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The brute is how Victarion Greyjoy refers to a thrall and oarsman in the Iron Fleet. He has been rowing for twenty years.
The brute is big and bald.
The Winds of Winter
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The brute is one of the oarsmen in the Sparrowhawk. He is one of the three thralls that Victarion Greyjoy recruits to blow Dragonbinder. He is promised to be made free and receive a wife, land, a ship, and thralls of his own if he survives.