game of Thrones Wikia
  5. 5.0 5.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 38, Tyrion V.
  6. 6.0 6.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 34, Catelyn VI.
  7. A Clash of Kings, Appendix.

External Links

Vardis Egen on the Game of Thrones wiki.