|POV Role||POV Role|
|Title|| Official Titles
|Alias||The Unwilling Reaver|
|Siblings|| Full Siblings
|Children|| True Born
Maron Greyjoy is the son of Balon, and Alannys Greyjoy making him a member of House Greyjoy. Maron Greyjoy has three siblings in the form of Theon, Asha, and Rodrik Greyjoy of which Theon was captured by Lucerne early in life and has spent his entire life with House Starke, his brother Rodrik was a valiant warrior for House Greyjoy but was killed defending Vandros from a suprise assault from Pontus, his final sibling is his sister Asha and she is the heir to the throne of the Iron Islands and alongside this she is a very powerful member of the Iron Islands Fleet. Maron is married to Kristanna Greyjoy with whome he has four children with in which his oldest son has recently joined his personal ship and is getting a lot of talk about his skill.
Maron Greyjoy at birth was born very close to his older brother Rodrik, and together the two went on raid after raid together. Once they had come of age he watched as his brother was unable to raid as much because of his growing requirement in the beauracracy in Pyke. When his brother died during the Invasion of Pontus he knew that he didn't want anything to do with politics and thus he made it very well known that he would not accept the Reaver position in the event that his father died, and thus he suggested his sister Asha become the Reaver upon the death of his father, and this endorcement was enough to make her the new heir to the throne of the Iron Islands. Kristanna Greyjoy would join her husband when he travelled from their home on Pyke to go to Harrenhall where he briefly was placed in command when Victarion and his son left to go north to harass the villages north of Harrenhall. Their time in Harrenhall was brief but she would be struck by the hopeless situaton faced by the Ironborn in Harrenhall, and when she openly questioned how they could win to some of the Ironborn they laughed and said the point wasn`t to win it was to bleed the city red. When Bolten became the weaker of the two forces during the Bolten Lucerne War Kristanna Greyjoy would join her husband in reaving along the northern coast of Bolten and would succesfully reave numerous villages and holds in the Cerwyn area. Maron Greyjoy would command the ships to return to Pyke and his ship arrived a half a day before the rest of the ships as he wanted to speak to his father before everyone else arrived. When he arrived on Pyke he was ambushed and most of his men killed on the dock by men loyal to Euron Greyjoy of whom he learned had killed his father and planned to try and become the Reaver. Attempting to escape quickly proved futile and only his sister was allowed to visit him as he waited in his cell beneath Pyke for rescue or death. Maron would be kept alone after his sister was forced to attack Seagard, but after weeks of this he was visited in the cells by Lorren Longaxe, and his companion Quellen Botley of whom tell him that plans are in place to attempt to free him from his prison.
Maron Greyjoy at birth was born very close to his older brother Rodrik of whome was six years older then him and by the time that Maron was learning to fight Rodrik could already boast his first raids under his belt. The two were always in conflict over who was more skilled but this competition was out of respect and was never one that created hostility between the two.
When Maron was going for his first raid he went on Rodrik's ship, and he continued to accompany Rodrik's ship even when he controlled his own ship, and together the two captains and their two ships became known throughout the lands of Dathraki for their violence and skill.
Death of Rodrik
Once he had come of age he watched as his brother was unable to raid as much because of his growing requirement in the beauracracy in Pyke. When his brother died during the Invasion of Pontus he knew that he didn't want anything to do with politics and thus he made it very well known that he would not accept the Reaver position in the event that his father died, and thus he suggested his sister Asha become the Reaver upon the death of his father, and this endorcement was enough to make her the new heir to the throne of the Iron Islands.
She came to tag along with her house's raids and eventually during a particularly large raid she met Maron Greyjoy, and the two clicked sexually instantly. The two saw eachother as Maron jumped off the side of the boat into the water preparing to move onland to the village they were raiding. As he spied her from the water he stopped for a moment and his men stopped as well, as they followed his lead until the moment he died. Realizing he had to keep moving he shrugged the feelings off and kept moving towards the village. While Maron would usually be counting his loot he was busy with Kristanna on board his boat and for a full day he refused any of the men of his boat to be allowed on the boat as the two engaged eachother over and over again. Following the day he allowed the men back on board, but she remained with him, and when they returned to Pyke they engaged in a rushed Ironborn wedding before they spent the next month simply locked on board his boat.
Siege of Harrenhall
Main Article : Siege of Harrenhall
| The Siege of Harrenhall |
Burn the false goths in their homes. I don`t want a survivor to tell the story of how their city died. Leave none alive...From this point on I want only the memory of that city.
House Seaworth had been for much of their history the second or at the worst third strongest house in Harrenhall behind only House Strong, and at times House Gronn. This position was cherished by the leadership of House Seaworth for much of their history, and they were rewarded with control over the port of Harrenhall which was hugely important to the cities power. This power they had been given though for them always felt as if it was a slight as they secretly wanted total control, and this became an even more blatent belief under Davos Seaworth who was an honorable man but also a man that wanted more of everything he could get. At first Davos had despite his silent wishes remained loyal to House Strong and simply bided his time hoping that good things found their way to his house but as time went on his patience disapeared. In this lack of patience he would turn to his one loyal vassal in House Horpe and he would turn his forces completely against the House Strong loyalty of their history. The growing discontent of House Seaworth reached its pinacle and the basic end of the line, when they attempted to gain influence in the small House Jare, and when this was discovered Robert Strong had Halten Seaworth put in jail as punishment. With this imprisonment the leadership of House Seaworth came to the conclusion that House Strong were tyrants that they should take the mantle of power in Harrenhall from. They decided to do this by reopening the channels that had existed with the Iron Islands before they had cut ties with such rebellious thoughts.
In order to establish this alliance once again Davos Seaworth would send three of his sons in the form of Dale Seaworth, Maric Seaworth, and Allard Seaworth, alongside his sister Kateryn Seaworth in order to strike the deal while he himself stayed near the leadership of House Strong to make sure they were not catching on to his plotting.
As the plans came through and the Iron Islands agreed to finance and support the invasion in returrn for House Seaworth becoming the vassal of House Greyjoy. This vassal position would mean that they would become a member of the Iron Islands but at the same time be in complete control over Harrenhall. Obviously both sides did not intend to actually go through with this but either way the deal was struck and the Iron Islands prepared to send thousands of troops to Harrenhall in order to take control of the city. The Iron Fleet would arrive in the night and when Davos Seaworth saw the giant horizon covered with their ships he would in that moment come to truly understand what he had done, and would delay giving the command to start the ambush leading to an argument between himself and his sons of which other then Dale Seaworth worked to convinse Davos that this was the right thing to do. After minutes of argument Allard convinsed him to order his forces to lead the ambush leading to the massacre at the docks that would come about.
Fall of the Docks
Following the command of Davos Seaworth for his forces to execute the betrayal across the city the docks would become the first major source of the betrayal with his forces moving swiftly against positions of power at the docks. Allard Seaworth had been working tirelessly to bring Zooey Strong to his side of things and get her to suppport the Seaworth claim and in his twisted mind he came to believe that one of the main ways to do this was to eliminate that which she felt close to in House Strong in the form of her immediate family and most notably in her closest siblings in the form of Heather, and Kyle Strong. Allard would days before the Siege of Harrenhall happened create a situation where Kyle Strong was at the Lighthouse with a diminished garrison, while Heather Strong was tricked into believing that her betrothed in Dontis Peach was planning a suprise for her on the day of the siege and thus she was in a small dockhouse waiting for him when the siege was too begin.
| The Reaving of Bolten|
I walked my men into a trap. My stupidity and lust for reaving led my men to this fate.
Following the disasterous Battle of Whispering Rivers where the Boltens had been crushed by the forces of Lucerne it was the Reaver King Balon Greyjoy that had come to the conclusion that the Boltens had lost and he wanted to get a piece of their lands before the Lucernians completely overwhelmed Bolten. In order to do this he ordered many Ironborn including his son to reave along the coast of Bolten, and Maron specifically would be commanded to raid near Cerwyn. Maron would take some two thousand ironborn and by ship land two days west of Cerwyn. Capturing several villages in the area they reaved with relative ease as the main Cerwyn army was south trying to hold Hayford. During these intial days Kristanna and Maron fought side by side and during the nights there passion came together and there love was rekindled, but it was not to last.
In a final series of attacks Maron was able to capture the rich tin mines of Castle Boslin through a series of feignts where they drained the defenders of the castle while they stripped the mines clear of minerals. Travelling back to the ships weighed down by tin they were forced to wait two days for trade cogs to arrive to gather the tin for transport back to the Iron Islands. At this point Maron travelled inland with forces and continued reaving for the two days as he scattered his forces in order to maximize the damage he was doing. Maron at this point would hear from some of his men most notably being Balon Sunderly that they had heard rumors that Euron Greyjoy was returning and had been spotted in the northern ports of the Crater of Pontus, and this horrified Maron who knew this wouldn`t lead to anything good. When they were leaving Maron had been seperated from Kristanna Greyjoy but once again was fed information about his wife by Balon Sunderly which led to Maron to leave her behind while he himself returned to Pyke with only one of his ships to return and speak to his father about the rumors of Euron.
Ambushed at Pyke
Main Article : Betrayal at Pyke
Upon leaving northern Bolten on his ship Kraken's Kiss Maron would command that Balon Sunderly send work immediatly to the rest of his forces to return to Pyke as their reaving was over with the return of Euron Greyjoy, but Balon Sunderly would instead send this information piecemeal and send several of the ships of Maron's forces to other locations but specifically made sure to delay Kristanna into coming several days late. Following this Maron Greyjoy would arrive in Pyke days before the rest of his raiding party, and when he arrived his second man Hedrek of Greyjoy would warn him that it felt off and that they should not enter the port, but Maron was so worried about the consequences of Euron Greyjoy possibly returning soon that he ignored him and entered the port. When they docked and made their way onto the port their ship came under fire from archers from walkways across the port, and two ships entered behind their ship firing more arrows. As they made cover the arrows stopped but had devestated the crew, and as they stayed hidden they were attacked by Ironborn in melee combat. After a brief fight they were overwhelmed and Maron was captured while the rest of his men were killed, and Maron was brought before Euron. Euron told him of the death of Balon but refused to admit to killing him, and told him that he was going to be held to secure the loyalty of rebels within the Ironborn that wished Euron harm.
News broke quickly of the ambush on the dock, and one of the few men to see the massacre and be able to escape to tell of it was a Greyjoy loyalist named Dagmer of whom would command several of his men to gather Maron`s children who were staying on Old Wyke, and to make sure House Loken knew of what had transpired in Pyke. Dagmer following this would leave Pyke after he got a small boat and rowed it out to sea during the night. By his great skill he was able to intercept the fleet of Kristanna Greyjoy and the main force of Maron before they neared Pyke, and he would convinse her to pause her forces. Telling her what had happened, and telling her that he had already sent word to her family to make sure noone got her children, he was able to persuade her to not die foolishly on Pyke and to instead travel to Old Wyke and plan the rescue of her husband. Following this it would be Euron Greyjoy that would move quickly to consolidate his hold over the Ironborn, but also the time that Aeron Greyjoy would send ravens to all corners of the Ironborn Empire calling for their return for a Kingsmoot.
Iron Islands Kingsmoot
| Iron Islands Kingsmoot of 5136|
We are the ironborn, and once we were conquerors. Our writ ran everywhere the sound of the waves was heard. My brother would have you be content with the cold and dismal north of Bolten, my niece with even less ... but I shall give you the Dreadfort. Seagard. Pontus. Dustenvale. The riverlands and Dole, Fairmarket and Bolten, Westbridge and even the Stepstones. I say we take it all! I say, we take Westeros.
Following his meeting with Ramsey Bolten Euron Greyjoy would return in secret to Pyke where he climbed the impossibly high walls of the House Greyjoy Keep. He would wait on the roof connecting the two towers of Greyjoy keep, and when his brother Balon came out onto the bridge as he had always done with their father when he was young Euron would climb off the wall and before anyone could say anything killed the two gaurds with Balon. His brother would laugh at him, and begin insulting him for his pathetic way of doing things, and as he continued Euron lashed and knocked him on the head with the back of his sword. Balon would get up and before he could say another word Euron would end his life by pushing Balon off the bridge and into the water hundreds of feet beneath them. Leaving signs of a Lucernian blade on the corpse he climbed back onto the roof and made his way by rope back down the wall to his small boat which took him back to the ship. His body would not be found but the blood on the bridge, and the Lucernian were discovered by the Castellan of the castle in the form of Yaegon of Greyjoy and the commander of the Pyke Palace Guard in the form of Bailin of Greyjoy of whom would be tricked by the Lucernian sword and exagerated the scene when they would later tell Aeron Greyjoy.
Aeron Greyjoy is drowning men at a beach near Pyke when Gormond Goodbrother appears to bring Aeron to Lord Gorold Goodbrother, and Aeron initially declines but relents when the messenger tells him the king, Aeron's brother, is dead. During the journey Aeron remembers his brothers. His father married three times. The sons of his first wife died young. The eldest son from his second marriage was the strongest and fiercest of the remaining. Aeron admired Balon although they were not close in their youth. When they arrive at Lord Goodbrother's hall, Aeron demands that everyone in the hall be sent away so that he and Gorold Goodbrother can speak privately. Lord Goodbrother insists that his maester will stay as well. Aeron disagrees and prepares to leave, but the maester stops him by informing him that forces loyal to Euron Greyjoy have occupied the Seastone Chair. At hearing this Aeron is shocked, and he remembers his brother but with little love. Goodbrother wants advice on whom to support, but Aeron wants to pray first and leaves for Pebbleton.
Again Aeron thinks back to his youth. He was not a very religious man but rather a drunken sod. This changed when he fell overboard in a sea battle during one of the endless Reaving's that existed during his youth. His nearly dying at seat but surviving led to him becoming a devoted follower of the Drowned God. Aeron has discussed the succession with Balon, and knew clearly that Balon wanted his daughter, Asha, to succeed him, but in this Aeron did not agree with having a woman rule the Iron Islands. Thinking on Maron made him sad as he had still not had enough time to absorb the death of Maron Grejoy, and moving quickly in his mind he briefly thinks of Theon Greyjoy but forgets him as he remembers that he now a servent of the Lucernians. Balon's eldest brother, Euron, is ungodly and Aeron hates him. Thus Aeron makes up his mind; it must be Victarion Greyjoy of whom is a very cold man but also atleast devout in the faith of the Drowned God. A few days later, Aeron has arrived at Pebbleton and starts to preach. Asha has also claimed the throne. Now Aeron's followers and a number of lords look to him for advice on whom to support. During his preaching, he finds his inspiration: the Ironmen should elect the king in a Kingsmoot as they did in the old days. Every captain is to go to the hills of Nagga, the ancient place where the old kings were chosen. Aeron hears his followers take up his call and knows he has done the right thing.
Asha is at Ten Towers waiting for her supporters to arrive, and as she is looking around she sees the feast is almost over. There are a lot of Harlaws in the hall but not enough of the other houses, and seeing this Asha knows she lacks support for the coming Kingsmoote. She tells Three-Tooth to find food for her crew and her prisoners, and after doing this she goes to her uncle Rodrik Harlaw, the lord of Harlaw. She finds him in the Book Tower, reading. Rodrik Harlaw loves his books, and she explains that it was his love of the books that earned him the nickname "The Reader". In Asha's name, Rodrik has sent summons to the captains to gather at Ten Towers. The captains of Harlaw isle have come but very few others. Rodrik informs Asha that Aeron Greyjoy has called for a Kingsmoot, an assembly of all captains to choose the king. Rodrik assures Asha that her cause is hopeless, since no woman has ever ruled the Ironborn. Even the support of Rodrik does not mean his vassals will support her, as their fealty is for war purposes only. In a kingsmoot they are allowed to vote as they please, and because he knows she will lose Rodrik councils Asha to stay away from the Kingsmoot. Besides her lack of support, he is afraid that Euron Greyjoy will kill his competitors once he is declared the winner. Rodrik offers to give her Ten Towers instead. His heir Harras Harlaw does not need Ten Towers and will protect her. Asha declines the offer and walks back to the hall, and while walking she encounters Tristifer Botley on the way. When they were young, Tristifer was in love with Asha, and while Asha liked him in the beginning she became bored with him before he was sent away. Tristifer, though, has never forgotten her and wants to wed Asha. He is the legitimate Lord of House Botley. His father has been killed by Euron Greyjoy for refuting Euron's claim to the throne. His titles have been given to Tristifer's uncle who supported Euron. Asha sharply refuses Tristifer's advances by reminding him that they are not children anymore and that she is his queen, not his wife.
Victarion has left the defense of northern Harrenhall to Ralf Kenning, and sailed the Iron Fleet to Old Wyk for the kingsmoot. When the fleet arrives, Victarion has them blockade Euron's Silence. The first to greet him on shore is Aeron, and later that night the priest is at his side for the feast. Several captains pledge their voice to Victarion's claim, but Lord Blacktyde seeks a king who will end the wars, saying the following. Soon, the Captain finds his niece, advising her not to lay forth a claim, because a woman has no place ruling the ironborn. Asha stands by her claim, and notes that the Damphair may have underestimated the appeal of the Kingsmoot, since the Drumm will present his claim and there is talk of Maron Volmark being presented as heir of the throne by Tarle the Thrice-Drowned, while it is apparent that Aeron's intent was to legitimize Victarion as Balon's successor. Their chat is interrupted by the arrival of Euron. Victarion notes Euron does not seem to have aged in the almost three years that he has been gone.
Aeron confronts Euron with the accusation that "no godless man may sit the Seastone Chair", but Euron cows his brother into leaving the hall. Asha then accuses her uncle of the death of her father, but Euron denies he had anything to do with it. When a fight nearly breaks out between Asha and one of Euron's men, Victarion steps in and demands that Euron leave. After his departure, Victarion and his niece walk outside, and Asha asks why Euron was banished by her father, for he refused to ever speak of it. Victarion eventually tells her that Euron impregnated Victarion's wife. Victarion wanted to kill his brother but Balon forbid it and sent Euron to exile. Later Victarion killed his wife with his own hands. Asha offers to set aside her claim if Victarion will name her his regent and end the war. She feels that the Ironborn have overextended themselves and tells her uncle that she has reached an agreement with Lady Sybelle Glover, and that their people may keep Sea Dragon Point and the Stony Shore in return for the release of Deepwood Motte, Torrhen's Square and Harrenhall. Victarion is not receptive to any sort of compramise, and thus Asha replies that she then will claim the throne.
Aeron is wading in the ocean, berating himself for running from Euron. He considers Nagga's bones, where the Grey King had ruled for 1000 years and warred against the Storm God. At dawn, Aeron has his drowned men sound the drums and warhorns to announce the onset of the kingsmoot. The prophet wishes for Victarion to win the claim, and hopes Euron will make a mistake and declare early. But the first claimant is Gylbert Farwynd, who rules a small barrier island far to the west of the Iron Islands where shapeshifters are said to live. Aeron sees madness in the lord's eyes. He offers to lead the ironmen to a bountiful land beyond the Sunset Sea; few of the gathered captains shout his name. Next up is Erik Ironmaker, who once might have made a great king. But age and his immense weight make him an easy target for Asha to dismiss by asking him to stand up from his chair. The following claimant is another famous ironborn, Lord Dunstan Drumm, who asks the gathering :
But the Drumm's downfall is the cheap loot he offers to swing the vote of the captains. Victarion steps forth next and asks for Aeron's blessing. His speech is short and concise and he offers to continue the rule his brother Balon had set. His offerings are generous, and many captains give him their voice. But it is Asha who interrupts the shouts of "Victarion!", and declares that her claim is best as she is Balon's daughter. She tells the ironborn that war is bleeding their people and to continue it would be folly. She offers peace with the Northmen, and prosperous land on the western shores of the North. When she opens her chests to show the scant spoils of her warring in the Northlands, the tumult of support she receives is staggering. Fearing that a woman will win the kingsmoot, Aeron is shocked back to reality by the horrible bellowing of a horn. All eyes turn to a giant war-horn bound with ancient Numenorian glyphs being sounded by one of Euron's "mongrels". After sounding the horn several times, the giant mute nearly falls over, his lips bloody and blistering, and after it would be discovered that he had died. Euron steps forward and announces that he has sailed further and braved more than any other ironman. He offers not only peace and land, but all Westeros itself to the ironborn. When Asha asks him how he means to do so, her uncle responds that he will use dragons to conquer the land, using the Dragon Horn he found amongst the ashes of Old Atlantis. When he tells the crowd that the horn can bind dragons to his will, and that he knows where three dragons can be found, he receives the overwhelming cheers of "Euron! Euron! Crow's Eye! EURON KING!"
See Also : Kristanna Greyjoy
See Also : Asha Greyjoy
See Also : Balon Greyjoy
See Also : Euron Greyjoy
Turgon Sparr II.
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