Jon Roxton

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Jon Roxton
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Alias Bold Jon
Title Ser
Allegiance House Roxton
Greens
Died In 130 AC, at Tumbleton[1]
Book(s) The Princess and the Queen (mentioned)

Ser Jon Roxton, also known as Bold Jon Roxton, was a knight of House Roxton during the Dance of the Dragons. He was the wielder of the Valyrian steel sword Orphan-Maker.[1]

History

Ser Jon fought on the side of King Aegon II Targaryen and the greens during the Dance of the Dragons, a civil war between Aegon II and his half-sister, Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, over the Iron Throne of Westeros.[1]

At the Battle on the Honeywine, Lord Owen Costayne was mortally wounded by Jon's black Valyrian steel blade, Orphan-Maker. Jon was a member of the Caltrops conspiracy, which wanted the dragonriders Hard Hugh Hammer and Ulf the White dead, in no small part due to their outrageous demands for lordships and kingships in return for their dragons joining Aegon II's cause.[1]

During the Second Battle of Tumbleton, "Bold" Jon slew Hugh Hammer when he least suspected it, splitting him from groin to throat with Orphan-Maker. Shortly thereafter he was killed by Hugh's men in a ten against one fight. Jon managed to kill three of them before he himself was killed. Legend says that he slipped on a part of Hugh's entrails in an ironic twist of fate.[1]

Quotes

We kill the bastards now. Afterward, let the bravest of us claim their dragons and fly them into battle.[1]
- Jon to the other Caltrops


Jon: Lord Hammer, my condolences.

Hugh: For what?
Jon: You died in the battle.[1]

– Jon and Hugh Hammer during the Second Battle of Tumbleton

References and Notes

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