The Citadel

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

  • 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.
    Politics
    A wealthy merchant from Qarth calls himself a member of the Thirteen (II: 149) The Thirteen are wealthy (II: 311) The Pureborn are notorious for giving poisoned wine to those they deem dangerous (II: 420) The Pureborn are also named the Enthroned (II: 421) The Pureborn are descendants of the…
  • A compilation of Frequently Asked Questions, with some quite lengthy, essay-like answers to common discussion-topics. Contains spoilers.
    What is The Lands of Ice and Fire?

    The Lands of Ice and Fire (US, UK) is a collection of map posters detailing Westeros, Essos, the northern reaches of Sothryos, and the lands of the Jade Sea as far as Asshai, the Shadowlands beyond, and the mysterious Ulthos. Jonathan Roberts worked from George R.R. Martin’s hand-drawn maps of the…

  • 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 Umber

    House Umber appears to be the most northern of the houses of Winterfell, with Last Hearth beyond the Last River and not very far from Eastwatch-by-the-Sea on the Bay of Seals. Jon Umber, called the Greatjon, is its lord, with his son and heir, also Jon, called the Smalljon. Lord Umber’s uncles,…

  • 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.
    TMK: 682-683 - A White Sword

    "Alyn was seeking for me, and I did not care to be found. He grows tiresome when he drinks, does Alyn. I saw you slip away from that bedchamber of horrors, and slipped out after you. I've had too much wine, I grant you, but not enough to face a naked Butterwell." He gave Dunk an enigmatic smile. "I…

  • 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.
    Arms of the Kraken Errors

    I've received a couple of advance copies of the new issue of DRAGON, which contains "The Arms of the Kraken," the excerpt from the prologue from A FEAST FOR CROWS.

    Looks pretty good, I think (whether it reads pretty good or not, I will leave it for the readers to decide), but in reading the story…