Lord Jothos Harrigon is a recurring character in Game of Thrones. He is the head of House Harrigon, Lord of Smithstone, Warden of the Smithlands and Lord Defender of Steel and Silver. He was the father of Larinna, Rickard, Trevyr and Janyce as well as many bastard sons and daughters.
He is assassinated by the Blackwatch on the orders of Queen regent Cersei Lannister.
Jothos was the eldest and only true-born son of Lord Guncon Harrigon, and became the new lord of Smithestone at a young age. At the age of 25, his house came under attack from House Carrant, an upstart house who recently betrayed House Baratheon and planned to take over half the Stormlands. Jothos joined forces with House Blackgard, and together, they extinguished House Carrant. For the next year, Farcoast was left abandoned, except for the servants. By then, Jothos' brother Borros had returned from the Vale. Jothos decided to give the castle to him, creating House Harrigon of Farcoast.
Like his father and ancestors, Jothos sired many bastard children during his life, most of whom became blacksmiths like him. He would eventually marry Ryella Wensington and father his true-born children, Larinna, Rickard and Janyce. He became a grandfather to Larinna' two children Warron and Melina, Rickard's four children, Marton, Jenelyn, Braella and Harren and Janyce's son Bryan.
His daughter Larinna was later married to Lucius Dragen, the new lord of Helgen. Weeks after the marriage, Lord Jothos recieved word that his daughter had been tormented by her new husband, and decided to march on Helgen and kill the young lord. Larinna however begged his father to resist, promising him that she could control Lucius. Ever since then, Jothos had a strong hatred for him, ready at any moment to hear that his daughter has been killed by the young lord to lead his attack. He became less hostile towards the Dragens after hearing that Larinna was pregnant. Having no more true-born daughters to marry off who were old enough, he married his bastard daughter Arrena Storm to Ser Ethan Snow. A few years later he became a grandfather to Merei Snow. Larinna gave birth to Warron Dragen a year after that, giving Lord Dragen an heir.
Jothos is still aware that he disobeyed Cersei Lannisters orders, but thinks nothing of it, staying in Smithestone and continuing his work. One night, mercenaries, along with a clutch of condemned criminals, are sent to Smithstone. They managed to kill his guards before killing Jothos in his sleep. His son Rickard succeeds him as Lord of Smithestone and Warden of the Smithlands. Soon after, he tracked down and beheaded Jothos' killers.
His funeral took place within Smithestone, attended by his wife, his true-born and baseborn children. Many of his closest friends attended as well, including his closest, Lord Trevyr Blackgard.
Jothos was a hard working man, like all Harrigon's, baseborn and trueborn. He loved all of his children, regardless of birth, and even went out of his way to protect them, such as when he almost marched towards Helgen to kill Lucius Dragen after hearing the torment he had inflicted on his daughter Larinna.