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- "The ironborn will reave and pillage as it was in the old days."
- ―Balon Greyjoy
Raiding, also known as reaving or pillaging, is an activity in which several cultures take part. It is an attack on populated areas with the purpose of seizing weaponry, food, gold, or prisoners.
ironborn feel that raiding is their right, and have rebelled against the Seven Kingdoms to have the freedom to do so, among other things. This rebellion is known as the Greyjoy Rebellion. It ultimately ended in Greyjoy defeat, cementing the rule of King Robert Baratheon, and resulting in Lord Balon Greyjoy's only surviving son and heir becoming a ward of House Stark of Winterfell and Robert's companion Ned. As per the agreement of their alliance, Yara Greyjoy promises to Daenerys Targaryen that the Ironborn will cease raiding after Yara has conquered the islands, thus giving up a major part of the Ironborn culture.
In times of war, factions also engage in raiding to deprive the enemy of resources.
Rebellion · Regicide · Treason · Violation of guest right