The Red Oarsman has fiery red hair in braids.
A Feast for Crows
The Red Oarsman joins with Euron Greyjoy when the Crow's Eye declares himself King of the Isles and the North. During the kingsmoot on Old Wyk, he laughs at Aeron Greyjoy and makes fun of Asha Greyjoy.
As part of the plan to draw the lords of the Shield Islands away from their isles, Torwold Browntooth and the Red Oarsman are sent up the Mander with a dozen of the fastest longships as bait by King Euron. When the islanders give up their pursuit and return to the Four Shields, they find the Iron Fleet waiting for them. After the taking of the Shields, the Red Oarsman is sent by Euron to gather more supplies for the planned voyage to Slaver's Bay.
A Dance with Dragons
The Winds of Winter
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Jon: Balon let her believe she was a man.
Asha: Your father made the same mistake with you.Red Oarsman: Give her to me, Euron. I'll spank her till her arse is as red as my hair.