- "They call the entrance to their lands "the Bloody Gate" because, in the Age of Heroes, a dozen armies supposedly smashed themselves against it."
- ―Petyr Baelish
The Bloody Gate has been the primary defensive strongpoint of the Vale for thousands of years. According to myth, more than a dozen armies were destroyed trying to take it during the Age of Heroes.
In the booksEdit
In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels the Bloody Gate is a series of battlements placed across the mountain road that leads into the Vale of Arryn from the Mountains of the Moon. There are two long parapets built into the stone of the mountains. The pass, narrow where it meets the gate, is watched over by twin watchtowers, which are joined by a covered bridge of grey stone that arches above the road. The Knight of the Gate asks the question, "Who would pass the Bloody Gate?" of all who would pass through. The Knight of the Gate at the time of the books is Ser Brynden Tully. After Ser Brynden renounces the post to aid House Tully, the title is granted to Ser Donnel of House Waynwood.