The Blue Fork has its source in pure springs and marshy terrain north of Oldstones and south of Seagard and the Twins. It flows to the southeast past Fairmarket and meets the Green Fork north of Lord Harroway's Town. The Trident then flows into the Bay of Crabs. Ser Pate takes his title from the river.
Harwyn Hoare, King of the Iron Islands, began his conquest of the riverlands by landing one hundred longships south of Seagard and marching them overland to the Blue Fork. His ironborn then used rivers to conquer the region from the Storm King, Arrec Durrandon, with their greatest victory being the battle at Fairmarket.
A Game of Thrones
A Storm of Swords
Robb's army travels north from Riverrun toward the Twins for the wedding of Lord Edmure Tully to Roslin Frey. The Blue Fork is flooding its banks, however, with rising waters washing out the bridges at Fairmarket and Oldstones and preventing crossing at Ramsford. Instead, they ride around the Blue Fork, passing the ruins of Oldstones, rills and brooks near Sevenstreams, and the bogs of Hag's Mire.
A Feast for Crows
- thoughts of Catelyn Tully
All the way up the Blue Fork they rode, past Sevenstreams where the river unraveled into a confusion of rills and brooks, then through Hag's Mire, where glistening green pools waited to swallow the unwary and the soft ground sucked at the hooves of their horses like a hungry babe at its mother's breast.