Kyra

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Kyra
Kyra by kep trefler.jpg
Kyra, by Kep Trefler©

Allegiance House Stark
Culture Northmen
Born In 280 AC or 281 AC[1], at the winter town
Died In 300 AC, at forests near the Dreadfort
Book(s) A Game of Thrones (appears)
A Clash of Kings (appears)
A Feast for Crows (appendix)
A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)

Kyra is a tavern wench who works at the Smoking Log in the winter town outside of Winterfell.[2]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

While riding through the winter town, Theon Greyjoy calls out to Kyra, making her blush and turn away. Theon claims to have intimate knowledge of her.[2]

A Clash of Kings

When Theon captures Winterfell, he has Kyra brought to him within the castle and makes her his mistress.[3] While she is initially eager to be his bedmate,[3] after Theon has a prophetic nightmare, he rapes her, leaving her bruised and sobbing.[4]

After Ramsay Snow and the men of the Dreadfort decimate Ser Rodrik Cassel's men at the battle at Winterfell, Theon allows them into the castle. Ramsay demands his bedwarmer Kyra for his service, and Theon takes offense to this, calling him mad. Ramsay strikes him, breaking his cheekbone, and his men proceed to sack Winterfell.[5]

A Feast for Crows

After the fall of Winterfell, Kyra is among the survivors held at the Dreadfort by House Bolton.[6]

A Dance with Dragons

Kyra escapes the Dreadfort through a postern gate, having stolen keys from the gaoler. Not knowing the way back to Winterfell, she also sets Theon free. However, their escape proves to be a game devised by Ramsay Bolton, so he could hunt them for sport with his hounds. During their flight, when they hear the horns and hounds behind them, Theon suggests they split up, but Kyra is crazed with fear and refuses to leave him. They are both caught within the hour. One of the hounds bites Kyra on the leg, while another knocks Theon to the ground. When Ramsay himself rides up, Kyra throws a stone at his head, though she misses by a foot. Theon is returned to the Dreadfort, while Kyra suffers a painful and grisly death.[7] Having enjoyed the hunt, Ramsay later gives the name "Kyra" to a pup from his hounds' next litter.[8]

Theon is fearful of any time he seems to have a chance to escape, remembering Kyra and her keys.[9][8]

The Winds of Winter

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After escaping Winterfell with Jeyne Poole, Theon is brought to Stannis Baratheon's encampment in the crofters' village. He meets his sister Asha and tries to tell her everything that has happened to him, including Kyra and her keys.[10]

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