Quellon Greyjoy

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Quellon Greyjoy
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Title Lord of the Iron Islands
Lord Reaper of Pyke
Allegiance House Greyjoy
Culture ironborn
Died In 283 ᴀᴄ, at the mouth of the Mander
Spouse 1st: Lady Stonetree
2nd: Lady Sunderly
3rd: Lady Piper
Book(s) The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (mentioned)

Quellon Greyjoy was a Lord of the Iron Islands, Lord Reaper of Pyke, and head of House Greyjoy. He was the father of the current lord, Balon Greyjoy. The longship Lord Quellon is presumably named in his honor.

Character and Appearance

Quellon has been considered one of the wisest of the Greyjoys. He stood six and a half feet tall, and was both strong and fast.[1]

History

Quellon fought corsairs and slavers in the Summer Sea as a youth and commanded a hundred longships during the War of the Ninepenny Kings.[1] According to a semi-canon source,[2] Quellon's ironmen once attacked the fleet of Lord Farman and sacked Faircastle, as Lord Tytos Lannister was a poor liege lord of the westerlands.

Quellon tried to reform the ways of the ironborn and integrate them with the rest of the Seven Kingdoms by freeing thralls, forbidding most reaving, discouraging salt wives, encouraging marriages with the mainland, and bringing maesters to the Iron Islands.[1]

Quellon's health was failing during Robert's Rebellion, however, and it was only after the Battle of the Trident that he was convinced by his eldest sons to join the war against House Targaryen. He led fifty longships against the Reach, keeping most of the ironmen home to guard against House Lannister. Quellon died at sea[3] in a battle at the Mander's mouth against the Shield Islands, and the ironmen's contribution to the war turned out to be minimal.[1]

With Quellon's death, the title of head of House Greyjoy and Lord of the Iron Islands passed to Balon Greyjoy, his eldest surviving son. Lord Balon rejected most of his father's reforms, and his desire to return to the Old Way led to Greyjoy's Rebellion against the rule of King Robert I Baratheon.[4]

Recent Events

A Feast for Crows

After the death of Balon Greyjoy, King of the Isles and the North, his brother Euron Crow's Eye claims the Seastone Chair.[3] Their younger brothers, Victarion and Aeron Damphair, think the blood of their parents went bad in Euron.[5] Victarion desires to claim his father's crown,[5] but Euron is instead chosen in the kingsmoot.[6]

Family

Quellon had three wives and nine sons, of which only four survived to adulthood. With his first wife, Lady Stonetree, he fathered Harlon, Quenton, and Donel, none of whom survived childhood. With his second wife, Lady Sunderly, Quellon fathered Balon, Euron, Victarion, Urrigon, and Aeron, with all surviving to adulthood with the exception of Urrigon. Quellon's third marriage, this time with Lady Piper, resulted in Robin, who also died as a child.


Lady of House Stonetree
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quellon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lady of House Piper
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lady of House Sunderly
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Harlon
 
Quenton
 
Donel
 
Balon
 
Alannys Harlaw
 
Euron "Crow's Eye"
 
Victarion
 
Urrigon
 
Aeron "Damphair"
 
Robin
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rodrik
 
Maron
 
Asha
 
Theon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Quotes

Nine sons had been born from the loins of Quellon Greyjoy, but only four had lived to manhood. That was the way of this cold world, where men fished the sea and dug in the ground and died, whilst women brought forth short-lived children from beds of blood and pain.[3]

- thoughts of Aeron Greyjoy


Lord Quellon never returned from his last voyage; the Drowned God in his goodness granted him a death at sea. It was Lord Balon who came back, with his brothers Euron and Victarion.[3]

- thoughts of Aeron Greyjoy


Aeron: Do you mean to claim our father's crown?

Victarion: If the Drowned God wills it.

Aeron: The waves will speak. Listen to the waves, brother.[5]

- Aeron Greyjoy and Victarion Greyjoy

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 The World of Ice & Fire, The Iron Islands: The Old Way and the New.
  2. georgerrmartin.com: WORLD OF ICE AND FIRE SAMPLE
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 1, The Prophet.
  4. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 11, Theon I.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 18, The Iron Captain.
  6. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 19, The Drowned Man.