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Iron Islands
Iron Islands flag
Flag of the Iron Islands
Europe Political
Goverment
Euron Greyjoy Cover Needs Fixed - Twice
Type of Goverment Absolute Monarchy
Head of State Euron Greyjoy
Secondary Leaders Island Lords
Geography
Location Located in the islands of Westros inside the Lake of Westros
Capital Pyke
Population
Languages High German
Demonym Ironborn
Religion Drowned God
Races, and Ethnicity Ironborn, and populations of Atlantians, and Goths.
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The Iron Islands is a Kingdom based out of the islands of central Westros a region in Central Europe. The Iron Islands is a relatively old Kingdom that was formed soon after the destruction of Westros during the Downfall of Numeron, and since these days they have utterly dominated the Westros Lake, and the northern coastlines of Westros due to their massive fleets, and well equipped, and trained troops.

The Iron Islands is an absolute Monarchy of whom is controlled by the dynasty of House Greyjoy of whom has controlled the Iron Islands without interruption since its foundation following the rise of the Goths on the Westros Lake, and the overall leader of the family takes the title of "Reaver" in the Ironborn version of "King". Beneath the monarchy stand the Iron Lords of whom lie within two layers of power with the higher tier the Island Lords of whom control an island, and within the Island Lords their are two tiers in the form of those who control the larger islands and the smaller islands, and beneath the Island Lords stand the Iron Lords of whom are vassals of the larger lords.

The Iron Islands are dominated by three main groups of which the vast majority in over eighty percent are the Ironborn, while the two other groups are the Atlantians, and Goths. The Ironborn are a sub sect of the Gothic German race that has formed organically due to intermingling with the former inhabitants of the Atlantians. This mixture has bred a very hardy race with a lifespan similar to normal Germans but taller then normal Germans. Relatively homogeneous is the actual region but there are populations of mainstream Goths that live in some of the more northern Islands, but they form cultures similar to their Ironborn Masters.

The ironborn have several large fleets of ships, mostly smaller long ships. The mighty Iron Fleet commanded by Victarion Greyjoy consists of galleys which can stand against the largest warships produced elsewhere in Westeros. However, the ability of the ironborn to build larger ships is compromised by a lack of natural resources. These smaller sized ships contain a very unique and massive crew space on the boats which mean that while they are so much smaller then bigger ships they contain massive crews due to the need to land large forces, and board other ships. Because of this they often are forced to overwhelm their opponents with massive numbers because of the larger size, of the opposing fleets.

Founded fifty years after the Downfall of Numeron the islands of Iron Island were formed during the chaos of the final days of the war, when Magi from the Darm Numenor began casting countless destructive spells in the former capital of Numeron of Tail Jana. In the end so powerful were these spells that they imploded the land, and caused the land to be dotted with islands, and in some places the ruins of Tail Jana. In the destruction wrought on these islands the remaining Atlantians attempted to rebuild themselves in what was known briefly as the Kingdom of Westros. The Kingdom of Westros would not survive long as they were slowly overwhelmed by Goths of whom landed on the islands. During the rise of House Greyjoy, and others the Atlantians slowly lost their power as they were intermingled with the incoming Goths. The Iron Islands would become dominated by House Greyjoy of whom under the leadership of Balon Greyjoy would attack and capture much of the massive city of Harrenhall while beggining to once again on a large scale reave the northern coasts of Westros while still remaining mainly away from raiding western coasts and the southern coasts. Euron Greyjoy would conspire for control and would kill his brother Balon leading to his rise as the Reaver, and one of his first acts would be the turning of the old ways of leaving the west and south alone, and he would launch most of the Iron Fleet against the Kingdom of Lucerne in a coordinated attack alongside the rumored Mordor army.

History

Early History

Battle of Tail Jana

Main Article : Downfall of Numeron


At the peak of the Downfall of the Numeron the forces of the dark Numenor were coming to the conclusion that they were going to lose. In these moments the more evil, and chaotic members of the Dark side began casting spells of destruction against the forces of the loyalists. In a single moment the power of the Dark Numenor destroyed the mighty city of Jarn Hannis, which was a city of hundreds of thousands and one of the more important cities of the loyalists. With its destruction the Dark Numenor hoped the loyalists would turn tail and give up, but instead the loyalists massed most of their army and marched on the capital of Tail Jana. When the loyalists arrived at the once mighty capital of Numeron they saw a twisted version of the once noble city. Where once stood gleaming white towers, the darkness of the denizens within had seemingly turned the city into a dark city.

Although deeply saddened by this the loyalists pushed on, and besieged their former capital. The battle was long and tough but eventually the loyalists had victory, and broke through the walls into the city. Fighting demons at every street corner the loyalists made their way towards the palace in the center of the city.

Numeron destruction

The Destruction of Tail Jana

At the same time the loyalists were moving forward the forces of the dark Magi Harnian Grosner massed together to cast another spell to destory all the loyalists cities in one fell swoop. In this moment the Titans realized that they had to intervene or the human race risked anilation due to their mistakes. So as the Magi's of Harnian cast their spell the noble titans battled the forces of the Chaos gods for supremecy. When Harnian finally cast the spell the Titans knew they hadnt completely won so the spell might go through, and they all paused to watch the outcome. Luckily for the loyalists outside of the city the spell failed, and instead of destroying the loyalists cities the spell turned inward and created a giant vortex in the palace of Tail Jana killing all in the palace immediatly. Seeing the Vortex the forces of the loyalists retreated as quickly as they could but the Vortex expanded and the vast majoirty including the great general Abrain Jornex were killed as well.

Coming of the Goths

Growth of House Greyjoy

Construction of Pyke

The Harp

War of the Harp

Main Article : The war of the Harp

While meeting with his top leaders Balon Greyjoy watched as the meeting was interupted by a mysterious man clothed in dark robes entering seemingly through a wall. The man was nearly killed but before he was, he was able to get his offer onto the table in which he offered House Greyjoy, and the Iron Islands the chance to gain the Dragon Harp simply by going and getting it from Pontus. The Harp was a legendary item of unimagineable power which could if used by someone with enough Dragon's blood be used to litterly call dragons to its sound.

Unfortunatly for House Greyjoy, and the Iron Islands they were not the only ones offered this deal as the mysterious man was a servent of Malekor, and was attempting to cause the destruction of Westros through the destruction of Pontus, which would weaken the entire region. Following his meeting with House Targaryan he used other servents to offer the same deal to the leadership of Harrenhall, Iron Islands, Kingdom of Bolten, and the Easterlings. With all these parties now obsessed with the hope of getting the "Harp" from Pontus the armies of these nations headed towards Pontus.

Conflict with Harrenhall

See Also : Harrenhall

he Iron Islands was a very expansionist Kingdom and they were always interested in controlling Harrenhall, as from Harrenhall they could attempt to control the entire Dolish Penensila. At first they attempted diplomacy as the city itself was very strong and they didn't want to attack the city for fear of heavy losses. Their diplomacy was rebuffed by House Strong who wanted to control Harrenhall alone.

With diplomacy over they had attempted to gain control of the banner houses of House Strong but were rebuffed in their attempts at every turn by a people who were very ideologically opposed to the Iron Islands.

Siege of Harrenhall

Main Article : Siege of Harrenhall

The New Reaver

The Fall of Seagard

Main Article : Fall of Seagard


Goverment

The Iron Islands is an absolute Monarchy of whom is controlled by the dynasty of House Greyjoy of whom has controlled the Iron Islands without interruption since its foundation following the rise of the Goths on the Westros Lake, and the overall leader of the family takes the title of "Reaver" in the Ironborn version of "King". Beneath the monarchy stand the Iron Lords of whom lie within two layers of power with the higher tier the Island Lords of whom control an island, and within the Island Lords their are two tiers in the form of those who control the larger islands and the smaller islands, and beneath the Island Lords stand the Iron Lords of whom are vassals of the larger lords.

The Reaver

The overall leader or "King" of the Iron Islands is called the "Reaver", and the Reaver of the Iron Islands is as always the Patriarch of House Greyjoy with this practice being in place since the foundation of the Iron Islands. Beside the Reaver stands the "Driftwood Queen" of whom stands as the queen of the Ironborn but this title is utterly ceremonial with the duties of the

Name Riegn Driftwood Queen
Quellen Greyjoy Unknown
Balon Greyjoy Allayns Greyjoy
Euron Greyjoy

Island Lords

Iron Lords

Realm Laws

Name Realm Law Notes
Gender Laws Agnatic
Crown Authority

Historical

  • Low Crown Authority

Under Euron Greyjoy

  • Absolute Crown Authority
Succession  Historically
  • Primogeniture

Under Euron Greyjoy

  • Tanistry

Military

Iron Fleet

Iron Fleet

Main Article : Iron Fleet

The Iron Fleet is the largest grouping of longships from the Iron Islands, and is one of the most feared navies in Europe. They number well over 600 ships, and unlike other Ironborn ships they are considered the collective property of the Ironborn, each ship captained and crewed by people of various islands. The commander of the Iron Fleet is called the Lord Captain, and currently the commander is Victarion Greyjoy.

The ironborn have several large fleets of ships, mostly smaller longships. The mighty Iron Fleet commanded by Victarion Greyjoy consists of galleys which can stand against the largest warships produced elsewhere in Westeros. However, the ability of the ironborn to build larger ships is compromised by a lack of natural resources. These smaller sized ships contain a very unique and massive crew space on the boats which mean that while they are so much smaller then bigger ships they contain massive crews due to the need to land large forces, and board other ships. Because of this they often are forced to overwhelm their opponents with massive numbers because of the larger size, of the opposing fleets.

Landers

Demographics

Ethnicity

The Iron Islands are dominated by three main groups of which the vast majority in over eighty percent are the Ironborn, while the two other groups are the Atlantians, and Goths. The Ironborn are a subsect of the Gothic German race that has formed organically due to intermingling with the former inhabitents of the Atlantians. This mixture has bred a very hardy race with a lifespan similar to normal Germans but taller then normal Germans. Relatively homogeneous is the actual region but there are populations of mainstream Goths that live in some of the more northern Islands, but they form cultures similar to their Ironborn Masters.

Religion

Noble Houses

Name Seat Lord Island
House Greyjoy Pyke Euron Greyjoy
House Blacktyde
House Codd
House Harlaw Harlaw Island
House Greymoot
House Botley
House Saltcliffe Saltcliff Donner Saltcliffe Saltcliff Island
House Sunderly Saltcliff Urrigon Sunderly Saltcliff Island
House Volmark Volmark Harren Volmark Harlaw Island
House Tawney Volmark Stygg Tawney Harlaw Island

Population

Population Centers

Name Ruling House Population
Pyke House Greyjoy
Vandros

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