Arlan of Pennytree

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Arlan of Pennytree
Ser Arlan of Pennytree TheMico.jpg

Title(s) Ser
Born In or between 149 AC and 153 AC[1]Pennytree
Died In 209 ACthe Reach
Personal arms a tennée, a winged-chalice argent
Book(s) The Hedge Knight (Mentioned)
The Sworn Sword (Mentioned)
The Mystery Knight (Mentioned)

Ser Arlan of Pennytree was an old hedge knight born in the village of Pennytree in the Riverlands. He was Dunk's master until he died of a chill on the road leading to the Ashford Tourney.[2] Dunk thought he was closer to sixty then fifty when he died.[2]

Arlan's coat-of-arms were a tennée, a winged-chalice argent.[2] It is unknown if he had any connection with House Hersy, whose arms also feature a winged chalice.


When Arlan was a little boy his grandfather took him to King's Landing, where he saw the last dragon. The dragon had died a year later.[2]

In 192 AC, Ser Arlan unhorsed Lord Stokeworth and the Bastard of Harrenhal in a melee at King's Landing. Years prior to that, he unhorsed Ser Damon Lannister in a tourney at Lannisport.[2] In 199 AC, Ser Arlan broke seven lances against Prince Baelor Targaryen in a tourney at Storm's End.[2]

Arlan's nephew, Roger of Pennytree, was his squire until his death at the Battle of the Redgrass Field.[3][4] At some later point he met Dunk in the slums of Flea Bottom in King's Landing and took him for his squire.[3][4] The two of them remained together for years. During that time Arlan met and fought alongside Ser Bennis of the Brown Shield.[3]

During the Blackfyre Rebellion, Arlan fought beneath Lord Hayford's banners, taking part in the Battle of the Redgrass Field. He was next to Lord Hayford when the Lord was slain by Lord Gormon Peake.[3] Three years before the Ashford Tourney, Arlan and Dunk served Lord Dondarrion in the battle with the Vulture King. Three years before the Ashford Tourney, Arlan had spent a half year in service to Lord Florent.[2]


At the time of his death he owned three horses, which Dunk then inherited.[2]


Arlan had a sister whose name is not mentioned in the books. Her son, Roger, served Arlan as a squire until he was killed in the Battle of the Redgrass Field.[3]

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Quotes by Arlan

Another day done, and who knows what the morrow will bring us, eh, Dunk?[2]

- Ser Arlan to Dunk

It is not every man who can boast that he broke seven lances against the finest knight in the Seven Kingdoms, I could never hope to do better, so why should I try?[2]

- Ser Arlan talking about being unhorsed by Prince Baelor Targaryen in a tourney at Storm's End.