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‘They have no idea how strong we are’

An Ice color variant of my Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire) screen print that my printer mocked up! I can’t wait for this to be out~ 😁❄

Things Theon Greyjoy is called in book canon

Aside from the obvious (Theon Greyjoy, Reek 2.0, my lord…).

-Viper/Turncloak

Ser Rodrik never gave him the chance to finish. “Viper,” the knight declared, his face red with rage beneath those white whiskers. “I gave you the chance to save your men and die with some small shred of honor, Turncloak”

-Greyjoy and ‘you piece of sheep dung’

Theon wiped the spittle off his cheek with the back of his hand. “Robb will gut you, Greyjoy,” Benfred Tallheart screamed. “He’ll feed your turncloak’s heart to his wolf, you piece of sheep dung.” 

-m’lord prince

“M'lord prince?” Reek dismounted, and beckoned Theon to do the same. When they were both afoot, he pulled open the cloth sack he’d fetched from Winterfell.

-a well-trained raven

Lord Balon turned away to warm his bony hands over the brazier. “Yet the Stark pup sends you to me like a well-trained raven, clutching his little message.”

- my sweet prince 

 [Ramsay] rubbed the back of his hand across his mouth. “And now, my sweet prince, there was a woman promised me, if I brought two hundred men. 

- the prince of fools

Why, ‘tis the Prince of Winterfell.” [Asha] tossed a bone to one of the dogs sniffing about the hall. Under that hawk’s beak of a nose, her wide mouth twisted in a mocking grin. “Or is it Prince of Fools?” 

-my sour old friend

At the sight of Reek, he smiled a wet-lipped smile. “There he is. My sour old friend.” To the men beside him he said, “Reek has been with me since I was a boy. My lord father gave him to me as a token of his love.”

- my little brother

My little brother was kind enough to let me ride with him from Lordsport.” She kissed one of the dogs on the nose and grinned at Theon. 

- a whore

“My daughter has taken an axe for a lover,” Lord Balon said. “I will not have my son bedeck himself like a whore.” 

-handsome

“Help me.” She clutched at him. “Please. I used to watch you in the yard, playing with your swords. You were so handsome.”

-a raindrop

Theon smiled. “I could not agree more.”
“A man agrees with god as a raindrop with the storm.”
This raindrop will one day be a king, old man. Theon had suffered quite enough of his uncle’s gloom

-a magpie

And you are a great fool if you believe your lord father will ever hand these holy islands over to a Stark. Now be silent. The ride is long enough without your magpie chatterings.

-the sea

“I dreamed that the sea was lapping all around Winterfell. I saw black waves crashing against the gates and towers, and then the salt water came flowing over the walls and filled the castle (…)”

-Greyjoy (by Robb, that one time)

“(…) What would have happened to my brother then? Did you ever think of that, Greyjoy?”
Theon’s smile was gone. He gave a sullen shrug and began to pull his arrows from the ground, one by one.

-Theon (that other time)

“I’m sending Theon. Good day, Mother. Grey Wind, come.” Robb walked off briskly, the direwolf padding beside him.

brat0029  asked:

Do you think the North would have accepted Asha Greyjoy's terms had she won the Queensmoot? I don't see why Bolton would have agreed to those terms since he wants to bleed those holdings anyway but, on the other hand, an alliance with the Greyjoy's (and their naval power) would give him a pretty good ally if he took on the crown, as Lady Dustin suggests. If he wants to be King of the North, an ally on the West might help.

Nope. Because Roose would have to consider what his vassals think, and this is what the Northern nobility thinks of the Greyjoys: 

The She-Bear growled. “Why should we trust the word of any ironman after what your brother did at Winterfell?”

“I am not Theon,” Asha insisted…but the chains remained.

This is what Asha blinds herself to in AFFC, and spends her ADWD chapters realizing: the Northerners have no intention whatsoever of cutting a deal with her, because they don’t deem her a trustworthy negotiating partner, and can you blame them? And Asha’s not just asking for peace, remember; she’s asking to hold onto the conquest and forge an active military alliance. Politically, that’s just not tenable in the shadow of dead Starklings and their ruined castle. The Greyjoys cut out the heart of the north, and then want the Northerners to surrender their land permanently, and then be best friends? That’s not happening. What is happening is that Stannis and the Boltons are competing in terms of who’s the best at kicking the Ironborn out. 

Here’s what Asha’s plan should’ve been IMO: abandon the North entirely, pull back the reavers and raiders, and focus on trade like Grandpa Quellon. Not only is her pitch at the queensmoot almost impossible to imagine working, she refuses to recognize how difficult it would be. That’s the real tell that for Asha to reach her full leadership potential, she needs the education she undergoes in ADWD, thanks in large part (as we see in the quote above) to Alysane Mormont: 

Asha smiled back. “Mormont women are all fighters too.”

The other woman’s smile faded. “What we are is what you made us. On Bear Island every child learns to fear krakens rising from the sea.”

The Old Way. Asha turned away, chains clinking faintly.