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"After Aegon and his dragons burned our last king, Harren the Black, and broke our armies, the defeated ironborn chose my ancestor, Vickon Greyjoy, as Lord of the Iron Islands, not king."
Euron Greyjoy[src]

Lord Vickon Greyjoy was the head of House Greyjoy and the Lord Reaper of Pyke during the reign of King Harren the Black of House Hoare.

Biography

After Harren and his line were burned alive by Aegon the Conqueror and his dragon inside his castle of Harrenhal during the War of Conquest, the ironborn were expelled from the Riverlands back to the Iron Islands. In exchange for their allegiance, Aegon allowed the ironborn to choose their new leader. They chose Vickon Greyjoy: his House was one of the most prominent in the Isles, claiming descent from the legendary Grey King. However, he was made Lord of the Iron Islands, not a King. Because of this, the Kingsmoot continued to just crown Vickon's descendants as their leader. [1]

In the books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Vickon Greyjoy's story is the same.

See also

References

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