Ronnel Arryn (king)

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Ronnel Arryn
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Biographical Information
Titles King of Mountain and Vale
Royal House House Arryn[1]
Mother Queen Regent Sharra Arryn

Ronnel Arryn was the last King of Mountain and Vale, reigning until the invasion of Westeros by Aegon the Conqueror. Only a boy, rule of the Vale of Arryn fell to his mother, Queen Regent Sharra Arryn, who was regarded as one of the most beautiful women of Westeros.

The War of Conquest

After Aegon launched his invasion and made his intentions known to the rulers of the seven independent kingdoms of Westeros, Sharra sent a portrait of herself to him and offered her hand in marriage with the condition Aegon would make her son his heir. Aegon refused.

The Vale scored a victory against the invaders in the Battle of Gulltown, though the Arryn fleet was burned by Visenya Targaryen. However, after the Arryn fleet was destroyed, the Lord of the Vale faced a new problem, as the Sistermen revolted against the Eyrie.

As other regions of Westeros fell to Aegon, Ronnel's mother Sharra amassed the Vale army at the Bloody Gate. However, Aegon sent Visenya to the Eyrie atop her dragon Vhagar. When the queen regent returned to the Eyrie she found her son sitting on Visenya's lap asking if he could ride the dragon with Visenya. Sharra afterward bent the knee. The Arryns were declared Wardens of the East and Defenders of the Vale, and Ronnel received his ride on Vhagar. And so ended the last reign of the Kings of Mountain and Vale.


Mother, can I go fly with the lady?[2]

- Ronnel to Sharra Arryn

References and Notes

  1. Bubonicon Report, August 25, 2012 So Spake Martin
  2. Reading from The World of Ice and Fire. Notes from George R.R. Martin's reading and Q&A at the Bubonicon 44 in Albuquerque by Trebla.