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| Character_name         = [[File:Yronwood.png|50px|left]] Archibald Yronwood [[File:Windswept.png|50px|right]]
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| Character_name = [[File:House Yronwood.svg|50px|left]] Archibald Yronwood [[File:Windblown.svg|50px|right]]
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| image_caption = Archibald Yronwood by Daniel Clarke © Fantasy Flight Games
| Alias = Big Man<br />Ser Greenguts
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| Alias = the big man{{Ref|ADWD|6}}<br>Arch{{Ref|ADWD|6}}<br>Greenguts{{Ref|ADWD|25}}
| Title = Ser
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| Title = [[Knight|Ser]]
 
| Allegiance = [[House Yronwood]]<br>[[Windblown]]
 
| Allegiance = [[House Yronwood]]<br>[[Windblown]]
 
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| Books = [[A Dance with Dragons]] (Appears)
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| Books = ''[[A Feast for Crows]]'' (mentioned)<br>''[[A Dance with Dragons]]'' (appears)
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Ser '''Archibald Yronwood''' is member of [[House Yronwood]], nephew to Lord [[Anders Yronwood]]. Ser Archibald is one of the men sent to accompany [[Quentyn Martell]] on his way to find [[Daenerys Targaryen]] and offer her alliance with [[Dorne]].
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[[File:Gerris Quentyn and Arch.jpg|250px|right|thumb|[[Gerris Drinkwater]], [[Quentyn Martell]], and Archibald by Sasha Gladysh]]
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Ser '''Archibald Yronwood''', called '''Arch'''{{Ref|ADWD|6}} and '''the big man''',{{Ref|ADWD|6}} is a [[knight]] from [[House Yronwood]] and a nephew to [[Anders Yronwood]], Lord of [[Yronwood]].{{Ref|ADWD|Appendix}}
  
== Appearance ==
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==Appearance and Character==
He is six-and-a-half-feet tall, broad of shoulder, huge of belly, with legs like tree trunks, hands the size of hams, and no neck. His arms are thick enough to rival even [[Strong Belwas]]. Because of some disease in his childhood his hair had fallen and now he is bald.<ref>[[A Dance with Dragons]], [[The Merchant's Man (A Dance with Dragons)|The Merchant's Man]],</ref>
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:''See also: [[:Category:Images of Archibald Yronwood|Images of Archibald Yronwood]]''
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Archibald is six-and-a-half-feet tall, broad of shoulder and huge of belly. He has legs like tree trunks, hands the size of hams, and no neck. His arms are thick enough to rival even [[Strong Belwas]].{{Ref|ADWD|43}} Arch's bald head reminds others of a stone.{{Ref|ADWD|6}}{{Ref|ADWD|43}}
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Arch wields a spiked warhammer,{{ref|ADWD|68}} a dagger,{{Ref|ADWD|60}} and fine armor.{{Ref|ADWD|25}} He is a better fighter than [[Quentyn Martell]] or [[Gerris Drinkwater]].{{Ref|ADWD|25}} He is aggressive at dicing{{Ref|ADWD|25}} and easily becomes seasick.{{Ref|ADWD|6}}
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==History==
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Archibald lost all his hair from a childhood malady.{{Ref|ADWD|6}} He was first called the big man by his cousin, Ser [[Cletus Yronwood]].{{Ref|ADWD|6}}
  
 
==Recent Events==
 
==Recent Events==
===A Feast for Crows===
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===''A Feast for Crows''===
Prince [[Doran Martell]] tells his daughter [[Arianne Martell|Princess Arianne]] that Ser Archibald, his cousin Ser [[Cletus Yronwood]], Maester [[Kedry]], Ser [[Gerris Drinkwater]], and Ser [[Willam Wells]] are voyaging to [[Meereen]] to betroth [[Quentyn Martell|Prince Quentyn]] to [[Daenerys Targaryen]]. <ref>[[A Feast for Crows]], [[A Feast for Crows-Chapter 40|Chapter 40, The Princess in the Tower (Arianne II)]]</ref>
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[[Doran Martell]], [[Prince of Dorne]], tells his daughter, Princess [[Arianne Martell]], that her younger brother, Prince [[Quentyn Martell]], has been sent with a small party on a dangerous voyage.{{Ref|AFFC|40}}
===A Dance with Dragons===
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While still off the coast of the [[Disputed Lands]], the party's [[Meadowlark|ship]] was ambushed by corsairs and Cletus, Kedry, and Willam were slain. In [[Volantis]], the survivors try to hire a ship that will transport them to Meereen but this is unsuccessful. Ser Archibald suggests taking the [[demon road]], but his idea is dismissed in favor of Gerris's plan to join the [[Windblown]], a [[sellsword]] company on its way to the city. <ref>[[A Dance with Dragons]], [[A Dance with Dragons-Chapter 6|Chapter 6, The Merchant's Man (Quentyn I)]]</ref>
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===''A Dance with Dragons''===
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[[File:Aleksander Karczser Ser archibald yronwood.jpg|thumb|Archibald Yronwood by Aleksander Karcz © Fantasy Flight Games]]
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Quentyn has been sent to wed [[Daenerys Targaryen]], now the Queen of [[Meereen]]. The prince has been joined by Ser Archibald, his cousin Ser [[Cletus Yronwood]], Maester [[Kedry]], Ser [[Gerris Drinkwater]], and Ser [[Willam Wells]].{{Ref|ADWD|6}} Arch becomes seasick during the voyage, with Kedry treating him for four days in [[Lys]].{{Ref|ADWD|6}} The party's ship, ''[[Meadowlark]]'', is ambushed by corsairs off the coast of the [[Disputed Lands]], and Cletus, Kedry, and Willam are slain.{{Ref|ADWD|6}}
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In [[Volantis]], the survivors are unsuccessful in hiring a ship that will transport them to Meereen. Archibald suggests taking the [[demon road]], but his idea is dismissed in favor of Gerris's plan to join the [[Windblown]], a [[sellsword]] company on its way to the city.{{Ref|ADWD|6}} To hide his identity Archibald goes by the name "Greenguts", while Quentyn pretends to be his squire, "Frog". The three companions sell their fine armor in Volantis and acquire battered armor from the Windblown.{{Ref|ADWD|25}} When Quentyn, Gerris, and Arch discuss deserting the Windblown after the [[siege of Astapor]], they are summoned by the [[Tattered Prince]]. The captain orders them to join a party of [[Westeros]]i mercenaries who are to pretend that they betrayed the company and want to join Daenerys.{{Ref|ADWD|25}}
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The Dornishmen present themselves to Daenerys in Meereen and the prince reveals their reason to be there, but Daenerys declines Quentyn's offer for marriage since she is about to wed [[Hizdahr zo Loraq]]. The queen advises the Dornishmen to return to [[Dorne]] but they are determined to stay.{{Ref|ADWD|50}}
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Archibald and Gerris reluctantly help Quentyn in his scheme to take the dragons after Daenerys vanishes from Meereen.{{Ref|ADWD|60}} Arch wears a bull's mask while disguised as one of the [[Brazen Beasts]], and he uses his warhammer to break a lock deep within the [[Great Pyramid]].{{Ref|ADWD|68}} When [[Rhaegal]] mortally burns Quentyn with [[dragonflame]], Archibald tries to beat the flames with his bare hands but to little success. Both Archibald and Gerris are arrested but neither gives resistance in their grief.{{Ref|ADWD|70}}
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Ser [[Barristan Selmy]], the [[Hand of the Queen]], visits the Dornishmen in their prison cells and tells them that they are to be hanged for treason. Gerris blames everything that has happened on Daenerys but Arch manages to calm him down. The big man tells Barristan what happened when they tried to capture the dragons and also that Quentyn promised [[Pentos]] to the Tattered Prince for the Windblown's help in the plan. The old knight sees opportunity and offers the prisoners a ship to Dorne and Quentyn's bones if they deliver a message to the Windblown's leader. Barristan wants the Dornishmen to tell the Tattered Prince that he will be given Pentos if he helps in freeing the Meereenese prisoners held by the [[Yunkai]]'i. Gerris is reluctant, but Archibald accepts and convinces his younger companion to go along this plan.{{Ref|ADWD|70}}
  
Among the mercenaries he used the name ''Ser Greenguts'' in order to hide his real name. The alias came after he was sick most of the time on the ship when Quentyn and his companions traveled to [[Volantis]]. When Yronwood and the rest planned how to desert the [[Windblown]], the [[Tattered Prince]] summoned them and made them join a party of Westerosi mercenaries who are to pretend that they betrayed the company and want to join Daenerys.<ref>[[A Dance with Dragons]], [[The Windblown (A Dance with Dragons)|The Windlown]],</ref>
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==Quotes by Archibald==
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{{Quote|I am always prepared to fight.{{Ref|ADWD|25}}|Archibald to [[Quentyn Martell]]}}
  
In [[Meereen]], [[Daenerys]] summons him with Quentyn and Gerris. The Dornishmen present themselves and the Prince reveals their reason to be there. Unfortunately Daenerys declines Quentyn's offer for marriage since she is about to be married to [[Hizdahr zo Loraq]]. The Queen advises the Dornishmen to return to [[Dorne]] but they are determined to stay.<ref>[[A Dance with Dragons]], [[Daenerys VIII (A Dance with Dragons)|Daenerys]],</ref>
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{{Quote|'''Daenerys''': Greenguts is a queer sort of name.<br>
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'''Archibald''': A jape, Your Grace. From the ships. I was greensick the whole way from [[Volantis]]. Heaving and ... well, I shouldn't say.{{Ref|ADWD|43}}|[[Daenerys Targaryen]] and Archibald}}
  
Ser Archibald helps Quentyn in his scheme to take the dragons, although he and Gerris show disagreement with this idea.<ref>[[A Dance with Dragons]], [[The Spurned Suitor (A Dance with Dragons)|The Spurned Suitor]],</ref> When [[Viserion]] mortally wounds Quentyn, Ser Archibald tries to beat the flames with his bares hands but to little success. Both Yronwood and Drinkwater are arrested for treason but neither of them gives resistance in their grief.<ref>[[A Dance with Dragons]], [[The Queen's Hand (A Dance with Dragons)|The Queen's Hand]],</ref>
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{{Quote|'''Gerris''': Even if [[Daenerys Targaryen|the queen]] returns, she'll still be married.<br>
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'''Archibald''': Not if I give King Harzoo a little smack with my hammer.<br>
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'''Quentyn''': [[Hizdahr zo Loraq|Hizdahr]]. His name is Hizdahr.<br>
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'''Archibald''': One kiss from my hammer and no one will care what his name was.{{Ref|ADWD|60}}|[[Gerris Drinkwater]], Archibald, and [[Quentyn Martell]]}}
  
[[Barristan Selmy]] visits the Dornishmen in their prison cells where he tells them that they are to be hanged for treason and for killing four of the Queen's guards. Ser Archibald informs him that he actually killed only one but he also knows that the new king, [[Hizdahr zo Loraq]], wouldn't care about that. Gerris blames everything that has happened on Daenerys but Yronwood manages to calm him down and tells Ser Barristan what exactly happened when they tried to capture the dragons and also that Quentyn promised [[Pentos]] to the Tattered Prince for his help in the plan. The old knight sees opportunity and offers them a ship to Dorne and Quentyn's bones if they deliver a message to the Windblown leader. He wants the Dornishmen to tell the Tattered Prince that he will be given Pentos if he helps in freeing the [[Meereen]]ese prisoners in Yunkai. [[Gerris Drinkwater]] refuses but Ser Archibald accepts and convinces his younger companion to go along this plan.<ref>[[A Dance with Dragons]], [[The Queen's Hand (A Dance with Dragons)|The Queen's Hand]],</ref>
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{{Quote|'''Archibald''': Fire and water don't mix, and that's a fact. You get a good cookfire lit, blazing away nice, then it starts to piss down rain and next thing your wood is sodden and your flames are dead.<br>
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'''Gerris''': [[Dragon]]s are not made of wood, Arch.<br>
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'''Archibald''': Some are. That old King [[Aegon IV Targaryen|Aegon]], the randy one, he built wooden dragons to conquer [[Dorne|us]]. That ended bad, though.{{Ref|ADWD|68}}|Archibald and [[Gerris Drinkwater]]}}
  
==References and Notes==
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==Quotes about Archibald==
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{{Quote|[[Windblown|The sellswords]] loved Greenguts, who bet as fearlessly as he fought, but with far less success.{{Ref|ADWD|25}}|thoughts of [[Quentyn Martell]]}}
  
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{{Quote|The [[Dornishmen]] were [[knight]]s, at least in name, though only Yronwood impressed him as having the true steel. [[Gerris Drinkwater|Drinkwater]] had a pretty face, a glib tongue, and a fine head of hair.{{Ref|ADWD|70}}|thoughts of [[Barristan Selmy]]}}
  
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==Family==
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==References==
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Latest revision as of 15:41, 11 June 2019

House Yronwood.svg
Archibald Yronwood
Windblown.svg
ArchibaldYronwood.jpg
Archibald Yronwood by Daniel Clarke © Fantasy Flight Games

Alias the big man[1]
Arch[1]
Greenguts[2]
Title Ser
Allegiance House Yronwood
Windblown
Culture Dornishmen
Book(s) A Feast for Crows (mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (appears)
Gerris Drinkwater, Quentyn Martell, and Archibald by Sasha Gladysh

Ser Archibald Yronwood, called Arch[1] and the big man,[1] is a knight from House Yronwood and a nephew to Anders Yronwood, Lord of Yronwood.[3]

Appearance and Character

See also: Images of Archibald Yronwood

Archibald is six-and-a-half-feet tall, broad of shoulder and huge of belly. He has legs like tree trunks, hands the size of hams, and no neck. His arms are thick enough to rival even Strong Belwas.[4] Arch's bald head reminds others of a stone.[1][4]

Arch wields a spiked warhammer,[5] a dagger,[6] and fine armor.[2] He is a better fighter than Quentyn Martell or Gerris Drinkwater.[2] He is aggressive at dicing[2] and easily becomes seasick.[1]

History

Archibald lost all his hair from a childhood malady.[1] He was first called the big man by his cousin, Ser Cletus Yronwood.[1]

Recent Events

A Feast for Crows

Doran Martell, Prince of Dorne, tells his daughter, Princess Arianne Martell, that her younger brother, Prince Quentyn Martell, has been sent with a small party on a dangerous voyage.[7]

A Dance with Dragons

Archibald Yronwood by Aleksander Karcz © Fantasy Flight Games

Quentyn has been sent to wed Daenerys Targaryen, now the Queen of Meereen. The prince has been joined by Ser Archibald, his cousin Ser Cletus Yronwood, Maester Kedry, Ser Gerris Drinkwater, and Ser Willam Wells.[1] Arch becomes seasick during the voyage, with Kedry treating him for four days in Lys.[1] The party's ship, Meadowlark, is ambushed by corsairs off the coast of the Disputed Lands, and Cletus, Kedry, and Willam are slain.[1]

In Volantis, the survivors are unsuccessful in hiring a ship that will transport them to Meereen. Archibald suggests taking the demon road, but his idea is dismissed in favor of Gerris's plan to join the Windblown, a sellsword company on its way to the city.[1] To hide his identity Archibald goes by the name "Greenguts", while Quentyn pretends to be his squire, "Frog". The three companions sell their fine armor in Volantis and acquire battered armor from the Windblown.[2] When Quentyn, Gerris, and Arch discuss deserting the Windblown after the siege of Astapor, they are summoned by the Tattered Prince. The captain orders them to join a party of Westerosi mercenaries who are to pretend that they betrayed the company and want to join Daenerys.[2]

The Dornishmen present themselves to Daenerys in Meereen and the prince reveals their reason to be there, but Daenerys declines Quentyn's offer for marriage since she is about to wed Hizdahr zo Loraq. The queen advises the Dornishmen to return to Dorne but they are determined to stay.[8]

Archibald and Gerris reluctantly help Quentyn in his scheme to take the dragons after Daenerys vanishes from Meereen.[6] Arch wears a bull's mask while disguised as one of the Brazen Beasts, and he uses his warhammer to break a lock deep within the Great Pyramid.[5] When Rhaegal mortally burns Quentyn with dragonflame, Archibald tries to beat the flames with his bare hands but to little success. Both Archibald and Gerris are arrested but neither gives resistance in their grief.[9]

Ser Barristan Selmy, the Hand of the Queen, visits the Dornishmen in their prison cells and tells them that they are to be hanged for treason. Gerris blames everything that has happened on Daenerys but Arch manages to calm him down. The big man tells Barristan what happened when they tried to capture the dragons and also that Quentyn promised Pentos to the Tattered Prince for the Windblown's help in the plan. The old knight sees opportunity and offers the prisoners a ship to Dorne and Quentyn's bones if they deliver a message to the Windblown's leader. Barristan wants the Dornishmen to tell the Tattered Prince that he will be given Pentos if he helps in freeing the Meereenese prisoners held by the Yunkai'i. Gerris is reluctant, but Archibald accepts and convinces his younger companion to go along this plan.[9]

Quotes by Archibald

I am always prepared to fight.[2]

—Archibald to Quentyn Martell

Daenerys: Greenguts is a queer sort of name.
Archibald: A jape, Your Grace. From the ships. I was greensick the whole way from Volantis. Heaving and ... well, I shouldn't say.[4]

Daenerys Targaryen and Archibald

Gerris: Even if the queen returns, she'll still be married.

Archibald: Not if I give King Harzoo a little smack with my hammer.
Quentyn: Hizdahr. His name is Hizdahr.

Archibald: One kiss from my hammer and no one will care what his name was.[6]

Archibald: Fire and water don't mix, and that's a fact. You get a good cookfire lit, blazing away nice, then it starts to piss down rain and next thing your wood is sodden and your flames are dead.

Gerris: Dragons are not made of wood, Arch.

Archibald: Some are. That old King Aegon, the randy one, he built wooden dragons to conquer us. That ended bad, though.[5]

—Archibald and Gerris Drinkwater

Quotes about Archibald

The sellswords loved Greenguts, who bet as fearlessly as he fought, but with far less success.[2]

—thoughts of Quentyn Martell

The Dornishmen were knights, at least in name, though only Yronwood impressed him as having the true steel. Drinkwater had a pretty face, a glib tongue, and a fine head of hair.[9]

—thoughts of Barristan Selmy

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
Edgar
 
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wife
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ormond
 
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Anders
 
Unknown
wife
 
Son
 
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Ryon
Allyrion
 
Ynys
 
Cletus
 
Gwyneth
 
Archibald
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 sons
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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