The Citadel

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Concordance The Mormonts of Bear Island
  • While Jeor and Jorah Mormont seem to follow the Faith, Jeor's father seems to have followed the old gods (I: 30, 431. II: 151)
  • The Mormonts are an old house, proud and honorable (I: 93)
  • Bear Island is poor in resources (I: 93)
  • There are no male heirs to Bear Island, so Maege Mormont rules and her daughter stands to inherit (I: 173)
  • The Mormonts have handed the Valyrian steel bastard sword Longclaw from father to son for five centuries. Its original pommel was a silver bear's head, so worn it was all but indistinguishable (I: 547, 548)
  • King Rodrik Stark won Bear Island in a wrestling match and gave it to the Mormonts, or so it's said (I: 613)
  • Bear Island was once conquered by the Iron Kings of the Iron Islands, but over the centuries it was lost to them (I: 688)
  • Bear Island is remote, but beautiful with its ancient trees, flowering thorn bushes, and creeks (II: 145)
  • The hall on Bear Island is made of huge logs, surrounded by an earthen palisade (II: 145)
  • Aside from a few crofters, the people of the island live along the coasts and fish the seas (II: 145)
  • The final battle during the rebellion was at Pyke. When the wall of the castle was breached, Thoros of Myr was the first to go through, but Jorah Mormont was not far behind. He won his knighthood for that act of valor (II: 146)
  • To celebrate his victory against Balon Greyjoy, King Robert had a tourney held in Lannisport. Jorah Mormont won the champion's laurels and because of this received the permission of Lord Leyton Hightower to wed his daughter, Lynesse (II: 146)
  • It takes about a fortnight to sail from Lannisport to Bear Island (II: 146)
  • Bear Island is rich in trees and bears, but poor in everything else (II: 146)
  • All the women of Bear Island are said to be warlike she-bears, for they have needed to be. In old days the ironmen would come raiding in their longboats, or wildlings from the Frozen Shore. The men would be away fishing, like as not, so their wives had to defend themselves and their children or be carried off (III: 522)
  • There is a carving on the gate of the Mormont keep, a woman in a bearskin with a child in one arm suckling at her breast and a battleaxe in the other (III: 522)
  • Jeor Mormont is the 997th Lord Commander of the Night's Watch (III: 612) Bear Island was ruled by the Woodfoots before the ironmen came (III: 630)