House Egen

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House Egen
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Coat of arms A yellow sun, white crescent moon, and silver star on a blue chief, above a white field
(Argent, on a chief azure a moon increscent of the first between a sun-in-splendour or and a mullet of the first)
Words By Day or Night
Region the Vale
Overlord House Arryn
Founded Coming of the Andals[1]

House Egen is a noble house from the Vale, one of the principal families sworn to House Arryn.[2] According to semi-canon sources, they blazon their arms with a yellow sun, white crescent moon, and silver star on blue chief above white.[3] Their motto is "By Day or Night".[4]

History

According to a semi-canon source, House Egen has served House Arryn since the coming of the Andals. Their arms boast that the Egens will serve their liege at all hours.[1]

Ser Vardis Egen served Lord Jon Arryn as captain of the guards during his tenure as Hand of the King.[5] When Lady Lysa Arryn and Lord Robert Arryn fled back to the Eyrie after Jon's death, Robert played with Vardis's son, but the boy was sent away for Lysa judged him too rough.[6]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Awaiting Lady Catelyn Stark upon her arrival at the Eyrie are Maester Colemon and Ser Vardis Egen, the captain of the household guard. Vardis fights on behalf of House Arryn during Tyrion Lannister's trial by battle, in which he is slain by Bronn.[5]

House Egen at the end of the third century

The known Egens during the timespan described in A Song of Ice and Fire are:

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 A Song of Ice and Fire Campaign Guide: The Vale of Arryn
  2. A Game of Thrones, Appendix.
  3. The Citadel. Heraldry: in the Vale
  4. The Citadel. House Mottoes
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 40, Catelyn VII.
  6. 6.0 6.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 68, Sansa VI.