Dusky woman

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Dusky woman
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The dusky woman, fan art created by Dimadick

Allegiance House Greyjoy (forcibly as a thrall)

The dusky woman is a comely mute given by Euron Greyjoy as a bedwarmer to his brother Victarion.[1][2]

Appearance and Character

The dusky woman is beautiful, with skin described as brown as oiled teak[1] and as charcoal and earth.[2] She is missing her tongue.[1]

The woman is quiet, biddable and compliant.[2]


The woman's origins and name are unknown. She may come from Naath, as the Naathi people are described as having "dusky skin" and are widely sought after by slavers who consider them to make the best slaves.[3][4]

Euron Greyjoy takes the woman from a slaver bound for Lys, and he has her tongue sliced[2] and torn out.[1]

Recent Events

A Feast For Crows

After Victarion Greyjoy turns Lord Baelor Blacktyde over to Euron Greyjoy, the new King of the Isles and the North, Euron gives the dusky woman as a bedwarmer to his brother. Victarion is reluctant to accept anything from the hated Euron, but he relents when Euron threatens to have the woman killed if he refuses.[1]

Victarion has sex with the dusky woman in the cabin of Iron Victory after his victory at the taking of the Shields, and she treats his wounded hand with boiled vinegar. Victarion later confides his doubts regarding Euron to her.[1] Euron tasks Victarion, the Lord Captain of the Iron Fleet, with sailing to Slaver's Bay and bringing back Daenerys Targaryen to be Euron's bride, though Victarion secretly plans to claim Daenerys for himself.[1]

A Dance with Dragons

The dusky woman tends to Victarion Greyjoy's wounded hand, by Tiziano Baracchi © Fantasy Flight Games

Victarion assumes that Euron bedded the dusky woman before he gave her away.[2]

The dusky woman accompanies Victarion aboard Iron Victory when the Iron Fleet departs for Meereen. He keeps her in his cabin as his bedwarmer and maid.[2] Victarion often confides in the woman, who never tries to talk back, and she continues to help treat his wounded hand.[2]

The woman hisses when she sees Moqorro, so Victarion knocks her down to the deck. The red priest apparently uses magic to heal Victarion's hand.[2]

The dusky woman and Victarion grow closer during their journey, and they continue to sleep together.[5]

The Winds of Winter

This information has thus far been released in a sample chapter for The Winds of Winter, and might therefore not be in finalized form. Keep in mind that the content as described below is still subject to change.

Aboard Iron Victory in Victarion's cabin, when Moqorro brings Dragonbinder forth, the dusky woman lifts up a lantern to give everyone present a look at the horn. After everyone leaves Moqorro asks Victarion if he wishes him to bleed him. Victarion seizes the dusky woman by the wrist and pulls her to him and tells Moqorro that she will do it.[6]


I want none of your leavings.[1]

I could kill him. Though it is a great sin to kill your king, and a worse one to kill your brother.[1]

Victarion Greyjoy to the dusky woman

Euron's gifts are poisoned, the captain had reminded himself the day the dusky woman came aboard. I want none of his leavings. He had decided then that he would slit her throat and toss her in the sea, a blood sacrifice to the Drowned God. Somehow, though, he had never quite gotten around to it.[2]

—thoughts of Victarion Greyjoy