Edric Dayne, by eluas ©
|Lord of Starfall
|In 287 AC, Starfall
Edric Dayne, also known as Ned, is the Lord of Starfall and the head of House Dayne. His father, whose name is unknown, was the elder brother of Ser Arthur, Lady Ashara, and Lady Allyria Dayne. Edric serves as the squire of Beric Dondarrion, Lord of Blackhaven.
Appearance and Character
Although he can be shy, Edric is good-natured and polite.
Edric was born at Starfall, in Dorne, to Lord Dayne and his wife. Edric's mother did not have enough milk for him when he was born, so he was nursed by Wylla, a servant at Starfall. At some point, Edric was told that Wylla was the mother of Jon Snow, the bastard of Lord Eddard Stark.
When Edric was seven, his aunt Allyria was betrothed to Lord Beric Dondarrion, and Edric went to Blackhaven with Beric to serve as his page. Beric raised Edric to squire when he turned ten. He once won a prize riding at rings.
Edric has never killed anyone.
A Game of Thrones
Edric attends the Hand's tourney in King's Landing and sees Lord Eddard Stark, the new Hand of the King to Robert I Baratheon. Young Edric wants to go and speak with Eddard, but he does not know what to say. He also sees Sansa Stark at the tourney, when Ser Loras Tyrell gives her a rose.
As Lord Beric Dondarrion's squire, Edric is part of the force sent by Lord Eddard to the riverlands to apprehend Ser Gregor Clegane for raiding the riverlands. After the force is ambushed in the battle at the Mummer's Ford, Edric pulls the dying Beric out of the Red Fork and stands over the body while the battle rages around them.
A Clash of Kings
A Storm of Swords
When Arya Stark is taken by the brotherhood without banners to the hollow hill, she sees that Lord Beric has a young squire named Ned, who helps remove his breastplate. She is unnerved by hearing the name "Ned", the same nickname as her father Eddard's. Ned brings Beric his sword, surcoat, and shield before Beric fights a duel with Sandor Clegane. After Beric is killed in the duel, Thoros of Myr has Ned help him with Beric's body before the red priest revives the lightning lord with the last kiss.
Edric attempts to befriend a wary Arya during the brotherhood's travels, and her friend Gendry is scornful of their interactions. Ned tells Arya that he saw her father Eddard and sister Sansa at the Hand's tourney. Ned states that he and Arya's half-brother Jon Snow are milk brothers; that is, his wet nurse Wylla, who has been a servant of House Dayne for many years, is Jon's mother, and swears that this is true on the honor of his house. When Arya asks who he is, Ned reveals he is the Lord of Starfall. Ned tells Arya more about his family, and he is surprised that her father never spoke of Edric's aunt Ashara committing suicide over her broken heart. Ned hesitantly tells Arya that his aunt Allyria told him that Ashara and Eddard fell in love at the tourney at Harrenhal. Arya is upset to hear that her father might have loved someone besides her mother Catelyn. Edric tries to apologize, but she does not want to hear it and rides away from him.
A Feast for Crows
Quotes by Edric
Edric: I won a prize once, riding at rings.
Arya: I never learned the lance, but I could beat you with a sword. Have you killed anyone?Edric: I'm only twelve.
—Edric and Arya Stark
—Arya Stark and Edric
Quotes about Edric
—thoughts of Arya Stark
The squire seemed nice enough to Arya; maybe a little shy, but good-natured. She had always heard that Dornishmen were small and swarthy, with black hair and small black eyes, but Ned had big blue eyes, so dark that they looked almost purple. And his hair was a pale blond, more ash than honey.—thoughts of Arya Stark
Arya: Dornishmen lie, don't they?
Anguy: They're famous for it. Of course, they say the same of us marchers, so there you are. What's the trouble now? Ned's a good lad ...Arya: He's just a stupid liar.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 34, Arya VI.
- See the Edric Dayne calculation.
- George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, Edric Dayne.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 43, Arya VIII.
- A Storm of Swords, Appendix.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 43, Eddard XI.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 26, Arya VI.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 39, Arya VII.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 42, Brienne VIII.
- A Feast for Crows, Appendix.