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|Full Name||Euron Greyjoy, the Third of His Name Since the Grey King|
|Alias|| Crow's Eye|
Euron Crow's Eye
|Other Titles|| Iron King|
King of the Isles and the North
King of Salt and Rock
Son of the Sea Wind
Lord Reaper of Pyke
Captain of the Silence
|Born in||or before 267 AC|
|Royal House||House Greyjoy|
|Father||Lord Quellon Greyjoy|
|Mother||Lady of House Sunderly|
|Books|| A Game of Thrones (mentioned)|
A Clash of Kings (mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (appears)
A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)
Euron Greyjoy, known as Crow's Eye and Euron Crow's Eye, is a member of House Greyjoy and is the eldest of Lord Balon Greyjoy's younger brothers. He is captain of the Silence, a ship crewed entirely by mutes whose tongues Euron ripped out.
Euron's personal coat-of-arms is a red eye with a black pupil beneath a black iron crown supported by two crows.
Appearance and Character
- See also: Images of Euron Greyjoy
Euron is pale and handsome with black hair and a dark beard. He wears a patch over his left eye, and is nicknamed '"Crow's Eye".
According to Euron's nephew, Theon, the patch conceals a "black eye shining with malice". His right eye is as blue as summer sky and is regarded as his "smiling eye". In addition, his lips are a pale blue, due to his propensity to drink shade of the evening.
Euron is a wildly unpredictable man, known for his delight in playing vicious mind games and waging psychological warfare on anyone around him. He is hated by his brothers for this reason. He is a skilled warrior and manipulator and is cunning, shrewd and ruthless.
Euron and his two eldest brothers, Balon and Victarion, convinced their father, Lord Quellon Greyjoy, to join Robert's Rebellion, and they raided the Reach late in the war. After Quellon was killed in a battle at the Mander, however, the new Lord Balon returned to the Iron Islands with his younger brothers.
At the outset of Greyjoy's Rebellion, Euron concocted a plan to sail into Lannisport and burn the Lannister fleet at anchor. The Iron Fleet, commanded by Euron's brother Victarion Greyjoy, followed the plan and successfully destroyed the westerlands' naval force.
Some time after the war, in 297 AC, Euron was sent away from the Iron Islands by Lord Balon Greyjoy as punishment for seducing or raping Victarion's salt wife, and he was warned never to return while Balon was alive. Victarion wanted to kill Euron and would have if not for the taboo against kinslaying. Euron has several bastard children but does not have any regard for any of them. One such boy is ten years old with woolly hair and skin the color of mud.
Since Euron's banishment, the Silence has sailed, pillaged and raped all over the known world. Euron claims to have travelled to Asshai and even sailed the Smoking Sea and walked the smoking ruins of Valyria. He once owned a dragon egg that he claims he tossed into the sea during one of his foul moods.
A Clash of Kings
A Storm of Swords
News comes to King Robb Stark via the captain of the Myraham that Euron Greyjoy returned to Pyke upon the death of his brother, King Balon Greyjoy, and claimed the Seastone Chair. Lord Sawane Botley objected to his claim and Euron had him drowned in a cask of seawater.
A Feast for Crows
Aeron Greyjoy is informed that his brother, Euron, returned to the Iron Islands the day after Balon's death. The timing of his return is questioned by some. See also Balon Greyjoy/Theories. He claims to have reaved all over the world during his exile, including a trip to the feared ruins of Valyria. He also captured and holds hostage several warlocks of Qarth, who may have coached him in black magic.[Citation Needed]
At the kingsmoot at Old Wyk called by Aeron, Euron promises to conquer all of Westeros for the ironborn using dragons, which he claims he can bind to his will with the dragon horn. Although Aeron considers Euron to be a godless man, he is elected king, besting his niece Asha, Victarion, and other contenders. Euron has Lord Baelor Blacktyde killed when the man refuses to accept him as his king, taking Baelor's sable cloak as a trophy.
Euron begins raids upon the Reach. These raids are wildly successful, and Euron weakens possible rivals by giving lands and titles to key followers of theirs - as he does after Victarion's success in the Battle of the Shield Islands. However, he fails to move the ironborn beyond raiding, as they are reluctant to embark on a dangerous journey in search of dragons. Instead, Euron sends Victarion and the Iron Fleet to find Daenerys Targaryen, court her in his name, and bring her and her dragons to Westeros.
A Dance with Dragons
Euron styles himself King of the Isles and the North.. He gives Victarion the dragon horn to take with him to Meereen. Victarion again remembers that "Euron's gifts are poisoned" when he hears the red priest Moqorro state that those who blow the horn die.
According to Moqorro, he sees many threats to Daenerys in the flames. He can only see their shadows and claims the one that casts the most danger is:
|“||A tall and twisted thing with one black eye and ten long arms, sailing on a sea of blood.||”|
Quotes by Euron
|“||Godless? Why, Aeron, I am the godliest man ever to raise sail! You serve one god, Damphair, but I have served ten thousand. From Ib to Asshai, when men see my sails, they pray.||”|
|“||We are the ironborn, and once we were conquerors. Our writ ran everywhere the sound of the waves was heard. My brother would have be content with the cold and dismal north, my niece with even less ... but I shall give you Lannisport. Highgarden. The Arbor. Oldtown. The riverlands and the Reach, the kingswood and the rainwood, Dorne and the marches, the Mountains of the Moon and the Vale of Arryn, Tarth and the Stepstones. I say we take it all! I say, we take Westeros.||”|
|“||I am the storm, my lord. The first storm, and the last.||”|
|“||Perhaps we can fly. All of us. How will we ever know unless we leap from some tall tower? No man ever truly knows what he can do unless he dares to leap.||”|
Quotes about Euron
|“||Lord Balon's eldest brother had never given up the Old Way, even for a day. His Silence, with its black sails and dark red hull, was infamous in every port from Ibben to Asshai, it was said.||”|
|“||He may be dead, and if he lives, why, he has spent so long at sea, he'd be half a stranger here. The ironborn would never seat a stranger in the Seastone Chair.||”|
|“||Euron Greyjoy is no man’s notion of a king, if half of what Theon said of him was true.||”|
|“||Balon was mad, Aeron is madder, and Euron is the maddest of them all.||”|
|“||Euron's gifts are poisoned.||”|
|Lady of House Stonetree||Quellon||Lady of House Piper|
|Lady of House Sunderly|
|Harlon||Quenton||Donel||Balon||Alannys Harlaw||Euron "Crow's Eye"||Victarion||Urrigon||Aeron "Damphair"||Robin|
References and Notes
- ↑ See the Euron Greyjoy calculation.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Appendix.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 1, The Prophet.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 45, Samwell V.
- ↑ Theon I (The Winds of Winter)
- ↑ The World of Ice and Fire, The Old Way and the New.
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 24, Theon II.
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 29, The Reaver.
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 9.2 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 19, The Drowned Man.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 11, Theon I.
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 45, Catelyn V.
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 18, The Iron Captain.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Appendix.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 33, Tyrion VIII.
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