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[[File:Vale knights.jpg|thumb|200px|right|Knights flying the banner of House Arryn galloping through the Vale.]]
 
[[File:Vale knights.jpg|thumb|200px|right|Knights flying the banner of House Arryn galloping through the Vale.]]
 
[[Image:Vale.PNG|thumb|right|200px|Map showing the location of the Vale of Arryn on the continent of Westeros.]]
 
[[Image:Vale.PNG|thumb|right|200px|Map showing the location of the Vale of Arryn on the continent of Westeros.]]
'''The Vale of Arryn''' is one of the constituent regions of the [[Seven Kingdoms]], and was formerly a sovereign nation known as the '''[[Kingdom of Mountain and Vale]]''' before the [[Targaryen]] conquest. The Vale is ruled by [[House Arryn]] from the castle known as [[the Eyrie]]. Protected and surrounded by the [[Mountains of the Moon]], the Vale is isolated from the rest of Westeros and is accessible only during warmer seasons.<ref>[http://viewers-guide.hbo.com/game-of-thrones/season2/#!/locations/the-vale-of-arryn/ HBO viewers guide, season 2 map, The Vale of Arryn entry]</ref>
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'''The Vale of Arryn''' is one of the constituent regions of the [[Seven Kingdoms]], and was formerly a sovereign nation known as the '''[[Kingdom of Mountain and Vale]]''' before [[Targaryen Conquest|the Targaryen Conquest]]. The Vale is ruled by [[House Arryn]] from the castle known as [[the Eyrie]]. Protected and surrounded by the [[Mountains of the Moon]], the Vale is isolated from the rest of Westeros and is accessible only during warmer seasons.<ref>[http://viewers-guide.hbo.com/game-of-thrones/season2/#!/locations/the-vale-of-arryn/ HBO viewers guide, season 2 map, The Vale of Arryn entry]</ref>
   
 
[[Bastard]]s born in the Vale are given the surname '''Stone'''.
 
[[Bastard]]s born in the Vale are given the surname '''Stone'''.
   
The Vale is where the [[Andals]] first landed and spread out from during their [[Andal Invasion|invasion of Westeros]] six thousand years ago, though as settlement patterns became established, the Reach became the main population center and cultural heartland of the Andals. Still, combined with its isolated mountainous terrain, noble families from the Vale are said to have the among the purest representation of Andal bloodlines within Westeros. A few noble families from other regions can match them for this, but no other region taken as a whole.
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The Vale is where the [[Andals]] first landed and spread out from during their [[Andal Invasion|invasion of Westeros]] six thousand years ago, though as settlement patterns became established, [[the Reach ]] became the main population center and cultural heartland of the Andals. Still, combined with its isolated mountainous terrain, noble families from the Vale are said to have among the purest Andal bloodlines within Westeros. A few noble families from other regions can match them for this, but no other region taken as a whole.
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There are many small tribes who inhabit the foothills of the Mountains of the Moon. These tribes are commonly known as [[hill tribes]], and they reject the rule of House Arryn. Although they are dangerous to passing travelers, their lack of organization and more advanced weapons means they pose no real threat to the rest of the [[Seven Kingdoms]]. 
   
 
==Geography==
 
==Geography==
   
Unlike the Westerlands, which have gently rolling mountains, the mountains of the Vale are much less hospitable and more difficult to traverse. Further, while the mountains of the Westerlands are filled with precious metals such as gold, the mountains of the Vale are not particularly rich in resources. The valleys scattered between the harsh mountains, however, are as fertile as any in the Riverlands.
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Unlike the [[Westerlands]], which have gently rolling mountains, the mountains of the Vale are much less hospitable and more difficult to traverse. Further, while the mountains of the Westerlands are filled with precious metals such as gold, the mountains of the Vale are not particularly rich in resources. The valleys scattered between the harsh mountains, however, are as fertile as any in the Riverlands.
   
 
===Castles===
 
===Castles===
 
*[[The Eyrie]], the regional capital and the seat of [[House Arryn]].
 
*[[The Eyrie]], the regional capital and the seat of [[House Arryn]].
**[[Bloody Gate]], a stronghold on the road to [[the Eyrie]].
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*[[Bloody Gate]], a stronghold on the road to the Eyrie.
**[[Runestone]], the seat of [[House Royce]].
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*[[Redfort]], a castle located southeast of the Eyrie.
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*[[Runestone]], the seat of [[House Royce]].
   
 
===Towns and cities===
 
===Towns and cities===
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*[[Sisterton]], the biggest town on the [[Three Sisters]].
 
*[[Wickendon]], a town in the south of the Vale.
 
*[[Wickendon]], a town in the south of the Vale.
 
*[[Gulltown]], the only city in the Vale and a major port.
 
*[[Gulltown]], the only city in the Vale and a major port.
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====Coastal areas====
 
====Coastal areas====
 
*[[The Bite]], a bay separating the Vale from [[the North]].
 
*[[The Bite]], a bay separating the Vale from [[the North]].
**[[Three Sisters]], a group of islands in the Bite.
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**The [[Three Sisters]], a group of islands in the Bite.
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**[[The Paps]], an island northeast of the [[Fingers]].
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**[[Pebble]], a small island east of the Three Sisters.
   
 
==In the books==
 
==In the books==
In the ''[[A Song of Ice and Fire]]'' novels, the term "Vale" refers to the entire region ruled by the Arryns, as well as the Vale itself, which runs from the foot of the Giant's Lance almost to the sea,. The Arryns rule the Vale from the castle known as the Eyrie. Before the [[Andal Invasion]], the region was originally known as the '''the Kingdom of Mountain and Vale'''. During the time the Arryn dynasty ruled the Vale, the region was known as the '''Kingdom of Vale and Sky'''.
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In the ''[[A Song of Ice and Fire]]'' novels, the term "Vale" refers to the entire region ruled by the Arryns, as well as the Vale itself, which runs from the foot of the Giant's Lance almost to the sea,. The Arryns rule the Vale from the castle known as the Eyrie. Before the [[Andal Invasion]], the region was originally known as the '''the Kingdom of Mountain and Vale'''. During the time the Arryn dynasty ruled the Vale, the region was also alternatively known as the '''Kingdom of Vale and Sky'''.
   
 
The people of the Vale, popularly called "valemen", are known as honorable, reliable warriors steeped in honor and the worship of the [[Faith of the Seven]].
 
The people of the Vale, popularly called "valemen", are known as honorable, reliable warriors steeped in honor and the worship of the [[Faith of the Seven]].
   
Some of the valemen living in the foothills of the Mountains of the Moon have rejected the authority of the Eyrie and exist as little more than clans and tribes of savage warriors, such as the Black Ears and Burned Men. Whilst dangerous to passing travelers, they lack the number and equipment to properly invade or trouble the Vale.
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Some of the valemen living in the foothills of the Mountains of the Moon have rejected the authority of the Eyrie and exist as little more than clans and tribes of savage warriors, such as the Black Ears and Burned Men. While dangerous to passing travelers, they lack the number and equipment to properly invade or trouble the Vale.
   
 
The borders of the Vale are held to be the Bite to the north, the Bay of Crabs to the south, the Mountains of the Moon to the west and the Narrow Sea to the east.
 
The borders of the Vale are held to be the Bite to the north, the Bay of Crabs to the south, the Mountains of the Moon to the west and the Narrow Sea to the east.
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==See also==
 
==See also==
* [http://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/Vale_of_Arryn#The_Vale_of_Arryn The Vale of Arryn at A Wiki of Ice and Fire.]
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* [http://viewers-guide.hbo.com/game-of-thrones/season2/#!/map/ HBO Viewer's Guide.]
 
* [http://viewers-guide.hbo.com/game-of-thrones/season2/#!/map/ HBO Viewer's Guide.]
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The Vale of Arryn
Vale of Arryn
Location
Type
Administrative region of the Seven Kingdoms
Geography
Tall mountains punctuated by fertile river-valleys, temperate.
Population
Rulers
Religion
The Faith of the Seven (majority)
The Old Gods of the Forest (minority)
Culture
Andal (majority)
First Men (minority)
Military
Regional capital
Cities
Towns
Villages
Castles
Date of founding
Age
Founder
[[:Category:{{{Images}}}|Images]]
Vale knights

Knights flying the banner of House Arryn galloping through the Vale.

Vale

Map showing the location of the Vale of Arryn on the continent of Westeros.

The Vale of Arryn is one of the constituent regions of the Seven Kingdoms, and was formerly a sovereign nation known as the Kingdom of Mountain and Vale before the Targaryen Conquest. The Vale is ruled by House Arryn from the castle known as the Eyrie. Protected and surrounded by the Mountains of the Moon, the Vale is isolated from the rest of Westeros and is accessible only during warmer seasons.[1]

Bastards born in the Vale are given the surname Stone.

The Vale is where the Andals first landed and spread out from during their invasion of Westeros six thousand years ago, though as settlement patterns became established, the Reach became the main population center and cultural heartland of the Andals. Still, combined with its isolated mountainous terrain, noble families from the Vale are said to have among the purest Andal bloodlines within Westeros. A few noble families from other regions can match them for this, but no other region taken as a whole.

There are many small tribes who inhabit the foothills of the Mountains of the Moon. These tribes are commonly known as hill tribes, and they reject the rule of House Arryn. Although they are dangerous to passing travelers, their lack of organization and more advanced weapons means they pose no real threat to the rest of the Seven Kingdoms

GeographyEdit

Unlike the Westerlands, which have gently rolling mountains, the mountains of the Vale are much less hospitable and more difficult to traverse. Further, while the mountains of the Westerlands are filled with precious metals such as gold, the mountains of the Vale are not particularly rich in resources. The valleys scattered between the harsh mountains, however, are as fertile as any in the Riverlands.

CastlesEdit

Towns and citiesEdit

RegionsEdit

Coastal areasEdit

In the booksEdit

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, the term "Vale" refers to the entire region ruled by the Arryns, as well as the Vale itself, which runs from the foot of the Giant's Lance almost to the sea,. The Arryns rule the Vale from the castle known as the Eyrie. Before the Andal Invasion, the region was originally known as the the Kingdom of Mountain and Vale. During the time the Arryn dynasty ruled the Vale, the region was also alternatively known as the Kingdom of Vale and Sky.

The people of the Vale, popularly called "valemen", are known as honorable, reliable warriors steeped in honor and the worship of the Faith of the Seven.

Some of the valemen living in the foothills of the Mountains of the Moon have rejected the authority of the Eyrie and exist as little more than clans and tribes of savage warriors, such as the Black Ears and Burned Men. While dangerous to passing travelers, they lack the number and equipment to properly invade or trouble the Vale.

The borders of the Vale are held to be the Bite to the north, the Bay of Crabs to the south, the Mountains of the Moon to the west and the Narrow Sea to the east.

Castles

  • The Gates of the Moon, a fortress which guards the foot of the Giant's Lance, held by a cadet branch of House Royce.

ReferencesEdit

See alsoEdit

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Lord: Robin Arryn Heir:
House-Arryn-heraldry
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
Deceased members:Jasper Arryn · Jon Arryn · Alys Arryn · Ronnel Arryn · Lysa Arryn
Household:{Ser Vardis Egen} · {Ser Hugh of the Vale} · Mord
Overlord:House Baratheon of King's Landing

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