Lord of the Iron Islands|
Lord Reaper of Pyke
The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)|
The Sons of the Dragon (mentioned)
In 37 AC, King Aenys I Targaryen succeeded Aegon I Targaryen on the Iron Throne. Among the multiple rebellions which broke out in the realm, one took place on the Iron Islands, where a man claiming to be Lodos the priest-king, returned at last from the watery halls of the Drowned God, led many of the Drowned Men to incite revolt. Goren was quick to deal with this rebel. He 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. Further, sent King Aenys Lodos's head 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 (despite just putting down a rebellion led by one of his priests), 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.