House Allyrion, Lords of Godsgrace, No Foe May Pass
House Allyrion is a major Dornish noble house, their seat Godsgrace sits near the confluence of the rivers the Scourge and the Vaith into the Greenblood. Their blazon is a golden hand on red and black and their words are No Foe May Pass.
Ser Daemon Sand, known as the Bastard of Godsgrace, is the bastard son of Ryon Allyrion, the heir of House Allyrion. He is one of Dorne’s finest swords, he was close friends with Arianne and took her maiden head when they were both 14, later Daemon asked Doran for Arianne’s hand and was refused. Daemon was part of the nobles and knights that accompanied Oberyn Martell to King’s Landing to take his place on the Small Council as had been negotiated by Oberyn’s brother. When Oberyn championed Tyrion’s cause, Ser Daemon served as his squire. Lady Delonne Allyrion is the Lady of Godsgrace and is the head of House Allyrion. and her son Ryon Allyrion (Daemon’s father) is her heir.
Long before the coming of the First Men, all of Westeros belonged to the elder races - the children of the forest and the giants (and, some say, the Others, the terrifying “white walkers” of the Long Night). The children made their homes in the vast primeval forest that once stretched from Cape Wrath to Cape Kraken, north of the Iron Islands (today all that remains of this great wood are the kingswood and the rainwood), and the giants in the foothills of the Red Mountains and along the rugged stony spine of Massey’s Hook. Unlike the later Andals, who came to Westeros by sea, the First Men made their way from Essos across the great land bridge we now call the Broken Arm of Dorne, so Dorne and the Stormlands were the first parts of Westeros to know the steps of man.
- [A World of Ice and Fire] The Stormlands : The Coming of the First Men
Ser Daemon known as the Bastard of Godsgrace, is the bastard son of Ser Ryon Allyrion, the heir of House Allyrion. He is one of Dorne’s finest swords. Daemon took Arianne Martell’s maidenhead when she was fourteen, he had not been much older so their couplings had been as clumsy as they were ardent. Still, Arianne recollects that it had been sweet. Although Arianne’s father, Prince Doran Martell eventually learned this he did not do anything. Daemon asked Doran for Arianne’s hand and was refused. He later squired for Prince Oberyn Martell and received his knighthood from the Red Viper himself. There are rumours that he also became Oberyn’s lover, though this is seldom said to his face. Things have never been the same between Arianne and Daemon after her father refused his offer for her hand.