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The Young She-Bear
|Born||In or between ~273 AC and 278 AC, at Bear Island|
|Book(s)|| A Feast for Crows (mentioned)|
A Dance with Dragons (appears)
The Winds of Winter (mentioned)
Alysane Mormont, known as the Young She-Bear, is Lady Maege Mormont's second daughter.
Character and Appearance
- See also: Images of Alysane Mormont
Alysane is short, chunky, and muscular, with big thighs, breasts, and hands. Her hands are heavily callused. She has crooked teeth, but an ingratiating smile. Alysane wears ringmail under her furs, boiled leather under that, and sheepskin under the leather, turned inside out for warmth, even while sleeping. Her snores are reportedly worse than any man's.
Alysane is in her mid-twenties, and has two children, the eldest a daughter of nine and the youngest a son of two. She is unwed; Alysane claims the children were fathered by a bear, and that Mormont women are skinchangers who turn into bears.
A Feast for Crows
A Dance with Dragons
Alysane and men-at-arms of House Mormont launch a surprise attack on the ironmen longships off the strand of Deepwood Motte, managing to take them unawares by hiding fighters inside a gaggle of fishing sloops. She burns and captures all ships, securing several ironborn captains, knights, warriors, and other nobility for ransom.
After Stannis Baratheon takes Deepwood Motte and restores it to House Glover, House Mormont swears fealty to Stannis. Alysane joins his army when it marches on Winterfell. Despite their alliance, Alysane frustrates Stannis. She is later assigned as one of the guards of Asha Greyjoy.
Camped at the crofters' village west of Winterfell, Alysane and Asha go ice fishing on the frozen lakes, but after several days, they have little luck finding any fish. Alysane protects Asha when Clayton Suggs wishes to burn her as a sacrifice to R'hllor.
The Winds of Winter
|Unknown Glover||Jorah||Lynesse Hightower||Dacey||Alysane||Unknown||Lyra||Jorelle||Lyanna|
|“||All those layers made her look almost as wide as she was tall. And ferocious.
—thoughts of Asha Greyjoy
|“||Asha Greyjoy: Mormont women are all fighters too.
References and Notes
- ↑ See the Alysane Mormont calculation.
- ↑ George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, Alysane Mormont.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 42, The King's Prize.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Appendix.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 35, Jon VII.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 62, The Sacrifice.
- ↑ The Winds of Winter, Chapter , Theon I.
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 It is currently unknown whether Alysane's children are trueborn, or bastardborn.