Artys Arryn - also known as The Winged Knight - is an unseen character in Game of Thrones. He is deceased when the events of the series begin. He has only appeared in "The Complete Guide to Westeros: House Arryn" featurette. He was a knight that participated in the Andal invasion of Westeros. He was the founder of House Arryn.
According to legend, Ser Artys flew atop a giant falcon, landing on the topmost mountain of the Vale, and defeated the Griffin King, the last of the First Men Mountain Kings. Afterward, he took the Eyrie and became the first King of Mountain and Vale founding House Arryn. His descendants continued to rule the Vale as Kings until the Targaryen conquest, and then as Lords Paramount of the Vale in the name of the Iron Throne.
In the books
Garth Greenhand · Florian & Jonquil · The Grey King · The Griffin King · Joramun · Lann the Clever
The Night's King & the Night's Queen · The Rat Cook · The Prince That Was Promised
|Seat:||The Eyrie||Lands:||The Vale of Arryn|
|Title(s):||Lord of the Eyrie · Lord Paramount of the Vale · Warden of the East|
|Ancestors:||Artys Arryn · Sharra Arryn · Ronnel Arryn|
|Current members:||Lysa Arryn|
|Deceased members:||Jasper Arryn · Jon Arryn · Alys Arryn · Ronnel Arryn|
|Household:||Ser Vardis Egen · Ser Hugh of the Vale · Mord|
|Overlord:||House Baratheon of King's Landing|