Alannys Harlaw

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Alannys Harlaw
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Artwork by Henning Ludvigsen, Fantasy Flight Games ©

Alias Lanny
Title Queen of the Iron Islands
Allegiance House Greyjoy
House Harlaw
Culture Ironborn
Spouse Balon 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.[1]

Appearance and Character

See also: Images of Alannys Harlaw

Alannys has long white hair and thin skin. She once had a strong face, but has become frail and sickly. She has lost much of her mental faculties, frequently forgetting that her sons Rodrik and Maron have died.[1]


Alannys briefly served as queen during Greyjoy's Rebellion.

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

When Theon returns home, his mother is away from Pyke, staying on Harlaw, not expected to return due to her poor health.[2]

Alannys's husband, Lord Balon Greyjoy, declares himself King of the Isles and the North.[3]

A Feast for Crows

Lady Alannys is widowed after the death of her husband, Balon. She is now half-mad, searching for her sons who have all departed. Asha had visited Alannys before her departure for Deepwood Motte and found her a shadow of her former self.[1]

Quotes about Alannys

The cold winds have worn her away.[2]
Asha Greyjoy

Is this my mother, or her ghost?[1]
Asha Greyjoy's thoughts


Sigfryd "Silverhair"
Unknown Harlaw
Unknown Harlaw
Unknown Harlaw
Balon Greyjoy
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

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 11, The Kraken's Daughter.
  2. 2.0 2.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 24, Theon II.
  3. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 49, Tyrion XI.

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