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The barrowlands is an extensive area between Winterfell and Moat Cailin in the North. It stretches from the Stony Shore to the Bite. The town of Barrowton, seat of House Dustin, lies within the area north of the Saltspear. It is a region of wide, hilly plains covered with barrows, the ancient graves of the First Men. The largest hill, Great Barrow in Barrowton, is said to contain the grave of the First King of the First Men or a King of the Giants.
Most northmen follow the old gods, but barrow knights are mentioned by Maester Luwin. Knights are usually restricted to followers of the Faith of the Seven; it is unknown if some followers of the Seven live in the barrowlands, as it is closer to southern Westeros than most of the North, or if these knights follow the old gods.
A Game of Thrones
After accepting the position of Hand of the King, Lord Eddard Stark travels with King Robert Baratheon south from Winterfell to King's Landing. While traveling through the barrowlands, the longtime friends temporarily depart from the kingsroad to ride amongst the plains.
A Clash of Kings
A Dance with Dragons
Using Barrowton as a base, Ramsay Bolton and the Bastard's Boys unsuccessfully search the barrowlands for the Frey envoys, Rhaegar, Symond, and Jared, who have gone missing after leaving White Harbor.
|“||Robert: Have we ridden onto a graveyard?
Ned: There are barrows everywhere in the north, Your Grace, this land is old.
Robert: And cold.
Chapters that take place in the barrowlands
References and Notes
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Map of the North
- ↑ A Game of Thrones RPG and Resource Book, Guardians of Order
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 32, Reek.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 53, Bran.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 26, Jon.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 46, Bran.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 12, Eddard.