Salt king was an ancient title among the ironborn during the Age of Heroes. Each of the Iron Islands had both a Rock and a salt king. While the rock king ruled the island itself, the salt king commanded at sea, whenever the island's longships sailed. They were chosen at the kingsmoot.
The tradition of salt kings ended with Urron Greyiron abolished kingsmoots.
Known Salt Kings
- Urras Greyiron, called Ironfoot, salt king of Orkmont
- Urron Greyiron, called Urron Redhand, salt king of Orkmont and the last salt king
- The World of Ice & Fire, Driftwood Cronws.