Longspear Ryk by Henning Ludvigsen © Fantasy Flight Games
Appearance and Character
- See also: Images of Ryk
Longspear has a friendly demeanor.
Ryk is from the same village as Ygritte, who thinks of him as a brother. He broke the arm of Ygritte's first lover after he tried to take her a second time; both of them deemed him a weak partner for her.
A Storm of Swords
After Jon Snow kills Qhorin Halfhand in the Skirling Pass, Rattleshirt orders Longspear Ryk and Ygritte to guard Jon after he proves he is a turncloak. Ryk claims Qhorin's helm, but he gives it to Ygritte because it does not fit him.
After Jon is told by Mance Rayder to join Tormund's force, Ryk and Ygritte abandon Rattleshirt and join Tormund as well. Jon grows fond of Ryk as they travel. Longspear sings "The Last of the Giants" with Ygritte, Tormund, and Tormund's family.
A Dance with Dragons
Tormund informs Jon that Ryk has married Munda.
Quotes by Ryk
Rattleshirt: Might be you fooled these others, crow, but don't think you'll be fooling Mance. He'll take one look a' you and know you're false. And when he does, I'll make a cloak o' your wolf there, and open your soft boy's belly and sew a weasel up inside.
Ryk: And where would you find a weasel in the snow?
Tormund: Har! The crow's in love! He means to marry one!Tormund: No, a mammoth!
Ryk: A giantess?
Quotes about Ryk
She broke his lip for him and bit one ear half off, and I hear he's got so many scratches on his back he can't wear a cloak. She likes him well enough, though. And why not? He don't fight with no spear, you know. Never has. So where do you think he got that name? Har!
—thoughts of Jon Snow
Munda. Took that Longspear Ryk to husband, if you believe it. Boy's got more cock than sense, you ask me, but he treats her well enough. I told him if he ever hurt her, I'd yank his member off and beat him bloody with it.