Rodrik Arryn

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Rodrik Arryn
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Title Lord of the Eyrie
Defender of the Vale
Warden of the East
Master of laws
Lord justiciar
Allegiance House Arryn
Culture Valemen
Spouse 1st: Unknown
2nd: Princess Daella Targaryen
Book(s) The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)
Fire & Blood (mentioned)

Rodrik Arryn was Lord of the Eyrie and head of House Arryn during the reign of King Jaehaerys I Targaryen.


Rodrik became the Lord of the Eyrie at the age of ten.

Rodrik was named lord justiciar and master of laws by King Jaehaerys I Targaryen in 59 AC. By his first marriage had had four children. Two daughters, Elys and Amanda, and two sons.

As King Jaehaerys I's and his sister-wife, Queen Alysanne's, daughter Princess Daella's sixteenth nameday approached a suitable candidate for her to wed was needed by the end of the year 80 AC. Among the lords that contended for her hand were, Boremund Baratheon of Storm's End, Tymond Lannister of Casterly Rock, and Rodrik. Daella chose Rodrik for she found him the kindest.

Rodrik then took his wife back to the Eyrie, resigning his position on the small council. Daella fell pregnant after a year and a half of marriage and died of childbed fever after their daughter, Aemma, was born in 82 AC.[1][2]

At a young age[3] Aemma married Prince Viserys Targaryen.[4][5] When Viserys was crowned Lord of the Seven Kingdoms, Aemma became a queen.[4][1] Aemma's daughter, Rodrik's granddaughter, Rhaenyra Targaryen fought over the Iron Throne with her half-brother Aegon II Targaryen during the Dance of the Dragons,[5][6] with one of her sons, Aegon III Targaryen, claiming the throne at the end of the war.[7] Ever since, each of the kings of the Targaryen Dynasty, as well as King Robert I Baratheon, can trace back their lineage to Rodrik and his Targaryen wife.[8]


Daella Targaryen
Viserys I Targaryen


  1. 1.0 1.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Jaehaerys I.
  2. Fire & Blood, The Long Reign - Jaehaerys and Alysanne: Policy, Progeny, and Pain.
  3. Aemma was born in 82 AC, and married Viserys around 93 AC (The Rogue Prince), thereby placing her age around eleven
  4. 4.0 4.1 The Rogue Prince.
  5. 5.0 5.1 The Princess and the Queen.
  6. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon II.
  7. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon III.
  8. The World of Ice & Fire, The Vale: House Arryn.