Eldric Arryn

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Eldric Arryn
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Title(s) Ser[1]
Allegiance House Arryn
Culture(s) Valemen
Born In or before 119 AC[2]
Died In 134 AC[1]
Father Arnold Arryn
Book(s) Fire & Blood (mentioned)

Ser Eldric Arryn was a knight from House Arryn during the regency of King Aegon III Targaryen. He attempted to claim the Eyrie for his father, Ser Arnold Arryn.[1]

Character

Archmaester Gyldayn described Eldric as shrewd and ambitious.[1]

History

Ser Eldric was the son of Ser Arnold Arryn, himself a first cousin of Jeyne Arryn, Lady of the Eyrie. Twice his father rose against her to contest her inheritance, claiming that women were too soft to rule. After his second rising, Arnold was imprisoned in the Eyrie's sky cells, where he went mad.[1][3]

In 134 AC, Lady Jeyne died. In her last testament, she named her fourth cousin, Ser Joffrey Arryn as heir, though Arnold was much closer by blood. With Arnold still imprisoned, Eldric came forward to press his father's claim. Many lords supported his endeavor, insisting that the laws of inheritance could not be put aside by "the whim of a dying woman." Additionally, a third and more distant claimant came forward in the person of Isembard Arryn, the head of House Arryn of Gulltown.[1]

Ser Corwyn Corbray, one of the regents of young King Aegon III Targaryen, ruled that Jeyne's will must prevail and declared Joffrey the rightful Lord of the Eyrie. However, when the claimants refused to accept his ruling, Corwyn ordered the imprisonment of Isembard and his sons and the execution of Eldric. Arnold was able to flee to Runestone.[1]

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lord Arryn
 
Unknown
wife
 
Unknown
Arryn
 
Unknown
wife
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
House Arryn
of Gulltown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sons
 
Jeyne
 
 
 
Arnold
 
Unknown
wife
 
Joffrey
 
Isembard
 
Unknown
wife
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eldric
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sons
 


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Fire & Blood, The Lysene Spring and the End of Regency.
  2. See the Eldric Arryn calculation.
  3. Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - A Son for a Son.