Archibald Yronwood

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Alias(es) Big Man
Ser Greenguts
Title(s) Ser
Allegiance House Yronwood
Book(s) A Dance with Dragons

Ser Archibald Yronwood is member of House Yronwood cousin to Cletus Yronwood. Ser Archibald is one of the men sent to accompany Quentyn Martell on his way to find Daenerys Targaryen and offer her the alience of Dorne.

Recent Events

A Dance with Dragons

Ser Archibald joins the Windblown with Quentyn Martell and Gerris Drinkwater in their attempt to reach Daenerys. Previously they tried to hire a ship that will transport them from Volantis to Meereen but that was unsuccessful. Yronswood even suggested that they should take the demon road, but idea was dismissed for Gerris' less dangerous plan to join the Windblowns.[1]

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 travelled to Volantis. When Yronwood and the rest planned how to desert the Windblown, the Tattered Prince summons them and makes them join a party of Westerosi mercenaries who are to pretend that they betrayed the company and want to join Daenerys.[2]

In Meereen Daenerys summons him with Quentyn and Gerris. The Dornishmen present themselves and the Prince uncovers their reason to be there. Unfortunately Daenerys declains Quentyn's offer for marriage since she is about to be married for Hizdahr zo Loraq. The Queen advises the Dornishmen to return back to Dorne but they are determined to stay.[3]

Ser Archibald helps Quentyn in his scheme to take the dragons, although similar to Gerris he shows his disagreement with this idea.[4] When Viserion wounds deadly 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.[5]

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 massage to the Windblown leader. He wants the Dornmishmen to tell the Tattered Prince that he will be given Pentos if he helps freeing the Meereen prisoners in Yunkai. Gerris Drinkwater refuses but Ser Archibald accepts and convinces his longer companion to go along this plan.[6]


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. Because of some disease in his childhood his hair had fallen and now he is bald.[7]

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