King Euron Greyjoy, by Mike Hallstein ©
|Full name||Euron Greyjoy, the Third of His Name since the Grey King|
|Predecessor||Balon IX Greyjoy|
|Born||In 256–268 AC, at Pyke|
|Issue||At least three bastard sons|
|Father||Lord Quellon Greyjoy|
|Personal arms||A red eye with a black pupil beneath a black iron crown supported by two crows|
|Played by||Pilou Asbæk|
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Euron Greyjoy, known as Crow's Eye and Euron Crow's Eye, is a member of House Greyjoy and is the eldest of Lord Balon Greyjoy's younger brothers. In the television adaptation Game of Thrones he is portrayed by Pilou Asbæk.
Euron is captain of the Silence, a ship crewed entirely by mutes whose tongues he ripped out. The personal coat-of-arms of the Crow's Eye is a red eye with a black pupil beneath a black iron crown supported by two crows.
Appearance and Character
Euron is pale and handsome with black hair and a neat dark beard. He wears a black patch over his left eye, and is nicknamed Crow's Eye. According to his nephew, Theon Greyjoy, the leather patch conceals a "black eye shining with malice". Euron's right eye is as blue as summer sky and is regarded as his "smiling eye". In addition, his lips are a pale blue, due to his propensity to drink shade of the evening.
Cunning and mocking, Euron has a black reputation and a glib tongue. The Crow's Eye is hated by his brothers Aeron, who considers him godless, and Victarion, as Euron impregnated his salt wife.
Despite his dangerous and mercurial nature, Euron has little trouble in drawing men to his service, especially freaks and fools. While most ironborn captains keep the lion's share of plunder, Euron takes almost nothing for himself. Victarion thinks of Euron's supporters as his pets.
When he was a boy, Euron had a dream that he could fly. He often mocked his younger brother Victarion when they were children. Another brother, Aeron, has terrible memories associated with Euron and the sound of a rusted iron hinge.
Balon Greyjoy and his younger brothers, Euron and Victarion, convinced their father, Lord Quellon Greyjoy, to join Robert's Rebellion, and they raided the Reach late in the war. After Quellon was killed in a battle at the Mander, however, the new Lord Balon returned to the Iron Islands with his brothers.
At the outset of Greyjoy's Rebellion in 289 AC, Euron concocted a plan to sail into Lannisport and burn the Lannister fleet at anchor. Led by Victarion, the Iron Fleet followed Euron's plan and destroyed the westerlands' naval force. Balon's rebellion was eventually defeated by King Robert I Baratheon, however.
Euron often went reaving. In 297 AC, he was sent away from the Iron Islands by Lord Balon as punishment for seducing or raping Victarion's salt wife, and he was warned never to return while Balon was alive. Victarion wanted to kill Euron and would have if not for the taboo against kinslaying. Euron laughed at Victarion when they parted. Euron has several bastard children but does not have any regard for any of them. One such boy is ten years old with woolly hair and skin the color of mud.
Since Euron's banishment, the Silence has sailed, pillaged, and raped all over the known world. Euron boasts to have travelled to Asshai and even sailed the Smoking Sea and walked the smoking ruins of Valyria. Euron also claims to have owned a dragon egg which a Myrish wizard was unable to hatch. The Crow's Eye alleges he tossed the egg into the sea during one of his foul moods.
A Clash of Kings
A Storm of Swords
News comes to Robb Stark, King in the North, via the captain of the Myraham that Balon Greyjoy, King of the Isles and the North, fell to his death from Pyke. Euron returned to Lordsport and claimed the Seastone Chair. Lord Sawane Botley objected to his claim, however, so Euron had him drowned in a cask of seawater.
A Feast for Crows
Euron captured a galleas out of Qarth and holds hostage four warlocks, including Pyat Pree, When one warlock resisted, he killed the man and fed him to the other three. According to a semi-canon source, he also seized their dragon horn.
Aeron Greyjoy is informed that his elder brother, Euron, returned to the Iron Islands the day after Balon's death, and the Damphair calls for a kingsmoot to contest Euron. The timing of Euron's return is questioned by Asha Greyjoy and Lord Rodrik Harlaw. Sawane's son Tristifer reports that the Crow's Eye has been bribing supporters with treasure.
Euron mocks his younger brothers, Victarion and Aeron, and his niece, Asha, when he meets his kin at Nagga's Cradle. During the kingsmoot on Old Wyk, Euron has Cragorn blow the dragon horn, which Euron claims he found in the feared ruins of Valyria, and he brags about having sailed all over the known world, including Asshai. Euron promises to conquer all of Westeros for the ironborn using dragons, which he claims he can bind to his will with the horn. Although Aeron considers the Crow's Eye to be a godless man, Euron is elected king, besting his Victarion, Asha, and other contenders.
Asha flees from Old Wyk, and Aeron disappears after promising to raise smallfolk in rebellion. Euron gives plunder from throughout the known world to the ironborn captains. The Crow's Eye has Lord Baelor Blacktyde killed when the man refuses to accept him as his king, taking Baelor's sable cloak as a trophy. Cragorn dies with charred lungs.
Euron begins raids upon the Reach, intending to sell captives into slavery in Essos. After the taking of the Shields, Euron holds a victory's feast in Lord Hewett's castle with the tied and gagged Lord Humfrey Hewett seated next to him. The Crow's Eye forces Humfrey's daughters and granddaughters to serve food and drink to the victorious ironborn. Euron takes Humfrey's bastard daughter, Falia Flowers, as a bedmate and under her suggestion commands the noble-born ladies to strip and serve his men naked.
Euron weakens possible rivals by giving lands and titles to key followers of theirs. However, he fails to move the ironborn beyond raiding, as they are reluctant to embark on a dangerous journey in search of dragons after Lord Harlaw points out all the hazards of such an endeavor. Euron sends Victarion and the Iron Fleet to find Daenerys Targaryen, court her in his name, and bring her and her dragons to Westeros. He tells Victarion that he can succeed him on the Seastone Chair after Euron takes the Iron Throne.
Ironborn attack the Mander, the Arbor, and reach the Whispering Sound. Queen Regent Cersei Lannister tasks Ser Loras Tyrell with resolving the siege of Dragonstone so that the Redwyne fleet can be freed to deal with the ironborn.
A Dance with Dragons
Euron styles himself King of the Isles and the North, although he ignores Balon's conquests in the north, including Moat Cailin, Deepwood Motte, and Torrhen's Square. With Asha Greyjoy having fled the Iron Islands for Deepwood, Euron weds her to Erik Ironmaker using a seal as her proxy.
Before Victarion Greyjoy departs with the Iron Fleet for Meereen, Euron gives him Maester Kerwin, an unnamed dusky woman,, and the dragon horn. Victarion plans to claim Queen Daenerys Targaryen as his own bride instead of bringing her to the Crow's Eye. During his voyage east, Victarion remembers that "Euron's gifts are poisoned" when he hears Moqorro, a rescued red priest, state that those who blow the horn die.
The Winds of Winter
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Euron has his mutes capture Aeron Damphair after the kingsmoot, and imprisons him in the belly of the Silence. Euron admits to causing the deaths of Harlon, Robin, and Balon making him a kinslayer. He also admits he expects the followers to which he granted the Shield Islands to fail to hold them, thus ridding himself of potential enemies. Euron no longer wears his driftwood crown, but instead wears an iron crown with points made from sharks' teeth. He forces Aeron to drink shade of the evening, and the Damphair has visions of Euron on a throne of skulls and then a bloody Iron Throne, with gods impaled on its spikes. A later vision sees Euron as a kraken-like figure with tentacled face on the Iron Throne, with a shadow woman by his side.
Prior to sailing against the Redwyne fleet and the ships of House Hightower, Aeron sees Euron clad in Valyrian steel armor. Euron has Aeron bound to the prow of the Silence, where he is joined by Falia, pregnant but tongueless. Euron also orders his captains to bind the priests and septons and warlocks he has kidnapped to the prows of their respective ships.
Quotes by Euron
—Euron to Aeron Greyjoy
We are the ironborn, and once we were conquerors. Our writ ran everywhere the sound of the waves was heard. My brother would have you be content with the cold and dismal north, my niece with even less ... but I shall give you Lannisport. Highgarden. The Arbor. Oldtown. The riverlands and the Reach, the kingswood and the rainwood, Dorne and the marches, the Mountains of the Moon and the Vale of Arryn, Tarth and the Stepstones. I say we take it all! I say, we take Westeros.—Euron at the kingsmoot
I am the storm, my lord. The first storm, and the last.—Euron to Rodrik Harlaw
Perhaps we can fly. All of us. How will we ever know unless we leap from some tall tower? No man ever truly knows what he can do unless he dares to leap.—Euron to Victarion Greyjoy
Kneel, brother. I am your king. I am your god. Worship me, and I will raise you up to be my priest.—Euron to Aeron Greyjoy
Quotes about Euron
—thoughts of Theon Greyjoy
—Robb Stark to his bannermen
Tristifer: The Crow's Eye brought back monsters from the east ... aye, and wizards too.
Asha: Nuncle always had a fondness for freaks and fools. My father used to fight with him about it. Let the wizards call upon their gods. The Damphair will call on ours, and drown them.
Euron's gifts are poisoned.—thoughts of Victarion Greyjoy
Moqorro: Others seek Daenerys too.
Tyrion: Have you seen these others in your fires?
Moqorro: Only their shadows. One most of all. A tall and twisted thing with one black eye and ten long arms, sailing on a sea of blood.
|Lady Stonetree||Quellon||Lady Piper|
- A Game of Thrones, Appendix.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 24, Theon II.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 1, The Prophet.
- See the Euron Greyjoy calculation
- George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, Euron Greyjoy.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 18, The Iron Captain.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 45, Samwell V.
- The Winds of Winter, Theon I
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 29, The Reaver.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 45, Catelyn V.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 11, The Kraken's Daughter.
- The Winds of Winter, The Forsaken
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 56, The Iron Suitor.
- The World of Ice & Fire, The Iron Islands: The Old Way and the New.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 4, Eddard I.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 19, The Drowned Man.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 11, Theon I.
- George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, Qarth.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 36, Cersei VIII.
- A Dance with Dragons, Appendix.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 26, The Wayward Bride.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 63, Victarion I.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 33, Tyrion VIII.
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