Lord Arrin
Species: Snowy Owl
Gender: Male
Unknown Unknown
Book Appearances
Appears in: The First Collier, The Coming of Hoole, To Be a King
Lord Arrin was a snowy owl, Bubo scandiacus, who was a chieftain during the time of The Legends of Ga'Hoole. He was well known for the betrayal and murder of King H'rath during the invasion of the H'rathg'har Glacier.


The First Collier

Lord Arrin killed H'rath while, with his army, he attacked the Hrathian troops. But unfortunately for him, Siv fled along with the egg, so he sent his hagsfiends in search of both.

At the end he could find the iceberg where she was hidden, and went there to ask her about the egg. He, not having been answered, and also a little fearful of the seawater of the firth, having become a little haggish, decided to return when the water would be frozen. So shortly after he came back asking always the same question to Siv, who was made surrounded by his troops, without however still have no answer.

The Coming of Hoole

While Lord Arrin and his hagsfiends were putting pressure on Siv, her egg hatched at that moment. However,Siv managed to escape lord Arrin's troops with the help of Svenka.

Subsequently, meeting with his troops in a cave in the H’rathghar Glacier, he decided, due to the help of his adviser Penryk, how to catch Siv and her chick. So, he organized a plan, which provided that Pleek and Ygryk, so eager to a chick of their own, would have traced this and his mother, and then he would have kept the latter, and them the little one. But, what he didn’t said to the two was that he would make them killed by Ullryck, once reached the target. However, the plan didn’t go well, because both the aims fled.

Long after, Lord Arrin was informed by the wolf MacHeath about the moving of Hoole and his friends in the Beyond the Beyond. So he went there with his army to kill him and win at least the battle. But his opponent with his allies, whom went there through a network of information, fought better than he, so Lord Arrin is forced to retire, although he managed to kill Siv.

To Be a King

Lord Arrin and his troops fought against King Hoole and his Guardians in the last two great battles. In the Short Light one, his soldiers were effectively rejected, but not yet defeated. Instead, in the Long Night one,it isn’t reported exactly what happened to him, but probably, he was defeated and beaten along with the hagsfiends.

Behind the Scenes

  • In the character introduction, Lord Arrin was said to be a Spotted Owl. It might have caused some confusions, as Lord Arrin tried to take Siv and Emerilla as mates, and Lord Elgobad is his cousin, who was a Snowy Owl. Then again, Arrin might still have been a spotted owl and Elgobad was just his adoptive cousin.