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Revision as of 17:01, 31 August 2013

House Dayne of Starfall
Coat of arms Lavender, a sword across a falling star, both white
Seat Starfall
Lord Edric Dayne
Region Dorne
Title Lord of Starfall
Overlord House Martell
Cadet Branch House Dayne of High Hermitage
Ancestral Weapon Dawn
Some sworn swords of House Dayne by Jen Zee ©

House Dayne of Starfall is a Dornish noble house sworn to House Martell. The Sword of the Morning is a title given to a Dayne knight who is considered worthy of wielding the greatsword Dawn, a blade said to be created from the heart of falling star. Their sigil is a sword and a falling star on a lavender background.[1] A cadet branch of House Dayne are the Daynes of High Hermitage. In appearance, members of the family are stony Dornishmen whose characteristics mostly resemble the rest of the Seven Kingdoms in look, customs and traditions. Unlike the rest of the more Rhoynish-looking Dornishmen they have pale skin with hair ranging from dark brown to pale blond and that they often have violet eyes.


House Dayne has ruled Starfall for centuries, taking part in many battles between Dorne and the Reach. In particular, they have been killing Oakhearts for thousands of years.

House Dayne's loyalty to House Targaryen during the War of the Usurper led to the deaths of some of its most famed members. The current Lord of Starfall, Edric Dayne, is nephew to the deadliest knight of Aerys II's Kingsguard, Ser Arthur Dayne, the Sword of the Morning, and his sisters, the beautiful Lady Ashara and Lady Allyria, by their elder brother. Ser Arthur died at the Tower of Joy, killed by Lord Eddard Stark and Lord Howland Reed. Lady Ashara had been a lady-in-waiting to Princess Elia of Dorne for a few years when she went back to Starfall for unknown reasons. Given Dawn and the news of her brother’s death by Lord Eddard, she threw herself into the Summer Sea from the Palestone Sword. Her body was never recovered.

Lord Edric was sent to squire for Lord Beric Dondarrion after the Lord of Blackhaven espoused his aunt, Lady Allyria.

The Dayne House at the end of the third century

The known Daynes during the timespan of the events described on A Song of Ice and Fire are:

Unknown Dayne

Historical Members

  • Ulrick Dayne, a previous Sword of the Morning, possibly during the reign of Daeron II or Aegon IV.

References in the books

Dunk & Egg

A Song of Ice and Fire

  • On the journey to Casterly Rock for the brokerage of their marriages, Prince Oberyn Martell and Elia Martell visited Starfall.
  • Ser Arthur led the Kingsguard during their campaign against the Kingswood Brotherhood. He won over the smallfolk of the forest, and rooted out the bandits. During the climactic skirmish, he killed the psychotic Smiling Knight in a duel. Afterwards, he knighted Jaime Lannister.
  • Ser Arthur broke twelve lances against his good friend Prince Rhaegar Targaryen in a tourney at Storm's End.
  • Lady Ashara was one of Elia Martell's handmaidens, and came to the Tourney at Harrenhal with her. There she danced with a member of the Kingsguard, Lord Jon Connington and Eddard Stark. In the jousting, Ser Arthur lost to Prince Rhaegar, the eventual champion. Ser Barristan Selmy was also infatuated with Lady Ashara, and planned to name her Queen of Love and Beauty if he won the Harrenhal tourney. He counts his loss to Prince Rhaegar (and the war that resulted from the prince's actions thereafter) to be his greatest failure.
  • Eddard recalls that Arthur Dayne was the finest knight he ever saw. Jaime Lannister and Barristan Selmy also recall him with the highest degree of respect.
  • According to Lady Allyria, Lady Ashara loved Eddard Stark. Many believe her or the wet-nurse Wylla to be the mother of Eddard's bastard, Jon Snow. see: Jon Snow/Theories
  • Lord Edric accompanies Beric Dondarrion in his mission to bring Gregor Clegane to justice. When their band is ambushed, Lord Beric is killed. Edric defends the body, allowing it to be recovered (and later accidentally revived) by Thoros of Myr. Edric accompanies his fellow survivors, constituting the Brotherhood Without Banners, an outlaw fellowship dedicated to guarding the smallfolk of the Riverlands from the cruelties of war.
  • Edric speaks with Arya Stark during her time with the Brotherhood.
  • After Lady Stoneheart takes command of the Brotherhood and Beric dies his final death, Edric and a group of others leave the Brotherhood. Their whereabouts are unknown.

References and Notes

  1. The Citadel. Heraldry: Houses from Dorne

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