Vardis by TheMico
Captain of the guards
|Born||In 249–253 AC, at Vale of Arryn|
|Died||In 298 AC, at the Eyrie|
A Game of Thrones (appears)|
A Clash of Kings (mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (mentioned)
|Played by||Brendan McCormack|
|TV series||Season 1|
Ser Vardis Egen is a knight of House Egen and captain of the household guard at the Eyrie. He has at least one young son. In the television adaptation Game of Thrones he is played by Brendan McCormack.
Appearance and Character
- See also: Images of Vardis Egen
Vardis wears a sky-blue cloak and hammered moon-and-falcon breastplate while on guard duty. When prepared for combat, however, the knight wears heavier steel, including plate over mail and padded surcoat. Vardis also dons a skirt of lobstered metal, gauntlets, and a solid gorget. His rondels are enameled cream-and-blue in the moon-and-falcon sigil of House Arryn. The temples of Vardis's helm are decorated with falcon's wings, and his visor is a pointed metal beak. The knight's triangular shield, near four feet tall, is heavy oak studded with iron. He wields a sword.
Lord Robert Arryn and his mother, Lady Lysa Arryn, returned to the Vale of Arryn after Jon's death in the capital. Robert played with Vardis's son and the sons of the steward of the Eyrie, but Lysa sent them away, judging them too rough with her son.
A Game of Thrones
The captain is present when Tyrion demands a trial by combat to demonstrate his innocence in the death of Lord Jon Arryn. Vardis is chosen as the champion for House Arryn by Jon's widow, Lysa. He wields Jon's silver falcon sword and is dressed in plate over mail. The heavy armor makes Vardis slow and clumsy, however, and Bronn, Tyrion's champion, tires him during their duel. After Bronn pushes the statue of Alyssa Arryn on top of Vardis, the sellsword kills the defenseless knight with his sword. Lysa reluctantly allows Tyrion and Bronn to depart the Vale on the high road.
A Clash of Kings
Quotes by Vardis
Lysa: Ser Vardis Egen, you were ever my lord husband's good right hand. You shall be our champion.
Vardis: My lady, pray give this burden to another, I have no taste for it. The man is no warrior. Look at him. A dwarf, half my size and lame in the legs. It would be shameful to slaughter such a man and call it justice.—Lysa Arryn and Vardis
—Vardis to Robert Arryn
Quotes about Vardis
—thoughts of Tyrion Lannister
- See the Vardis Egen calculation.
- George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, Vardis Egen.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 40, Catelyn VII.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 68, Sansa VI.
- Vardis Egen article on the Game of Thrones Wikia
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 34, Catelyn VI.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 38, Tyrion V.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 42, Tyrion VI.
- A Clash of Kings, Appendix.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 3, Tyrion I.