Game of Thrones: The Kingsmoot on the Iron Islands Part 1

Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 05 The Door

the Kingsmoot takes place on the Iron Islands and Yara Greyjoy makes her claim to the Salt Throne. Doubt is placed on her as the Iron Islands have never had a queen and the last remaining male heir, Theon, has returned.

AERON GREYJOY: We speak in the presence of the Drowned God. In his name we gather today to choose a new king as our leader. Who makes a claim?
YARA: I claim the Salt Throne. I am Yara Greyjoy, daughter of Balon Greyjoy, King of the Iron Islands.
MAN: We’ve never had a queen. Not once.
YARA: There are many things we’ve never done. We’ve never made our mark upon the world. The great lords of Westeros pay us no mind until our little raids buzz through their kingdoms long enough to become a nuisance. Then they swat us down. They conquer us, humiliate us, and go right back to forgetting we exist.
MEN: Aye!
YARA: We are a sea people.
MEN: Aye!
YARA: Our god is a sea god.
MEN: Aye!
YARA: When I am queen, we will build a fleet that–
MAN: You shall not be queen!
YARA: I am not finished!
MAN: Yes, you are! A woman will not lead us. Not when Balon’s own male heir has returned.

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To be continued on the next post.

Source text: Wikipedia.

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