Dagon Greyjoy

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Dagon Greyjoy
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Alias Last Reaver[1]
Title Lord Reaper of Pyke
Lord of the Iron Islands
Allegiance House Greyjoy
Culture ironborn
Spouse unknown
Issue Quellon Greyjoy's father
Book(s) The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)
The Sworn Sword (mentioned)
The Mystery Knight (mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)

Dagon Greyjoy, called the Last Reaver,[1] was Lord of the Iron Islands and Lord Reaper of Pyke during the reign of King Aerys I Targaryen. He last sat in the Seastone Chair "almost a hundred years" before the events of A Song of Ice and Fire.[2]

History

By 211 AC, Dagon and his ironborn were raiding along the Sunset Sea and the western coast of Westeros. They raided as far south as the Arbor, attacking and burning Little Dosk and carrying off half the wealth of Fair Isle and a hundred women.[3] Dagon sent ironborn north, where Lord Beron Stark was gathering swords to drive him off, and Lord Tybolt Lannister was building ships to fight him on the seas.[4] Dagon retreated to Pyke whenever his adversaries retaliated.[5] Erik Ironmaker sailed with Dagon,[6] who was eventually defeated by House Targaryen.[2]

Lord Dagon and Dagon's Feast, longships of the Iron Fleet, are named after Dagon.[7][8]

Recent Events

A Feast for Crows

King Euron Greyjoy sends the ironborn to attack the Reach for the first time since Dagon's era.[5]

A Dance with Dragons

Asha Greyjoy's cousin, Dagon the Drunkard, was named after Lord Dagon.[6]

Victarion Greyjoy recalls his ancestor Dagon while sailing to Meereen.[2]

Quotes about Dagon

In Dagon's day a weak king sat the Iron Throne, his rheumy eyes fixed across the narrow sea where bastards and exiles plotted rebellion. So forth from Pyke Lord Dagon sailed, to make the Sunset Sea his own. He bearded the lion in his den and tied the direwolf's tail in knots, but even Dagon could not defeat the dragons.[2]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Iron Islands: The Old Way and the New.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 63, Victarion I.
  3. The Sworn Sword.
  4. The Mystery Knight.
  5. 5.0 5.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 32, Cersei VII.
  6. 6.0 6.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 26, The Wayward Bride.
  7. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 18, The Iron Captain.
  8. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 56, The Iron Suitor.