|Coat of arms||
A field of red and white diamonds|
(Lozengy argent and gules)
|Head||Ser Harrold Hardyng (possibly)|
|Region||Vale of Arryn|
House Hardyng is a house of landed knights in the Vale of Arryn. The Hardyngs blazon their arms with a field of red and white diamonds.
Ser Humfrey Hardyng participated in the tourney at Ashford Meadow in 209 AC, beginning the tourney as one of the champions. He remained a champion, even after Prince Aerion Targaryen killed his horse. Humfrey took Ser Duncan the Tall's side in the trial of seven, but he was severely injured in the fighting and later died of his wounds. Ser Humfrey's sister was married to Ser Humfrey Beesbury, another of Duncan's champions.
A Feast for Crows
Harrold Hardyng, a ward of Anya Waynwood, Lady of Ironoaks, is the heir presumptive of the Vale should anything befall Robert Arryn, Lord of the Eyrie. Harry takes part in a small melee held at Runestone only for squires. He wins the melee and is knighted by Bronze Yohn Royce, Lord of Runestone, as his reward.
Petyr Baelish, Lord Protector of the Vale, tells Sansa Stark, who is pretending to be his bastard daughter, Alayne Stone, that he plans for her to wed Harry the Heir.
The Winds of Winter
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Ser Harrold travels to the Gates of the Moon, as a tourney is to be held to determine membership in the Brotherhood of Winged Knights.
House Hardyng at the end of the third century
The known Hardyngs during the timespan of the events described in A Song of Ice and Fire are:
- Ser Harrold Hardyng, called Harry the Heir, betrothed to "Alayne Stone". A ward of Lady Anya Waynwood.
With unspecified familiar relationship to the main branch there are also:
- Deana Hardyng, the wife of Walton Frey. They have three children together; Steffon, Walda and Bryan Frey.
- Ser Humfrey Hardyng, a participant at the tourney at Ashford Meadow.
- His sister, married to Ser Humfrey Beesbury.
- Unnamed landed knight, the father of Harrold Hardyng.
- Unknown Waynwood, his wife, the youngest daughter of Ser Elys Waynwood and Alys Arryn.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 41, Alayne II.
- ↑ The Citadel. Heraldry: Houses in the Vale
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 The Hedge Knight.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 The Winds of Winter, Alayne I
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Appendix.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Appendix.