Tristifer Botley

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Tristifer Botley
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Tristifer Botley by Tiziano Baracci - FFG ©

Alias Tris
Title Lord of Lordsport (disputed by Germund Botley)
Allegiance House Botley
Culture ironborn
Born At Lordsport[1]
Book(s) A Feast for Crows (appears)
A Dance with Dragons (appears)

Tristifer Botley, known as Tris, is the second son of Lord Sawane Botley.[2]

Appearance and Character

See also: Images of Tristifer Botley

Tris has messy brown hair and large eyes. He was pimpled as a boy. Although now handsome, Tris has an unrequited love for Asha Greyjoy.[2]


Tristifer was among the five boys brought to Pyke to become the foster sons of Lady Alannys Harlaw after Greyjoy's Rebellion. Theon Greyjoy knew him since they were boys.[3] Tris became friends with Asha Greyjoy but was sent away to Blacktyde after he and Asha were found touching each other by Maester Qalen. Tris wrote letters to Asha from Blacktyde, but Maester Joseran refused to send them.[2]

Recent Events

A Feast for Crows

Tristifer is the titular Lord of Lordsport after his father, Sawane, is killed by Euron Greyjoy and his elder brother, Harren, dies at Moat Cailin. Euron gives half of the Botley lands to House Wynch of Iron Holt, however, and Tris's uncle Germund claims to be lord.[2]

Tris meets with Lord Rodrik Harlaw at the Ten Towers. He declares his love for Asha Greyjoy at that castle, but Asha spurns him.[2]

Tris is one of the champions for Asha at the kingsmoot.[4]

A Dance with Dragons

After Euron is proclaimed King of the Isles and the North at the kingsmoot, Tristifer sails on his longship to Deepwood Motte with three others of Asha's as she contemplates her next move. He grows a thick brown beard, wears furs, and rides a tall roan stallion.[5] Asha kisses Tris after he tells her of Torgon the Latecomer.[5]

Tris proposes that the ironborn under Asha abandon Westeros and try to make their fortune as traders. When northern mountain clansmen approach Deepwood, Asha abandons the castle and leads her ironborn toward the Bay of Ice. Traveling in the wolfswood, Tris refuses to sleep with Hagen's daughter. They are defeated in the fight by Deepwood Motte by Stannis Baratheon's men, however. Despite not being a warrior Tristifer fights bravely in the battle.[5] While Asha is taken by Stannis for his march on Winterfell, Tris and the other ironborn survivors are imprisoned at Deepwood.[6]

The ironborn at Deepwood are eventually ransomed from Lady Sybelle Glover by Tycho Nestoris. They escort this envoy of the Iron Bank of Braavos to Stannis, whose army is encamped at a crofters' village.[7]

Quotes by Tristifer

Asha: You are the rightful Lord Botley. Once I hold the Seastone Chair, your father's lands shall be restored.

Tristifer: If you like. It's nought to me.[2]

- Asha Greyjoy and Tristifer

Tristifer: You and I were meant to be, Asha. I have always known you would be my wife, and the mother of my sons.

Asha: Take your hand away or you won't live long enough to breed a son. Now. You want a woman, well and good. I'll put one in your bed tonight. Pretend she's me, if that will give you pleasure, but do not presume to grab at me again. I am your queen, not your wife. Remember that.[2]

- Tristifer and Asha Greyjoy

Quotes about Tristifer

Sweet eyes, truly. That was the trouble with poor Tristifer; he was too sweet for the Iron Islands.[2]
- thoughts of Asha Greyjoy

I don't want to have a dozen sons. I want to have adventures.[2]
- Asha Greyjoy to Tristifer


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