Tristifer Botley

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Tristifer by Tiziano Baracci © Fantasy Flight Games

Alias Tris[1]
Title Lord of Lordsport (disputed by his uncle Germund)[2]
Allegiance House Botley
Culture ironborn
Born 274277 AC[3]
Father Sawane Botley
Lover Asha Greyjoy

Tristifer Botley, known as Tris, is the second son of Lord Sawane Botley of Lordsport.[1]

Appearance and Character

See also: Images of Tristifer Botley

Tristifer has messy brown hair and large eyes. He was pimpled as a boy. Although now handsome, Tris has an unrequited love for Asha Greyjoy.[1]

Tris wears a sealskin cloak.[1]


Tristifer was among the five boys brought to Pyke to become the foster sons of Lady Alannys Harlaw after Greyjoy's Rebellion. Theon Greyjoy knew him since they were boys.[5] Tris became friends with Asha Greyjoy, but he was sent away to Blacktyde after he and Asha were found touching each other by Maester Qalen. Tris wrote letters to Asha from Blacktyde, but Maester Joseran refused to send them.[1]

Recent Events

A Feast for Crows

Tristifer is the titular Lord of Lordsport after his father, Sawane, is killed by Euron Greyjoy and his elder brother, Harren, dies at Moat Cailin. Euron gives half of the Botley lands to House Wynch of Iron Holt, however, and Tris's uncle Germund claims to be lord.[1]

Tris meets with Lord Rodrik Harlaw at the Ten Towers. He declares his love for Asha Greyjoy at that castle, but Asha spurns him.[1]

Tris is one of the champions for Asha at the kingsmoot on Old Wyk.[6]

A Dance with Dragons

After Euron is proclaimed King of the Isles and the North at the kingsmoot, Tristifer sails on his longship to Ten Towers and Deepwood Motte with three others of Asha's as she contemplates her next move. He grows a thick brown beard, wears furs, and rides a tall roan stallion.[7] Asha kisses Tris after he tells her of Torgon the Latecomer.[7]

Tris proposes that the ironborn under Asha abandon Westeros and try to make their fortune as traders. When northern mountain clansmen approach Deepwood, Asha abandons the castle and leads her ironborn toward the Bay of Ice. Traveling in the wolfswood, Tris refuses to sleep with Hagen's daughter. They are defeated in the fight by Deepwood Motte by Stannis Baratheon's men, however. Despite not being a warrior Tristifer fights bravely in the battle.[7] While Asha is taken by Stannis for his march on Winterfell, Tris and the other ironborn survivors are imprisoned at Deepwood.[8] Asha's four longships are captured or burned by Alysane Mormont.[9]

The ironborn at Deepwood are eventually ransomed from Lady Sybelle Glover by Tycho Nestoris. They escort this envoy of the Iron Bank of Braavos to Stannis, whose army is encamped at a crofters' village.[10]

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.

Tristifer and Qarl the Maid accompany Asha to her meeting with Stannis Baratheon, when she asks about the fate of her captive brother Theon Greyjoy. Theon considers Tris and Qarl to be Asha's pets.[5]

Quotes by Tristifer

Asha: You are the rightful Lord Botley. Once I hold the Seastone Chair, your father's lands shall be restored.
Tristifer: If you like. It's nought to me.[1]

Asha Greyjoy and Tristifer

Tristifer: You and I were meant to be, Asha. I have always known you would be my wife, and the mother of my sons.
Asha: Take your hand away or you won't live long enough to breed a son. Now. You want a woman, well and good. I'll put one in your bed tonight. Pretend she's me, if that will give you pleasure, but do not presume to grab at me again. I am your queen, not your wife. Remember that.[1]

—Tristifer and Asha Greyjoy

Quotes about Tristifer

Tristifer Botley had filled out since last she'd seen him, but he had the same unruly hair that she remembered, and eyes as large and trusting as a seal's. Sweet eyes, truly. That was the trouble with poor Tristifer; he was too sweet for the Iron Islands.[1]

—thoughts of Asha Greyjoy

I don't want to have a dozen sons. I want to have adventures.[1]

Asha Greyjoy to Tristifer


first wife
other wife/wives


Titles in pretence
Preceded by — TITULAR —
Lord of Lordsport
299 AC–present
Reason for succession failure:
Lordsport held by Germund Botley
Heir presumptive:
Symond Botley