Jorah Mormont

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Jorah Mormont
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Alias Jorah the Andal
Ser Bezoar
Title Ser
Lord of Bear Island (stripped)
Allegiance House Mormont
House Targaryen
Second Sons
Culture Northmen
Born In 254 AC (roughly)[1]
Spouse 1st: Unknown Glover
2nd: Lynesse Hightower
Book(s) A Game of Thrones (appears)
A Clash of Kings (appears)
A Storm of Swords (appears)
A Feast for Crows (mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (appears)
The Winds of Winter (appears)

Played by Iain Glen
TV series Season 1 | Season 2 | Season 3 | Season 4 | Season 5 | Season 6 | Season 7

Ser Jorah Mormont is an exiled knight, the former head of House Mormont and Lord of Bear Island. He fled Westeros to escape execution for trading in slaves and took up work as a mercenary in the Free Cities, eventually entering the service of the last Targaryens. He becomes one of the most trusted companions of Daenerys Targaryen. He is portrayed in the television adaptation Game of Thrones by Iain Glen.


See also: Images of Jorah Mormont

Jorah is a large middle-aged man, swarthy and very hairy. He is balding, but still strong and fit.[2][3] Daenerys Targaryen considers him not particularly handsome.[4] After being identified as a disobedient slave by his new owner, he has a demon face tattooed on his cheek, which, according to Tyrion Lannister, makes him look even more fearsome.[5]


Jorah was married at a young age to a girl from House Glover as his father, Lord Jeor Mormont, desired. While they were married for ten years, Jorah's wife was unable to carry a child to term. She eventually died following her third miscarriage.[6] Presumably prior to Robert's Rebellion,[N 1] Jorah's father Jeor had given up the lordship of House Mormont by joining the Night's Watch, which made Jorah the Lord of Bear Island in his own right.[7] During Robert's Rebellion, Jorah fought on the side of the rebels, and was present during the Battle of the Trident in 283 AC.[8]

After the death of his first wife, Jorah received multiple marriage offers from other houses. Before he made his decision, however, Balon Greyjoy rose in rebellion.[7] Jorah fought in this war as well, during which he distinguished himself by showing exemplary courage on the battlefield, being one of the first men through the breach during the siege of Pyke. He received a knighthood from King Robert I Baratheon in recognition of his bravery.[9][7] According to Illyrio Mopatis, Jorah was anointed by the High Septon when he became a knight,[10] though it is unknown which religion Jorah follows, nor even whether the High Septon was present on Pyke.

A tourney was held at Lannisport to celebrate the victory over the Greyjoy rebels. At the tourney, Jorah met Lynesse Hightower. He became immediately smitten with her beauty and asked for her favor to wear during the tournament, for which she gave her permission. Jorah fought remarkably well during the tourney, unexpectedly defeating all challengers. He faced Ser Jaime Lannister last, and after they broke nine lances to no result, King Robert I Baratheon granted Jorah the victory. Jorah named Lynesse his queen of love and beauty, and asked Lynesse's father, Lord Leyton Hightower, for her hand in marriage that same night. Surprisingly, Lord Leyton agreed. Jorah and Lynesse were married at Lannisport, after which they returned to Bear Island.[7]

The marriage did not remain happy for long. Having spent her entire life up to that point as part of wealthy House Hightower in the mild, prosperous and densely populated Reach, Lynesse was unprepared for life on the harsh and isolated Bear Island and quickly grew miserable. Jorah attempted to reproduce the lifestyle his wife was accustomed to by lavishing her with expensive gifts, but only succeeded in driving himself into financial ruin.[7]

Desperate to pay off his debts, Jorah resorted to breaking one of the Seven Kingdoms' oldest taboos: participating in the slave trade. When House Mormont's liege, Lord Eddard Stark, learned that Jorah had sold poachers to a Tyroshi slaver, he condemned him to the traditional penalty: death. However, when Eddard arrived on Bear Island to execute him, Jorah had already fled.[11]

Rather than join his father in taking the black, Jorah took Lynesse with him into exile. While Jorah wanted to go to Braavos, Lynesse wanted a warmer home,[12] so they fled to Lys instead, where Jorah sold his ship. Within half a year, however, they had no money left anymore, so Jorah sold his service as a sellsword. However, while Jorah was fighting the Braavosi on the Rhoyne, Lynesse took Tregar Ormollen as her lover, and moved into his manse.[7] When Jorah returned to Lys, Ormollen informed him that he would be enslaved for his debts, unless he gave up Lynesse and left Lys. Heartbroken, Jorah went to Volantis, where he spent the better part of a year.[12] He remained near the Free Cities[7] travelling as far east as Vaes Dothrak,[13] an, having spend time with the Dothraki, eventually came to speak their language and learn their customs.[13][14]

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A Game of Thrones

Jorah is present at the feast held in Khal Drogo's manse in Pentos, where Princess Daenerys Targaryen is presented to the Dothraki khal. When informed of Jorah's attendance, the exiled king Viserys Targaryen tells Magister Illyrio Mopatis that he wishes to speak with Jorah before the night is over.[10] Jorah enters Viserys' service, and becomes a constant companion to the two Targaryens. He attends the wedding of Daenerys to Drogo, where he gives her a small stack of old histories and songs of the Seven Kingdoms written in the Common Tongue as a gift.[13] When the khalasar leaves Pentos the next day, both he and Viserys accompany them.[4] Despite having sworn his sword to Viserys, his regard for Viserys is low. During the khalasar's march to Vaes Dothrak, he displays more loyalty towards Daenerys, while describing Viserys as "less than the shadow of a snake". He tells Daenerys that the smallfolk of the Seven Kingdoms are not likely to be praying for Viserys' return, but for peace, and admits that he longs for home.[4]

However, Jorah is secretly in the employment of Varys, the master of whisperers for King Robert I Baratheon. Hoping to earn a royal pardon and return to Westeros from his exile, Jorah reports on Viserys' and Daenerys' movements to King's Landing. He is quick to inform King Robert about Daenerys' marriage to Drogo.[11] And when Daenerys becomes pregnant, he informs Varys as well, resulting in King Robert's decision to have Daenerys, her child, and Viserys assassinated.[15]

Jorah counsels Daenerys on the Dothraki way of thinking and living.[16] At Vaes Dothraki, he threatens Viserys when the latter attempts to steal the dragon eggs that belong to Daenerys, warning him that he'll cut off Viserys' hand if he so much as touches them. Following the ceremony Daenerys must perform, he attends the feast where he is given a place of respect and high honor due to the Dothraki's esteem of Jorah's prowess with a sword. When Viserys enters the hall drunk, Jorah goes to him as per Daenerys' request, attempting to calm him down. Viserys, who is wearing a sword despite the sacred laws of Vaes Dothrak forbidding such an act, reacts violently. When Viserys threatens Daenerys and her unborn child, Jorah urges Daenerys to look away as Drogo has his bloodriders restrain him. Standing by Daenerys' side, Jorah watches how Viserys is drowned in molten gold.[14]

Jorah accompanies Daenerys and her escort to the western market, suggesting that Magister Illyrio might have send them a letter with the new caravan that arrived at night. However, once at the market, he insists on visiting the captain alone. Illyrio has indeed send a letter, which warns Jorah that King Robert has promised a lordship to whoever slays Viserys, Daenerys, or her child. He returns to Daenerys' side just in time to confront a wine merchant about attempting to sell Daenerys poisoned wine.[17] For his role in saving Daenerys and her unborn son, Drogo allows Jorah to choose any horse from his herds, with the exception of his own stallion, and Daenerys' silver. Jorah warns Drogo that there will be more attempts, after which Drogo declares he will invade the Seven Kingdoms.[17]

Jorah remains with the khalasar as they travel south towards Lhazar. He participates in battle when Drogo's khalasar falls upon the khalasar of Khal Ogo, who had just sacked a town of the Lhazareen. Daenerys orders him to stope Drogo's men from raping the Lhazareen women, and although Jorah admires Daenerys’ intent, he tries to explain to her that Daenerys cannot save all the women.[18] Drogo has become wounded in the battle, and although the maegi Mirri Maz Duur has seen to his wound, Drogo ignores her instructions, and his wound begins to fester.[18][19] When Drogo falls off his horse, Daenerys calls Jorah to help him, and Jorah tells her that Drogo is dying. He urges Daenerys to flee to Asshai before Drogo dies, as her child will otherwise be killed and she will be forced to join the dosh khaleen at Vaes Dothrak.[19] Daenerys has Mirri perform blood magic on Drogo, which causes chaos in the khalasar. Jorah, who had gone to put on his armor, quickly realizes what is happening. He fights and kills Drogo's bloodrider Qotho, when Qotho wishes to stop the ritual. But when Daenerys goes into labor and the midwives refuse to come, Jorah takes her into the tent, unaware that Mirri had expressly forbidden anyone from entering.[19]

Jorah pledges to Daenerys Targaryen - by Amok ©

Daenerys's child, Rhaego, is a stillborn monstrosity. When Daenerys wakes up from her fevered sleep, Jorah is unable to tell her the truth about the child, so Mirri tells her. Daenerys and Jorah both realize that, by carrying her into the tent during the ritual, Jorah had killed Daenerys's son. His presence at the ritual has affected Jorah as well. He looks haunted, and half a corpse. Jorah escorts Daenerys to Drogo, revealing that his khalasar is gone, and Drogo is now catatonic.[20] Daenerys euthanizes Drogo,[20] and preparations are made for his funeral pyre. Jorah fears that Daenerys plans to commit suicide by entering Drogo's pyre, and begs her to come with him to Yi Ti, Qarth, the Jade Sea, and Asshai, while promising her that she will not have to go to Vaes Dothrak unless the desires to go. Daenerys promises him she does not intend to die with Drogo, and when she later asks the men from her khas and Jorah to swear their service to her, Jorah is the only one to do so. He is named the first of her Queensguard. He objects when Daenerys has her dragon eggs placed upon Drogo's pyre, and shouts at her when she walks into the burning pyre. When the flames have gone and the ground has cooled off the next morning, amidst the ashes, unhurt, with three living dragons. He wordlessly falls to his knees, whilst the Dothraki swear Daenerys their loyalty.[21]

A Clash of Kings

Jorah gifts Daenerys with a peach at Vaes Tolorro - by Dorota Pijewska ©

Jorah is still troubled by the wound he had taken to his hip the night he fought against Drogo's bloodriders, as it has not yet fully healed. When they arrive as Vaes Tolorro, he counsels Daenerys to remain in the city for a while, until the khalasar has recovered its strength. Jorah tells Daenerys about his first and second marriage. When he mentions that Daenerys resembles his second wife, Lynesse Hightower, who had abandoned him, Daenerys realizes that Jorah is in love with her.[7]

At Vaes Tolorro, Daenerys tends to Jorah's wound, and it begins to heal.[7] After Xaro Xhoan Daxos, Pyat Pree, and Quaithe reach them, Jorah accompanies the khalasar to Qarth. He is mistrustful of the Qartheen, especially the merchant prince, the warlocks, and the shadowbinder. He counsels Daenerys not to put too much faith in them, and to not linger in the city for long. Daenerys sends him to the docks of Qarth, to learn about tidings from the Seven Kingdoms. He returns with Quhuru Mo, captain of the Cinnamon Wind, who tells them that King Robert I Baratheon is dead, Joffrey Baratheon has ascended the Iron Throne, and that it is rumored that Robert's brothers both are going to claim the throne. Jorah is skeptical of the reports, and disagrees with Daenerys openly declaring her intent on taking the throne herself, as she still lacks an army, gold, and ships. Daenerys comes to the realization that Jorah sees her at times either as a child he wants to protect, or as a woman he wants to bed, and wonders whether he ever sees her as his queen.[22]

Although Jorah warns Daenerys that she will not receive any help from the Pureborn of Qarth, she visits them anyway, taking one of her dragons with her. Jorah remains behind at Xaro's palace to guard the other two dragons. Upon her return, Jorah reveals he has discovered why Xaro has asked Daenerys to marry him on several occasions; Although a man and wife retain their own property when they marry, as per the laws of Qarth they are allowed to ask for one of their spouse’s possessions, and the other may not refuse. Jorah guesses that Xaro hopes to obtain a dragon by marrying Daenerys. When Daenerys tells Jorah that the shadowbinder Quaithe told Daenerys to travel to Asshai, and although Jorah agrees on leaving Qarth, he proposes traveling further east. He argues against trusting Illyrio, and claims that even if Illyrio can be trusted, the magister does not have the power to seat Daenerys upon the throne. Jorah tells Daenerys she has to gain the support of some of the high lords of Westeros before she even sets foot upon its soil, but admits he does not know how she is to accomplish that. Daenerys orders him to go to Pyat Pree the next morning for her, to arrange a meeting with the Undying Ones.[23]

Jorah escorts Daenerys to the House of the Undying, but becomes even more skeptical about their chance of success when he sees the old building. He urges Daenerys to take him with her, but Pyat Pree insists Daenerys enters alone. Jorah warns Daenerys to remember Mirri Maz Duur before she enters, and remains outside of the House of the Undying until Daenerys emerges again. He kneels besides Daenerys while her bloodriders keep the warlock from attacking her.[24]

Jorah accompanies Daenerys to the docks of Qarth, seeking a ship to take them from Qarth following the destruction of the House of the Undying. They discuss the things the Undying Ones said and the visions Daenerys had seen. Jorah warns Daenerys that they are being followed by two men, and lifts a huge brass platter for her so she can see them. This draws the brass-seller to them, who attempts to sell them the platter with much effort and enthusiasm. Daenerys eventually orders Jorah to pay the man, and while he does so, attempts to confront the men following her. However, she is instead approached by a man who whispers "I'm so sorry" to her before attempting to assassinate her. He escapes while his attempt is thwarted by the two strangers who had been following Daenerys. Jorah and Daenerys' bloodriders mistakenly believe that they are attacking Daenerys, and Jorah attacks the bigger man of the two over the head with the brass platter, before Daenerys stops them. The two strangers introduce themselves as Belwas and his squire, Arstan Whitebeard. They say they have been send by Illyrio, to bring Daenerys back to Pentos. When Jorah remarks that Whitebeard is rather old to be a squire, Whitebeard admits to knowing Jorah, having seen him fight at Pyke and participating in the subsequent tourney at Lannisport. Although Jorah admits Whitebeard looks familiar, he does not recall having met him.[25]

A Storm of Swords

On the ship taking them to Pentos, Jorah and Daenerys discuss how large dragons can grow and how old they can become. He strongly dislikes and mistrusts Arstan, and so reacts hostile when Arstan interrupts them with more accurate information about the dragons once held by House Targaryen, and Prince Rhaegar Targaryen's fighting abilities. That night, Jorah visits Daenerys in her chamber, where he again speaks of his distrust for Arstan, Belwas, and Illyrio Mopatis, claiming that Arstan does not act like a squire, though he claims to be one. He adds that, once in Pentos, Daenerys will be in Illyrio's power. He suggests that Daenerys go to Pentos with an army. He proposes they sail for Astapor in Slaver's Bay, where Unsullied are trained and sold, telling her the story about the Three Thousand of Qohor to demonstrate their prowess in battle. He believes that, if Illyrio's men are truly loyal to her, they will follow her command to change course. Exited by the idea of acquiring the beginnings of her own army, Daenerys agrees on the approach. However, Jorah next takes his chance and kisses her. He tells her he should have kissed her earlier, that he loves her, and that no one would be more true to her than he would be, offering himself in marriage.[2] Daenerys becomes uncomfortable, and ensures she is no longer alone with Jorah.[26] When she visits the Plaza of Pride to view the Unsullied, she leaves Jorah on their ship, taking Arstan with her instead. Arstan is against Jorah's plan to have Daenerys buy Unsullied, and reminds Daenerys that Jorah had been a slaver himself, telling her that sellswords can be hired in Pentos, Myr, and Tyrosh, an option that Daenerys rejects. When she returns to the ship, Jorah informs Daenerys that three slaver's had come and gone to inspect the trading goods the Unsullied would have to be paid from. Daenerys, in anger, hits Jorah. Later, Jorah visits her chamber. When Daenerys tells him that she refuses to shed the blood of innocents, Jorah tells her about the sack of King's Landing, where many women were raped. He states that the Unsullied do not rape, sack, or plunder. Regardless, Daenerys wishes to lead free men into battle who believe in her cause.[26]

Jorah accompanies Daenerys to the Plaza of Pride when she goes to strike the deal with the slavers. Later, he is one of the few men called to Daenerys, where they discuss their plan. The next day, he goes with Daenerys and her people to buy the Unsullied.[27] She frees the Unsullied, asking them to join her by their own choice, and ordering those who do so to chose officers from among themselves. Grey Worm, who is chosen for the highest rank, is trained by Jorah, who finds him promosing.[3] Jorah urges Daenerys to abandon the freedmen who have followed her from Astapor, but Daenerys finds herself unable to do so.[3]

At Yunkai, Jorah states his believe that the army of the Yellow City can easily be defeated by Daenerys' forces. On Daenerys' orders, he invites the captains of the free companies and the slavers to visit and talk with Daenerys. Jorah is present for each of the three meetings, and for once agrees with Arstan when the latter argues Mero, the captain of the Second Sons, is not to be trusted. When Daenerys tells her council of her plans, Jorah aproves. He later brings Daario Naharis of the Stormcrows, who was caught sneaking into the camp, to Daenerys, and counsels against using the Stormcrows in battle against Yunkai after Daario declares the loyalty of the company. Jorah's insistence that Daario cannot be trusted angers Daenerys, who tells him that, although he has been a good friend and counselor to her, she does not desire him. She orders him to stop trying to push every other man away from her, and Jorah leaves hurt.[3]

He leads Daenerys' Unsullied into battle against Yunkai, and later brings her word of their victory. Jorah sends men out to hunt Mero of the Second Sons down, who has escaped captivity.[3] Jorah follows Daenerys to Meereen, unhappy with the large number of freed slaves that follow Daenerys, calling them "mouths with feet". He does not believe they have to fight the "hero of Meereen", and calls the victory "hollow". He advises Daenerys to leave Meereen be, as they see no way to enter the city or starve the city out, and march for Pentos instead. He admits that in that scenario, Daenerys will be unable to feed the freed slaves who have decided to follow her, and Daenerys refuses to let that happen.[8]

When Arstan Whitebeard saves Daenerys from Mero, Daenerys angrily accuses Jorah of not informing her of Mero's escape. Upon learning that Arstan, an old man with a wooden staff, managed to kill Mero, Jorah becomes suspicious once again. Arstan reveals he is actually Ser Barristan Selmy, formerly of the Kingsguard, and tells Daenerys that someone has been informing on her since the day she married Drogo. Jorah admits that he had spied on her and Viserys, but had stopped when he fell in love with her. Angrily, Daenerys sends them away, into the sewers of Meereen to take the city for her.[8] Although she half hoped that Jorah and Arstan would die, they are succesful in freeing Meereen's slaves, allowing Daenerys to take the city. The mere thought of Jorah makes Daenerys feel angry, agitated, and sick, but she summons him and Arstan nonetheless. Although Jorah looks shameful and guilty when he enters the hall, refuses to humbly beg for forgiveness, and instead insists she forgive him on account of his loyal service and love to her. Despite the fact that Daenerys had planned on forgiving him, she finds herself unable to, realizing it had been Jorah who had informed King Robert of her pregnancy. Instead, she banishes Jorah, swearing to kill him if she ever sees him again.[28]

When he lies dying, Lord Commander Jeor Mormont, Jorah's father, asks Samwell Tarly to tell Jorah that it is his dying wish that Jorah takes the black.[29]

A Dance with Dragons

Jorah, marked with a demon's masked after being enslaved
By Mike Hallstein

Jorah ends up in Selhorys. There, he visits a brothel where he hires a beautiful whore with silver hair. He recognizes Tyrion Lannister when the dwarf comes down the stairs of the brothel cartwheeling, and takes him prisoner, planning to deliver him to Daenerys.[30]

He travels with his captive to Volantis, where they overhead the red priest Benerro preach that Daenerys Targaryen will come and free them. Jorah sells his horse and saddle, and buys manacles for his captive, to make him seem like a slave. He rents a room in the Merchant's House, where he chains Tyrion to the wall. Although Jorah had not given Tyrion his name, the dwarf figures it out for himself, and reveals Varys had send him on his journey. Jorah, admitting he accepted gold from Varys once, insists his loyalties lie elsewhere now. He takes Tyrion with him when he visits the widow of the waterfront in search for a passage to Meereen, but the widow declares she does not trust Jorah, and tells him to go elsewhere. When he is about to leave, Tyrion is attacked by Penny, a female dwarf who blames him for the death of her brother, Oppo. Jorah intervenes, disarming Penny, but this earns him more scorn from the widow, as knights are supposed to defend the weak. However, Penny's attack changes the widow's mind on giving aid. She tells Tyrion to be on the Selaesori Qhoran when she sets sail for Qarth. While Tyrion respectfully expresses gratitude, Jorah expresses doubt, but the widow insists Benerro has foreseen that the ship will never reach its intended destination.[12]

Tyrion Lannister and Jorah - by Jamga ©

Jorah and Tyrion share a small cabin on the Selaesori Qhoran. Because Tyrion insists they cannot leave Penny in Volantis, they bring her with them on the shpip. However, Jorah makes it clear to Tyrion that Penny is Tyrion's resposibility, not his. Jorah spends most of his time pacing the forecastle or leaning on the rail, gazing out to sea. During the first storm, Jorah gets drunk and sick, ending up in a pool of his own vomit.[31] After the ship is stranded due to a lack of wind for twelve days, Jorah warns Tyrion to tell Penny to keep the door of her cabin locked, as he suspects that some crew members might soon attempt to steal her pig to eat. Jorah mocks Tyrion for mock jousting with Penny for entertainment, but grows angry when Tyrion guesses that Jorah was send away by Daenerys, and that it is more likely that Tyrion will receive a pardon from Daenerys and that Jorah will be executed, than the other way around. In his anger, Jorah punches Tyrion, and tells him to find another place to sleep. The ship encounters another, fiercer storm, during which several crew members are lost or mortally wounded. Jorah claims to Tyrion that he slept through it, although Tyrion doubts the truth of it. Following the storm, they are stranded once more for nineteen days, until a ship appears in the distance. Jorah is quick to identify the ship as a slaver.[32]

Jorah meets the slaver with a sword in his hand, but is eventually overwhelmed.[33] He is chained to an oar, beaten, starved, and branded with a demon's mask on his right cheek to mark him as a dangerous and disobedient slave.[33][34] He remains defiant of his captors until he learns of Daenerys' marriage to Hizdahr zo Loraq. Upon learning that news, all the fight goes out of him.[5] The slaver takes the captives taken on the Selaesori Qhoran to the slave market the Yunkai'i have placed outside of the walls of Meereen. Jorah is placed on the auction block after Tyrion and Penny have been sold to Yezzan zo Qaggaz. Not knowing why, Tyrion lies and convinces his overseer that Jorah is part of their act, playing the bear who attacks Penny, "the maiden fair", while Tyrion is the knight who saves her. Jorah is bought by Yezzan as well,[33] but does not adapt well in Yezzan's ownership either.[5] He is sullen and uncooperative in the mummery acts with Tyrion and Penny, and mostly ignores any commands given by Nurse, the overseer, or reply with curses. As a result, he is confined in a cage and frequently beaten. When Yezzan is stricken with the pale mare, Jorah, Tyrion, and Penny are send to fetch water for their master. Tyrion leads them into the camp of the Second Sons on their way back, to Ben Plumm, the company's captain. As Jorah's face has become unrecognizable, Plumm and his serjeants recognize him by his voice.[5] Although they are surprised that Jorah has returned to Meereen despite his exile,[5] they allow him to sign a contract with the company, removing his chains.[34]

The Winds of Winter

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Jorah and Tyrion agree that the Second Sons need to go over to Meereen's side, before Daenerys returns to the city. When Plumm summons his captains, Jorah is called to his tent as well. A Yunkish messenger, sent by Morghaz zo Zherzyn, commanding the Second Sons to attack Daenerys's Unsullied when Barristan Selmy leads an attack against Yunkai the battle of Slaver's Bay. When the messenger recognizes Tyrion and demands him to be handed over for punishment, Jorah kills him.[35]

Quotes by Jorah

The common people pray for rain, healthy children, and a summer that never ends. It is no matter to them if the high lords play their game of thrones, so long as they are left in peace. They never are.[4]
– Jorah, to Daenerys Targaryen

I lived for her smiles.[7]
– Jorah, to Daenerys Targaryen, regarding Lynesse Hightower

There are ghosts everywhere. We carry them with us wherever we go.[7]
– Jorah, to Daenerys Targaryen

Quotes about Jorah

His crime had dishonored the north.[11]
– Lord Eddard Stark's thoughts

So the slaver has become a spy. I would rather he become a corpse.[11]
– Lord Eddard Stark, to King Robert I Baratheon

He lied to me, informed on me, but he loved me too, and he always gave good counsel.[36]
Daenerys Targaryen's thoughts

One whispered word had done what fists and clubs could not; it had broken him. I should have let the crone have him. He’s going to be about as useful as nipples on a breastplate.[33]
Tyrion Lannister's thoughts after Jorah received the news of Daenerys's marriage

He looks every inch a sellsword and not at all like the half-broken thing we took from Yezzan's cage.[34]
Tyrion Lannister's thoughts after Jorah joins the Second Sons


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Lynesse Hightower


  1. Jeor states that he has been in the Nigth's Watch longer than Alliser Thorne, who joined the Night's Watch at the conclusion of Robert's Rebellion (A Game of Thrones, Tyrion III), implying that Jeor had joined prior to the war's start. While Jeor states that he had been Lord Commander at the time Alliser joined, more recent sources, both canon (A Storm of Swords, Jon I & Jon VIII) and semi-canon (George R.R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire) contradict this statement, making at least the fact that he was Lord Commander at the time invalid. It is still likely, however, that Jeor had already joined the Night's Watch at the time.


  1. See the Jorah Mormont calculation.
  2. 2.0 2.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 8, Daenerys I.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 42, Daenerys IV.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 23, Daenerys III.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 57, Tyrion XI.
  6. A Clash of Kings, Bad reference param2, 12.
  7. 7.00 7.01 7.02 7.03 7.04 7.05 7.06 7.07 7.08 7.09 7.10 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 12, Daenerys I.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 57, Daenerys V.
  9. George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, Jorah Mormont.
  10. 10.0 10.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 3, Daenerys I.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 12, Eddard II.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 27, Tyrion VII.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 11, Daenerys II.
  14. 14.0 14.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 46, Daenerys V.
  15. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 33, Eddard VIII.
  16. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 36, Daenerys IV.
  17. 17.0 17.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 54, Daenerys VI.
  18. 18.0 18.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 61, Daenerys VII.
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 64, Daenerys VIII.
  20. 20.0 20.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 68, Daenerys IX.
  21. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 72, Daenerys X.
  22. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 27, Daenerys II.
  23. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 40, Daenerys III.
  24. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 48, Daenerys IV.
  25. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 63, Daenerys V.
  26. 26.0 26.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 23, Daenerys II.
  27. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 27, Daenerys III.
  28. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 71, Daenerys VI.
  29. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 33, Samwell II.
  30. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 22, Tyrion VI.
  31. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 33, Tyrion VIII.
  32. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 40, Tyrion IX.
  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2 33.3 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 47, Tyrion X.
  34. 34.0 34.1 34.2 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 66, Tyrion XII.
  35. The Winds of Winter, Chapter , Tyrion II.
  36. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 30, Daenerys V.
  37. 37.0 37.1 It is currently unknown whether Alysane's children are trueborn, or bastardborn.

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