Andrik the Unsmiling

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Alias(es) Andrik the Unsmiling[1]
Title(s) Lord of Southshield[2]
Allegiance House Drumm
House Greyjoy
Culture(s) ironborn
Book(s) A Clash of Kings (mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (appendix)
A Feast for Crows (appears)
A Dance with Dragons (appendix)

Andrik the Unsmiling is an ironborn warrior serving Lord Dunstan Drumm[1] and Balon Greyjoy.[3]

Appearance and Character

See also: Images of Andrik

Andrik is described as having thick arms and being very big and powerful.[4] According to singers, Andrik is the fiercest living ironborn warrior.[1] The taciturn Andrik has a reputation for not smiling.[5]

Recent Events

A Feast for Crows

Andrik accompanies Lord Dunstan Drumm to the kingsmoot and is, along with Denys and Donnel Drumm, one of Lord Drumm's champions during the choosing. Euron Greyjoy is chosen king, however.[4]

After the taking of the Shields, Andrik is made Lord of Southshield by Euron. Victarion Greyjoy sees this as part of Euron's plan to buy or remove the supporters of his rivals.[5]


The singers call Andrik best now. Andrik the Unsmiling, they name him. A giant of a man.[1]

Andrik the Unsmiling, a giant of a man with arms as thick as trees. It spoke well of the Drumm that such a man would stand for him.[4]

—thoughts of Aeron Greyjoy