|Died||In 129 AC, at Dragonstone|
The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)|
Fire & Blood (mentioned)
The Rogue Prince (mentioned)
The Princess and the Queen (mentioned)
A Game of Thrones (mentioned)
A Clash of Kings (mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (mentioned)
|TV series||House of the Dragon: Season 1|
Arryk and his twin brother, Ser Erryk, were physically identical, even their fellow Kingsguards could not differenciate them.
According to Septon Eustace, Arryk found Prince Daemon and Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen in bed together, a few months after the tourney to celebrate King Viserys's and Queen Alicent's fifth anniversary in 111 AC. Court fool Mushroom claims that Daemon was instructing Rhaenyra so she could better seduce Criston. This led to Viserys exiling Daemon from the Seven Kingdoms.
After the death of Viserys, Arryk sided with King Aegon II Targaryen and the greens. After the coronation of Aegon in the Dragonpit, Arryk led the king into the throne room of the Red Keep. His twin Erryk, however, aligned himself with Queen Rhaenyra and the blacks. Arryk and Ser Gwayne Hightower were in the retinue of Grand Maester Orwyle when he traveled from King's Landing to Dragonstone in an unsuccessful attempt to reconcile the rival Targaryens.
Arryk's Lord Commander, Ser Criston, ordered him to infiltrate Dragonstone as Erryk, although it is disputed whether his mission was to kill Rhaenyra or her children. The twins came upon each other in one of the hallways of the castle's citadel and fought to the death. According to songs, the brothers professed their love and died in one another's arms after fighting for an hour. Mushroom claims they called each other traitor and were both mortally wounded within moments.
Behind the Scenes
- The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon II.
- The Princess and the Queen.
- Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Red Dragon and the Gold.
- The Rogue Prince.
- The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Viserys I.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 41, Tyrion IX.
- So Spake Martin: Ser Erryk and Ser Arryk, January 28, 1999