Talbert Serry and Victarion Greyjoy engaged in combat.
Art by Aleksandar Radovanovic
|In 300 AC, near the Shield Islands, the Reach
Appearance and Character
Talbert is a brave young knight without a beard.
A Feast for Crows
During the taking of the Shields by the ironborn fleet, Ser Talbert commands a ship in the Shield Islands fleet that defends the mouth of the Mander. Victarion Greyjoy, Lord Captain of the Iron Fleet, rams Talbert's smaller ship with Iron Victory. Talbert ably fights Victarion, and the raider is forced to defend himself by catching the knight's longsword in his gauntlet, with the blade cutting into Victarion's hand. Victarion throws Talbert's sword into the sea, overpowers the younger man, and forces him overboard. After the battle, Victarion thinks his adversary likely drowned in his armor.
A Dance with Dragons
Victarion thinks about Talbert on his voyage to Slaver's Bay, as his infected left hand is not healing. Victarion wonders if Talbert's sword had been poisoned, but he discounts the idea of a knight using poison. Victarion instead considers blaming Maester Kerwin.
Quotes by Talbert
Talbert: His son and heir. Ser Talbert Serry. And who are you, kraken?Victarion: Your death.
—Victarion Greyjoy and Talbert
Quotes about Talbert
—Victarion Greyjoy to his crew
—thoughts of Victarion Greyjoy
Serry, that had been his name. A knight, and heir to Southshield. I killed him, but he stabs at me from beyond the grave. From the hot heart of whatever hell I sent him to, he thrusts his steel into my hand and twists.—thoughts of Victarion Greyjoy