The Seastone Chair is an ancient throne of the Iron Islands, now used as the seat of the Lord of the Iron Islands, Balon Greyjoy. The Iron Fleet is sworn to the holder of the Seastone Chair.
- See also: Images of the Seastone Chair
The Seastone Chair is made of a block of oily black stone carved into the shape of a kraken. Legend says it was found on the shores of Old Wyk by First Men when they came to the Iron Islands. Archmaester Haereg pondered that the chair was created by a people who inhabited the isles before the First Men, and Maester Kirth speculated in Songs the Drowned Men Sing that the chair was left by a people from across the Sunset Sea. Noting similarities between the Seastone Chair and the base of the Hightower, Maester Theron suggested in Strange Stone that they were the work of so-called Deep Ones.
House Greyjoy of Pyke has ruled the Iron Islands since Aegon's Conquest. It is unknown if extinct iron king dynasties, such as the Greyirons or Hoares, used the Seastone Chair as their throne.
After Lord Dalton Greyjoy was killed at Faircastle without an heir by a rock wife, the Seastone Chair passed by law to his oldest salt son, Toron Greyjoy.
The Seastone Chair is now located on a dais in the Great Hall of the Great Keep of Pyke, the seat of Lord Balon Greyjoy. His younger brother Aeron Damphair, a priest of the Drowned God, claims that only a pious ironman can sit the throne, not an ungodly man or a woman.
A Clash of Kings
Lord Balon Greyjoy declares himself King of the Isles and the North during the War of the Five Kings.
A Storm of Swords
The day after Balon falls to his death while crossing Pyke, his notorious brother Euron returns to the Iron Islands and claims the Seastone Chair.
A Feast for Crows
Aeron Greyjoy insists upon a kingsmoot to determine the new king, but the gathering on Old Wyk confirms Euron as king.
Euron explains that Victarion Greyjoy will receive the Seastone Chair once Euron claims the Iron Throne.
—"Esgred" to Theon Greyjoy
—Aeron Greyjoy to his drowned men
Aeron: We shall have no king but from the kingsmoot. No godless man—
Euron: —may sit the Seastone Chair, aye. As it happens I have oft sat upon the Seastone Chair of late. It raises no objections.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 56, The Iron Suitor.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 24, Theon II.
- ↑ The World of Ice & Fire, The Iron Islands.
- ↑ The World of Ice & Fire, Ancient History: The Dawn Age.
- ↑ The World of Ice & Fire, The Reach: Oldtown.
- ↑ The World of Ice & Fire, The Iron Islands: The Old Way and the New.
- ↑ The World of Ice & Fire, Under the Regents - The Voyage of Alyn Oakenfist.
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 8.2 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 1, The Prophet.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 49, Tyrion XI.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 45, Catelyn V.
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 19, The Drowned Man.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 29, The Reaver.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 18, The Iron Captain.