The Citadel

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


9.1. Geography
  • The Red Watch appears to be an area of the Dornish Marches (II: 32, 520)
  • Perhaps two hours from Storm's End is a small village, its sept's walls cracked and crooked (II: 363)
  • The shore of Shipbreaker Bay is a snarl of rocks (II: 453)
  • To sail from Storm's End to King's Landing, one must go up Massey's Hook, through the Gullet, and across Blackwater Bay (II: 549-550)
  • The Straits of Tarth (II: 601)
  • Massey's Hook can act as a shelter for ships from storms coming across the narrow sea (II: 601)
  • Tarth is a large, rocky, and mountains island (III: 17, 18)
  • Tarth is called the Sapphire Isle for its blue waters (III: 18, 243)
  • Sharp Point, belonging to the Bar Emmons sworn to Dragonstone, is at the end of Massey's Hook (III: 109)
  • The Rainwood (III: 413)
  • Bronzegate is a castle in the stormlands (III: 752)
  • By 211, drought had brought forest fires even to the rainwood (TSS: 145)
  • Estermont is a mountainous and damp little island off of Cape Wrath. The Estermont seat, Greenstone, can be found there (IV: 352. SSM: 1)
  • Tarth has mountains, waterfalls, shadowed vales, and high meadows (IV: 371)
  • There are no major cities in the stormlands, but Cape Wrath, the Rainwood, and the Kingswood are all fertile enough (SSM: 1, 2)
  • For thousands of years, the marcher lords were the first line of defense against Dornish incursions, so they have strong martial traditions and some strong castles (SSM: 1)
  • The stormlands are quite rainy (SSM: 1)
9.1.1. Trade and Resources