Lord Damron Greyjoy was head of House Greyjoy, Lord of the Iron Islands, and Lord of Pyke. With his wife Alannys Greyjoy he fathered four children, Merryk Greyjoy, Aeron Greyjoy, Dagon Greyjoy, and Gwin Greyjoy. He died during the Second Greyjoy Rebellion.
Lord Damron Greyjoy wed his wife, Alannys Farwynd, when she was at the tender age of nineteen. It was an unusual match, given that folk from House Farwynd were sometimes considered strange by other iron born, but Damron and Alannys wed for love. This pairing caused tensions between the Greyjoys and House Harlaw, which, as one of the wealthier and more powerful houses, sought to join with the rulers of the Iron Islands through matrimony. The marriage is considered to be one of the reasons for the civil war that was to follow after Damron's death.
During Damron's reign Orys II Baratheon sat the iron throne. The king was an over-indulgent man, known for traveling the land to feast and hold council with all his Lord Paramounts. However, the man held a deep dislike of the ironborn, and would seldom hold council with Lord Damron, an act that left the prickly Greyjoy lord feeling slighted. Over the years this turned into a seething hatred, and then blind loathing. Eventually, when Orys refused an offer to join Damron on Pyke by saying "Not even to make the eight," the Lord Paramount began the Second Greyjoy Rebellion.
Damron died in one of the first major battles of the rebellion, thrown overboard by Durran Harlaw after the man's betrayal during the Smash of the Shields.
"Lord Greyjoy was not one to care for the intricacies of politics. If he could solve a problem with either three words or five swings of a sword, he would choose the blade every time." - Blood and Whispers
"Damron Greyjoy was a maniac." - Jeyne Lannister
"Damron had been young, strapping and strong, already a lord when [he and Alannys] vowed to be each other's rock and harbor. They spoke the words to each other beneath the moon with the surf lapping against their legs as tradition dictated and he had kissed her as fiercely as he had loved her." - Blood and Whispers
"Damron kept the Drowned God too, of course, but in the way that a child kept some lucky stone in his pocket - not because it provided any utility but rather because it served as a source of some comfort when needed, then later simply for the sake of carrying on a tradition whose origin was never recalled or questioned." - Blood and Whispers
Alannys Greyjoy, wife
Gwynesse Lannister, sister (deceased)
Merryk Greyjoy, son (deceased)
Aeron Greyjoy, son
Dagon Greyjoy, son
Gwin Greyjoy, daughter