House Greyjoy

House Greyjoy

Lore

House Greyjoy of Pyke is one of the Incredible Houses of Westeros. It rules over the Press Islands, a grating and exposed collection of islands off the west coast of Westeros, from the castle at Pyke. The head of the house is the Lord Reaper of Pyke.

History

House Greyjoy claim their descent from the Grey Lord, an incredible King of the Iron Islands from the Age of Heroes.

In the period where the Ironborn chose their rulers through a Kingsmoot, only House Greyiron and House Goodbrother had more chosen than the Greyjoys. The Greyjoys were among the houses that intermarried with Andals after the Andal Attack of the Press Islands. After the pulverization of House Hoare amid the War of Victory, the Press Islands fell into chaotic quarreling, causing Lord Aegon I Targaryen to attack. He at that point let them select their modern Master Fundamental, and they chose Ruler Vickon Greyjoy.

At the beginning of the Dance of the Dragons, Dalton Greyjoy, the Lord Reaper of Pyke, was offered the position of Master of Ships on the Little board of King Aegon II Targaryen, supplanting Ser Tyland Lannister. Dalton’s reaction was to pillage Lannisport and attack the western coast of Westeros, taking control of Kayce and Faircastle on Reasonable Isle. He opposed the Press Position of authority for two a long time some time recently being killed in his rest in Faircastle. Lord Dagon Greyjoy afterward revved on the western coast of the landmass, striking the town of Small Dosk. A combined force of Master Beron Stark and House Lannister accumulated against him, and Dagon demonstrated incapable to stand up to the rule of House Targaryen.

House Greyjoy sigleLord Quellon Greyjoy endeavored to reintegrate the Ironborn into the territory houses. He was, be that as it may, murdered late on amid Robert’s Resistance, and his child and beneficiary, Balon, questioned to his father’s reforms and built the Press Armada. He at that point went into open disobedience against Lord Robert I Baratheon. There were a few early triumphs, such as the burning of the Lannister armada, but the Press Armada was vanquished within the Fight of Reasonable Isle, Balon’s eldest child, Rodrik Greyjoy, was slaughtered underneath the dividers of Seagard, and the territory powers began to attack the islands. Amid the Attack of Pyke Balon’s moment child, Maron Greyjoy, was murdered. His third and most youthful child, Theon Greyjoy, was taken as a ward of Master Eddard Stark after the conclusion of the war.

With Theon absent from Pyke, Balon raised his only girl, Asha Greyjoy, as his heir. Balon ousted his brother, Euron, for assaulting the third spouse of another brother, Victarion. Victarion at that point had to slaughter his spouse. Euron has voyage the world, attacking and plundering, and claims to have gone to the ruins of Valyria. Another brother, Aeron, is changed by his encounters and changes over to getting to be a Drowned Man.

Sigil And Motto

The sigil of House Greyjoy is a golden Kraken on a dark field. The Kraken being a sort of King of the sea could be a reasonable symbol for House Greyjoy as the Greyjoys were kings in their possess time. You’ll see this symbol on the appear, pretty regularly. The proverb of House Greyjoy is: “We Do Not Sow”.

Religion

House Greyjoy, in conjunction with the rest of the ironborn worship the Drowned God. Not at all like the seven worshipped by the Southron Houses or the ancient gods adored by the Northern Houses, the Drowned God is…well drowned. They say that this god drowned within the ocean to spare the Ironborn. At that point, it was revived and rose “Harder and Stronger”. Which is why this supplication is frequently expressed by the Ironborn:

“What is dead may never die, but rises again, harder and stronger.”

Not at all like traditional prayers, the ironborn pray by mass-murdering, and looting. You’ll be able truly to see why they call themselves Greyjoy. Unlike other religions, murdering your adversaries could be a sacred act and alluded to as “paying the iron price”. The ironborn don’t really understand the idea of cash. They lean toward requiring what they need instead of taking what is offered. So their currency is iron and steel instead of gold.

“We are ironborn. We’re not subjects, we’re not slaves. We do not plow the field or toil in the mine. We take what is ours.“ -Balon Greyjoy

Family members:

We will leave out Theon and Asha(Yara) since we are pretty sure people are well aware of them. Rather let’s focus on the rest here:

Balon Greyjoy: The Once King of the Iron Islands and presently perished father of Theon and Asha. After The Sack of King’s Landing, Balon straightforwardly opposed Robert and announced himself a Lord. That was when Ned Stark and Robert sieged Pike and forced him to yield his crown. Two of his children passed on which was when Theon was taken as prisoner.

Aeron Greyjoy: Also called “Aeron Damphair”, Aeron is Balon’s youngest brother. He is a Drowned Priest who serves the Drowned God. Hence he has no claim to the press position of authority. He was once quite a merry fellow until he drowned and got pious.

Victarion Greyjoy: He commands the Iron Fleet which is the Navy of the Ironborn.

Euron Greyjoy: Quite a character to watch out. Also known as “Euron Crow’s Eye”, he’s the foremost imposing and perilous Greyjoy who encompasses an incredible part to play within the wars to come.

 

 

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