King of the Iron Islands is a title held by those that hold dominion over the Iron Islands during the times of their independence. The monarch of the Iron Islands has also been referred to as the High King, the King of the Isles, the Iron King, and the Driftwood King.

History Edit

In antiquity, each of the Iron Islands was ruled by two petty kings, a Rock King, who ruled the lands, and a Salt King, who commanded the ships. The prophet Galon Whitestaff eventually called all these minor kings and captains to Old Wyk for a Kingsmoot, where Urras Greyiron was chosen as the new High King. When a High King died, his driftwood crown would be broken into the sea, and a successor would be chosen by Kingsmoot on Old Wyk. Archmaester Haereg tells us that there were 111 High Kings.

The tradition of Kingsmoots ended after King Urron Greyiron had all of his rivals murdered and made the throne hereditary. House Greyiron ruled the Iron Islands for a thousand years. They were overthrown by an alliance of rivals and the Andals. They were then replaced by House Hoare, who ruled up until the War of Conquest, save for a short spell of six months when Ser Aubrey Crakehall held the title.

Centuries later, Balon Greyjoy declared himself King of the Iron Islands, in what became known as the Greyjoy Rebellion. Balon was defeated, however, and the Iron Islands were once again ruled from King's Landing.

Books Edit

A Clash of Kings Edit

During the War of the Five Kings, Balon once again declares himself King of the Iron Islands and delcares war on Robb Stark, in an attempt to conquer the North.

A Storm of Swords Edit

King Balon is reported to have fallen to his death during a storm.

A Feast for Crows Edit

Balon's brother, Aeron Greyjoy, calls a Kingsmoot on Old Wyk. This leads to the crowning of another brother, Euron Greyjoy, as the new King of the Iron Islands.

Known High Kings of the Iron Islands Edit

Known Kings of the Iron Islands Edit

Following the War of Conquest, a number of individuals claimed the title:

in recent years, House Greyjoy have resurrected the title in rebellion: