Ser Jorah Mormont is an exiled knight from the North of Westeros. Jorah inherited the lordship of Bear Island at a young age, and after his first marriage of ten years ended after three miscarriages, he received multiple marriage offers. Balon Greyjoy of the Iron Islands rose in rebellion before Jorah could make his decision, and when the banner were called, Jorah travelled south to fight the ironborn. He distinguished himself in battle, and was knighted as a reward. During the tourney held at Lannisport to celebrate the victory, Jorah met the southern Lynesse Hightower and fell in love with her. After Jorah asked Lynesse's father, Lord Leyton Hightower, for Lynesse's hand in marriage, the two were married at Lannisport.
Their happiness lasted a fortnight, as Lynesse was unprepared for life on the harsh and isolated Bear Island. Jorah attempted to reproduce the lifestyle his wife was accustomed to by lavishing her with expensive gifts, but drove himself into financial ruin as a result. In an attempt to gain money, Jorah sold poachers he had caught to a Tyroshi slaver. However, his liege lord, Eddard Stark, the Warden of the North, learned about this, and travelled to Bear Island to carry out the punishment for the crime of slavery. By the time he arrived, Jorah and Lynesse had already fled to Lys. Jorah became a sellsword and left Lys to battle the Braavosi, but discovered upon his return that Lynesse had become the lover of Tregar Ormollen, who forced Jora to give up Lynesse and leave Lys. Jorah traveled further through the Free Cities, and even to Vaes Dothrak, but continued to long for home. Eventually, he ends up in Pentos, employed by King Robert I Baratheon's master of whisperers Varys, where he crosses paths with the exiled Viserys Targaryen and his young sister Daenerys. Read more...
- “Night gathers, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. I shall take no wife, hold no lands, father no children. I shall wear no crowns and win no glory. I shall live and die at my post. I am the sword in the darkness. I am the watcher on the walls. I am the fire that burns against cold, the light that brings the dawn, the horn that wakes the sleepers, the shield that guards the realms of men. I pledge my life and honor to the Night’s Watch, for this night and all the nights to come.” – Oath of the Night’s Watch
- “I don’t know who my mother was.” – Jon Snow
“Some woman, no doubt. Most of them are.” – Tyrion Lannister 
- "Is there gold hidden in the village? Is there silver? Gems? Is there food? Where is Lord Beric? Where did he go? How many men were with him? How many knights? How many bowmen? How many, how many, how many, how many, how many, how many? Is there gold in the village?" – Arya Stark, stabbing in rhythm 
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- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 48, Jon VI.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 68, Jon VIII.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 5, Jon I, 40.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 74, Arya XIII.
- ↑ The Citadel: Are there any nods to other works in the series?
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 18, Catelyn IV.
- ↑ Aegon Targaryen: Disambiguation
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