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| Character_name         = [[File:House_Connington.png|50px|left]] '''Jon Connington''' [[File:Golden Company pike.png|11px|right]]
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| Character_name = [[File:House Connington.svg|50px|left]] Jon Connington [[File:Golden Company.svg|50px|right]]
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| image_caption = ‎Jon Connington - by [http://filipehattori.deviantart.com Filipe Ferreira]
| Alias = Griff
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| Alias = Griff{{Ref|ADWD|18}}<br>The dancing griffins Hand{{Ref|asos|11}}
| Title = Lord of Griffin's Roost<br>Lord of Storm's End{{ref|ADWD|Appendix}}<br>[[Hand of the King|Hand of the True King]]<ref>[http://georgerrmartin.com/if-sample.html The Winds of Winter, Arianne sample chapter]</ref>
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| Title = [[Lord of Griffin's Roost]]{{Ref|ADWD|18}}{{Ref|ADWD|Appendix}}<br>[[Hand of the King]]{{Ref|ADWD|18}}<br>[[Hand of the King|Hand of the True King]]<ref name=Winds1/>
| Allegiance = [[House Connington]]<br>[[Golden Company]]<br>[[House Targaryen]] ([[Aegon Targaryen|King Aegon VI]])
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| Allegiance = [[House Connington]]<br>[[House Targaryen]]<br>[[Golden Company]]
 
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| Culture = [[Stormlander]]
 
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| Place_of_Birth = [[Griffin's Roost]]{{Ref|awoiaf| Jon Connington}}
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| Date_of_Birth = {{Date|260}} or {{Date|261}}<ref>''See the [[Years after Aegon's Conquest/Calculations Ages (Continued)#Jon Connington|Jon Connington]] calculation.''</ref>
 
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| Books = [[A Storm of Swords]] (Mentioned)<br>[[A Feast for Crows]] (Mentioned)<br>[[A Dance with Dragons]] (POV)
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| Books = ''[[The World of Ice & Fire]]'' (mentioned)<br>''[[A Storm of Swords]]'' (mentioned)<br>''[[A Feast for Crows]]'' (mentioned)<br>''[[A Dance with Dragons]]'' (POV)<br>''[[The Winds of Winter]]'' (mentioned)
 
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'''Jon Connington''' was Lord of [[Griffin's Roost]], the head of [[House Connington]], and for a time [[Hand of the King]] to [[Aerys II Targaryen]]. He was also possibly the titular Lord of [[Storm's End]].<ref>The [[A Dance with Dragons-Appendix|Appendix]] of ''[[A Dance with Dragons]]'' lists Jon as "once Lord of [[Storm's End]]", but it is possible this should refer to [[Griffin's Roost]].</ref> Jon was one of the few close friends of [[Rhaegar Targaryen]].{{ref|aSoS|8}} He had no brothers.{{ref|aFfC|27}} After failing to defeat [[Robert Baratheon]] during the [[Robert's Rebellion|War of the Usurper]], he fled in exile to [[Essos]]{{ref|AFFC|27}} and took the name '''Griff'''.{{ref|ADWD|18}} He is believed to have drank himself to death in exile.{{ref|AFFC|27}}
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'''Jon Connington''', also known as '''Griff''',{{Ref|ADWD|18}} was the [[Lord of Griffin's Roost|Lord]] of [[Griffin's Roost]], the head of [[House Connington]], towards the end of the reign of King [[Aerys II Targaryen]],{{Ref|ADWD|61}} and he served for a short time as [[Hand of the King]] to Aerys during [[Robert's Rebellion]].{{Ref|ASOS|11}} Jon was one of the friends of Prince [[Rhaegar Targaryen]],{{Ref|aSoS|8}} and served at the court of [[King's Landing]] during the years before he became Hand.{{Ref|ADWD|Epilogue}} After failing to defeat Lord [[Robert I Baratheon|Robert Baratheon]] during the [[Battle of the Bells]], Jon was sent into exile to [[Essos]], where he is believed to have drank himself to death.{{Ref|AFFC|27}}
  
==Character and Appearance==
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==Appearance and Character==
Jon is clean shaven with leathery skin and crow's feet at the corners of his eyes. His greying red hair is dyed blue when under the alias of "Griff".{{Ref|aDwD|5}}  
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{{See also|:Category:Images of Jon Connington|l1=Images of Jon Connington}}
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[[File:RhaegarandJon.jpg|left|300px|thumb|Jon Connington and Rhaegar Targaryen<br>Art by [http://yakuzafish.deviantart.com yakuzafish]]]
  
In his youth Jon was described as proud, bold, energetic, reckless, and thirsty for glory and was ever a capable warrior and commander. His years spent in exile have made him more cautious, more seasoned, and, according to [[Kevan Lannister]], more dangerous.{{Ref|aDwD|Epilogue}}
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In his youth, Jon's hair and beard were fiery red.{{ref|adwd|24}} Nearing forty, Jon is clean shaven with a lined, leathery face.{{Ref|ADWD|24}}{{Ref|ADWD|8}} He has crow's feet at the corners of his pale, blue eyes.{{Ref|ADWD|8}}{{Ref|ADWD|14}} When disguised as the sellsword "Griff", he has dyed his hair blue, though his eyebrows are still red and his red roots show.{{Ref|aDwD|8}}{{ref|ADWD|14}} Jon's hair has turned grey,{{Ref|ADWD|24}} though his beard is still mostly red, with ash showing here and there.{{Ref|ADWD|61}} While pretending to be Griff, Jon prefers to wear a red wolf-skin cloak.{{Ref|ADWD|24}}{{Ref|ADWD|8}}{{Ref|ADWD|14}}{{Ref|ADWD|22}}
  
It is implied that Connington was in love with Rhaegar, as he refers to Rhaegar as his "silver prince" when he reminisces about him. Connington's love for Rhaegar is supported by his dislike for Rhaegar's wife, [[Elia Martell|Elia of Dorne]]. He thinks that Elia was never worthy of Rhaegar, as she was frail and sickly from the start and left even weaker by childbirth. Jon's love for Rhaegar may also have been confirmed by semi-canon sources.<ref> http://www.westeros.org/Citadel/SSM/Entry/5457/ So Spake Martin, July 14, 2011, Union Square Signing</ref> It is also said that while Griffin's Roost is sworn to Storm's End, Jon chafed at serving under a lord like [[Robert Baratheon]], whose liking for wine and whores was well known even then.<ref>[http://georgerrmartin.com/if-sample.html ''The Winds of Winter'', Arianne sample chapter]</ref>}}
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A capable warrior and commander, Jon was described in his youth as proud, bold, energetic, reckless, and thirsty for glory.{{ref|ADWD|Epilogue}} His years spent in exile have made him more cautious, dangerous, and experienced, however.{{Ref|aDwD|Epilogue}}{{Ref|ADWD|14}} Though [[Griffin's Roost]] is sworn to [[Storm's End]], the humorless{{ref|ADWD|14}} Jon disliked serving Lord [[Robert I Baratheon|Robert Baratheon]].<ref name=Winds1>''[[The Winds of Winter]]'', [[Arianne I (The Winds of Winter)|Arianne I]]</ref>
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[[George R.R. Martin]] has confirmed that one of the [[POV characters]] in ''[[A Dance with Dragons]]'' is gay,<ref>[[So Spake Martin]]: [http://www.westeros.org/Citadel/SSM/Entry/5457/ Union Square Signing (July 14, 2011)]</ref> and it is implied that this is Jon, who was in love with Prince [[Rhaegar Targaryen]]. Jon refers to Rhaegar as his "silver prince" when he reminisces about him, and Jon believed Rhaegar's wife, [[Elia Martell]], to have been unworthy of him.{{ref|ADWD|61}}
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
Jon Connington is the only surviving son of [[Armond Connington]], Lord of Griffin's Roost, and his wife. He served as a squire in [[King's Landing]] along with Prince [[Rhaegar Targaryen]]. He was the most headstrong amongst the gaggle of young [[lord]]lings who would gather around Prince Rhaegar competing for his royal favour.  He danced with [[Ashara Dayne]] at the [[Tourney at Harrenhal]]{{ref|aSoS|24}} and was unhorsed at a tourney held at [[Storm's End]] by Ser [[Barristan Selmy]].{{ref|aSoS|67}}
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[[File:Mustamirri Griff.jpg|260px|thumb|Jon Connington - by mustamirri ©]]
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===Early life===
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Jon Connington was the only son of [[Armond Connington]], [[Lord of Griffin's Roost|Lord]] of [[Griffin's Roost]], and his wife.{{Ref|AFFC|27}} Jon served as a squire in [[King's Landing]], first alongside Prince [[Rhaegar Targaryen]]{{Ref|aDwD|22}} and later for the crown prince.<ref name=Winds1/> Jon was the most headstrong of the lordlings around Rhaegar.{{ref|ADWD|epilogue}}
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During a time when his father was still alive, Rhaegar visited Griffin's Roost upon returning from a trip to [[Dorne]], and visited the tallest tower of the castle with Jon.{{ref|ADWD|61}} When his father died, Jon inherited the rule to Griffin's Roost, and named his cousin, Ser [[Ronald Connington]], as castellan when he left to serve at [[King's Landing]].{{ref|adwd|61}} In {{Date|280}}, Jon was present for the wedding of Rhaegar to Princess [[Elia Martell]] of Dorne.{{ref|adwd|61}} In {{Date|281}}, Jon was present at the [[tourney at Harrenhal]], where he danced with [[Ashara Dayne]].{{ref|aSoS|24}} In a [[tourney at Storm's End]], he was unhorsed by Ser [[Barristan Selmy]] of the [[Kingsguard]].{{ref|aSoS|67}}
  
Due to his connections with the royal family, and because he was a noted warrior, Jon was chosen by King [[Aerys II Targaryen|Aerys II]] as [[Hand of the King]] after the dismissal of [[Owen Merryweather]]. Aerys wanted someone young and vigorous to match the [[Robert's Rebellion|rebelling]] [[Robert Baratheon]]. When word of the king’s choice reached [[Tywin Lannister]] he declared that the Handship had come to soon for Connington as he was too young, too bold and too eager for glory. Because the traditional lords of the Stormlands, [[House Baratheon]], were in rebellion to the crown, Jon Connington was possibly titled Lord of [[Storm's End]],{{ref|ADWD|Appendix}} although that castle was still held by [[Stannis Baratheon]] during the rebellion.
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===Robert's Rebellion===
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:''See also: [[Robert's Rebellion]] and the [[Battle of the Bells]].''
  
After the [[Battle of Ashford]], Connington took over the pursuit of Robert from the [[House Tyrell|Tyrell]] army. In the [[Riverlands]], near the town of [[Stoney Sept]], he caught up with Robert, who was hiding in the town. Jon's soldiers began a house-to-house search after failing to find him, but they did not locate Robert before his allies arrived at Stoney Sept to oust Connington and his forces. At this point the [[Battle of the Bells]] began. The rebel army under the joint command of Lords [[Eddard Stark]], [[Jon Arryn]] and [[Hoster Tully]] immediately began attacking the royal army. Jon Connington fought back fiercely, personally killing Jon Arryn's nephew and heir, [[Denys Arryn]], and wounding Lord Tully. Robert nearly killed Jon on the steps of the sept, but he managed to escape and was able to retreat in good order.{{ref|aSoS|29}} Jon's retreat was quite a feat considering the fierce, urban fighting would make it hard to hold the army together.
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During [[Robert's Rebellion]], King [[Aerys II Targaryen]] dismissed his [[Hand of the King]], Lord [[Owen Merryweather]], believing him ineffectual and suspecting foul play by Owen in favor of the rebels.<ref>[[So Spake Martin]]: [http://www.westeros.org/Citadel/SSM/Entry/1118 Young Lord Connington (August 25, 2000)]</ref> To match [[Robert I Baratheon|Robert Baratheon]], Lord of [[Storm's End]] and one of the leaders of the rebellion, Aerys wanted someone young and vigorous as his next Hand, and so named Jon to the office.{{Ref|ADWD|Epilogue}}{{ref|affc|14}} Lord [[Tywin Lannister]], a former Hand to Aerys, considered Jon too young and impetuous.{{ref|ADWD|Epilogue}}
  
Jon could have had Stoney Sept surrounded and then set the whole town ablaze, killing Robert and ending the rebellion before the relief force of Eddard Stark and Hoster Tully arrived. His critics have said [[Tywin Lannister]] would have done so, despite the fact it would have meant the deaths of many innocent men, women and children. Not wanting to be branded a murderer, Jon chose a more honourable course of action, wanting the glory of slaying Robert for himself.{{ref|aDwD|61}}
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Jon promised King Aerys he would deliver Robert's head,{{Ref|ADWD|epilogue}} and he led an army into the field. After the [[Battle of Ashford]], Jon took over the pursuit of Robert from the [[House Tyrell|Tyrell]] army and tracked him to [[Stoney Sept]] in the [[riverlands]]. Offering rewards and putting hostages in crow cages,{{Ref|ADWD|61}} Jon's soldiers began a house-to-house search for Robert. They were unable to locate him before his rebel allies, Lords [[Eddard Stark]] and [[Hoster Tully]], arrived at Stoney Sept to oust Jon and his forces. Lord Connington fought back fiercely, killing Lord [[Jon Arryn]]'s nephew and heir, Ser [[Denys Arryn]], and wounding Lord Tully.{{Ref|ASOS|29}} Nearly slain by Robert at the town's sept,{{ref|ADWD|61}} Jon retreated when he saw that the [[Battle of the Bells]] was lost.{{ref|aSoS|29}}
  
King Aerys II held Jon responsible for this defeat and exiled him, stripping him of his lands, wealth and titles. Griffin's Roost was rewarded to Jon's cousin, [[Ronald Connington]], while most of House Connington's lands were distributed to more fervent supporters of Robert Baratheon.{{ref|AFFC|27}} Once on the Iron Throne Robert was not willing to recall Lord Jon from exile, since he had been among Prince Rhaegar's closest friends. <ref>[The Citadel. “Knights and Lords” March 02, 2002 [http://www.westeros.org/Citadel/SSM/Month/2002/03/ So Spake Martin]</ref>
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King Aerys held Jon responsible for his defeat at Stoney Sept and exiled him, stripping him of his titles and passing the rule of [[Griffin's Roost]] to Ser [[Ronald Connington]], who had been Jon's castellan.{{Ref|ADWD|61}} Prince [[Rhaegar Targaryen]] was then killed by Robert at the [[Battle of the Trident|Trident]] and Aerys was killed in the [[Sack of King's Landing]].
  
==Exile==
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After the war, the new king, Robert I, took nine-tenths of the Connington lands, distributing them to more fervent supporters. He also took away the [[lord]]ship from [[House Connington]], making them a house of [[landed knight]]s.{{Ref|ADWD|61}}{{ref|AFFC|27}} Once on the [[Iron Throne]] Robert was not willing to recall Jon from exile, since he had been among Rhaegar's closest friends.<ref>[[So Spake Martin]]: [http://www.westeros.org/Citadel/SSM/Month/2002/03/ Knights and Lords (March 02, 2002)]</ref>
Once exiled Jon Connington joined the [[Golden Company]] and served with them for five years. He rose in the ranks to a place of honor at the right hand of [[Myles Toyne]], the captain-general. Years later Jon thinks to himself that he might have been a successor to Myles if his exile had gone otherwise. He thinks had he stayed it might well have been him the Golden Company turned to for command after Myles died, instead of [[Harry Strickland]].  
 
  
It was said that Jon was kicked out of the Golden Company after being caught stealing from the company's war chests. It was also claimed that Jon died, that he drank himself to death in [[Lys]] a year later. The shame of the lie still sticks in Jon's craw, but he recalls that [[Varys]] insisted the lie was necessary, tittering in his mincing voice,  
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===Exile===
{{Quote|We want no songs about the gallant exile, those who die heroic deaths are long remembered, thieves and drunks and cravens soon forgotten.{{ref|ADWD|24}}}}
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The exiled Jon joined the [[Golden Company]]{{Ref|AWOIAF| Jon Connington}}{{Ref|adwd|24}} and served with them for five years, rising quickly in the ranks to a place of honor at the right hand of Ser [[Myles Toyne]], the company's captain-general. Jon believes that, had his exile gone otherwise, he might have been the successor to his friend Myles instead of [[Harry Strickland]].{{ref|adwd|24}} When he reflected on the [[Battle of the Bells]] in his first year of exile, the proud Jon defended his actions. Myles argued that Lord [[Tywin Lannister]] would have burned down [[Stoney Sept]] to kill Robert, despite the civilian casualties.{{ref|ADWD|61}}
  
Exactly when Jon became aware of Rhaegar’s son [[Aegon Targaryen]]'s survival is not mentioned. He went along with Varys's scheme for Prince Aegon's sake but he never liked it. The rumors of his disgrace and death reached Westeros and successfully convinced everyone involved in the game of thrones that he was dead and gone, enabling him to focus on raising and protecting "Young Griff" in the guise of his father, "Griff". Jon recalls that Varys was adamant about the need for secrecy.  
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After a few short years in the company, Jon and Myles were approached by [[Illyrio Mopatis]] and Lord [[Varys]], who informed them that Prince [[Rhaegar Targaryen]]'s infant son, [[Aegon Targaryen (son of Rhaegar)|Aegon]], had survived the [[Sack of King's Landing]] during [[Robert's Rebellion]].{{Ref|AWOIAF| Jon Connington}} In order to remove Jon from the Golden Company, they concocted a plan, of which the remainder of the Golden Company was left unaware, so they would not be able to let anything slip. Jon was driven from the company after being caught stealing from the company's war chests. Afterwards, news was spread that Jon drank himself to death in [[Lys]].{{ref|ADWD|24}}
  
Jon recalls the plans that Varys and [[Illyrio Mopatis]] made with [[Myles Toyne]] were known to them alone. The rest of the Golden Company had been left ignorant, as what they did not know they could not let slip.
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While Jon went along with Varys's scheme for Prince Aegon's sake, he believed it a dishonorable slight and resented the shameful lie of his death. Varys, however, was adamant about the need for secrecy.{{Ref|ADWD|24}} The rumors of Jon's disgrace and death eventually reached Westeros and convinced everyone that he was dead,{{Ref|ACOK|3}}{{Ref|AFFC|24}} enabling him to focus on raising and protecting "Young Griff" in the guise of his father, "Griff", during the past twelve years.{{ref|adwd|24}}
  
 
==Recent Events==
 
==Recent Events==
[[File:Jon Connington TheMico.jpg|‎Jon Connington - by TheMico|thumb|250px|right]]
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[[File:griff_young_griff.jpg|Griff with Aegon - © Steamey|thumb|300px|right]]
 
===''A Dance with Dragons''===
 
===''A Dance with Dragons''===
The story of Jon stealing from the [[Golden Company]] and then drinking himself to death was a fabrication created by [[Varys]], in order to hide Jon's true purpose. After some investigation, [[Tyrion Lannister]] learns that Connington changed his name to Griff and adopted Rhaegar's son [[Aegon Targaryen|Aegon]], whom many also believed to be dead, with the intention of eventually conquering [[Westeros]] and placing the boy on the [[Iron Throne]]. They plan to join their strength to [[Daenerys Targaryen]] in [[Volantis]].{{ref|aDwD|18}}  
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Jon Connington, having dyed his hair blue, goes under the name "Griff" and has been raising his claimed son, "Young Griff", secretly Prince [[Aegon Targaryen (son of Rhaegar)|Aegon]]. Jon is still haunted by his failure at the [[Battle of the Bells]],{{ref|ADWD|24}} now feeling he should have burned [[Stoney Sept]] instead of being honorable and seeking glory.{{ref|ADWD|61}}
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Griff and Young Griff travel on the ''[[Shy Maid]]'' alongside [[Haldon]], [[Rolly Duckfield]], [[Lemore]], [[Ysilla]], and [[Yandry]].{{Ref|ADWD|8}} Jon plans to meet with [[Daenerys Targaryen]], Queen of [[Meereen]], expecting her to journey towards [[Westeros]] with her army after her [[Targaryen campaign in Slaver's Bay|conquest of the cities]] in [[Slaver's Bay]]. Knowing that, whichever route she chooses, Daenerys needs to pass [[Volantis]], it has been decided that the company will wait for her at the [[Free Cities|Free City]].{{Ref|ADWD|5}} [[Illyrio Mopatis]] sends them  [[Tyrion Lannister]], who has fled [[Westeros]] after killing his father [[Tywin Lannister|Tywin]] and being condemned for [[Purple Wedding|the death]] of King [[Joffrey Baratheon|Joffrey I Baratheon]].{{Ref|ADWD|8}}{{Ref|ADWD|5}} While Illyrio informs Jon of Tyrion's identity, the secret is kept from the rest of the company.{{Ref|ADWD|8}}
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While the ''Shy Maid'' journeys down the [[Rhoyne]], Jon forbids Tyrion from drinking [[wine]] after the latter becomes drunk during one of his first night on the ship, and orders him to write down everything he still recalls from his extensive reading about [[Tyrion Lannister's dragonlore|dragonlore]].{{Ref|ADWD|14}} When they reach the [[Sorrows]], Jon orders Young Griff to safety below deck, but the boy protests. Tyrion reveals he is aware of Jon's true identity and states he should be lucky that [[Varys]] is part of their conspiracy, as the name "Griff" would never have fooled the spymaster.{{Ref|ADWD|18}} Tyrion also reveals that he is aware of the true identity of Young Griff. When [[stone men]] attack the company in [[Chroyane]], Jon rescues Tyrion after the latter is knocked into the water.{{Ref|ADWD|18}}{{Ref|ADWD|22}} Jon contracts [[greyscale]] while rescuing Tyrion, but he keeps it a secret for fear he would be left to die.{{Ref|ADWD|24}}
  
Jon is infected with [[greyscale]] during the journey on to Volantis when rescuing Tyrion from drowning in the [[Rhoyne]], but keeps it a secret.
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The company soon reaches [[Selhorys]], where Jon sends Haldon with Tyrion to learn about rumors that Daenerys has not yet left Meereen.{{Ref|ADWD|22}} Although these are true, Jon decides to continue their journey to [[Volon Therys]], where the [[Golden Company]] is currently stationed.{{Ref|ADWD|24}} Jon reveals the identity of the young Prince Aegon to the Golden Company, but the highest-ranking officers have already been informed by [[Harry Strickland]], their captain-general. The officers are dismayed that Daenerys stayed in Meereen, and voice their opinions on the constantly changing plans of Illyrio. Aegon suggests they go to Westeros themselves, where they will begin their rebellion, reasoning that, once Daenerys learns of their purpose, she will come west and join them. Aegon's proposal is met with great enthusiasm, and Jon later reflects on his satisfaction with the plan. As the greyscale is beginning to spread across his hand, Jon hopes he will live long enough to seat Aegon on the [[Iron Throne]].{{Ref|ADWD|24}}
  
When Jon reveals to the high commanders of the [[Golden Company]] that the young man with him is actually Prince Aegon Targaryen the men greet his announcement with silence. Connington realizes they know, as [[Harry Strickland]] had told them already.
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[[File:Greyscale.jpg|left|350px|thumb|Jon Connington deals with his greyscale. ©FFG]]
  
Upon learning that Daenerys Targaryen remains in [[Slaver's Bay]], the Golden Company, under Aegon's direction, decide to invade Westeros instead because the time is ripe.{{ref|aDwD|24}} Jon, Aegon and the Golden Company [[Landing of the Golden Company|land in the Stormlands]] and take several castles, including the Connington ancestral keep, [[Griffin's Roost]]. They next plan to take [[Storm's End]], where Aegon will raise the standard of [[House Targaryen]] above the battlements.{{ref|aDwD|61}}
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The journey of the Golden Company to Westeros is difficult, due to the autumn storms. The ships are scattered, and the Volantene fleet drops them off on multiple different locations, leaving the [[landing of the Golden Company]] with a smaller host. Despite this, Jon leads a group of men in the successful [[taking of Griffin's Roost]], his own former seat. Jon reminisces over Prince [[Rhaegar Targaryen]] visit to [[Griffin's Roost]], his defeat in the [[Battle of the Bells]], his exile by King [[Aerys II Targaryen]], and the taking of his lands by King [[Robert I Baratheon]]. Jon is glad that his cousin [[Ronald Connington|Ronald]], who had received rule over Griffin's Roost after Jon's exile, is dead, as it means he will not have to fight him, as well as that Ronald's son, [[Ronnet Connington|Red Ronnet]], is away. Jon has his remaining family members taken into custody, and tells Haldon to prepare a letter to [[Doran Martell]], telling the [[Prince of Dorne]] that his sister [[Elia Martell|Elia's]] son, Prince Aegon, is still alive. When Haldon discusses rewards to hand out to lords in order to convince them to join Aegon's cause, Jon refuses to marry Aegon off, insisting he must be free to marry Daenerys once she returns to Westeros. He also refuses to present himself as a marriage candidate, for fear of having his greyscale become known.{{Ref|ADWD|61}}
  
Jon is plagued by guilt over the [[Battle of the Bells]] and hears the tolling of the bells every time he closes his eyes. He knows that with greyscale death is coming for him, but hopes to live just a few more years to end the [[Robert Baratheon|usurper's]] line and restore [[Aegon Targaryen|Aegon VI]] to the Iron Throne. Jon Connington believes if he can achieve this it will finally stop the tolling of the bells and he can die content in his home of Griffin's Roost.
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When Prince Aegon arrives at Griffin's Roost four days later, Jon recalls how he had disagreed with the boy's decision to name Rolly to the [[Kingsguard]], as Jon had hoped to fill the White Swords with younger sons of important lords to bind them to their cause. Jon informs the prince that they are planning to take [[Storm's End]] in ten days, having previously refused the suggestion of making an alliance with [[Stannis Baratheon]]. Aegon agrees with Jon's plan, but demands he lead the attack himself.{{Ref|ADWD|61}}
  
==Quotes==
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Jon wishes to let the Iron Throne believe that the invading force is simply an exiled lord attempting to retake his old seat, and he plans to write King [[Tommen Baratheon|Tommen I Baratheon]] for a pardon to support the ruse.{{Ref|ADWD|61}} News of Jon and Aegon arrives in King's Landing not too much later, and Red Ronnet is intent on retaking his seat, though Tommen's [[small council]] is in doubt about his loyalty. Ser [[Kevan Lannister]], Tommen's regent, realizes that Jon could be a dangerous threat.{{Ref|ADWD|Epilogue}}
{{Quote|I rose too high, loved too hard, dared too much. I tried to grasp a star, overreached, and fell.{{ref|ADWD|61}}}} - Jon Connington, on his younger self.
 
  
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===''The Winds of Winter''===
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{{Warning/twow}}
  
{{Quote|Others might claim that the realm was lost when Prince Rhaegar fell to [[Robert Baratheon|Robert]]'s warhammer on the Trident, but the [[Battle of the Trident]] would never have been fought if [[House Connington|the griffin]] had only slain [[House Baratheon|the stag] there in [[Stoney Sept]].The bells tolled for all of us that day. For [[Aerys II Targaryen|Aerys]] and his [[Rhaella Targaryen|queen]], for [[Elia Martell|Elia of Dorne]] and her little [[Rhaenys Targaryen(daughter of Rhaegar)|daughter]], for every man and honest woman in the Seven Kingdoms. And for my [[Rhaegar Targaryen|silver prince]].{{ref|aDwD|24}}}} - Jon Connington, on the [[Battle of the Bells]].
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Ser [[Addam Whitehead]] is among a group of men from the [[Weeping Town]] who seek out Jon at Griffin's Roost.<ref name=Winds2>''[[The Winds of Winter]]'', [[Arianne II (The Winds of Winter)|Arianne II]]</ref> Jon's letter reaches Doran, who sends his daughter, Princess [[Arianne Martell|Arianne]], to seek out Aegon and Jon, who calls himself the Hand of the True King.<ref name=Winds1/> Arianne learns that Jon has marched from Griffin's Roost, and that he has forbidden the sellswords of the [[Golden Company]] from raping during their invasion. Lady [[Mary Mertyns]] is skeptical of their conduct, however. Once at Griffin's Roost, Haldon informs the princess that Jon and Aegon have taken Storm's End, where Arianne is awaited.<ref name=Winds2/>
  
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==Quotes by Jon==
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{{Quote|I understand hate well enough.{{ref|ADWD|8}}|Jon, to [[Tyrion Lannister]]}}
  
{{Quote|I failed the [[Rhaegar Targaryen|father]], but I will not fail the [[Aegon Targaryen|son]].{{ref|aDwD|61}}}}  - Jon Connington, reflecting on his failure to end Robert's Rebellion at Stoney Sept, leading to Rhaegar's death at the Trident. He vows to place Prince Aegon on the Iron Throne.
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{{Quote|Let me live long enough to see [[Aegon Targaryen (son of Rhaegar)|the boy]] sit on the [[Iron Throne]], and [[Varys]] will pay for that slight and so much more. Then we'll see who's soon forgotten.{{ref|ADWD|24}}|Jon's thoughts}}
  
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{{quote|[[Greyscale|Death]], he knew, but slow. I still have time. A year. Two years. Five. Some [[stone men]] live for ten. Time enough to cross [[narrow sea|the sea]], to see [[Griffin's Roost]] again. To end the [[House Baratheon of King's Landing|Usurper's line]] for good and all, and put [[Aegon Targaryen (son of Rhaegar)|Rhaegar's son]] upon the [[Iron Throne]]. Then Lord Jon Connington could die content.{{ref|ADWD|24}}|Jon's thoughts}}
  
{{Quote|Let me live long enough to see the boy sit on the [[Iron Throne]], and [[Varys]] will pay for that slight and so much more. Then we'll see who's soon forgotten.{{ref|ADWD|24}}}} - Jon Connington, reflecting on the besmirching lies Varys insisted he go along with.
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{{Quote|I rose too high, loved too hard, dared too much. I tried to grasp a star, overreached, and fell.{{ref|ADWD|61}}|Jon's thoughts}}
  
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{{Quote|I failed [[Rhaegar Targaryen|the father]], but I will not fail [[Aegon Targaryen (son of Rhaegar)|the son]].{{ref|aDwD|61}}|Jon's thoughts}}
  
{{Quote|I understand hate well enough. {{ref|ADWD|8}}}} - Jon Connington, to [[Tyrion]]
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==Quotes about Jon==
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{{Quote|He has supped on hate himself, this one. It has warmed him in the night for years.{{ref|ADWD|8}}|[[Tyrion Lannister]]'s thoughts}}
  
==Quotes about Jon Connington==
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{{quote|We want no songs about the gallant exile. Those who die heroic deaths are long remembered, thieves and drunks and cravens soon forgotten.{{ref|ADWD|24}}|[[Varys]] to Jon}}
{{Quote|He’s dead," "He died in the Disputed Lands. Of drink, I’ve heard it said. <ref>[http://georgerrmartin.com/if-sample.html ''The Winds of Winter'', Arianne sample chapter]</ref>}} - Ser [[Daemon Sand]]
 
  
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{{quote|Send me against my uncle, and I will bring you back his head, and the head of [[Aegon Targaryen (son of Rhaegar)|this false dragon]] too.{{ref|ADWD|Epilogue}}|[[Ronnet Connington]], to the small council}}
  
{{Quote|He has supped on hate himself, this one. It has warmed him in the night for years. {{ref|ADWD|8}}}} - [[Tyrion]]
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{{Quote|What victories has he ever won that we should fear him? He could have ended [[Robert's Rebellion]] at [[Battle of the Bells|Stoney Sept]]. He failed. Just as the [[Golden Company]] has always failed. Some may rush to join them, aye. The realm is well rid of such fools.{{ref|ADWD|Epilogue}}|[[Mace Tyrell]], to the small council}}
  
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{{quote|Too soon. Connington is too young, too bold, too eager for glory.{{ref|ADWD|Epilogue}}|[[Tywin Lannister]], on Jon being named [[Hand of the King]]}}
  
{{Quote|What victories has he ever won that we should fear him? He could have ended [[Robert's Rebellion]] at Stoney Sept. He failed. Just as the [[Golden Company]] has always failed. Some may rush to join them, aye. The realm is well rid of such fools. {{ref|ADWD|Epilogue}}}}
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{{Quote|If this is indeed Jon Connington, he will be a different man. Older, harder, more seasoned ... more dangerous.{{ref|ADWD|Epilogue}}|[[Kevan Lannister]]'s thoughts}}
- [[Mace Tyrell]]
 
  
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{{quote|'''Arianne''': What sort of man was he? Honest and honorable, venal and grasping, proud?<br>
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'''Daemon''': Proud, for a certainty. Even arrogant. A faithful friend to [[Rhaegar Targaryen|Rhaegar]], but prickly with others. [[Robert I Baratheon|Robert]] was his liege, but I've heard it said that Connington chafed at serving such a lord.<ref name=Winds1/>|[[Arianne Martell]] and [[Daemon Sand]]}}
  
{{Quote|If this is indeed Jon Connington, he will be a different man.  Older, harder, more seasoned . . . more dangerous.{{ref|ADWD|Epilogue}}}}
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{{quote|Melons or maidenheads, it’s all the same to your sort. If you want it, you take it. If you should see this Lord Connington, you tell him that I knew his mother, and she would be ashamed.<ref name=Winds2/>|[[Mary Mertyns]] to [[Chains]] and [[Arianne Martell]]}}
- [[Kevan Lannister]] thoughts
 
  
 
==Family==
 
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==References and Notes==
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The [[A Dance with Dragons-Appendix|Appendix]] of ''[[A Dance with Dragons]]'' lists Jon Connington as a previous lord of [[Storm's End]]. This has been confirmed to have been a mistake, and should have been "Lord of Griffin's Roost" instead.<ref>Westeros.org, [http://asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php?/topic/34958-the-asoiaf-wiki-thread/&do=findComment&comment=6652604 "The ASOIAF wiki thread"]</ref>
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‎Jon Connington - by Filipe Ferreira

Alias Griff[1]
The dancing griffins Hand[2]
Title Lord of Griffin's Roost[1][3]
Hand of the King[1]
Hand of the True King[4]
Allegiance House Connington
House Targaryen
Golden Company
Culture Stormlander
Born In 260 AC or 261 AC[5], at Griffin's Roost[6]
Book(s) The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (POV)
The Winds of Winter (mentioned)

Jon Connington, also known as Griff,[1] was the Lord of Griffin's Roost, the head of House Connington, towards the end of the reign of King Aerys II Targaryen,[7] and he served for a short time as Hand of the King to Aerys during Robert's Rebellion.[2] Jon was one of the friends of Prince Rhaegar Targaryen,[8] and served at the court of King's Landing during the years before he became Hand.[9] After failing to defeat Lord Robert Baratheon during the Battle of the Bells, Jon was sent into exile to Essos, where he is believed to have drank himself to death.[10]

Appearance and Character

Jon Connington and Rhaegar Targaryen
Art by yakuzafish

In his youth, Jon's hair and beard were fiery red.[11] Nearing forty, Jon is clean shaven with a lined, leathery face.[11][12] He has crow's feet at the corners of his pale, blue eyes.[12][13] When disguised as the sellsword "Griff", he has dyed his hair blue, though his eyebrows are still red and his red roots show.[12][13] Jon's hair has turned grey,[11] though his beard is still mostly red, with ash showing here and there.[7] While pretending to be Griff, Jon prefers to wear a red wolf-skin cloak.[11][12][13][14]

A capable warrior and commander, Jon was described in his youth as proud, bold, energetic, reckless, and thirsty for glory.[9] His years spent in exile have made him more cautious, dangerous, and experienced, however.[9][13] Though Griffin's Roost is sworn to Storm's End, the humorless[13] Jon disliked serving Lord Robert Baratheon.[4]

George R.R. Martin has confirmed that one of the POV characters in A Dance with Dragons is gay,[15] and it is implied that this is Jon, who was in love with Prince Rhaegar Targaryen. Jon refers to Rhaegar as his "silver prince" when he reminisces about him, and Jon believed Rhaegar's wife, Elia Martell, to have been unworthy of him.[7]

History

Jon Connington - by mustamirri ©

Early life

Jon Connington was the only son of Armond Connington, Lord of Griffin's Roost, and his wife.[10] Jon served as a squire in King's Landing, first alongside Prince Rhaegar Targaryen[14] and later for the crown prince.[4] Jon was the most headstrong of the lordlings around Rhaegar.[9]

During a time when his father was still alive, Rhaegar visited Griffin's Roost upon returning from a trip to Dorne, and visited the tallest tower of the castle with Jon.[7] When his father died, Jon inherited the rule to Griffin's Roost, and named his cousin, Ser Ronald Connington, as castellan when he left to serve at King's Landing.[7] In 280 AC, Jon was present for the wedding of Rhaegar to Princess Elia Martell of Dorne.[7] In 281 AC, Jon was present at the tourney at Harrenhal, where he danced with Ashara Dayne.[16] In a tourney at Storm's End, he was unhorsed by Ser Barristan Selmy of the Kingsguard.[17]

Robert's Rebellion

See also: Robert's Rebellion and the Battle of the Bells.

During Robert's Rebellion, King Aerys II Targaryen dismissed his Hand of the King, Lord Owen Merryweather, believing him ineffectual and suspecting foul play by Owen in favor of the rebels.[18] To match Robert Baratheon, Lord of Storm's End and one of the leaders of the rebellion, Aerys wanted someone young and vigorous as his next Hand, and so named Jon to the office.[9][19] Lord Tywin Lannister, a former Hand to Aerys, considered Jon too young and impetuous.[9]

Jon promised King Aerys he would deliver Robert's head,[9] and he led an army into the field. After the Battle of Ashford, Jon took over the pursuit of Robert from the Tyrell army and tracked him to Stoney Sept in the riverlands. Offering rewards and putting hostages in crow cages,[7] Jon's soldiers began a house-to-house search for Robert. They were unable to locate him before his rebel allies, Lords Eddard Stark and Hoster Tully, arrived at Stoney Sept to oust Jon and his forces. Lord Connington fought back fiercely, killing Lord Jon Arryn's nephew and heir, Ser Denys Arryn, and wounding Lord Tully.[20] Nearly slain by Robert at the town's sept,[7] Jon retreated when he saw that the Battle of the Bells was lost.[20]

King Aerys held Jon responsible for his defeat at Stoney Sept and exiled him, stripping him of his titles and passing the rule of Griffin's Roost to Ser Ronald Connington, who had been Jon's castellan.[7] Prince Rhaegar Targaryen was then killed by Robert at the Trident and Aerys was killed in the Sack of King's Landing.

After the war, the new king, Robert I, took nine-tenths of the Connington lands, distributing them to more fervent supporters. He also took away the lordship from House Connington, making them a house of landed knights.[7][10] Once on the Iron Throne Robert was not willing to recall Jon from exile, since he had been among Rhaegar's closest friends.[21]

Exile

The exiled Jon joined the Golden Company[6][11] and served with them for five years, rising quickly in the ranks to a place of honor at the right hand of Ser Myles Toyne, the company's captain-general. Jon believes that, had his exile gone otherwise, he might have been the successor to his friend Myles instead of Harry Strickland.[11] When he reflected on the Battle of the Bells in his first year of exile, the proud Jon defended his actions. Myles argued that Lord Tywin Lannister would have burned down Stoney Sept to kill Robert, despite the civilian casualties.[7]

After a few short years in the company, Jon and Myles were approached by Illyrio Mopatis and Lord Varys, who informed them that Prince Rhaegar Targaryen's infant son, Aegon, had survived the Sack of King's Landing during Robert's Rebellion.[6] In order to remove Jon from the Golden Company, they concocted a plan, of which the remainder of the Golden Company was left unaware, so they would not be able to let anything slip. Jon was driven from the company after being caught stealing from the company's war chests. Afterwards, news was spread that Jon drank himself to death in Lys.[11]

While Jon went along with Varys's scheme for Prince Aegon's sake, he believed it a dishonorable slight and resented the shameful lie of his death. Varys, however, was adamant about the need for secrecy.[11] The rumors of Jon's disgrace and death eventually reached Westeros and convinced everyone that he was dead,[22][23] enabling him to focus on raising and protecting "Young Griff" in the guise of his father, "Griff", during the past twelve years.[11]

Recent Events

Griff with Aegon - © Steamey

A Dance with Dragons

Jon Connington, having dyed his hair blue, goes under the name "Griff" and has been raising his claimed son, "Young Griff", secretly Prince Aegon. Jon is still haunted by his failure at the Battle of the Bells,[11] now feeling he should have burned Stoney Sept instead of being honorable and seeking glory.[7]

Griff and Young Griff travel on the Shy Maid alongside Haldon, Rolly Duckfield, Lemore, Ysilla, and Yandry.[12] Jon plans to meet with Daenerys Targaryen, Queen of Meereen, expecting her to journey towards Westeros with her army after her conquest of the cities in Slaver's Bay. Knowing that, whichever route she chooses, Daenerys needs to pass Volantis, it has been decided that the company will wait for her at the Free City.[24] Illyrio Mopatis sends them Tyrion Lannister, who has fled Westeros after killing his father Tywin and being condemned for the death of King Joffrey I Baratheon.[12][24] While Illyrio informs Jon of Tyrion's identity, the secret is kept from the rest of the company.[12]

While the Shy Maid journeys down the Rhoyne, Jon forbids Tyrion from drinking wine after the latter becomes drunk during one of his first night on the ship, and orders him to write down everything he still recalls from his extensive reading about dragonlore.[13] When they reach the Sorrows, Jon orders Young Griff to safety below deck, but the boy protests. Tyrion reveals he is aware of Jon's true identity and states he should be lucky that Varys is part of their conspiracy, as the name "Griff" would never have fooled the spymaster.[1] Tyrion also reveals that he is aware of the true identity of Young Griff. When stone men attack the company in Chroyane, Jon rescues Tyrion after the latter is knocked into the water.[1][14] Jon contracts greyscale while rescuing Tyrion, but he keeps it a secret for fear he would be left to die.[11]

The company soon reaches Selhorys, where Jon sends Haldon with Tyrion to learn about rumors that Daenerys has not yet left Meereen.[14] Although these are true, Jon decides to continue their journey to Volon Therys, where the Golden Company is currently stationed.[11] Jon reveals the identity of the young Prince Aegon to the Golden Company, but the highest-ranking officers have already been informed by Harry Strickland, their captain-general. The officers are dismayed that Daenerys stayed in Meereen, and voice their opinions on the constantly changing plans of Illyrio. Aegon suggests they go to Westeros themselves, where they will begin their rebellion, reasoning that, once Daenerys learns of their purpose, she will come west and join them. Aegon's proposal is met with great enthusiasm, and Jon later reflects on his satisfaction with the plan. As the greyscale is beginning to spread across his hand, Jon hopes he will live long enough to seat Aegon on the Iron Throne.[11]

Jon Connington deals with his greyscale. ©FFG

The journey of the Golden Company to Westeros is difficult, due to the autumn storms. The ships are scattered, and the Volantene fleet drops them off on multiple different locations, leaving the landing of the Golden Company with a smaller host. Despite this, Jon leads a group of men in the successful taking of Griffin's Roost, his own former seat. Jon reminisces over Prince Rhaegar Targaryen visit to Griffin's Roost, his defeat in the Battle of the Bells, his exile by King Aerys II Targaryen, and the taking of his lands by King Robert I Baratheon. Jon is glad that his cousin Ronald, who had received rule over Griffin's Roost after Jon's exile, is dead, as it means he will not have to fight him, as well as that Ronald's son, Red Ronnet, is away. Jon has his remaining family members taken into custody, and tells Haldon to prepare a letter to Doran Martell, telling the Prince of Dorne that his sister Elia's son, Prince Aegon, is still alive. When Haldon discusses rewards to hand out to lords in order to convince them to join Aegon's cause, Jon refuses to marry Aegon off, insisting he must be free to marry Daenerys once she returns to Westeros. He also refuses to present himself as a marriage candidate, for fear of having his greyscale become known.[7]

When Prince Aegon arrives at Griffin's Roost four days later, Jon recalls how he had disagreed with the boy's decision to name Rolly to the Kingsguard, as Jon had hoped to fill the White Swords with younger sons of important lords to bind them to their cause. Jon informs the prince that they are planning to take Storm's End in ten days, having previously refused the suggestion of making an alliance with Stannis Baratheon. Aegon agrees with Jon's plan, but demands he lead the attack himself.[7]

Jon wishes to let the Iron Throne believe that the invading force is simply an exiled lord attempting to retake his old seat, and he plans to write King Tommen I Baratheon for a pardon to support the ruse.[7] News of Jon and Aegon arrives in King's Landing not too much later, and Red Ronnet is intent on retaking his seat, though Tommen's small council is in doubt about his loyalty. Ser Kevan Lannister, Tommen's regent, realizes that Jon could be a dangerous threat.[9]

The Winds of Winter

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Ser Addam Whitehead is among a group of men from the Weeping Town who seek out Jon at Griffin's Roost.[25] Jon's letter reaches Doran, who sends his daughter, Princess Arianne, to seek out Aegon and Jon, who calls himself the Hand of the True King.[4] Arianne learns that Jon has marched from Griffin's Roost, and that he has forbidden the sellswords of the Golden Company from raping during their invasion. Lady Mary Mertyns is skeptical of their conduct, however. Once at Griffin's Roost, Haldon informs the princess that Jon and Aegon have taken Storm's End, where Arianne is awaited.[25]

Quotes by Jon

I understand hate well enough.[12]

—Jon, to Tyrion Lannister

Let me live long enough to see the boy sit on the Iron Throne, and Varys will pay for that slight and so much more. Then we'll see who's soon forgotten.[11]

—Jon's thoughts

Death, he knew, but slow. I still have time. A year. Two years. Five. Some stone men live for ten. Time enough to cross the sea, to see Griffin's Roost again. To end the Usurper's line for good and all, and put Rhaegar's son upon the Iron Throne. Then Lord Jon Connington could die content.[11]

—Jon's thoughts

I rose too high, loved too hard, dared too much. I tried to grasp a star, overreached, and fell.[7]

—Jon's thoughts

I failed the father, but I will not fail the son.[7]

—Jon's thoughts

Quotes about Jon

He has supped on hate himself, this one. It has warmed him in the night for years.[12]

Tyrion Lannister's thoughts

We want no songs about the gallant exile. Those who die heroic deaths are long remembered, thieves and drunks and cravens soon forgotten.[11]

Varys to Jon

Send me against my uncle, and I will bring you back his head, and the head of this false dragon too.[9]

Ronnet Connington, to the small council

What victories has he ever won that we should fear him? He could have ended Robert's Rebellion at Stoney Sept. He failed. Just as the Golden Company has always failed. Some may rush to join them, aye. The realm is well rid of such fools.[9]

Mace Tyrell, to the small council

Too soon. Connington is too young, too bold, too eager for glory.[9]

Tywin Lannister, on Jon being named Hand of the King

If this is indeed Jon Connington, he will be a different man. Older, harder, more seasoned ... more dangerous.[9]

Kevan Lannister's thoughts

Arianne: What sort of man was he? Honest and honorable, venal and grasping, proud?
Daemon: Proud, for a certainty. Even arrogant. A faithful friend to Rhaegar, but prickly with others. Robert was his liege, but I've heard it said that Connington chafed at serving such a lord.[4]

Melons or maidenheads, it’s all the same to your sort. If you want it, you take it. If you should see this Lord Connington, you tell him that I knew his mother, and she would be ashamed.[25]

Family

Armond
 
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wife
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jon
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ronald
 
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Ronnet
 
Raymund
 
Alynne
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ronald
Storm
 


Behind the scenes

The Appendix of A Dance with Dragons lists Jon Connington as a previous lord of Storm's End. This has been confirmed to have been a mistake, and should have been "Lord of Griffin's Roost" instead.[26]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 18, Tyrion V.
  2. 2.0 2.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 11, Jaime II.
  3. A Dance with Dragons, Appendix.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 The Winds of Winter, Arianne I
  5. See the Jon Connington calculation.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, Jon Connington.
  7. 7.00 7.01 7.02 7.03 7.04 7.05 7.06 7.07 7.08 7.09 7.10 7.11 7.12 7.13 7.14 7.15 7.16 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 61, The Griffin Reborn.
  8. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 8, Daenerys I.
  9. 9.00 9.01 9.02 9.03 9.04 9.05 9.06 9.07 9.08 9.09 9.10 9.11 A Dance with Dragons, Epilogue.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 27, Jaime III.
  11. 11.00 11.01 11.02 11.03 11.04 11.05 11.06 11.07 11.08 11.09 11.10 11.11 11.12 11.13 11.14 11.15 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 24, The Lost Lord.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 12.7 12.8 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 8, Tyrion III.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 14, Tyrion IV.
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 22, Tyrion VI.
  15. So Spake Martin: Union Square Signing (July 14, 2011)
  16. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 24, Bran II.
  17. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 67, Jaime VIII.
  18. So Spake Martin: Young Lord Connington (August 25, 2000)
  19. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 14, Brienne III.
  20. 20.0 20.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 29, Arya V.
  21. So Spake Martin: Knights and Lords (March 02, 2002)
  22. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 3, Tyrion I.
  23. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 24, Cersei V.
  24. 24.0 24.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 5, Tyrion II.
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 The Winds of Winter, Arianne II
  26. Westeros.org, "The ASOIAF wiki thread"