Longspear Ryk by Henning Ludvigsen © Fantasy Flight Games
Ryk, known as Longspear Ryk, is a free folk raider and a member of Rattleshirt's war band.
Appearance and Character
- See also: Images of Ryk
Ryk is a short, homely man with a narrow head. According to Tormund, Ryk is called Longspear because he is well endowed.
Longspear has a friendly demeanor.
Ryk is from the same village as Ygritte, who thinks of him as a brother. He broke the arm of Ygritte's first lover after he tried to take her a second time; both of them deemed him a weak partner for her.
A Storm of Swords
After Jon Snow kills Qhorin Halfhand in the Skirling Pass, Rattleshirt orders Longspear Ryk and Ygritte to guard Jon after he proves he is a turncloak. Ryk claims Qhorin's helm, but he gives it to Ygritte because it does not fit him.
After Jon is told by Mance Rayder to join Tormund's force, Ryk and Ygritte abandon Rattleshirt and join Tormund as well. Jon grows fond of Ryk as they travel. Longspear sings "The Last of the Giants" with Ygritte, Tormund, and Tormund's family.
During Jon's parley amid Mance's attack on the Wall, Tormund informs Jon that Ryk stole his daughter, Munda, after fighting off his younger sons, Dryn and Dormund.
A Dance with Dragons
Tormund informs Jon that Ryk has married Munda.
Quotes by Ryk
Rattleshirt: Might be you fooled these others, crow, but don't think you'll be fooling Mance. He'll take one look a' you and know you're false. And when he does, I'll make a cloak o' your wolf there, and open your soft boy's belly and sew a weasel up inside.
Ryk: And where would you find a weasel in the snow?—Rattleshirt and Ryk to Jon Snow
Ygritte: So, d'you believe us now, Jon Snow? Did you see the giants on their mammoths?
Tormund: Har! The crow's in love! He means to marry one!Tormund: No, a mammoth!
Ryk: A giantess?
Quotes about Ryk
She broke his lip for him and bit one ear half off, and I hear he's got so many scratches on his back he can't wear a cloak. She likes him well enough, though. And why not? He don't fight with no spear, you know. Never has. So where do you think he got that name? Har!
Ygritte had been fond of Longspear Ryk. He hoped he found some joy with Tormund's Munda. Someone needed to find some joy somewhere.—thoughts of Jon Snow
Munda. Took that Longspear Ryk to husband, if you believe it. Boy's got more cock than sense, you ask me, but he treats her well enough. I told him if he ever hurt her, I'd yank his member off and beat him bloody with it.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 7, Jon I.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Appendix.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Appendix.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 73, Jon X.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 26, Jon III.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 68, Sansa VI.
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 15, Jon II.
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 53, Jon XI.