Red Oarsman

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Red Oarsman
Title Captain[1]
Culture ironborn
Book(s) A Feast for Crows (mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)
The Winds of Winter (appears)

The Red Oarsman is an ironborn raider. One of Euron Greyjoy's captains or sworn swords.[2] His given name is unknown.


He has fiery red hair in braids.[3]

Recent Events

A Feast for Crows

The Red Oarsman joins with Euron Greyjoy when the Crow's Eye declares himself King of the Iron Islands.[4] He is listed as one of Euron's supporters at the kingsmoot.[1]

As part of the plan to draw the lords of the Shield Islands away from their isles, Torwold Browntooth and the Red Oarsman are sent up the river Mander with a dozen of the fastest longships as bait by King Euron. Once the island lords begin chasing, he is to turn around and come back to the mouth of the Mander where the rest of the ironborn wait. After the taking of the Shields, the Red Oarsman is sent by Euron to gather more supplies for the planned voyage to Slaver's Bay.[5]

The Winds of Winter

This information has thus far been released in a sample chapter for The Winds of Winter, and might therefore not be in finalized form. Keep in mind that the content as described below is still subject to change.

The Red Oarsman feasts in the ruins of a castle near the Arbor with some of Euron's men, and he takes part in mocking Aeron Greyjoy when the latter is brought up from the hold of the Silence.[6]

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