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6.2. The Arryns
  • The Arryns are Wardens of the East (I: 37)
  • The Knight of the Bloody Gate is appointed to challenge any who would pass through the Gates. The questions and responses are fairly ceremonious (I: 303)
  • The Arryn lords style themselves Defenders of the Vale (I: 315)
  • The role of the wardens are to defend their assigned regions from invaders, and are in theory the supreme generals of their area so as to avoid disunity (SSM: 1)