The High Hall has carved wooden doors protected by House Arryn guards. Long and austere, the hall has walls of blue-veined marble. The hall has fluted, slender pillars and narrow arched windows, and fifty torches can burn in high iron sconces along the milk-white walls. A blue silk carpet runs between the rows of pillars. Behind the dais is another doorway for the Lord of the Eyrie.
The High Hall contains Lord Jon Arryn's throne of carved weirwood, beside which is a smaller matching throne for Lady Lysa Arryn. Above the thrones hang the moon-and-falcon banners of House Arryn.
In 37 AC, Jonos Arryn rebelled against House Targaryen and threw his brother Ronnel, Lord of the Eyrie, out the Moon Door. When Prince Maegor Targaryen appeared on Balerion, Jonos's garrison surrendered and the kinslayer was himself thrown through the Moon Door.
A Game of Thrones
Lady Lysa Arryn publicly accuses Tyrion Lannister of having murdered Jon Arryn, Lord of the Eyrie, and Lord Robert Arryn wants Tyrion to be thrown through the Moon Door. Catelyn Stark interrupts, however, and Tyrion is instead sent to the sky cells. The prisoner is returned to the High Hall after claiming he wishes to confess, but Tyrion then maintains his innocence in Jon's death. When Lysa threatens to have Tyrion executed through the Moon Door, Tyrion calls for a trial by combat.
A Storm of Swords
Lysa has Sansa Stark brought to the High Hall after having witnessing a kiss between the girl and Lysa's new husband, Lord Petyr Baelish. Lysa threatens Sansa at the Moon Door, but Petyr arrives and halts the confrontation. After Lysa admits to having poisoned Jon Arryn on Petyr's orders, Petyr shoves her through the Moon Door and tells guardsmen that Marillion is to blame for her death.
A Feast for Crows
—thoughts of Tyrion Lannister
The hall was long and grand and beautiful, she supposed, but she did not like it here. It was a pale cold place at the best of times.—thoughts of Sansa Stark
Sansa: Not the High Hall?Petyr: No. Gods forbid they glimpse me near the high seat of the Arryns, they might think that I mean to sit in it. Cheeks born so low as mine must never aspire to such lofty cushions.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 80, Sansa VII.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 38, Tyrion V.
- Fire & Blood, The Sons of the Dragon.
- Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - A Son for a Son.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 30, Eddard VII.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 10, Sansa I.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 23, Alayne I.