Lord of Bear Island

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The Lord of Bear Island and Lady of Bear Island are titles given to the head of House Mormont of Bear Island.[1]

History

Presumably prior to Robert's Rebellion,[N 1] Jeor abdicated his seat, leaving the lordship of Bear Island to his son, Ser Jorah Mormont, and joined the Night's Watch.[2]

In 289 AC Lord Jorah Mormont followed his liege lord, Lord Eddard Stark, and fought in the Greyjoy's Rebellion.[3] Some years later, Lord Jorah exiled himself in order to avoid execution for having enslave some poachers.[4] Jorah's aunt, Maege Mormont, became the new Lady of Bear Island.[1]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Lady Maege and her eldest daughter and heir, Dacey, are among the northern host brought south by Robb Stark.[5] Maege and Dacey take part in the Battle of the Whispering Wood.[6]

A Storm of Swords

Lady Maege is among the northern lords who accompanies King Robb Stark north from Riverrun to attend the wedding of Edmure Tully at the Twins. At Hag's Mire, however, she and Galbart Glover are ordered by Robb to travel to Seagard. There they are to take separate ships from Lord Jason Mallister to sail up the Neck and to search for Greywater Watch as envoys to the crannogmen, in preparation for Robb's planned attack on ironborn-occupied Moat Cailin. The letters they carry will contain false commands for northern lords, however, in case they are captured by enemies.[7] The heir of Bear Island, Dacey, is one of those killed at the Twins during the Red Wedding[8].

The former Lord of Bear Island, Jeor Mormont is slain by Ollo Lophand during the mutiny at Craster's Keep.[9]

A Feast for Crows

Alysane Mormont becomes the new heir of Bear Island.[10]

A Dance with Dragons

Lady Maege is in an unknown location with two of her daughters (Lyra and Jorelle)[11].

Alysane and men-at-arms of House Mormont launch an attack on the ironmen longships off the strand of Deepwood Motte, managing to take them unawares by hiding fighters inside a gaggle of fishing sloops. She burns and captures all ships, securing several ironborn captains, knights, warriors, and other nobility for ransom.[12] After Stannis Baratheon retakes Deepwood and restores it to House Glover, Alysane joins his army.[11]

Known Lords and Ladies of Bear Island

Notes

  1. Jeor states that he has been in the Night's Watch longer than Alliser Thorne (A Game of Thrones, Tyrion III), who joined the Night's Watch at the conclusion of Robert's Rebellion, implying that Jeor had joined prior to the war's start. While Jeor states that he had been Lord Commander at the time Alliser joined, more recent sources, both canon (A Storm of Swords, Jon I & Jon VIII) and semi-canon (George R.R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire) contradict this statement, making at least the fact that he was Lord Commander at the time invalid. It is still likely, however, that Jeor had already joined the Night's Watch at the time.

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