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|Title||Queen of the Iron Islands|
|Allegiance|| House Greyjoy|
|Book(s)|| A Game of Thrones (mentioned)|
A Clash of Kings (mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)
Alannys Harlaw is the wife of Lord Balon Greyjoy and sister to Lord Rodrik Harlaw. She had four children with Balon; Rodrik, Maron, Asha and Theon. She is nicknamed "Lanny" by her brother, Lord Rodrik.
Appearance and Character
- See also: Images of Alannys Harlaw
Alannys briefly served as the queen of Balon Greyjoy during Greyjoy's Rebellion. Their sons Rodrik and Maron were killed in the fighting, however, and Theon was taken by Lord Eddard Stark as a hostage. After the war, Alannys brought five boys, including Tristifer Botley, to Pyke to foster.
As time passed, Alannys began to roam the halls of Pyke in search of her lost sons, even walking the rope bridge to the Sea Tower while barefoot. She eventually moved to Ten Towers to live with her sister, Gwynesse Harlaw, as Harlaw is less raw than Pyke.
A Clash of Kings
Alannys's husband, Lord Balon Greyjoy, declares himself King of the Isles and the North. After the capture of Winterfell, Asha Greyjoy advises Theon to return to Deepwood Motte for their mother's sake, but he refuses.
A Storm of Swords
Alannys is widowed after Balon falls to his death from Pyke.
A Feast for Crows
Alannys lives in the Widow's Tower at Ten Towers, the castle of her brother, Lord Rodrik Harlaw. Asha had visited Alannys before her departure for Deepwood and found her a shadow of her former self. Rodrik feels that Alannys is beginning to recover on Harlaw, but she is still frail. Lady Greyjoy believes that Balon was murdered. She gives consent to Tristifer Botley for him to marry Asha, who has no interest in Tris.
Quotes about Alannys
|“||The cold winds have worn her away.||”|
|“||Is this my mother, or her ghost?||”|
|“||Asha: How is she?
|Unknown Harlaw||Unknown Harlaw||Unknown|
|Gwynesse||Balon Greyjoy||Alannys||Rodrik "The Reader"||Harras "The Knight"||Hotho "Humpback"||Boremund "the Blue"|
|Rodrik Greyjoy||Maron Greyjoy||Asha Greyjoy||Theon Greyjoy||Unknown Sons||Unknown Daughter|
References and Notes
- ↑ George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, Alannys Harlaw.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 11, The Kraken's Daughter.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 11, Theon I.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 24, Theon II.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 49, Tyrion XI.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 56, Theon V.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 45, Catelyn V.