Erryk Cargyll

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Erryk Cargyll
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Title(s) Ser
Allegiance House Cargyll
Kingsguard
Queensguard
Blacks
Culture(s) Crownlands
Born In or before 90 AC[1]
Died In 129 ACDragonstone[2]
Book(s) The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)
Fire & Blood (mentioned)
The Rogue Prince (mentioned)
The Princess and the Queen (mentioned)
A Game of Thrones (mentioned)
A Clash of Kings (mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (mentioned)

Played by Elliott Tittensor
TV series House of the Dragon: Season 1

Ser Erryk Cargyll was a knight from House Cargyll. He and his twin brother, Ser Arryk Cargyll, were members of the Kingsguard during the reign of King Viserys I Targaryen.[3]

In the television adaptation House of the Dragon, Erryk is portrayed by Elliott Tittensor.[4]

Appearance

Erryk and his twin brother, Ser Arryk, were physically identical, even their fellow Kingsguards could not differentiate them.[5]

History

Ser Erryk and Ser Arryk Cargyll were both unhorsed by Ser Criston Cole at the tourney for King Viserys I's accession at Maidenpool in 105 AC.[3]

In 120 AC, King Viserys I Targaryen made Erryk the sworn shield of Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, replacing Ser Harwin Strong.[3]

After the death of Viserys, Erryk followed Ser Steffon Darklyn and Ser Lorent Marbrand in siding with the blacks and joined the Queensguard of Rhaenyra. His brother Arryk, however, supported Rhaenyra's rival, King Aegon II Targaryen.[6]

Ser Criston, the Lord Commander of Aegon's Kingsguard, tasked Arryk with infiltrating Dragonstone in the guise of his twin, Erryk. It is uncertain whether he was to kill Rhaenyra or her children. The twins came upon each other in one of the hallways of the castle's citadel and fought to the death. According to songs, the brothers professed their love and died in one another's arms after fighting for an hour. Mushroom, however, claims they called each other traitor and were both mortally wounded within moments.[7][5][2]

Behind the Scenes

Erryk and Arryk Cargyll are inspired by brothers from Arthurian legend, Balin and Balan.[8]

References

  1. See the Erryk Cargyll calculation
  2. 2.0 2.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon II.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Fire & Blood, Heirs of the Dragon - A Question of Succession.
  4. WarnerMedia Pressroom: House of the Dragon | Character Descriptions
  5. 5.0 5.1 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Red Dragon and the Gold.
  6. Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Blacks and the Greens.
  7. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 41, Tyrion IX.
  8. So Spake Martin: Ser Erryk and Ser Arryk (January 28, 1999)