Nagga's hill

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Nagga's Hill is located near the southern shore of Old Wyk, by Nagga's Cradle

Nagga's hill[1][2] or Nagga's Hill[3] is located on the isle of Old Wyk in the Iron Islands. The hill overlooks Nagga's Cradle, the body of water between Old Wyk and Great Wyk. Forty-four stone ribs of Nagga, a dead sea dragon, rise from the ground like large white trees as wide as a dromond's mast and twice as tall.[4]


Nagga's Hill by Lake Hurwitz © Fantasy Flight Games

Nagga's hill is the site of the Grey King's Hall, where the ironborn once chose their High Kings through kingsmoots.[5][3] Urron Greyiron made the monarchy hereditary as Kings of the Iron Islands after slaying thirteen rock and salt kings and half a hundred priests of the Drowned God during the last kingsmoot.[3]

After the death of Harren Hoare, King of the Isles and the Rivers, during Aegon's Conquest, priests crowned the priest-king Lodos beneath Nagga's bones.[6][7]

Balon Greyjoy, Lord of the Iron Islands, was crowned at Nagga's hill by Tarle the Thrice-Drowned during Greyjoy's Rebellion.[4]

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A Feast for Crows

At Pebbleton, Aeron Greyjoy preaches that a kingsmoot should be held at Nagga's hill to choose the new king after the passing of Balon Greyjoy, King of the Isles and the North.[5]

The kingsmoot on Old Wyk is held at Nagga's hill, with Euron Greyjoy being chosen as king.[1]


Ahead loomed the sacred shore of Old Wyk and the grassy hill above it, where the ribs of Nagga rose from the earth like the trunks of great white trees, as wide around as a dromond's mast and twice as tall.[4]

—thoughts of Victarion Greyjoy

Chapters that take place at Nagga's hill


  1. 1.0 1.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 19, The Drowned Man.
  2. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 26, The Wayward Bride.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 The World of Ice & Fire, The Iron Islands: Driftwood Crowns.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 18, The Iron Captain.
  5. 5.0 5.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 1, The Prophet.
  6. Fire & Blood, Reign of the Dragon - The Wars of King Aegon I.
  7. The World of Ice & Fire, The Iron Island: The Greyjoys of Pyke.