Seastone Chair

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Seastone Chair by Marc Simonetti, © Fantasy Flight Games

The Seastone Chair is an ancient throne of the Iron Islands, now used as the seat of the Lord of the Iron Islands, Balon Greyjoy. The Iron Fleet is sworn to the holder of the Seastone Chair.[1]


See also: Images of the Seastone Chair

The Seastone Chair is made of a block of oily black stone carved into the shape of a kraken. Legend says it was found on the shores of Old Wyk by First Men when they came to the Iron Islands.[2] Archmaester Haereg pondered that the chair was created by a people who inhabited the isles before the First Men,[3] and Maester Kirth speculated in Songs the Drowned Men Sing that the chair was left by a people from across the Sunset Sea.[4] Noting similarities between the Seastone Chair and the base of the Hightower, Maester Theron suggested in Strange Stone that they were the work of so-called Deep Ones.[5]

House Greyjoy of Pyke has ruled the Iron Islands since Aegon's Conquest.[6] It is unknown if extinct iron king dynasties, such as the Greyirons or Hoares, used the Seastone Chair as their throne.

The Seastone Chair is now located on a dais in the Great Hall of the Great Keep of Pyke, the seat of Lord Balon Greyjoy. His younger brother Aeron Damphair, a priest of the Drowned God, claims that only a pious ironman can sit the throne, not an ungodly man or a woman.[7]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Lord Balon Greyjoy declares himself King of the Isles and the North during the War of the Five Kings.[8]

A Storm of Swords

The day after Balon falls to his death while crossing Pyke, his notorious brother Euron returns to the Iron Islands and claims the Seastone Chair.[9]

A Feast for Crows

Aeron Greyjoy insists upon a kingsmoot to determine the new king,[7] but the gathering on Old Wyk confirms Euron as king.[10]

Euron explains that Victarion Greyjoy will receive the Seastone Chair once Euron claims the Iron Throne.[11]


The ironborn would never seat a stranger in the Seastone Chair.[2]
- "Egred" to Theon Greyjoy

For I have heard the god, who says, No godless man may sit my Seastone Chair![7]
- Aeron Greyjoy to his drowned men

Aeron: We shall have no king but from the kingsmoot. No godless man—

Euron: —may sit the Seastone Chair, aye. As it happens I have oft sat upon the Seastone Chair of late. It raises no objections.[12]

- Aeron Greyjoy and Euron Greyjoy

An iron king shall rise again, to sit upon the Seastone Chair and rule the isles.[10]
Aeron Greyjoy

References and Notes

  1. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 56, The Iron Suitor.
  2. 2.0 2.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 24, Theon II.
  3. The World of Ice and Fire, The Iron Islands.
  4. The World of Ice and Fire, Ancient History: The Dawn Age.
  5. The World of Ice and Fire, The Reach: Oldtown.
  6. The World of Ice and Fire, The Iron Islands: The Old Way and the New.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 1, The Prophet.
  8. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 49, Tyrion XI.
  9. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 45, Catelyn V.
  10. 10.0 10.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 19, The Drowned Man.
  11. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 29, The Reaver.
  12. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 18, The Iron Captain.

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