"House Arryn" is a featurette and part of "Great Houses" section of the Complete Guide to Westeros, a special feature in the Blu-ray of Season 1 of Game of Thrones. It is narrated by Michelle Fairley as Lady Catelyn Tully.
Lady Catelyn Tully now Lady Catelyn Stark speaks of the origins of House Arryn and the conquest of The Vale of Arryn during the Invasion of Andal and its role in Robert's Rebellion.
Summary of House ArrynEdit
In the Mountains of the Moon, above the rich lands of The Vale of Arryn, stands The Eyrie on Giant's Lance regional capital of The Vale of Arryn a storied and impregnable fortress said to have built by the legendary Mountain Kings in the Age of Heroes. It is the seat capital of House Arryn, one of the oldest noble families of Westeros. Their sigil is a soaring white falcon over a crescent moon upon a blue cloth, and their words "As High As Honor".
The Arryns are directly descendants from the Andals invaders who sailed across the Narrow Sea and came ashore at The Fingers. According to legend, Ser Artys "the Winged Knight" Arryn, flew atop a giant falcon and landed atop the highest mountain, where he defeated the Griffin King in battle, winning the first victory of the Andals over the First Men in the south. Ser Artys "the Winged Knight" Arryn was duly rewarded and he was declared King of the Mountain and the Vale, and the region was then renamed "The Vale of Arryn".
Thousands of years later, Aegon I the Conqueror Targaryen arrived in Westeros. House Arryn ruled by King Ronnel "who Flew" Arryn and his mother Queen Sharra "the Flower of the Mountain" Arryn bent the knee to Visenya Targaryen riding on Vhagar a female dragon and were allowed to maintain their hold over the region as Wardens in the Eastern Hub and Lords Paramount in The Vale of Arryn. The Arryns remained loyal to the House Targaryen until Lord Jonny Jon Arryn joined Houses Stark led by Lord Eddard "Ned" Stark and Baratheon led by King Robert Baratheon in Robert's Rebellion against King Aerys 2nd "King Scab or Mad King Aerys" Targaryen. After the rebellion's finished, Robert named Lord Jonny Jon Arryn Hand of the King, a title he held for 14 years before he died by poison.
- Ser/King Artys Arryn, the "Winged Knight"
- Griffin King
- King Aegon I Targaryen, the "Conqueror"
- Balerion, the "Black Dread" (not mentioned by name)
- Lord Jon Arryn (mentioned)
- King Aerys II Targaryen, the "Mad King" (mentioned)
- Lord/King Robert Baratheon (mentioned)
- Mountain King
- King of the Mountain and the Vale
- Lord Paramount of the Vale
- Warden of the East
- Hand of the King