Edric Dayne, by Rae Lavergne©
|Title||Lord of Starfall|
brotherhood without banners
|Born||In 287 AC, at Starfall|
A Game of Thrones (appendix)|
A Clash of Kings (appendix)
A Storm of Swords (appears)
A Feast for Crows (appendix)
A Dance with Dragons (appendix)
Appearance and Character
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At the time of A Storm of Swords, Edric is twelve years old. He is described as having pale blond hair, and dark blue eyes that appear almost purple. He wears a pale purple cloak. He is shy and good-natured, and very polite. He has never killed anyone.
Edric was born at Starfall, in Dorne, to Lord Dayne and his wife. Edric's mother did not have enough milk for him when he was born, so he was nursed by Wylla, a servant at Starfall. At some point, Edric was told that Wylla was the mother of Eddard Stark's bastard, Jon Snow. When Edric was seven, his aunt Allyria was betrothed to Lord Beric Dondarrion, and Edric went to Blackhaven with Beric to serve as his page. Beric raised Edric to squire when he turned ten. He once won a prize riding at rings.
A Game of Thrones
Edric is at the Hand's tourney in King's Landing, where he sees Lord Eddard Stark. Edric wants to go and speak with him, but he does not know what to say. He also sees Sansa Stark at the tourney, when Ser Loras Tyrell gives her a rose.
As Lord Beric Dondarrion's squire, Edric is part of the force sent by Eddard to the riverlands to apprehend Ser Gregor Clegane. After the force is ambushed in the battle at the Mummer's Ford, Edric pulls the dying Beric out of the river and stands over the body while the battle rages around them.
A Clash of Kings
Edric continues to squire for the revived Lord Beric, who establishes the brotherhood without banners. They move throughout the riverlands, fighting to protect smallfolk from the War of the Five Kings.
A Storm of Swords
When Arya Stark is taken by the brotherhood, she sees that Lord Beric has a young squire named Ned, who helps remove his breastplate. She is unnerved by hearing the name "Ned", the same as her father's. Ned brings Beric his sword, surcoat, and shield before he fights a duel with Sandor Clegane. After Beric is killed during the duel, Thoros of Myr has Ned help him with Beric's body before he revives him with the last kiss. Ned fights alongside Beric during the battle at the burning septry.
Ned attempts to befriend Arya, though she is wary, and her friend Gendry is scornful of their interactions. He tells her that he saw her father and sister at the Hand's tourney. Ned tells Arya that he and and her half-brother Jon Snow are milk brothers; that is, his wet nurse Wylla, who has been a servant of his family for many years, is Jon's mother, and swears that this is true on the honor of his house. When Arya asks who he is, Ned reveals he is Lord Edric Dayne. Ned also tells Arya about his family, about how his aunt Ashara committed suicide over her broken heart. He is surprised that Eddard Stark never spoke of her. He hesitantly tells Arya that his aunt Allyria told him that Ashara and Eddard fell in love at the tourney at Harrenhal. Arya is upset to hear that her father might have loved someone besides her mother Catelyn, and though Edric tries to apologize, she does not want to hear it.
A Feast for Crows
- See the Edric Dayne calculation.
- George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, Edric Dayne.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 43, Arya VIII.
- A Storm of Swords, Appendix.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 43, Eddard XI.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 34, Arya VI.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 39, Arya VII.
- A Feast for Crows, Appendix.