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The Blackwater Rush is a river in the southern Riverlands and the Crownlands. With headwaters near Stoney Sept, it flows southeast and is joined by two tributaries, one east of Stoney Sept and one from the Gods Eye. King's Landing, the seat of the Iron Throne, is situated at the mouth of the Blackwater Rush at Blackwater Bay. The Goldroad crosses and follows some of the river. Tumbler's Falls is also located on the Blackwater Rush.
A deep, swift river, the Blackwater Rush's currents are wicked and treacherous. Where the Blackwater meets the sea, the current is strong and swift.
In the days of the Hundred Kingdoms, the mouth of the Blackwater was claimed by the Darklyns of Duskendale, the Masseys of Stonedance, and the river kings of Houses Mudd, Fisher, Bracken, Blackwood, and Hook.
Prior to the War of Conquest, the river's mouth was claimed by both Argilac Durrandon, the Storm King, and Harren Hoare, the King of the Isles and the Rivers. Aegon the Conqueror founded first the Aegonfort and later King's Landing at the mouth of the Blackwater.
During the terrible summer drought of 211 AC the Blackwater Rush and the Mander were running low.
A Clash of Kings
After being stopped at the Red Fork in the Battle of the Fords, Lord Tywin Lannister joins Lord Mathis Rowan and Lord Randyll Tarly near the headwaters of the Blackwater. At Tumbler's Falls they meet Lord Mace Tyrell, who has brought barges and a large host with him. From there they sail down the Blackwater and land a half day's ride outside of King's Landing. They take Stannis Baratheon's army in the rear during the Battle of the Blackwater and force him to retreat.
References and Notes
- ↑ A World of Ice and Fire
- ↑ The Lands of Ice and Fire.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 14, Arya.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 14, Catelyn.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 18, Catelyn.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 65, Arya.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 58, Davos.
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 8.2 The World of Ice and Fire, The Conquest.
- ↑ The Sworn Sword.