Current Lord: Lord Paramount Eon Arryn
Guarded by the soaring peaks of the Mountains of the Moon and surrounded on three sides by the sea, the Vale of Arryn is a beautiful and dangerous region, and home of the oldest Andal bloodlines in all of Westeros. From the shadowcats that haunt the mountain passes to treacherous rockslides and mountain clan bandits, the lands of this region are hostile and deadly, forcing even the mightiest lords of the Eyrie to travel in force through their domains. For all this, the peaceful valleys, fertile soil, and numerous lakes and rivers give the region a beauty that many find uncomparable.
The Houses of the Vale, like much of Westeros, share blood with both the First Men and the Andals. But only in the Vale can the very oldest Andal lineages be found, for the first of those ancient conquerors landed upon these very shores, carving their names - and their seven pointed stars - into the earth and into history. Now the Vale stands as a bastion of the Faith, and the Bloody Gate that guards it has never fallen.
In recent years tragedy has struck this most noble of regions, as the dragon Viserion descended upon the Eyrie in his fury following the death of Queen Daenerys. Many members of House Arryn were slain, but still the line continues, with such hallowed names as Royce, Corbray, Waynwood, Hardyng and Hunter ever loyal, and ever vigilant. Though the beast has left the charred ruins of the Eyrie in it's wake, the people of the Vale are yet unbroken.
For more information on recent events in the Vale, please see our State of the Realm page.
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