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Urrathon IV Goodbrother

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Urrathon IV Goodbrother
Biographical Information
Full Name Urrathon Goodbrother, Fourth of His Name Since the Grey King
Alias Badbrother
Other Titles High King of the Iron Islands
Royal House House Goodbrother
Predecessor Urragon III Greyiron
Successor Torgon Greyiron
Books The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)

Urrathon IV Goodbrother,[N 1] also known as Badbrother, was a High King of the Iron Islands who ruled during the Age of Heroes.


When King Urragon III Greyiron died, a kingsmoot was called by his family while one of the king's sons, Torgon Greyiron, was raiding the Mander. The king's younger sons were hoping that one of them would be elected the new king but the ironborn chose Urrathon Goodbrother instead. Urrathon IV's first act was to have all of the late king's sons at the kingsmoot executed. Thus Urrathon became known as Badbrother, even though they were no kin of his.

Urrathon ruled for two years and made many enemies due to his cruelty. Torgon, the only surviving son of the previous king, returned to the islands and declared the kingsmoot decision unlawful as he had not been present to put forth his claim as was his right. The priests, people and captains agreed and Urrathon was put down and hacked to pieces.[1][2]


  1. In A Dance with Dragons, The Wayward Bride, he is called Urragon Goodbrother, whereas in The World of Ice & Fire calls him Urrathon Goodbrother (The World of Ice & Fire, The Iron Islands: Driftwood Crowns). It has been suggested to change the spelling in A Dance with Dragon instead of The World of Ice & Fire, making Urrathon the correct spelling (A Forum of Ice and Fire: The ASOIAF wiki thread (November 20, 2017)).


  1. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 26, The Wayward Bride.
  2. The World of Ice & Fire, The Iron Islands: Driftwood Crowns.