Dunstan Drumm

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Dunstan Drumm
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The Drumm. © Fantasy Flight Games

Allegiance House Drumm
Culture Ironborn
Born In 212 AC or later[3]Old Wyk[4]

Dunstan Drumm, also known as The Drumm and the Bone Hand, is head of House Drumm, Lord of Old Wyk, and captain of Thunderer.[4]

Appearance and Character

Dunstan is an old man, but not as old as Erik Ironmaker. Lord Drumm carries the Valyrian steel sword Red Rain,[5] and he is served by Andrik the Unsmiling, who is possibly the fiercest warrior of the Iron Islands.[6]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Balon Greyjoy, Lord of the Iron Islands, sends Dagmer Cleftjaw to Old Wyk to rouse House Drumm, as Balon plans to join the War of the Five Kings.[7]

A Feast for Crows

After Balon falls to his death at Pyke, Lord Dunstan puts forth his name for consideration at the kingsmoot at Old Wyk.[1] His champions are his two sons, Denys and Donnel, as well as Andrik the Unsmiling. Dunstan's speech about the history of House Drumm, from Dale the Dread to Gormond the Oldfather bores the attendees, however. When his chests of gifts are opened, the ironborn sneer at the bronze treasures. Euron Greyjoy is instead chosen King of the Isles and the North.[5]

After the taking of the Shields, Lord Captain Victarion Greyjoy and Nute the Barber spot Dunstan talking with Lord Rodrik Harlaw and Lord Gorold Goodbrother in the castle yard at Lord Hewett's Town. They discuss their fears that the gains from the battle are little compared to the enmity of the Reach they have earned.[8] Euron deprives Lord Drumm of the service of Andrik by granting Southshield to the warrior.[8]


Where is it written that our king must be a kraken? What right has Pyke to rule us? Great Wyk is the largest isle, Harlaw the richest, Old Wyk the most holy. When the black line was consumed by dragonfire, the ironborn gave the primacy to Vickon Greyjoy, aye ... but as lord, not king.[5]

—Dunstan at the kingsmoot