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| title = Theon II
 
| title = Theon II
 
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| arc next = [[A Clash of Kings-Chapter 37|Theon III]]
 
| arc next = [[A Clash of Kings-Chapter 37|Theon III]]
 
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==Synopsis== 
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[[Theon Greyjoy]] meets an [[ironborn]] woman calling herself Esgred while admiring his [[Sea Bitch|new longship]]. Immediately taken by her, Theon responds to her flirtations, eventually offering her a ride to [[Balon Greyjoy|his father's]] [[Pyke|castle]]. They continue to flirt on route to [[Pyke]], but upon their arrival, Theon discovers that Esgred is actually his older sister, [[Asha Greyjoy|Asha]]. At the feast held by Lord [[Balon Greyjoy]] that evening, Asha sits in the seat to Balon's right, a place of high honor. Theon and Asha later join their father and two uncles, [[Victarion Greyjoy|Victarion]] and [[Aeron Greyjoy|Aeron]], in Balon's solar, where Balon reveals his plans. Theon is furious to discover that he has been given the least important mission.
[[Theon Greyjoy|Theon]] is admiring the new longship his father gave him, when he meets a beautiful ironborn woman calling herself [[Asha Greyjoy|Esgred]], wife to [[Sigrin]] the shipwright. Theon is taken by her, and although she claims to be pregnant, they flirt extensively on the way back to [[Pyke]]. Theon fondles her, and she does the same to Theon, continuing to lead him on. She gets him to confess he probably doesn’t believe in the Drowned God, and that he thinks of his uncles as fools. When she asks of [[Alannys  Harlaw|his mother]], and Theon tells her she is away at [[Harlaw]] due to her poor health, she tells him he should go visit her. When they arrive at Pyke, the servants reveal that Esgred is really his sister Asha, and Theon is greatly disturbed by what he did and said to her.  
 
  
Theon goes to his father’s feast, but his sister is given the place of honor, and she mocks him mercilessly throughout the dinner. Afterwards, [[Balon Greyjoy|Balon]] reveals his war plans, commanding Theon to raid the [[Stony  Shore]], Asha to take [[Deepwood Motte]], and his brother [[Victarion Greyjoy|Victarion]] to take [[Moat Cailin]], sealing off the North from [[Robb Stark|Robb]]’s return. Theon is given the most meaningless task, and realizes that his command will be nominal since his uncle [[Aeron Greyjoy|Damphair]] and [[Dagmer|Dagmer Cleftjaw]] are sent to watch over him.
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==Synopsis==
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Theon Greyjoy is at the docks at [[Lordsport]], admiring his [[Sea Bitch|new longship]]. He is approached by a striking ironborn woman calling herself Esgred. Theon is taken by her and immediately begins to flirt. Although she responds to Theon's flirtations, Esgred informs him that she is married and pregnant. Theon is not bothered by this, telling her that he cannot father a [[bastard]] on her if she is pregnant and attempting to sway her by informing her he is a prince. When he asks whether he should name his ship after her, Esgred tells him that he should, as she has she build his ship. She informs him she is the daughter of [[Ambrode]] and the wife of [[Sigrin]], the shipwright. When Theon claims she is wasted on Sigrin, she in turn claims that, according to Sigrin, the ship is wasted on Theon. She asks what Theon thinks of his new ship, but when Theon calls the ship a "fair maiden", Esgred states she is a sea bitch. Theon declares ''[[Sea Bitch]]'' to be the name of his new ship, which will be blessed by his uncle [[Aeron Greyjoy|Aeron]], a priest of the [[Drowned God]], the next day.
  
==References and Notes==
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They flirt some more, but Esgred continues to refuse to sleep with him. She does accept Theon's invitation to a feast held by Lord [[Balon Greyjoy]] at Pyke that evening. Together, they walk through [[Lordsport]], crowded with the men of the newly arrived Lord [[Gorold Goodbrother]] of [[Great Wyk]], to the [[Otter Gimpknee's inn|inn]] to find Theon's horse and squire. Theon is glad to notice that the people grow quiet as they pass and acknowledge them with bows, considering it a sign of respect to him. On their way to the inn, Esgred inquires whether Theon has already assembled a crew. When Esgred calls out to several men she is familiar with, Theon comes to realize that he has been away from Pyke for a long time and that any friends he once had are now strangers to him. He tells Esgred that his uncle [[Victarion Greyjoy|Victarion]] has loaned him his steersman, [[Rymolf Stormdrunk]]. As they pass the ''[[Myraham]]'', which has not yet been allowed to leave by Lord Balon, the [[Daughter of the captain of the Myraham|captain's daughter]] on board calls out to Theon, who admits to Esgred that he has slept with her.
{{References|2}}
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At the inn Theon finds his squire, [[Wex Pyke]], whom he orders to saddle his warhorse [[Smiler]], which he had purchased from Lord [[Sawane Botley]]. Esgred is impressed by Theon's horse and rides double with Theon to Pyke, sitting in front of him. During the ride, he frequently attempts to fondle her breasts, but she removes his hands each time. When she asks Lord Balon will welcome her, Theon tells her that he himself had hardly been welcomed. Esgred questions Theon’s status as heir as he has brothers, uncles, and his sister. He tells her that his brothers are dead and that he’ll find a husband for his sister [[Asha Greyjoy|Asha]]. His uncles, however, are a sore point. Although his own claim is stronger, it is not unheard of on the [[Iron Islands]] for an uncle to dispose of a weak nephew. Theon claims Aeron only cares for the Drowned God, Victarion is tireless and dutiful, and Euron is most likely dead, having been gone from the islands for two years. Esgred admits that Euron may be dead and that if he is alive he would be half a stranger, which would make it unlikely that the ironborn would seat him on the [[Seastone Chair]]. Theon is bothered by the thought, as his absence of ten years has made him more of a stranger than Euron. Regardless, he is determined to prove himself worthy.
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During the remainder of the journey they speak of the feast, [[Alannys Harlaw|Theon's mother]], who resides at [[Harlaw]], and Esgred's pregnancy. She eventually asks about [[Robb Stark]] and his war against the [[House Lannister|Lannisters]], and Theon tells her about the battles they have fought. As they arrive at Pyke, however, Theon discovers to his horror that Esgred is actually Asha when the stableboy addresses her by her name. Asha reveals she arrived with Lord Goodbrother the night before and had stayed a night at the inn. As Theon gapes at her, she tells him that kept silent about her identity because she wanted to see who he was first. Asha leaves and Theon takes his anger out on Wex, who is smirking at him. Theon retreats to his chambers, angry, thinking how Asha made a fool of him and how he has no place at Pyke because of her. When he hears the distant music he dresses for Balon's feast, deciding to wear only plain clothes while cursing the fact that he has no ornaments "bought with iron".
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At the hall Lord Balon is feasting near four hundred lords and captains. All the houses of the Iron Islands are present<ref group="N">Identified are [[House Harlaw]], [[House Blacktyde]], [[House Sparr]], [[House Merlyn]], and [[House Goodbrother]], [[House Saltcliffe]], [[House Sunderly]], [[House Botley]] and [[House Wynch]].</ref> except for [[House Stonehouse]] and [[House Drumm]], who have yet to arrive. At the dais, Balon comments that Theon is late. Theon sits down next to Asha, who is siting at Balon's right in a place of high honor. When Theon hisses to her that she is in his seat, she replies that his place is at [[Winterfell]] and asks where his pretty clothes are. When Theon asks if every word she told him was a lie, she says not. Calling out to one of the dancers, [[Rolfe]], Asha catches a [[finger dance|flying axe]] and splits Theon’s trencher with it, telling him the axe is her husband. She then pulls a dirk from between her breasts and tells him it is her suckling babe. Theon realizes the entire hall is laughing at him. As Asha sits back down, she tells him he should learn about the isles and the people on them, asking him why they should die for Theon if he does not know them. Theon insists he is their prince, but Asha counters that the ironborn do not follow the laws of the green lands, but rather make their own.
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Finally Lord Balon rises, telling them to join him in his solar when they are finished. After arguing with Asha, Theon leaves and crosses the rope bridge to the [[Sea Tower]], where he finds his father and two uncles, Victarion and [[Aeron Greyjoy|Aeron]], in the damp, drafty solar. On seeing him, Balon tells him it is time he heard his plans, refusing to hear any of Theon's suggestions. He tells Theon that he will command eight ships to [[harrying of the Stony Shore]], accompanied by Aeron and [[Dagmer]]. Theon feels slapped, feeling the work is beneath him and that the inclusion of Aeron and Dagmer indicates that Balon does not trust him. As Asha slips in, Balon tells them that she will take thirty ships with picked men to take [[Deepwood Motte]]. Victarion is to make the main thrust at [[Moat Cailin]], sailing up the [[Saltspear]] and the [[Fever River]]. Once they hold Moat Cailin Robb Stark will not be able to return north. Theon tries to tell Balon that the lords hold the castles, but again Balon shuts him up, saying the lords have gone south with Robb. Winterfell may hold out for a year, but the rest shall be theirs.
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Theon leaves the solar, but on the rope bridge a sudden gust of wind causes him to stumble to his knees. Asha is suddenly there and helps him back up, guiding him across the rest of the bridge. She comments he cannot hold his wine either. Theon tells her he liked her better as Esgred, and she tells him she liked him better when he was nine.
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==Characters==
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{| class="wikitable" width="80%"
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|- valign="top"
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| style="width:50%" |
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'''Appearing:'''
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*[[Aeron Greyjoy]]
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*[[Asha Greyjoy]]
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*Lord [[Balon Greyjoy]]
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*[[Bluetooth]]
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*[[Daughter of the captain of the Myraham]]
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*[[Qarl the Maid]]
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*[[Skyte]]
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*[[Smiler]]
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*[[Theon Greyjoy]]
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*[[Uller]]
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*[[Victarion Greyjoy]]
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*[[Wex Pyke]]
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| style="width:50%" |
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'''Mentioned:'''
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{{Columns|2|
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*[[Alannys Harlaw]]
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*[[Ambrode]]
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*[[Bran Stark]]
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*[[Captain of the Myraham]]
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*[[Dagmer Cleftjaw]]
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*[[Eddard Stark]]
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*[[Eldiss]]
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*[[Euron Greyjoy]]
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*[[Galbart Glover]]
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*[[Helya]]
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*[[Jaime Lannister]]
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*Lord [[Gorold Goodbrother]]
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*[[Maron Greyjoy]]
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*[[Otter Gimpknee]]
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*[[Robb Stark]]
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*[[Robett Glover]]
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*[[Rodrik Greyjoy]]
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*[[Rymolf Stormdrunk]]
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*[[Sargon Botley]]
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*Lord [[Sawane Botley]]
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*[[Sigrin]]
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}}
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|}
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==Places and terms mentioned==
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{| class="wikitable" width="80%"
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|- valign="top"
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| style="width:25%;" |
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'''Places:'''
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*[[Asshai]]
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*[[Blacktyde]]
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*[[Deepwood Motte]]
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*[[Fever River]]
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*[[Great Wyk]]
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*[[Harlaw]]
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*[[Ibben]]
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*[[Iron Islands]]
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*[[Lannisport]]
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*[[Lordsport]]
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**[[Otter Gimpknee's inn]]
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*[[Moat Cailin]]
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*[[Old Wyk]]
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*[[Pyke]]
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**[[Sea Tower]] of Pyke
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**Great Hall of Pyke
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**Guest Keep of Pyke
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*[[Saltcliffe]]
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*[[Saltspear]]
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*[[Sea Dragon Point]]
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*[[Stony Shore]]
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*The [[Neck]]
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*[[Whispering Wood]]
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*[[Winterfell]]
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'''Houses:'''
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*[[House Drumm]]
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*[[House Blacktyde]]
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*[[House Botley]]
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*[[House Glover]]
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*[[House Goodbrother]]
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*[[House Greyjoy]]
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*[[House Harlaw]]
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*[[House Merlyn]]
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*[[House Saltcliffe]]
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*[[House Sparr]]
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*[[House Stonehouse]]
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*[[House Sunderly]]
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*[[House Wynch]]
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| style="width:25%;" |
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'''Ships:'''
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*''[[Black Wind]]''
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*''[[Esgred (ship)]]''
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*''[[Great Kraken]]''
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*''[[Iron Victory]]''
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*''[[Myraham]]''
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*''[[Sea Bitch]]''
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*''[[Silence]]''
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'''Terms:'''
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*[[Damphair]]
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*[[Drowned God]]
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*[[Finger dance]]
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*[[First Men]]
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*[[Green lands]]
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*[[Greyjoy's Rebellion]]
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*[[Kingslayer]]
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*Lannister fleet
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*[[Lord Captain of the Iron Fleet]]
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*[[Seastone Chair]]
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*The [[Old Way]]
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*[[Wildling]]
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|}
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==Notes==
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{{Notes}}
  
* The synopsis was copied from AOL member vbkorik27 previously at [http://web.archive.org/web/20080228051425/members.aol.com/vbkorik27/summary/legend.html].   
 
   
 
 
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Latest revision as of 15:20, 4 August 2019

Theon II
A Clash of Kings chapter
AClashOfKings.jpg
POV Theon Greyjoy
Place Lordsport and Pyke
Page 277 UK HC (Other versions)
Chapter chronology (All)
Theon I
Jon III  ← Theon II →  Tyrion VI

Theon III

Theon Greyjoy meets an ironborn woman calling herself Esgred while admiring his new longship. Immediately taken by her, Theon responds to her flirtations, eventually offering her a ride to his father's castle. They continue to flirt on route to Pyke, but upon their arrival, Theon discovers that Esgred is actually his older sister, Asha. At the feast held by Lord Balon Greyjoy that evening, Asha sits in the seat to Balon's right, a place of high honor. Theon and Asha later join their father and two uncles, Victarion and Aeron, in Balon's solar, where Balon reveals his plans. Theon is furious to discover that he has been given the least important mission.

Synopsis

Theon Greyjoy is at the docks at Lordsport, admiring his new longship. He is approached by a striking ironborn woman calling herself Esgred. Theon is taken by her and immediately begins to flirt. Although she responds to Theon's flirtations, Esgred informs him that she is married and pregnant. Theon is not bothered by this, telling her that he cannot father a bastard on her if she is pregnant and attempting to sway her by informing her he is a prince. When he asks whether he should name his ship after her, Esgred tells him that he should, as she has she build his ship. She informs him she is the daughter of Ambrode and the wife of Sigrin, the shipwright. When Theon claims she is wasted on Sigrin, she in turn claims that, according to Sigrin, the ship is wasted on Theon. She asks what Theon thinks of his new ship, but when Theon calls the ship a "fair maiden", Esgred states she is a sea bitch. Theon declares Sea Bitch to be the name of his new ship, which will be blessed by his uncle Aeron, a priest of the Drowned God, the next day.

They flirt some more, but Esgred continues to refuse to sleep with him. She does accept Theon's invitation to a feast held by Lord Balon Greyjoy at Pyke that evening. Together, they walk through Lordsport, crowded with the men of the newly arrived Lord Gorold Goodbrother of Great Wyk, to the inn to find Theon's horse and squire. Theon is glad to notice that the people grow quiet as they pass and acknowledge them with bows, considering it a sign of respect to him. On their way to the inn, Esgred inquires whether Theon has already assembled a crew. When Esgred calls out to several men she is familiar with, Theon comes to realize that he has been away from Pyke for a long time and that any friends he once had are now strangers to him. He tells Esgred that his uncle Victarion has loaned him his steersman, Rymolf Stormdrunk. As they pass the Myraham, which has not yet been allowed to leave by Lord Balon, the captain's daughter on board calls out to Theon, who admits to Esgred that he has slept with her.

At the inn Theon finds his squire, Wex Pyke, whom he orders to saddle his warhorse Smiler, which he had purchased from Lord Sawane Botley. Esgred is impressed by Theon's horse and rides double with Theon to Pyke, sitting in front of him. During the ride, he frequently attempts to fondle her breasts, but she removes his hands each time. When she asks Lord Balon will welcome her, Theon tells her that he himself had hardly been welcomed. Esgred questions Theon’s status as heir as he has brothers, uncles, and his sister. He tells her that his brothers are dead and that he’ll find a husband for his sister Asha. His uncles, however, are a sore point. Although his own claim is stronger, it is not unheard of on the Iron Islands for an uncle to dispose of a weak nephew. Theon claims Aeron only cares for the Drowned God, Victarion is tireless and dutiful, and Euron is most likely dead, having been gone from the islands for two years. Esgred admits that Euron may be dead and that if he is alive he would be half a stranger, which would make it unlikely that the ironborn would seat him on the Seastone Chair. Theon is bothered by the thought, as his absence of ten years has made him more of a stranger than Euron. Regardless, he is determined to prove himself worthy.

During the remainder of the journey they speak of the feast, Theon's mother, who resides at Harlaw, and Esgred's pregnancy. She eventually asks about Robb Stark and his war against the Lannisters, and Theon tells her about the battles they have fought. As they arrive at Pyke, however, Theon discovers to his horror that Esgred is actually Asha when the stableboy addresses her by her name. Asha reveals she arrived with Lord Goodbrother the night before and had stayed a night at the inn. As Theon gapes at her, she tells him that kept silent about her identity because she wanted to see who he was first. Asha leaves and Theon takes his anger out on Wex, who is smirking at him. Theon retreats to his chambers, angry, thinking how Asha made a fool of him and how he has no place at Pyke because of her. When he hears the distant music he dresses for Balon's feast, deciding to wear only plain clothes while cursing the fact that he has no ornaments "bought with iron".

At the hall Lord Balon is feasting near four hundred lords and captains. All the houses of the Iron Islands are present[N 1] except for House Stonehouse and House Drumm, who have yet to arrive. At the dais, Balon comments that Theon is late. Theon sits down next to Asha, who is siting at Balon's right in a place of high honor. When Theon hisses to her that she is in his seat, she replies that his place is at Winterfell and asks where his pretty clothes are. When Theon asks if every word she told him was a lie, she says not. Calling out to one of the dancers, Rolfe, Asha catches a flying axe and splits Theon’s trencher with it, telling him the axe is her husband. She then pulls a dirk from between her breasts and tells him it is her suckling babe. Theon realizes the entire hall is laughing at him. As Asha sits back down, she tells him he should learn about the isles and the people on them, asking him why they should die for Theon if he does not know them. Theon insists he is their prince, but Asha counters that the ironborn do not follow the laws of the green lands, but rather make their own.

Finally Lord Balon rises, telling them to join him in his solar when they are finished. After arguing with Asha, Theon leaves and crosses the rope bridge to the Sea Tower, where he finds his father and two uncles, Victarion and Aeron, in the damp, drafty solar. On seeing him, Balon tells him it is time he heard his plans, refusing to hear any of Theon's suggestions. He tells Theon that he will command eight ships to harrying of the Stony Shore, accompanied by Aeron and Dagmer. Theon feels slapped, feeling the work is beneath him and that the inclusion of Aeron and Dagmer indicates that Balon does not trust him. As Asha slips in, Balon tells them that she will take thirty ships with picked men to take Deepwood Motte. Victarion is to make the main thrust at Moat Cailin, sailing up the Saltspear and the Fever River. Once they hold Moat Cailin Robb Stark will not be able to return north. Theon tries to tell Balon that the lords hold the castles, but again Balon shuts him up, saying the lords have gone south with Robb. Winterfell may hold out for a year, but the rest shall be theirs.

Theon leaves the solar, but on the rope bridge a sudden gust of wind causes him to stumble to his knees. Asha is suddenly there and helps him back up, guiding him across the rest of the bridge. She comments he cannot hold his wine either. Theon tells her he liked her better as Esgred, and she tells him she liked him better when he was nine.

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Places and terms mentioned

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Notes