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Pyke, the seat of the Lord of the Iron Islands.

The Lord of the Iron Islands is a title in the Seven Kingdoms for the ruler of the administrative region of the Iron Islands under the authority of the King of the Andals, the Rhoynar, and the First Men. It is currently held by Yara Greyjoy as the Lady of the Iron Islands.


Before the Targaryen Conquest, the Iron Islands were originally a sovereign nation. The ironborn also controlled the Riverlands, which they had conquered in turn from the Stormlands. The title was first created after the ironborn became vassals of House Targaryen. House Greyjoy have been the Lords of the Iron Islands for hundreds of years.

Season 2

After naming himself King of the Iron Islands, King Balon Greyjoy invaded the North by sending his daughter Yara to seize Deepwood Motte, his brother Victarion Greyjoy to seize Moat Cailin and his only living son Theon to raid the Stony Shore.[1] Despite Theon being King Balon's only son, Balon has named his daughter Yara as his heir.[2]

Known Lords of the Iron Islands

Vacant 289 AC: Balon Greyjoy reigns as King of the Iron Islands.

  • 289–299 AC: Balon Greyjoy, reinstated as Lord of the Iron Islands after his failed rebellion.

Vacant 299–305 AC: Balon Greyjoy and {Euron Greyjoy} both reign using the title King of the Iron Islands.

In the books

The Iron Islands is one of the two constituent regions of the Seven Kingdoms, alongside Dorne, whose rulers aren't "Lords Paramount". While the rulers of Dorne hold the title of "Prince", the rulers of the Iron Islands are merely lords.