Myrcella’s ship to Dorne
In an effort to win Dorne over to the side of House Lannister in the War of the Five Kings, her uncle Tyrion offers to marry her to Trystane Martell, Prince Doran’s youngest son. The offer is accepted and Princess Myrcella, accompanied by Ser Arys Oakheart of the Kingsguard, set sail for Braavos, where they will be met by an escort from Dorne (x).
Selyse Baratheon, wife of Stannis Baratheon
Dragonstone currently the seat of House Baratheon, formerly the seat of the Prince of Dragonstone, crowned prince of House Targaryen
Dragonstone is the name of the island located at the entrance to Blackwater Bay and the castle thereon, which was shaped from stone to look like dragons. Dragonstone was the original seat of House Targaryen in Westeros during the Valyrian Freehold, later, after the conquest of the Seven Kingdoms, the island served as the seat of the heir apparent, known as “The Prince of Dragonstone”. After Robert Baratheon overthrew the Targaryens, he gave the island to his brother Stannis, creating House Baratheon of Dragonstone.
Dragonstone is a volcanic island at the mouth of Blackwater Bay, created by the active volcano, Dragonmont. The castle of Dragonstone is a small fortress located on the face of the volcano and has a dark reputation. Outside its walls sits a small fishing village on the stormy coast. Beneath the mountain Dragonmont are rich deposits of dragonglass.
The ancient fortress of Dragonstone was built using advanced Valyrian techniques of masonry that were lost in the Doom, causing it to look unique among all the castles in Westeros. The citadel of Dragonstone is wrought all of black stone, its towers carved into the shapes of dragons, and 1,000 gargoyles carved into various shapes serve as brooding crenellations along the three curtain walls (x).
Dragonstone by Ted Nasmith
Christian Siriano Fall 2013 RTW
Chestnut soup from the Stormlands
No. 89 of the Food of Westeros series
Try this recipe yourself and eat like a Baratheon!
Christian Siriano Fall 2013 RTW
The coast of the Stormlands, looking south to the Dornish Marches
The Stormlands are located on the east coast of Westeros, relatively near the Free Cities in Essos across the Narrow Sea. The main portion of the Stormlands is composed of two peninsulas, one in the north and one in the south, interrupted in the middle of the coast by the indentation of Shipbreaker’s Bay.
To the southwest, the long chain of the Red Mountains form a barrier between Dorne and the rest of the continent, particularly the regions it immediately borders, the Reach to the west and north-west, and the Stormlands to the northeast. A large salient of the Stormlands extend southwest of the main coastal area, which includes the northern portions of the Red Mountains, called the “Dornish Marches”. The Stormlands have a warm, wet climate due to all of the storms that batter it from the Narrow Sea to the east. The high mountains of the Dornish Marches to the southwest, however, are said to have a very cold, alpine climate (x).
(photo by steinliland)
Detail from the frescoes of Sala d’Udienza Collegio by Pietro Perugino