Goren Greyjoy

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Goren Greyjoy
House Greyjoy.svg
Allegiance House Greyjoy[1]
Culture ironborn[1]
Father Lord Vickon Greyjoy

Goren Greyjoy was the Lord of the Iron Islands, Lord Reaper of Pyke, and the head of House Greyjoy during the final years of the reign of King Aegon I Targaryen, as well as the reign of King Aenys I Targaryen.[1]


Goren was the son and heir of Lord Vickon Greyjoy, who ruled the Iron Islands in the name of Aegon I Targaryen. Having allowed septons of the Faith of the Seven to preach on the islands, Vickon's decree angered pious ironborn and priests of the Drowned God, but Vickon reminded Goren that he was Aegon's man and that only a fool would rise against House Targaryen and their dragons. In 33 AC, Goren succeeded his father as Lord of the Iron Islands and Lord Reaper of Pyke. Not long after, he easily put down a clumsy conspiracy which attempted to crown Qhorin Volmark's son.[1]

In 37 AC, King Aenys I Targaryen succeeded Aegon the Conqueror on the Iron Throne. Among the multiple rebellions which broke out in the Seven Kingdoms, one took place on the Iron Islands, where a man claimed to be Lodos the Twice-Drowned, returned at last from the watery halls of the Drowned God. Goren quickly descended on Old Wyk and Great Wyk, where most of Lodos's followers could be found, with a hundred longships and put thousands of them to the sword.[2] Goren sent to Aenys the head of Lodos pickled in brine. In return, Aenys granted Goren any boon within his power to give. Wanting to prove himself a true son of the Drowned God, Goren requested permission to expel the septons and septas who had come to the Iron Islands since Aegon's Conquest, preaching the Faith of the Seven. Aenys was unable to refuse.[2][3]

Goren was among those granted gold, honors, and offices by a grateful King Aenys I Targaryen.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 The World of Ice & Fire, The Iron Islands: The Greyjoys of Pyke.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Fire & Blood, The Sons of the Dragon.
  3. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aenys I.
Preceded by 2nd
Lord of the Iron Islands
Lord Reaper of Pyke

33 AC–?
Next known title holder:
Dalton Greyjoy