Evenfall Hall is on the large island of Tarth, which lies east of Storm’s End at the edge of Shipbreaker Bay. Lord Selwyn, called the Evenstar, rules the house. He has but one child, a daughter named Brienne.
Brienne is taller and more muscular than most men, and she is called the Beauty as a mockery for the fact that her face is exceedingly plain with a too-wide mouth, thick lips, prominent and crooked teeth, and a nose several-times broken. Her skill as a warrior, however, keeps any mockery behind her back.