Erik Ironmaker

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Alias Erik Ironmaker
Erik the Just
Erik Anvil-Breaker
Title Lord Steward of the Iron Islands
Castellan of Pyke
Allegiance House Greyjoy
Spouse Asha Greyjoy
Book(s) A Feast for Crows
A Dance with Dragons

Erik, better known as Erik Ironmaker or Erik the Just or Erik Anvil-Breaker, is an old man. He weighs around twenty stone and is eighty-eight years old. He has white hair and his long, massive beard is white too. He has to be carried about in a chair. His weapon of choice is a monstrous hammer.[1]

Recent Events

A Feast for Crows

Erik puts himself forth at the kingsmoot, where his champions are his grandsons. His gifts were of silver, bronze and steel. His speech gathered some support but Asha Greyjoy demanded that he stand up, which he could not do. After that, his support crumbled and his claim was soon dismissed. Later, after Euron Greyjoy's speech, Aeron Greyjoy saw him shouting his support for Euron.[2]

A Dance with Dragons

It is revealed that Euron arranged a marriage with Erik and his niece Asha Greyjoy, since Asha fled a seal was used to stand in her place for the ceremony. Erik is currently ruling the Iron Islands in Euron's absence. Asha has no desire to return to her new husband.

References and Notes

  1. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 19, The Drowned Man
  2. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 19, The Drowned Man