Qhorwyn's death, as depicted in Game of Thrones: Histories & Lore.
|King of the Iron Islands
|Qhorwyn the Cunning
Grandmother of Qhorin Volmark
|The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)
Qhorwyn was a shrewd king who avoided war and instead gathered wealth during his reign. He tripled the size of the Hoare fleets and ordered the creation of additional weaponry to dissuade enemies from attacking.
Qhorwyn's eldest son died of greyscale and his middle son, Prince Harlan, died after falling from a horse while Qhorwyn was lying ill. After Qhorwyn's death, his third son and successor Harwyn Hardhand conquered the riverlands using his father's strengthened military.
War is bad for trade. Weakness invites attack. To have peace, we must be strong.—Qhorwyn to the ironborn
- The World of Ice & Fire, The Iron Islands: The Black Blood.