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by Henning Ludvigsen, Fantasy Flight Games ©.

Alias Longspear Ryk
Culture Free folk
Spouse Munda
Book(s) A Storm of Swords (appears)
A Feast for Crows (mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)

Ryk, better known as Longspear Ryk, is a wildling raider.

Appearance and Character

See also: Images of Ryk

He is homely, with a friendly demeanor.[1] According to Tormund, he is very well-endowed and that is why he is called Longspear. [2]


Ryk is from the same village as Ygritte, who thinks of him as a brother.[1]

He broke the arm of Ygritte's first lover after he tried to take her a second time; both of them deemed him a weak partner for her.[1]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Longspear Ryk is among the wildling raiders that chased Jon Snow and his brothers through the Skirling Pass.[3]

A Storm of Swords

After Jon kills Qhorin Halfhand, Rattleshirt orders Longspear Ryk and Ygritte to guard Jon after he proves he is a turncloak.[4]

After Jon is told by Mance Rayder to join Tormund's force, Ryk and Ygritte abandon Rattleshirt and join Tormund too.[5]

Later on, Tormund Giantsbane informs Jon that Longspear stole his daughter Munda.[2]

A Dance with Dragons

Tormund mentions him to Jon, saying that Ryk has now married Munda.[6]

Quotes about Longspear Ryk

She broke his lip for him and bit one ear half off, and I hear he's got so many scratches on his back he can't wear a cloak. She likes him well enough, though. And why not? He don't fight with no spear, you know. Never has. So where do you think he got that name? Har![2]

—Tormund Giantsbane referring to Ryk stealing Munda

Took that Longspear Ryk to husband, if you believe it. Boy’s got more cock than sense, you ask me, but he treats her well enough. I told him if he ever hurt her, I’d yank his member off and beat him bloody with it.[6]

—Tormund on Ryk's marriage to his daughter