The Citadel

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12.5. Asshai and the Shadow
  • Ships from many lands come to Asshai (I: 561)
  • Asshai lies far to the south of the Dothraki sea, at the end of the known world (I: 591)
  • Asshai is said to be a great port (I: 591)
  • In ancient books of Asshai it is written that there will be a day after a long summer when the stars bleed and the cold breath of darkness falls on the world. In that hour a warrior will draw from the fire a burning sword, which will be Lightbringer wielded by Azor Ahai again (II: 110)
  • Asshai by the Shadow is in the far east of the continent, past the wastelands which separate the east from the Dothraki sea and the Nine Free Cities (II: 142)
  • A person from the Shadow wears a red lacquered wooden mask (II: 149, 313)
  • Amber and dragonglass comes from Asshai (II: 422)
  • The Dothraki say that the people from the Shadow are spawn of shadows (II: 426)
  • Wine from Asshai (V: 22)
  • Dragonlore has perhaps been accumulated in Asshai (SSM: 1)
  • Vessels bound for Asshai go east through the Summer Sea and the Jade Sea, which are connected by the straits of Qarth (SSM: 1)