Sea Tower

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The Sea Tower is one of the towers of Pyke. It contains chambers for members of House Greyjoy.[1]


The oldest and outmost building at Pyke, the round and tall Sea Tower is located on a crooked pillar. Its base has turned white from salt spray, and its upper stories are green with lichen. The nightly watchfire has turned its jagged crown black with soot. The banner of House Greyjoy flies over the building.[1]

The Sea Tower is accessible from the Great Keep through three increasingly narrow bridges.[1] Its door is grey wood studded with iron.[1] The solar of the Lord Reaper of Pyke is found in the Sea Tower.[1] The halls of the Bloody Keep are larger and better furnished than those of the Sea Tower, but both buildings are still cold and damp.[1] Howling wind and crashing waves can be heard from the Sea Tower.[2]


Theon Greyjoy had a snug bedchamber in the Sea Tower in his youth.[1] During Greyjoy's Rebellion, Theon watched the siege of Pyke from the tower.[1]

Before moving to Ten Towers, Lady Alannys Harlaw would often get splinters in her feet by walking barefoot the swaying plank bridge which leads to the Sea Tower.[3]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Instead of staying in the Sea Tower upon his return to Pyke, Theon Greyjoy is given a suite in the Bloody Keep. Theon then meets his father Balon, Lord of the Iron Islands, in his solar within the Sea Tower. Balon burns the letter from Robb Stark in a brazier.[1]

Balon holds a war council in his solar after feasting with his bannermen in the Great Keep.[4]

A Storm of Swords

Balon is reported to have fallen to his death from one of Pyke's bridges.[5][6]

A Feast for Crows

Aeron Greyjoy recalls having spoken with Balon in the Sea Tower about Theon before his brother's death.[2]


The Sea Tower rose from the outmost island at the point of the broken sword, the oldest part of the castle, round and tall, the sheer-sided pillar on which it stood half-eaten through by the endless battering of the waves.[1]

—thoughts of Theon Greyjoy