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Balon Greyjoy

Balon Greyjoy

Head of the ruling house of the Iron Islands, Balon Greyjoy revolted against Robert Baratheon in an attempt to win the Islands their independence. Two of his sons died in the battle and Balon was forced to surrender his only surviving son, Theon, to Ned Stark to raise as a ward – human insurance that the Greyjoys will remain loyal to Winterfell.

Yara Greyjoy

Yara Greyjoy

Theon's older sister, Yara, is the only child of Balon Greyjoy's who remains on the Iron Islands.

Theon Greyjoy

Theon Greyjoy

A one-time ward of House Stark, Theon has reached a friendly détente with the family, and was quick to join his close friend Robb in his rebellion against King Joffrey. Still, his cavalier actions and swaggering style contrast greatly with the staid ways of the North.

Euron Greyjoy

Euron Greyjoy

Euron Greyjoy is the younger brother of Balon Greyjoy, head of House Greyjoy, Lord Reaper of Pyke and self-fashioned King of the Iron Islands.

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House Greyjoy

  • House Greyjoy
  • House Greyjoy's power dates back to the reign of the great Grey King during the Age of Heroes. Legend has it that the Grey King ruled the sea itself and took a mermaid for his wife. The Greyjoys have always had larger designs than ruling the Iron Islands, as evidenced by the ambitious - if misguided - rule of Balon Greyjoy. After Balon's murder, Euron Greyjoy was elected king, while Yara brokered a deal with Daenerys Targaryen to support her own claim.

➲ Pyke

Seat Pyke

Seat of House Greyjoy

This ancient stronghold, which takes its name from the island it stands on, is situated on a scattering of huge stones in the sea, with bridges connecting its towers. Its rocky, moss-covered foundations prevent any ships from landing.

➲ Iron Islands

The Iron Islands form part of the Kingdom of the Iron Islands. It had previously formed one of the nine constituent regions of Westeros. They are a group of seven small rocky islands clustered far off the western coast of the mainland of the continent, in Ironman's Bay. The Iron Islands are ruled from Pyke by House Greyjoy.

They are the smallest and among the least-populous of the regions of Westeros, but the naval skills of their population are unmatched and they enjoy great mobility due to their ships. The people of the Iron Islands, the ironborn, have a unique culture centered on maritime raiding and pillaging other peoples. However, they were forced to stop these practices when they were conquered by the Targaryens, or at least, to stop raiding shipping around Westeros itself.

Before the Targaryen Conquest the Iron Islands were a sovereign kingdom, along with the other "Seven Kingdoms ". For the three generations immediately preceding the Conquest, the ironborn also controlled the Riverlands (which also included pieces of the future Crownlands at the time), which they had conquered in turn from the Stormlands. Bastards born in the Iron Islands are given the surname Pyke.