Vulture King (II)

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Vulture King
Alias The Gopher
Died In 61 AC, at the Red Mountains of Dorne
Book(s) Fire & Blood (mentioned)

The second Vulture King was a self-proclaimed king, who raided against the Iron Throne from the Red Mountains of Dorne during the reign of King Jaehaerys I Targaryen.[1]


The second Vulture King was believed to be the minor son of a minor house in Dorne, while the first Vulture King commanded an army of thousands, the second, only had a force of a few hundred brigands and outlaws who shared his taste for robbery and rape. His band was later joined by Ser Borys Baratheon, an embittered younger brother of Lord Rogar Baratheon of Storm's End. With Ser Borys knowledge of the stormlands, the Vulture King raided with more success, always retreating back to the Red Mountains before a force could be mustered to attack him. He knew the mountain terrain well and always disappeared when pursued or launched cunning ambushes upon would be pursuers.[1]

The outlaw was captured at the end of the Third Dornish War, Lord Rogar Baratheon ordered his chains removed and he was given a spear and shield. Lord Rogar commanded that if the Vulture King managed to slay him, he was to be set free. The Vulture proved unable for the task and was cut down by Rogar with ease.[1]

Whether he was related by blood to other "Vulture Kings" is unknown.[2]

Quotes about the second Vulture King

He calls himself a vulture but he does not fly. He hides. He should call himself the gopher.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Fire & Blood, The Long Reign - Jaehaerys and Alysanne: Policy, Progeny, and Pain.
  2. The Sons of the Dragon.