The Citadel

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12.7. Ibben
  • The men of the Port of Ibben are hairy and squat, with rasping voices (I: 29. IV: 508)
  • Fat-bellied whaling ships, hulls black with tar, sometimes trade at King's Landing (I: 142)
  • Ships from the Port of Ibben trade at the Iron Islands (II: 126)
  • Some Ibbenese are described as foulsmelling, and it seems homosexuality is not uncommon (II: 332. IV: 366)
  • Ibbenese are fond of axes (II: 332)
  • The Port of Ibben may also be known simply as Ib (III: 42)
  • Ibbenese carry shaggy brown shields (III: 440)
  • Ibbenese may practice slavery. (IV: 366)
  • An Ibbenese woman with a mustache (IV: 511)
  • It's said that Andalos was inhabited by hairy men who were cousins of the Ibbenese, but the Andals came and took the land from them (V: 79)
  • The Port of Ibben is on Ibben, a large island nation in the Shivering Sea, which is the polar sea north of the eastern continent (SSM: 1)
  • The Port of Ibben is the chief city of Ibben (SSM: 1)
  • The Ibbenese have colonies on the eastern continent, but most of them live on a large island (and several smaller ones) in the Shivering Sea (SSM: 1)
  • The Port of Ibben is lit with lamps of whale oil, and the Ibbenese chew blubber (SSM: 1)