The Citadel

The Archive of 'A Song of Ice and Fire' Lore

  • In-depth articles on a variety of topics.
  • An exhaustive compilation of thematic notes, arranged in a hierarchical structure. Contains direct spoilers for pre-book history and indirect spoilers through the facts noted down for events in the books.
    The Martells
    The Martells style themselves "Princes" (I: 690) The proper name of the house is Nymeros Martell, to signify the union of Nymeria with Mors Martell. This is generally simplified in usage, however. (I: 691. III: 432. SSM: 1) The Martells are believed to be able to field fifty thousand Dornishmen…
  • A compilation of Frequently Asked Questions, with some quite lengthy, essay-like answers to common discussion-topics. Contains spoilers.
    What is The World of Ice and Fire?

    The World of Ice and Fire (US, UK) is a source book for A Song of Ice and Fire. Joining Mr. Martin in creating this work are Elio M. García, Jr. and Linda Antonsson (the founders and maintainers of The book is lavishly illustrated, in-depth guide to the history, geography, cultures,…

  • Graphical representations of almost all known banners as well as info files for houses and individuals. Contains minor spoilers in the actual listings of Houses, while major spoilers are placed in specially marked files except when it concerns banners belonging to individuals: these files may contain major spoilers right off
    House Donniger

    No member of the house has appeared yet.

  • A compilation of prophecies, visions and dreams which appear to reveal something about the future. Contains spoilers, as we note when we believe a prophecy has been fulfilled.
    III: 497 - Thoros’s Prophecy

    The red priest squatted down beside her. "My lady," he said, "the Lord granted me a view of Riverrun. An island in a sea of fire, it seemed. The flames were leaping lions with long crimson claws. And how they roared! A sea of Lannisters, my lady. Riverrun will soon come under attack."

    Thoros sees…

  • A comphrehensive collection of fan correspondance with George R.R. Martin. Also included are interviews and chats as well as reports from conventions, signings, etc. May contain spoilers even for as of yet unreleased books.
    Grace Dent Interview