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4.1.1. Trade and Resources
  • Iron ore is the chief commodity of the Iron Islands, along with tin and lead (II: 122, 124)
  • The sea is harsh around the islands, the soil is poor, and the mines turn out nothing but base metals (II: 125)
  • Ships from the Port of Ibben trade at the Iron Islands (II: 126)
  • Fish from the sea are abundant enough to sustain the ironborn even in winter (IV: 20)
  • Sealskins, walrus tusks, arm rings made of whalebone, and bronze-banded warhorns (IV: 271)
  • Thralls are won in battle, and are not treated as slaves to be bought and sold (IV: 435)