House Orkwood

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House Orkwood of Orkmont
House Orkwood.svg
Coat of arms Dark green pines strewn closely together on yellow
(Or semé of pines vert)
Seat Orkmont
Head Lord Alyn Orkwood[1]
Region Iron Islands
Overlord House Greyjoy

House Orkwood of Orkmont is a noble house from the Iron Islands, with their seat being on the island of Orkmont.

They blazon their arms as dark green pines strewn closely together on yellow.[2][3]


With the exception of House Goodbrother, all of the great houses of the Iron Islands claim descent from the Grey King.[4]

Rognar II Greyiron, King of the Iron Islands, was brought down by an alliance of ironborn lords and Andals which included the Orkwoods.[5]

Recent Events

A Feast for Crows

House Orkwood reaver, by Aaron Riley © Fantasy Flight Games

The Orkwoods support Euron Greyjoy with twenty longships.[6] Some Orkwoods gather to wish Victarion Greyjoy well on the shores of Nagga's Cradle.[7] Aeron Greyjoy spots the banners of House Orkwood among those gathered for the kingsmoot on Old Wyk. Lord Alyn Orkwood, called Orkwood of Orkmont, supports Euron instead of Victarion during the kingsmoot.[2]

House Orkwood at the end of the third century

The known Orkwoods during the timespan of the events described in A Song of Ice and Fire are:


  1. 1.0 1.1 A Dance with Dragons, Appendix.
  2. 2.0 2.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 19, The Drowned Man.
  3. The Citadel. Heraldry: Houses on the Iron Islands
  4. The World of Ice & Fire, The Iron Islands: Driftwood Crowns.
  5. The World of Ice & Fire, The Iron Islands: The Iron Kings.
  6. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 11, The Kraken's Daughter.
  7. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 18, The Iron Captain.