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THEON GREYJOY
 Posted: Dec 6 2017, 09:43 PM
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IRON ISLANDS
Greyjoy
Greyjoy
Pyke
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When Greenlanders thought the word "island", inevitably, images of warm sands, cool breezes, and endless sunlight crossed their minds. Such an image was merely a fantasy to the Ironborn. Their island breezes were sharp and biting, smelling of salt, and carrying the furor of the North in their claws; their sands coarse, strewn with pebbles and sharp shards of shells. The sky above was slate gray, moody clouds hung low upon a horizon that darkened to navy in the east, and still burned copper in the west. The young Greyjoy ran long fingers through his unkempt mane of black hair, spilling dark curls from his crown to his collar, mussing them before the wind got her clawed fingers into them, and tangled the silky locks into a coarse mess. Blue-gray eyes mirrored the sea that stretched on endlessly before him; alternately calm and yet stormy, gentle and yet fierce, kind and yet cruel. It had been a habit of many years for the youngest Kraken to find himself upon this rocky point, jettisoned out to sea. Upon low tide, one could walk across slate-gray stones what felt like halfway out to sea, and peer into pools of water collected within divots in the cold, slick stone. At high tide, the stones were of the Drowned God's domain, hidden beneath the cold water.

The tide this evening was low, enabling the young Greyjoy to leave his boots upon the shore and traverse the stones barefoot, arms outstretched for balance's sake, carefully placing one foot before the other, taking special care to not slice himself upon the sharp rocks, nor to slip into the cold, dark waters that rushed to either side. It was a metaphor of sorts, Theon mused to himself, as he stared at the white-lined waters that lapped at the slick stones beneath his bare feet. Balancing between equally dark forces, forces that rushed to either side of him. The Iron Islands were upon a precipice, the whole of the Ironborn people held their arms out for balance as the Krakens wrestled for dominance. His stranger of a father had sailed upon dark tides to return to his roost in the dark towers of Pyke, to sit upon the unsettlingly black Seastone Chair. And his brother, also a stranger, but not quite so strange, eyed that chair with an intensity that made Theon's skin crawl. Sure, as a boy, he'd dreamed of sitting upon it himself (and even had slipped into the throne room when none were looking to sit his boyish frame upon it, short legs dangling over the side), but he'd grown out of such fantasies.

However, those were far from the darkest tidings to have reached his ears. More disturbing, it seems as if his brother and father were either unaware of them, or did not care. Theon wasn't quite sure which would be worse. Because, thanks to Theon's less than savory habits of lurking within sailor's sinks and simply listening to sailors' gossip, he'd heard rumors of the Crow's Eye. Balon was too proud to find himself where his youngest lurked, Rodrik too busy with his own business. But Theon...well, he was just as swiftly forgotten in Lordsport as he was within the battlements of Pyke. All, save one. He awaited her even now, ears sensitive to the sounds of feet upon soft sand, the crunch of boots upon pebbles. There was a strange warmth within his chest as he contemplated her lopsided grin, the slit-lidded glares she leveled upon him when he cracked a particularly distasteful joke, the way her hips swayed to and fro as she walked. Girls came and went for Theon, much like the tides, but she was constant. Much like the rocks he stood upon even now. Sometimes she wasn't there, sometimes he wasn't there, but neither was ever truly far away. The sound of feet drew him from his reverie, and the young Kraken spun around, lopsided smile upon his lips.

"My lady," he greeted, somewhat mockingly.

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 Posted: Jan 17 2018, 07:06 AM
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IRON ISLANDS [A]
Greyjoy
Sea
Iron islands
Commoner


“The Iron Islands are in turmoil!”
“They’re always in turmoil, we’re in the middle of the fucking ocean.”
“The Krakens are going to kill themselves before anyone else.”
“As long as they leave us out of it, eh?”
The conversation trailed off good naturedly, thank the Drowned god. It was one of the tamer ones that was held throughout the small, salt washed walls of the inn. Though Pip was sour to admit that it had been a slow day, only two fights and hardly enough teeth to make the blood worthwhile. Perhaps a lively conversation could have lead to a better afternoon. It made her bones ache for the fresh air, being drowned within the damp and stale tavern, she was surprised it had not turned her lungs as moist as the salt clad seamen who crawled through the door of the age old tavern.

While what the two gossiping old fools said bore true, the Iron Islands was currently aflame with talk of the Kraken son Euron and his return. Those who burned for the old ways whispered his name behind their chalices. For what spoke more of true ironborn spirit than taking what the Greenlanders had failed to protect? While others wore their loyalty to the bone for the reigning Balon that seemingly only just returned from his entrapment in the Greenland. The constant argument over who truly ran the Iron Islands was still up for debate. Between himself and Lady Gwynesse, Pip did not know if she could discern the line. Her dampened cloth moved to sweep up the last of the swill in a particularly rusty cup. Bejeweled gaze glazed over, staring at a particularly interesting divet in the wall. It seemed only fair that after thorough inspection it was past time to take her leave for the day.

Not met with any resistance at her departure, the watery rays of the sun was the only cloak draped about her shoulders as she made her exit. Accustomed to the bitter and almost tormenting winds that ravaged Pyke, there was still a familiar unrest stirring in the pits of her stomach as she traced the well worn path with her boots. None so much as casting a glance at where the raven haired bar wench went to spend her time. The wet sand eroding away beneath the leather pressure of her boots, the waves almost baying for her attention, Pip ignored them all in favour of one. Wayward strands of ink coloured tendrils wove across her features, uncaring of locking them away, or perhaps even un othered, Pip came across the man that had been occupying her thoughts for the turn of the afternoon.

“My Lady, A playful jaunt careened across her bronzed features, turning the corners of her darkened lips as the harmony of colours in her gaze almost gleamed in the afternoon light. “Hardly yours,” The barmaid bit back playfully, “I’m surprised the sea returned you, she was in a particular mood when you left.” The sea and him both, if she recalled correctly. Stepping within the breadth of his presence, close enough to feel the warmth of his form, yet too stubborn to admit she enjoyed it. “I was worried I would have to find another sailor to fill my time with.” Pip’s lascivious words sounded almost silky, scarred hands rolling lazily across his shoulders. The weight of seriousness resting across the plains of her features, only the depths of her humour only glowing faintly in her gaze gave away her true intent. If there was one at all.

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