House Orkwood

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House Orkwood of Orkmont
House Orkwood.svg
Coat of arms Dark green pines strewn closely together on yellow
(Or semé of pines vert)
Seat Orkmont
Head Lord Alyn Orkwood[1]
Region Iron Islands
Overlord House Greyjoy

House Orkwood of Orkmont is a noble house from the Iron Islands, with its seat on the island of Orkmont.

They blazon their arms as dark green pines strewn closely together on yellow.[2][3]


King Rognar II Greyiron was brought down by an alliance which included the Orkwoods.[4]

Recent Events

House Orkwood reaver by artist Aaron Riley © Fantasy Flight Games.

A Feast for Crows

The Orkwoods support Euron Greyjoy with twenty longships.[5] Some Orkwoods gather to wish Victarion Greyjoy well on Old Wyk.[6] Aeron Greyjoy spots the banners of House Orkwood among those gathered for the kingsmoot. Lord Alyn Orkwood, called Orkwood of Orkmont, supports Euron Greyjoy instead of Victarion during the kingsmoot.[2]

House Orkwood at the end of the third century

The known Orkwoods during the timespan of the events described in A Song of Ice and Fire are:


  1. 1.0 1.1 A Dance with Dragons, Appendix.
  2. 2.0 2.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 19, The Drowned Man.
  3. The Citadel. Heraldry: Houses on the Iron Islands
  4. The World of Ice & Fire, The Iron Kings.
  5. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 11, The Kraken's Daughter.
  6. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 18, The Iron Captain.