Harren ‘the Reaper’ Harlaw
, Lord of Harlaw Hall
Personality & Biography:
Harren is a charismatic and ruthless leader, a veteran warrior and captain. He is the youngest brother of the late Lord Theomore Harlaw and only surviving uncle to Harding, Dagur, Rudd and Ragnald. As the youngest brother, Harren was mostly free in pursuing his life’s choices. As such, he has lived years travelling and on a ship. His seat, given to him by Theomore after finishing Ten Towers, is Harlaw Hall, which he has decorated with souvenirs from his voyages to the Free Cities, Slaver’s Bay and even Qarth. Without the pressure of succession weighing on his shoulders, he visited the Green Lands and learned what he could from their Maesters and scholars. He would not be limited to the small-mindedness of his fellow Ironborn.
Harren returned just prior to the Dance of Dragons. In spite of his leaving of the Iron Isles, he quickly reintegrated, for his blood was salt and iron as much as the next Ironborn. As the rest of Westeros descended into civil war, he often operated along the coasts pillaging and raiding where he could. This made him a name on the Iron Isles as the ‘Reaper’, after his House’s sigil.
Now, with Theomore’s death, he is the de facto ruler of House Harlaw of Harlaw since he is the cementing factor between his brother’s sons.
Dagur ‘Scales’ Harlaw
28, Lord of Ten Towers, owner of the Valyrian sword Nightfall.
Lord Theomore’s heir, and current Lord of Harlaw and Ten Towers, is called scales because of the quickness with which he uses his family’s Valyrian steel sword. His men took to calling him Scales and so Dagur had a custom set of armour made with scalemail. Dagur is not the biggest of men, but he is fast and quick on his feet. Enemies have often underestimated him, leading them to their untimely demise. Dagur Harlaw learned more from his uncles than he did from his father.
Lord Theomore was a fickle person, never spending much time with his sons. In his later years, Ten Towers grew to be an obsession for him, leaving House Harlaw in the hands of Dagur and his uncle Tristifer Harlaw. That is, until Tristifer died plundering some settlement. A farmer's pitchfork stabbed him right through the chest. With the loss of his uncle at the helm of Harlaw, Dagur took over at the age of 15 until his second uncle returned from his ventures across the Narrow Sea. Uncle Harren taught him tactics and politics and made sure the boy grew into a man with a gaze wider than that of the Old Way.
27, master of the Tower of Glimmering
Something left him disfigured and now he wears a skull formed helmet. Fights with a spear like no other. He has acted as champion for House Harlaw since when he came of age, never having lost a fight. Harding is known to be a cold man, seemingly acting without remorse or second thought.
Harding is the second surviving son of Lord Theomore and is called ‘Grim’ due to his taciturn demeanor. He almost never speaks. At the age of fourteen he challenged a proven captain of one of Harlaw’s ships. The fight left him disfigured, his face being beaten into a pulp. As such, he wears his trademark skull-helmet well known among the people of Harlaw and the Iron Islands as a whole.
Rudd ‘Shivers’ Harlaw
So called because he fell in the sea when taking a drunken piss. Lost his pants in the water before he was hauled back on the ship. By that time his fruits had already been sucked up again into his abdomen and he became the laughing stock of the ship. However, since then Rudd has made a name for himself as a capable commander and captain. He has a surprising amount of honour for an Ironborn, picked up from his brother Dagur men say.
Ragnald Harlaw 17
The runt of the Harlaw litter, Ragnald is often teased by his brothers for not having earned a nickname yet. Though technically speaking they call him a lot of names... just none of them any good. It goes without saying that the boy is eager to prove himself.