|Alias||The Darling of the Vale|
|Died||In 283 AC, Stoney Sept|
|Spouse||A daughter of Elys Waynwood|
Ser Denys Arryn, known as the Darling of the Vale, was a knight of House Arryn. A distant cousin to the ruling line, he married Lord Jon Arryn's niece.
Appearance and Character
Denys hailed from a poor branch of House Arryn. He was a "renowned jouster, handsome and gallant and brimming with courtesy".
Denys married a distant cousin who descended from the main Arryn branch. Since Denys had "Arryn" as a surname and had married the eldest surviving daughter of Alys Arryn he was considered the next heir of the house after Ser Elbert Arryn. He was named Keeper of the Gates of the Moon by Lord Jon Arryn, replacing Jon's brother, Ser Ronnel. When Elbert was murdered by King Aerys II Targaryen Denys was made heir.
During the Battle of the Bells, a major battle in Robert's Rebellion, Ser Denys fought Lord Jon Connington and was slain by him. His wife and son both died shortly afterwards.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 29, Arya V.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 10, Sansa I.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 41, Alayne II.