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Balon Greyjoy is lord of the Iron Islands and father to Theon Greyjoy. Balon rebelled against the Iron Throne when Robert Baratheon took it, trying to proclaim the Iron Islands as its own kingdom, and he its king. That rebellion was put down by Robert, Stannis and Ned Stark - who took Balon's son Theon as a hostage to ensure The Kraken's allegiance to the throne.

Now, with a new man declaring himself king every day, the time for Balon to stake his own independence could come soon.

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