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The Vale and the location of Runestone
The Vale and the location of Runestone
The Vale of Arryn and the location of Runestone

Runestone is the seat of House Royce in the Vale of Arryn. It lies on a peninsula north of the Bay of Crabs, east of Redfort and south of Old Anchor. While Runestone is on the northern shore of the peninsula, the nearby city of Gulltown is on the southern shore.[1] Helliweg is the maester at Runestone.

Full-length Runestone by krassenka.jpg.


Runestone was the ancient seat of the Bronze Kings of old from House Royce. After defeating seven Andal longships during the Andal invasion, King Yorwyck VI Royce placed the heads of his slain foes along the walls of his castle. The Royces submitted to Artys Arryn after the death of King Robar II Royce in the Battle of the Seven Stars.[2]

Prince Daemon Targaryen disliked living at Runestone with his first wife, Lady Rhea Royce. He tried to claim Runestone after Rhea's death, however, but his claim was rejected by Lady Jeyne Arryn. Daemon instead married Lady Laena Velaryon and fled with her to the Free Cities.[3]

Ser Corwyn Corbray was killed at Runestone by a crossbowman in 134 AC.[4]

Recent Events

A Feast for Crows

At Runestone, the Lords Declarant write and sign a document containing their demands for the removal of Lord Petyr Baelish as Lord Protector of the Vale.[5] Lord Yohn Royce holds a small melee for squires only at Runestone. Harrold Hardyng wins and is knighted by Yohn as his reward.[6]