Settings: The Eyrie and the Vale of Arryn
The Vale of Arryn is located on the south east of the Neck, on the east coast of Westeros. It is surrounded on all sides by the Mountains of the Moon, and, as the name implies, it falls under the rule of House Arryn. They Arryns rule the Vale and the surrounding lands from their ancestral home, the Eyrie. The Eyrie is thought to be impregnable because of its location: it sits atop a high mountain, and to get to it, one would have to pass through three waycastles. And after the last waycastle, Sky, there are only two ways to continue the ascent: by sitting in a basket pulled up by six winches, or by foot, on a narrow trail. While it would seem foolish to call any fortress unassailable, it would certainly be an incredibly difficult endeavor for any army to take the Eyrie by force. Savage mountain clansmen can also pose a danger to smaller parties travelling to the Vale; these mountain clans have been plaguing the knights of the Vale for years, but due to the poor quality of their weapons, they pose little threat to a large party of armed knights or hired sellswords.