Blackhaven is the seat of House Dondarrion in the southwestern stormlands. Part of the Dornish Marches, it is located in the northern Red Mountains near the Dornish border, north of the Wyl and south of the Cockleswhent. The fortress guards against invasions from Dorne and from outlaws hiding in the mountains.
Queen Alysanne Targaryen greatly enjoyed Blackhaven when the Dondarrions hosted her and King Jaehaerys I Targaryen in 54 AC. Simon Dondarrion captivated the queen with songs of star-crossed lovers and the fall of kings.
When Ser Barristan Selmy was ten years old, he borrowed armor and entered as a mystery knight a tourney that took place at Blackhaven, where he was eventually defeated and unmasked by Prince Duncan Targaryen. For that, Barristan earned the nickname "the Bold".
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