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Orkmont among the Iron Islands
Orkmont by Franz Miklis © Fantasy Flight Games
Raiders of Orkmont by Jake Murray. © Fantasy Flight Games.

Orkmont is one of the islands that make up the island chain called the Iron Islands. Orkmont is centrally located, with Blacktyde to the north, Harlaw to the southeast, Pyke to the south, and Old Wyk and Great Wyk to the west.[1]


Rugged and mountainous Orkmont is rich in ore. It was once covered in forest but the timber was used extensively for shipbuilding.[2]


Orkmont is the site of the seats of House Orkwood and House Tawney.[3] The island also has a cadet branch of House Goodbrother.[4] The extinct houses Greyiron and Hoare, both of which once ruled the Iron Islands, came from Orkmont.[5]


Urras Greyiron, the salt king of Orkmont, was crowned the first driftwood king.[6]

During the rule of the iron kings of House Hoare, merchants and traders from Orkmont were known to call at Lannisport, Oldtown, and the Free Cities.[7]

Following the death of Harren Hoare in the burning of Harrenhal, an ironman of Orkmont declared himself king but was killed in the succession squabble.[8]

During Greyjoy's Rebellion, the forces of King Robert I Baratheon conquered Orkmont.[9]


  1. A Feast for Crows, Map of the Iron Islands
  2. The World of Ice & Fire, The Iron Islands.
  3. A Storm of Swords, Appendix.
  4. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 18, The Iron Captain.
  5. The Citadel. Heraldry: Houses on the Iron Islands
  6. The World of Ice & Fire, The Iron Islands: Driftwood Crowns.
  7. The World of Ice & Fire, The Iron Islands: The Black Blood.
  8. The World of Ice & Fire, The Iron Islands: The Greyjoys of Pyke.
  9. The World of Ice & Fire, The Iron Islands: The Old Way and the New.