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| Alias = The Maiden of the Vale{{Ref|FAB|The Dying of the Dragons - The Blacks and the Greens}}
| Title = [[Lady of the Eyrie]]<br>[[Defender of the Vale]]<br>[[Warden of the East]]<br>[[Regent|Lady Regent]]
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| Title = [[Lady of the Eyrie]]{{Ref|FAB|The Dying of the Dragons - A Son for a Son}}<br>[[Defender of the Vale]]{{Ref|FAB|The Dying of the Dragons - A Son for a Son}}<br>[[Warden of the East]]{{Ref|FAB|The Dying of the Dragons - A Son for a Son}}<br>[[Regent|Lady Regent]]{{Ref|FAB|Under the Regents - The Hooded Hand}}
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| Date_of_Birth = {{Date|94}}<ref>''See the [[Years after Aegon's Conquest/Calculations Ages#Jeyne Arryn|Jeyne Arryn]] calculation.''</ref>
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| Date_of_Birth = {{Date|94}}<ref>''See the [[Years after Aegon's Conquest/Calculations Ages (Continued2)#Jeyne Arryn|Jeyne Arryn]] calculation.''</ref>
| Place_of_Death = [[Gulltown]]{{ref|twoiaf| The Targaryen Kings: Aegon III}}
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| Place_of_Death = [[Gulltown]]{{Ref|TWOIAF| The Targaryen Kings: Aegon III}}
| Date_of_Death = {{Date|134}}
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| Date_of_Death = {{Date|134}}{{Ref|FAB|The Lysene Spring and the End of Regency}}
| Books = ''[[The World of Ice & Fire]]'' (mentioned)<br>''[[The Rogue Prince]]'' (mentioned)<br>''[[The Princess and the Queen]]'' (mentioned)<br>''[[Fire & Blood]] (mentioned)
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'''Jeyne Arryn''', also called '''the Maiden of the Vale''', was Lady of the [[Eyrie]] and head of [[House Arryn]]. She ruled the [[Vale of Arryn]] during the [[House Targaryen|Targaryen]] civil war known as the [[Dance of the Dragons]].{{ref|tpatq}}
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'''Jeyne Arryn''', called '''the Maiden of the Vale''', was Lady of the [[Eyrie]] and head of [[House Arryn]]. She ruled the [[Vale of Arryn]] during the [[House Targaryen|Targaryen]] civil war known as the [[Dance of the Dragons]].{{Ref|FAB|The Dying of the Dragons - The Blacks and the Greens}}
  
 
==Character==
 
==Character==
According to the ''[[Testimony of Mushroom|Testimony of]] [[Mushroom]]'', Lady Jeyne had a voracious appetite for men. Meanwhile, [[Septon]] [[Eustace]] in his ''[[The Reign of King Viserys, first of His Name, and the Dance of the Dragons That Came After]]'', repeats the widespread rumor that Jeyne preferred other women, but goes on to say it was not true.{{ref|fab|The Dying of the Dragons - A Son for a Son}}
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According to ''[[The Testimony of Mushroom]]'', Lady Jeyne had a voracious appetite for men. In his ''[[The Reign of King Viserys, First of His Name, and the Dance of the Dragons That Came After|The Reign of King Viserys]]'', however, [[Septon]] [[Eustace (Dance of the Dragons)|Eustace]] repeats the widespread rumor that Jeyne preferred other women, but goes on to say it was not true.{{Ref|FAB|The Dying of the Dragons - A Son for a Son}} [[Jessamyn Redfort]] was a "dear companion" of Jeyne.{{Ref|FAB|The Lysene Spring and the End of Regency}}
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
Jeyne became Lady of the [[Eyrie]] around {{Date|97}} when she was three years old, after her father and brothers were killed at the hands of the [[Stone Crows]].{{ref|fab|The Dying of the Dragons - A Son for a Son}}
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===Early Life===
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Jeyne became Lady of the [[Eyrie]] in {{Date|97}} when she was three years old, after her father and older brothers were killed at the hands of the [[Stone Crows]].{{Ref|FAB|The Dying of the Dragons - A Son for a Son}} She did not attend the [[Great Council]] of {{Date|101}}. In her stead went Lord [[Yorbert Royce]], who served as [[Lord Protector of the Eyrie and the Vale of Arryn|Lord Protector]] during this time.{{Ref|TWOIAF|The Vale: House Arryn}}
  
During the [[Great Council]] of {{Date|101}}, she did not attend. In her stead went Lord [[Yorbert Royce]], who served as [[Lord Protector of the Eyrie and the Vale of Arryn|Lord Protector]] during this time.{{ref|TWOIAF| The Vale: House Arryn}}
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Jeyne's inheritance was twice contested by her cousin, Ser [[Arnold Arryn]]. Consequently, he was imprisoned in one of the [[sky cells]],{{Ref|FAB|The Lysene Spring and the End of Regency}} while he and his descendants were disinherited from the Arryn line of succession by her last testament.{{Ref|FAB|The Lysene Spring and the End of Regency}}
  
Jeyne's inheritance was twice contested by her cousin, Ser [[Arnold Arryn]]. Consequently, he was imprisoned in one of the [[sky cells]],{{ref|fab|The Dying of the Dragons - A Son for a Son}} while he and his descendants were disinherited from the Arryn line of succession by her last testament.{{ref|fab|The Lysene Spring and the End of the Regency}}
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On the death of Lady [[Rhea Royce]] in {{Date|115}}, her husband Prince [[Daemon Targaryen]] appealed to Lady Jeyne in the hopes of claiming [[Runestone]] for himself. Jeyne not only rejected his claim, but also ordered him to leave the [[Vale of Arryn]].{{Ref|FAB|Heirs of the Dragon - A Question of Succession}}
  
On the death of Lady [[Rhea Royce]] in {{Date|115}}, her husband Prince [[Daemon Targaryen]] appealed to Lady Jeyne in the hopes of claiming [[Runestone]] for himself. Jeyne not only rejected his claim, but also ordered him to leave the Vale.{{ref|trp}}
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===Dance of the Dragons===
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At the start of the [[Dance of the Dragons]], Prince [[Jacaerys Velaryon]] flew north on his [[dragon]], [[Vermax]], to foster allies for the cause of his mother, [[Rhaenyra Targaryen]], herself the daughter of [[Aemma Arryn]]. According to [[Mushroom]], Lady Jeyne offered Jacaerys the allegiance of the [[Vale of Arryn]] if he could bring her to climax using his tongue. Grand Maester [[Munkun]]'s ''[[True Telling]]'' makes no such mention. He quotes Jeyne citing that, despite her contempt for Prince [[Daemon Targaryen]], Rhaenyra was an [[House Arryn|Arryn]] on her mother's side and women should band together. Her only request was [[dragonrider]]s to protect the [[Eyrie]] from the [[greens]]' own dragons. After Jacaerys agreed, Lady Jeyne and her warriors knelt before the prince.{{Ref|FAB|The Dying of the Dragons - A Son for a Son}}
  
At the start of the civil war called the [[Dance of the Dragons]], Prince [[Jacaerys Velaryon]] flew north on his [[dragon]] [[Vermax]], to foster allies for the cause of his mother, [[Rhaenyra Targaryen]], herself the daughter of [[Aemma Arryn]]. One of the places he went to was the Eyrie. According to Mushroom, Lady Jeyne offered Prince Jacaerys the allegiance of the Vale only if he could bring her to climax using his tongue. Meanwhile, [[Grand Maester]] [[Munkun]]'s ''[[True Telling]]'' makes no such mention. He quotes Jeyne citing that, despite her contempt for Daemon Targaryen, Rhaenyra was an Arryn on her mother's side and women should band together. Her only request was [[dragonrider]]s to protect the Eyrie from the [[greens]]' own dragons. After Jacaerys agreed, Lady Jeyne and her warriors knelt before the prince.{{ref|fab|The Dying of the Dragons - A Son for a Son}}
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Jeyne brought the Eyrie to the side of the [[blacks]] during the civil war. Jeyne sent men by sea by way of [[Gulltown]] to join the queen's hosts at [[King's Landing]].{{Ref|FAB|The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Triumphant}} Princess [[Rhaena Targaryen (daughter of Daemon)|Rhaena Targaryen]] was Jeyne's ward during the war.{{Ref|FAB|Under the Regents - The Hooded Hand}}
  
Jeyne brought the Eyrie to the side of the [[blacks]] during the civil war. Though snows closed the passes through the [[Mountains of the Moon]], Jeyne sent men by sea by way of [[Gulltown]] to join the queen's hosts. When Rhaenyra fled [[King's Landing]] following the [[Riot of King's Landing (Dance of the Dragons)|riot of King's Landing]] and the [[storming of the Dragonpit]], Ser [[Harrold Darke]] of the [[Queensguard]] urged her to seek refuge with Lady Jeyne in the Vale. Rhaenyra, however, was determined to return to [[Dragonstone]] and refused his council.{{ref|tpatq}}
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Following the [[Storming of the Dragonpit]], Rhaenyra fled the capital for [[Duskendale]]. If Rhaenyra were to send transport ships to Gulltown, Jeyne was willing to send her troops, but the queen lacked ships and gold. Ser [[Harrold Darke]] of the [[Queensguard]] urged her to seek refuge with Lady Jeyne in the Vale. Rhaenyra, however, was determined to return to [[Dragonstone]] and refused his council. The queen was eventually killed by [[Sunfyre]].{{Ref|FAB|The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenya Overthrown}}
  
Lady Jeyne [[Regency of Aegon III|served]] as one of the original seven regents to Rhaenyra's eldest surviving son, King [[Aegon III Targaryen]], following the conclusion of the civil war. She died in {{Date|134}} of an illness while at Gulltown{{ref|twoiaf| The Targaryen Kings: Aegon III}} in the arms of her "dear companion," [[Jessamyn Redfort]]. Due to the widely-spread rumor that Jeyne preferred the companionship of other women, and the fact that Lady Jeyne never married, it is heavily implied that Jeyne had a lesbian relationship with Lady Jessamyn.{{ref|fab|The Lysene Spring and the End of the Regency}}{{ref|fab|The Dying of the Dragons - The Blacks and the Greens}}
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Lady Arryn assembled a host of eight thousand men-at-arms and fifteen hundred [[knights]] in opposition to King [[Aegon II Targaryen]].{{Ref|FAB|The Dying of the Dragons - The Short, Sad Reign of Aegon II}}
  
Lady Jeyne named her distant cousin and the [[Knight of the Bloody Gate]], Ser [[Joffrey Arryn]], as her heir in her last testament. However, a war of succession ensued upon her death, as Arnold Arryn and [[Isembard Arryn]], head of the [[House Arryn of Gulltown|Gulltown Arryns]], tried to contest Lord Joffrey's inheritance.{{ref|fab|The Lysene Spring and the End of the Regency}}
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===Regency of Aegon III===
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Lady Jeyne [[Regency of Aegon III|served]] as one of the seven initial regents to [[Rhaenyra Targaryen]]'s eldest surviving son, King [[Aegon III Targaryen]], following the conclusion of the civil war. Jeyne returned to the [[Vale of Arryn]] in {{Date|132}} to deal with raiding [[Vale mountain clans|mountain clansmen]].{{Ref|FAB|Under the Regents - The Hooded Hand}}
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Jeyne died in {{Date|134}} of a chest cold while at the [[Motherhouse of Maris]] in [[Gulltown]].{{Ref|TWOIAF| The Targaryen Kings: Aegon III}} The unmarried Maid of the Vale passed away in the arms of her "dear companion," [[Jessamyn Redfort]].{{Ref|FAB|The Lysene Spring and the End of Regency}}
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Lady Jeyne named her distant cousin and the [[Knight of the Bloody Gate]], Ser [[Joffrey Arryn]], as her heir in her last testament. However, a war of succession ensued upon her death, as Ser [[Eldric Arryn]], and [[Isembard Arryn]], head of the [[House Arryn of Gulltown|Gulltown Arryns]], tried to contest Lord Joffrey's inheritance. Ser [[Corwyn Corbray]] ruled that Jeyne's will must prevail.{{Ref|FAB|The Lysene Spring and the End of Regency}}
  
 
==Quotes==
 
==Quotes==
{{Quote|Thrice have mine own kin sough to replace men. My cousin Ser Arnold is wont to say that women are too soft to rule. I have him in one of my sky cells, if you would like to ask him.{{ref|fab|The Dying of the Dragons - A Son for a Son}}}} - Jeyne Arryn to Jacaerys Velaryon
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{{Quote|Thrice have mine own kin sought to replace me. My cousin Ser [[Arnold Arryn|Arnold]] is wont to say that women are too soft to rule. I have him in one of my [[sky cell]]s, if you would like to ask him.{{Ref|FAB|The Dying of the Dragons - A Son for a Son}}|Jeyne to [[Jacaerys Velaryon]]}}
  
{{Quote|In this world of men, we women must band together.{{ref|fab|The Dying of the Dragons - A Son for a Son}}}} - Jeyne Arryn
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{{Quote|In this world of men, we women must band together.{{Ref|FAB|The Dying of the Dragons - A Son for a Son}}|Jeyne to [[Jacaerys Velaryon]]}}
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==Family==
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{{Arryn tree Aegon III}}
  
 
==References==
 
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Latest revision as of 22:04, 9 June 2019

House Arryn.svg
Jeyne Arryn
House Arryn.svg
Alias The Maiden of the Vale[1]
Title Lady of the Eyrie[2]
Defender of the Vale[2]
Warden of the East[2]
Lady Regent[3]
Allegiance House Arryn
Blacks
Culture Valemen
Born In 94 AC[4]
Died In 134 AC[5], at Gulltown[6]
Book(s) The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)
Fire & Blood (mentioned)
The Rogue Prince (mentioned)
The Princess and the Queen (mentioned)

Jeyne Arryn, called the Maiden of the Vale, was Lady of the Eyrie and head of House Arryn. She ruled the Vale of Arryn during the Targaryen civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons.[1]

Character

According to The Testimony of Mushroom, Lady Jeyne had a voracious appetite for men. In his The Reign of King Viserys, however, Septon Eustace repeats the widespread rumor that Jeyne preferred other women, but goes on to say it was not true.[2] Jessamyn Redfort was a "dear companion" of Jeyne.[5]

History

Early Life

Jeyne became Lady of the Eyrie in 97 AC when she was three years old, after her father and older brothers were killed at the hands of the Stone Crows.[2] She did not attend the Great Council of 101 AC. In her stead went Lord Yorbert Royce, who served as Lord Protector during this time.[7]

Jeyne's inheritance was twice contested by her cousin, Ser Arnold Arryn. Consequently, he was imprisoned in one of the sky cells,[5] while he and his descendants were disinherited from the Arryn line of succession by her last testament.[5]

On the death of Lady Rhea Royce in 115 AC, her husband Prince Daemon Targaryen appealed to Lady Jeyne in the hopes of claiming Runestone for himself. Jeyne not only rejected his claim, but also ordered him to leave the Vale of Arryn.[8]

Dance of the Dragons

At the start of the Dance of the Dragons, Prince Jacaerys Velaryon flew north on his dragon, Vermax, to foster allies for the cause of his mother, Rhaenyra Targaryen, herself the daughter of Aemma Arryn. According to Mushroom, Lady Jeyne offered Jacaerys the allegiance of the Vale of Arryn if he could bring her to climax using his tongue. Grand Maester Munkun's True Telling makes no such mention. He quotes Jeyne citing that, despite her contempt for Prince Daemon Targaryen, Rhaenyra was an Arryn on her mother's side and women should band together. Her only request was dragonriders to protect the Eyrie from the greens' own dragons. After Jacaerys agreed, Lady Jeyne and her warriors knelt before the prince.[2]

Jeyne brought the Eyrie to the side of the blacks during the civil war. Jeyne sent men by sea by way of Gulltown to join the queen's hosts at King's Landing.[9] Princess Rhaena Targaryen was Jeyne's ward during the war.[3]

Following the Storming of the Dragonpit, Rhaenyra fled the capital for Duskendale. If Rhaenyra were to send transport ships to Gulltown, Jeyne was willing to send her troops, but the queen lacked ships and gold. Ser Harrold Darke of the Queensguard urged her to seek refuge with Lady Jeyne in the Vale. Rhaenyra, however, was determined to return to Dragonstone and refused his council. The queen was eventually killed by Sunfyre.[10]

Lady Arryn assembled a host of eight thousand men-at-arms and fifteen hundred knights in opposition to King Aegon II Targaryen.[11]

Regency of Aegon III

Lady Jeyne served as one of the seven initial regents to Rhaenyra Targaryen's eldest surviving son, King Aegon III Targaryen, following the conclusion of the civil war. Jeyne returned to the Vale of Arryn in 132 AC to deal with raiding mountain clansmen.[3]

Jeyne died in 134 AC of a chest cold while at the Motherhouse of Maris in Gulltown.[6] The unmarried Maid of the Vale passed away in the arms of her "dear companion," Jessamyn Redfort.[5]

Lady Jeyne named her distant cousin and the Knight of the Bloody Gate, Ser Joffrey Arryn, as her heir in her last testament. However, a war of succession ensued upon her death, as Ser Eldric Arryn, and Isembard Arryn, head of the Gulltown Arryns, tried to contest Lord Joffrey's inheritance. Ser Corwyn Corbray ruled that Jeyne's will must prevail.[5]

Quotes

Thrice have mine own kin sought to replace me. My cousin Ser Arnold is wont to say that women are too soft to rule. I have him in one of my sky cells, if you would like to ask him.[2]

—Jeyne to Jacaerys Velaryon

In this world of men, we women must band together.[2]

—Jeyne to Jacaerys Velaryon

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
House Arryn
of the Eyrie
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lord Arryn
 
Wife
 
Son
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
House Arryn
of Gulltown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sons
 
Jeyne
 
Arnold
 
 
Joffrey
 
 
Isembard
 
Wife
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eldric
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sons
 
 
 
 


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Blacks and the Greens.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - A Son for a Son.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - The Hooded Hand.
  4. See the Jeyne Arryn calculation.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Fire & Blood, The Lysene Spring and the End of Regency.
  6. 6.0 6.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon III.
  7. The World of Ice & Fire, The Vale: House Arryn.
  8. Fire & Blood, Heirs of the Dragon - A Question of Succession.
  9. Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Triumphant.
  10. Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenya Overthrown.
  11. Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Short, Sad Reign of Aegon II.