Red Oarsman

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Captain Red Oarsman
Title Captain[1]
Culture ironborn

The Red Oarsman is an ironborn captain.[2]


The Red Oarsman has fiery red hair in braids.[3]

Recent Events

A Feast for Crows

The Red Oarsman joins with Euron Greyjoy when the Crow's Eye declares himself King of the Isles and the North.[4] During the kingsmoot on Old Wyk, he laughs at Aeron Greyjoy and makes fun of Asha Greyjoy.[3]

As part of the plan to draw the lords of the Shield Islands away from their isles, Torwold Browntooth and the Red Oarsman are sent up the Mander with a dozen of the fastest longships as bait by King Euron. When the islanders give up their pursuit and return to the Four Shields, they find the Iron Fleet waiting for them. After the taking of the Shields, the Red Oarsman is sent by Euron to gather more supplies for the planned voyage to Slaver's Bay.[2]

A Dance with Dragons

After learning she has been wed by proxy to Erik Ironmaker, Asha thinks Erik is at least better than the Red Oarsman or Lucas Codd.[5]

The Winds of Winter

This information has thus far been released in a sample chapter for The Winds of Winter, and might therefore not be in finalized form. Keep in mind that the content as described below is still subject to change.

The Red Oarsman feasts in the ruins of a castle near the Arbor with some of Euron's men, and he takes part in mocking Aeron Greyjoy when the latter is brought up from the hold of the Silence.[6]


Jon: Balon let her believe she was a man.

Asha: Your father made the same mistake with you.

Red Oarsman: Give her to me, Euron. I'll spank her till her arse is as red as my hair.[3]

Jon Myre, Asha Greyjoy, and the Red Oarsman