House Arryn
The Lords Of The Eyrie

As High As Honor

The Arryns are the descendants of the Kings of Mountain and Vale, one of the oldest and purest lines of Andal nobility. They are the Wardens of the East, a title they have held for three hundred years. Before that they were the Kings of the eastern kingdom of Westeros.

The Eyrie is built high in the mountains of the East, made of seven slender white towers so high that one can look down upon the clouds from their parapets. Though small by the Great Houses' standards, the Eyrie, because of the height at which it is built, is the most difficult of castles to storm, as like to defeat troops by causing them to suffer vertigo if naught else. The sigil of the Arryns is the moon-and-falcon, white, upon a sky blue field. The Arryn words are As High As Honor.

Lord Jon Arryn, recently deceased, childless for most of his life, fostered both Robert Baratheon and Eddard Stark at the Eyrie. He had been a second father to the both of them. He raised the East in revolt rather than give them up when King Aerys II Targaryen demanded their heads. After Robert took the Iron Throne, he named Jon Arryn the Hand of the King and he went with him to King's Landing. Lord Jon Arryn is also a brother by marriage to Lord Eddard Stark, as they are married to two sisters, the daughters of Lord Hoster Tully of Riverrun.

The Present Lords Of House Arryn