Red Oarsman

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Red Oarsman
Culture Ironborn
Book(s) A Feast for Crows (mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)
The Winds of Winter (appears)

The Red Oarsman is an ironborn raider. One of Euron Greyjoy's captains or sworn swords.[1]


He has fiery red hair in braids.[2]

Recent Events

A Feast for Crows

The Red Oarsman joined with Euron Greyjoy when Euron declared himself King of the Iron Islands.[3] He is listed as one of Euron's supporters at the kingsmoot.[4] As part of the plan to draw the lords of the Shield Islands away from the islands, Torwold Browntooth and the Red Oarsman were sent up the river Mander with a dozen of the fastest longships by King Euron as bait and once the Shield lords began chasing he was to turn around and come back to the mouth of the Mander where the rest of the ironborn would be waiting. After the battle he was sent by King Euron to gather more supplies for the planned voyage to Slaver's Bay.[5]

The Winds of Winter

When Aeron Greyjoy is brought up from the hold of the Silence onto an island castle near the Arbor which has been captured by the Ironborn. Several of Euron's captains are there feasting in the ruins of the Castle, The Red Oarsman among them. All take turns mocking Aeron. [6]

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