depiction © Mustamirri
|Title||Lord of Starfall|
Brotherhood Without Banners
|Born||In circa 287 AC (He was twelve at the time of aSoS) |
A Game of Thrones (Mentioned)|
A Clash of Kings (Mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (Appears)
A Feast for Crows (Mentioned)
Edric Dayne, nicknamed Ned, is the Lord of Starfall and head of House Dayne. He is nephew to the renowned Ser Arthur Dayne, the Sword of the Morning, and his sisters, the beautiful Lady Ashara and Lady Allyria, by their elder brother.
Edric was wetnursed at Starfall in Dorne by a woman named Wylla, the alleged mother of Jon Snow. When Edric was seven, his aunt Allyria was betrothed to Lord Beric Dondarrion, with whom Edric went to Blackhaven to serve as a page. At ten, Lord Beric raised Edric to squire. He once won a prize riding at rings.
A Game of Thrones
Edric is at the Tourney of the Hand in King's Landing where he sees Lord Eddard Stark. As Lord Beric Dondarrion's squire, Edric is part of the force sent by Eddard to the Riverlands to apprehend Ser Gregor Clegane. After they are ambushed at the Battle at the Mummer's Ford, Edric pulls the dying Beric out of the river and stands over the body while the battle rages around them.
A Storm of Swords
Lord Edric continues to squire for the revived Lord Beric, who establishes the Brotherhood Without Banners. They move throughout the Riverlands, fighting to protect the smallfolk from the War of the Five Kings. In their time in the Brotherhood Edric befriends Arya Stark, to whom he reveals that he and Jon Snow are milk brothers; that is, they were both nursed by the same woman, Wylla, who had been in service to the Daynes for some years.
Following Beric Dondarrion's final death, Edric and a part of Beric's band go their separate way from those who chose to follow the resurrected, vengeful Lady Stoneheart. He has not appeared in the series since, his current whereabouts unclear.