|Book||A Dance with Dragons (appears)|
Gorys Edoryen is a Volantene sellsword and the paymaster of the Golden Company.
Gorys is cadaverous looking, with a pointed black beard and blood-red hair that tumbles about his shoulders in oiled ringlets. He wears a lord’s ransom in golden arm rings and a leopard skin draped across one shoulder.
Gorys is originally from Volantis. He replaced Ser Harry Strickland as the Golden Company's paymaster after Strickland's promotion to captain-general.
A Dance with Dragons
Gorys Edoryen is present during Jon Connington’s rendezvous with the Golden Company three miles south of Volon Therys. When Jon Connington reveals that "Young Griff" is, in fact, Prince Aegon Targaryen silence greets his announcement. He notices Gorys playing with one of his corkscrew curls and murmuring something in a tongue he does not know.
When discussing Daenerys Targaryen Edoryen urges feigning acceptance of the Yunkish envoy’s offer of a contract to fight against Daenerys but Homeless Harry Strickland replies that one broken contract is stain enough upon the honor of the company.
Edoryen, like the rest of the company, swears his allegiance to Aegon before they invade Westeros.
In Westeros Jon Connington takes Griffin's Roost with some men of the company. The rest of the men remain in camp to guard their landing site and the prince, under the command of Gorys.
Behind the scenes
In an early draft of the fourth volume that was split into A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons, Edoryen is the captain-general of the Golden Company, not the paymaster.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 24, The Lost Lord.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 61, The Griffin Reborn.
- ↑ https://www.reddit.com/r/asoiaf/comments/10cq27q/spoilers_extended_secrets_of_the_cushing_library/