Location. Cost: 4.

House Arryn. Stronghold.

Reaction: After a phase begins, kneel The Eyrie to choose a character. Until the end of the phase, that character cannot be killed.

Sergey Glushakov
Calm over Westeros #98.

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The Eyrie

Rules FAQ

  • A character protected by the Eyrie is ineligible to be chosen any time a player must choose and kill a character (military claim, Shagga, etc.). For this reason, you can use the Eyrie to choose an opponent's inexpensive character, like Winterfell Steward. Then that character "cannot be killed" so it cannot be chosen for military claim, and your opponent may have to kill something more impactful.

  • "Cannot be killed" is not a save effect, so the Eyrie will protect from effects that say "Cannot be saved". For example, use this ability when the Plot phase begins (if you plan to reveal Wildfire Assault, or expect your opponent to reveal it). Then you can choose up to three characters, and kill all others except the one protected by The Eyrie, so you'll end up with 4 characters on the board.

  • "Until the end of the phase" lasting effects wear off before "At the end of the phase" delayed effects trigger, so The Eyrie will not protect a character from being killed by Tears of Lys. The "until the end of the phase, that character cannot be killed" from The Eyrie is a lasting effect. It creates a condition that continuously applies until a future time or game occurrence takes place - at which point, it stops. But the "at the end of the phase, remove token and kill character" from Tears is NOT a lasting effect. It doesn't actually do anything or affect the game in any way until a future time or game occurrence - at which time, it resolves. This makes the "at the end of the phase, kill..." part of Tears a delayed effect, not a lasting effect. The entry for "Delayed Effects" on p. 6 of the RR says that "Delayed effects resolve automatically and immediately AFTER their timing point/future condition occurs, before reactions to that moment may be used." So, since delayed effects happen "after" their timing point/future condition, the same reasoning for "until the end of the phase" lasting effects expiring before "at the end of the phase" effects can be resolved will apply.
Does the Eyrie allow you to choose a character in your hand? What about a character in a pile? What about a character that is not in the game (yet)? — Prof*Joe 1
No, unless explicitly mentioned, when a character is chosen for a card ability it must be a character in play. — scantrell24 2257
If you choose to target a unique character of your opponent that is duped with the Eyrie, is your opponent still forced to select another character for military claim or can he/she use the dupes of the selected character to soak claim? — Statusunquo 1
How does it work with cards like Dracarys? Both 'Until the end of the phase' ends simultaneously and char will stay alive or in order of being played and char will die? — Haster 7
@Statusunquo, a character protected by the Eyrie is ineligible to be chosen for military claim, even if it has a dupe or any other potential save — scantrell24 2257
I do not understand how this card can prevent a death from Wildfire Assault. The Timing and Gameplay in the reference book does not allow players to play actions until AFTER the plots are revealed and abilities resolved. — Madus 7
@Madus, the Eyrie's ability is not an Action, but a Reaction to the phase beginning. — scantrell24 2257
What happens if you kneel the Eyrie and choosr a character, then someone uses Nightmares on tnr — Xavaerys Targaryen 1
@Xavaerys Targaryen. Nightmares on Eyrie after the Eyrie has already been triggered does nothing. Nightmares on the character chosen by the Eyrie will blank that characters PRINTED text box, but not any gained abilities, such as that granted by the Eyrie. — scantrell24 2257