Gorold Goodbrother

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Gorold Goodbrother
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Gorold Goodbrother. © Fantasy Flight Games

Title(s) Lord of Hammerhorn[1]
Allegiance House Goodbrother
Culture(s) ironborn
Issue Gysella Goodbrother[2]
Gwin Goodbrother[2]
10 daughters[2]
Greydon Goodbrother[2]
Gran Goodbrother[2]
Gormond Goodbrother[2]
Book(s) A Clash of Kings (mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (appendix)
A Feast for Crows (appears)
A Dance with Dragons (appendix)

Gorold Goodbrother is the Lord of Hammerhorn and the head of House Goodbrother. He has twelve daughters and three sons.[2]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

When Lord Balon Greyjoy calls his banners to Pyke, Lord Gorold comes from Great Wyk with near forty longships. He sails along with Asha Greyjoy.[3]

A Feast for Crows

Lord Gorold sends his son, Gormond, to inform Aeron Greyjoy of the death of his brother, King Balon Greyjoy. Aeron travels to Hammerhorn and discusses the news with Gorold and his maester. Gorold informs Aeron of Euron Greyjoy's arrival and the death of Lord Sawane Botley.[2]

Gorold attends the kingsmoot, where he is listed as one of Victarion Greyjoy's supporters.[1] After Euron's speech, Aeron spies Gorold shouting his support for Euron.[4] After the taking of the Shields, he is spotted by Victarion and Nute the Barber talking with Lords Rodrik Harlaw and Dunstan Drumm in the castle yard at Lord Hewett's Town. They discuss their fears that the gains from the battle are little compared to the enmity of the Reach they have earned.[5]

Quotes by Gorold

Damphair, I would have your counsel. What shall it be, homage or defiance?[2]

—Gorold to Aeron Greyjoy

Quotes about Gorold

The man lives too far from the sea.[2]

Aeron Greyjoy's thoughts