|Title||Lord of Strongsong|
|Book||A Feast for Crows|
A Feast for Crows
Lord Benedar was among the powerful Vale lords to sign the document of the Lords Declarant, demanding the handover of Lord Robert Arryn and the dismissal of his councilors. He was the first of the Lords Declarant to arrive at the Gates of the Moon and begin the blockade, preventing fresh food from going up to the Eyrie. 
When the Lords Declarant went to parley with Lord Petyr Baelish, Lord Benedar could not climb the last stage to the Eyrie and had to be drawn up in the basket. He reconciled with Littlefinger in time to be a surprise guest at Lord Lyonel Corbray's wedding which most of the other Lords Declarant shunned.