There are many different Houses in Westeros, many stretching back for thousands of years. House Arryn is one such, and they long-protected the country from invasions. They were no friend of the Targaryans, and with a new Targaryan looking to make landfall again, it's their sworn duty to protect the coast. Check out House Arryn coming in the Mother of Dragons expansion for the A Game of Thrones board game.
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House Arryn is one of the oldest and proudest Houses of Westeros, tracing its lineage back to Hugor of the Hill. During Aegon's Conquest, the Arryns defeated the Targaryen fleet off the coast of Gulltown, and if it had not been for the dragonrider Visenya flying her winged beast to the heart of the Eyrie, the Vale may have remained independent for centuries. While the Arryns bent the knee and remained loyal Wardens of East, their shame and desire for vengeance burned just beneath the surface.
It is small surprise that when Robert Baratheon launched his rebellion, Jon Arryn was one of his greatest allies. United, they roused the other Houses of Westeros and overthrew the Targaryen legacy. Robert named Jon his Hand of the King. But those days of glory are ended, and both Robert and Jon lie cold in the grave. Now, as Westeros goes to war, their House has a chance to raise higher than ever before.
Today, we're proud to offer you a closer look at House Arryn in the Mother of Dragonsexpansion for A Game of Thrones: The Board Game—now available for pre-order at your local retailer or online through our website!