Tristifer by Tiziano Baracci © Fantasy Flight Games
|Lord of Lordsport (disputed by his uncle Germund)
|In 274–277 AC, Lordsport
Appearance and Character
- See also: Images of Tristifer Botley
Tristifer was among the five boys brought to Pyke to become the foster sons of Lady Alannys Harlaw after Greyjoy's Rebellion. Theon Greyjoy knew him since they were boys. Tris became friends with Asha Greyjoy but was sent away to Blacktyde after he and Asha were found touching each other by Maester Qalen. Tris wrote letters to Asha from Blacktyde, but Maester Joseran refused to send them.
A Feast for Crows
Tristifer is the titular Lord of Lordsport after his father, Sawane, is killed by Euron Greyjoy and his elder brother, Harren, dies at Moat Cailin. Euron gives half of the Botley lands to House Wynch of Iron Holt, however, and Tris's uncle Germund claims to be lord.
A Dance with Dragons
After Euron is proclaimed King of the Isles and the North at the kingsmoot, Tristifer sails on his longship to Deepwood Motte with three others of Asha's as she contemplates her next move. He grows a thick brown beard, wears furs, and rides a tall roan stallion. Asha kisses Tris after he tells her of Torgon the Latecomer.
Tris proposes that the ironborn under Asha abandon Westeros and try to make their fortune as traders. When northern mountain clansmen approach Deepwood, Asha abandons the castle and leads her ironborn toward the Bay of Ice. Traveling in the wolfswood, Tris refuses to sleep with Hagen's daughter. They are defeated in the fight by Deepwood Motte by Stannis Baratheon's men, however. Despite not being a warrior Tristifer fights bravely in the battle. While Asha is taken by Stannis for his march on Winterfell, Tris and the other ironborn survivors are imprisoned at Deepwood. Asha's four longships are captured or burned by Alysane Mormont.
The ironborn at Deepwood are eventually ransomed from Lady Sybelle Glover by Tycho Nestoris. They escort this envoy of the Iron Bank of Braavos to Stannis, whose army is encamped at a crofters' village.
The Winds of Winter
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Tristifer and Qarl the Maid accompany Asha to her meeting with Stannis Baratheon, when she asks about the fate of her captive brother Theon Greyjoy. Theon considers Tris and Qarl to be Asha's pets.
Quotes by Tristifer
—Asha Greyjoy and Tristifer
Tristifer: You and I were meant to be, Asha. I have always known you would be my wife, and the mother of my sons.
Asha: Take your hand away or you won't live long enough to breed a son. Now. You want a woman, well and good. I'll put one in your bed tonight. Pretend she's me, if that will give you pleasure, but do not presume to grab at me again. I am your queen, not your wife. Remember that.—Tristifer and Asha Greyjoy
Quotes about Tristifer
—thoughts of Asha Greyjoy
I don't want to have a dozen sons. I want to have adventures.—Asha Greyjoy to Tristifer
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 11, The Kraken's Daughter.
- A Feast for Crows, Appendix.
- See the Tristifer Botley calculation.
- George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, Tristifer Botley.
- The Winds of Winter, Theon I
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 19, The Drowned Man.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 26, The Wayward Bride.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 42, The King's Prize.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 35, Jon VII.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 62, The Sacrifice.