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Arbor

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The Reach and the location of the Arbor
The Reach and the location of the Arbor
The Arbor
The Reach and the location of the Arbor

The Arbor is an island off the southwestern-most part of Westeros, ruled by House Redwyne. It is considered part of the Reach, and is separated from the mainland by the Redwyne Straits. The port town of Ryamsport is located on the Arbor, as well as the settlements of Vinetown and Starfish Harbor.[1]

Smaller islands in the vicinity of the Arbor include Stonecrab Cay, the Isle of Pigs, the Mermaid's Palace, Horseshoe Rock, and Bastard's Cradle.[2] The Arbor and its surrounding isles are an excellent center for shipbuilding.[1]

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Culture

The Arbor is known for making the best wine in Westeros,[3] especially a terrific red one[4] and a gold wine.[5] Wine from the Arbor is usually sweeter than wine from Dorne.[6] Tourneys held at the Arbor are restricted to knights.[6]

History

Under the high kingship of House Hoare, ironborn rule once extended as far south as the Arbor.

There were reliable reports that Aegon Targaryen hawked at the Arbor as a guest of Lord Redwyne before the War of Conquest.[7]

During the reign of King Aerys I Targaryen, the Arbor suffered from a drought and its grapes turned to raisins on the vine. The island was also raided by ironborn pirates around that time.[8]

Prince Oberyn Martell and Princess Elia Martell visited the Arbor on their way to Casterly Rock where their mother was to broker their marriage to the Lannister twins, Cersei and Jaime.[9]

Recent Events

A Feast for Crows

The Arbor is attacked by the ironborn after the fall of the Shield Islands. Most of the Redwyne fleet is away at the Siege of Dragonstone, and the small fleet left to defend the island is overwhelmed and destroyed. This allows the ironborn to send their ships into the Whispering Sound and threaten Oldtown.[10]

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