Moon Door

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A condemned man, going out via the Moon Door, by Thomas Denmark. © Fantasy Flight Games

The Moon Door is a narrow weirwood door that stands between two slender pillars in the High Hall of the Eyrie. A crescent moon is carved into the door. Across the door are heavy bronze bars that bar the door, which opens inward. The door opens into the sky and a six hundred foot drop to the stones of the valley below. Most executions at the Eyrie use this door.[1]

History

In 37 AC, at the start of the reign of King Aenys I Targaryen, Jonos Arryn rose in rebellion. He deposed and imprisoned his own brother, Lord Ronnel Arryn, and declared himself King of Mountain and Vale. Jonos executed Ronnel by send him flying out of the Moon Door.[2] Jonos shared his brother's fate when Prince Maegor Targaryen arrived at the Eyrie on Balerion and the Eyrie garrison seized and pushed him to the Moon Door.[3]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Robert Arryn wants Tyrion Lannister to fly out the Moon Door.[1]

A Storm of Swords

After chastising Sansa Stark for kissing Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish, Lysa Tully grabs Sansa and drags her before the Moon Door. Lysa pushes Sansa closer and closer to the edge, until Littlefinger arrives and tells his new wife to release her. Petyr promises never to leave her side again, and as his wife falls into his arms, he tells her he has only ever loved one woman, Cat- and then shoves Lysa out the Moon Door.[4]

Quotes

We keep no headsman in the Eyrie, my lord of Lannister. Open the Moon Door.[1]

How many men had the snot-nosed little wretch sent through that door already?[1]

Tyrion Lannister's thoughts

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 38, Tyrion V.
  2. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aenys I.
  3. Fire & Blood, The Sons of the Dragon.
  4. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 80, Sansa VII.