Gargon Qoherys

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Gargon Qoherys
the Guest
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Alias Gargon the Guest[1]
Title Lord of Harrenhal[1]
Allegiance House Qoherys
Race Valyrian
Culture Rivermen
Born In before 2 AC[2]
Died In 37 AC or shortly after, Harrenhal[1]

Gargon Qoherys, also known as Gargon the Guest, was the Lord of Harrenhal and the head of House Qoherys during the reigns of Kings Aegon I and Aenys I Targaryen.

Appearance and Character

Gargon was fat and considered foolish.[3] He had a lusty appetite and was known to attend each wedding in his domain to take advantage of the lord's right to the first night, giving him the nickname Gargon the Guest. He also made free with the wives and daughters of his own servants.[3][1]


When his grandsire, Quenton Qoherys, received the lordship of Harrenhal in 2 AC from King Aegon I Targaryen, the succession of the newly-created House Qoherys was assured as Quenton had two strong sons and one plump grandson, Gargon.[2] However, when Lord Quenton died from a fall from his horse in 9 AC, Gargon directly succeeded him.[3]

During the rebellion of Harren the Red in 37 AC, the father of a maid deflowered by Gargon allowed Harren to enter Harrenhal. Harren and his outlaws dragged Gargon from his bed to the castle godswood, where he sliced off Gargon's genitals, and fed them to a dog while Gargon bled to death. As Gargon was the sole living Qoherys, the house became extinct and Harrenhal was then granted to House Harroway.[4][3]


When Queen Alysanne Targaryen argued in favor of the abolition of the right of the first night in Westeros, she pointed out what happened to Lord Gargon.[5]


first wife
Daughter of
Edmyn Tully


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aenys I.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Fire & Blood, Reign of the Dragon - The Wars of King Aegon I.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Fire & Blood, The Sons of the Dragon.
  4. The World of Ice & Fire, The Riverlands: House Tully.
  5. Fire & Blood, Jaehaerys and Alysanne - Their Triumphs and Tragedies.
Preceded by 2nd Lord of Harrenhal
937 AC
Succeeded by