Broken Arm

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Dorne and the location of the Broken Arm
Dorne and the location of the Broken Arm
The Broken Arm
Dorne and the location of the Broken Arm

The Broken Arm,[1] also known as the Broken Arm of Dorne,[2] is a region in eastern Dorne where the Dornish peninsula juts into the narrow sea. East of the jagged coastline are the islands of the Stepstones.[3]


According to legend, a land bridge called the Arm of Dorne once connected Westeros and Essos. The Broken Arm and the Stepstones were created when the Arm of Dorne was shattered by the Breaking,[4] the usage of the hammer of the waters by the children of the forest.[2]

During the coming of the Andals, Morgan Martell established House Martell between the Broken Arm and the Greenblood.[5]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Stannis Baratheon sends Dale Seaworth past the Broken Arm to spread word of his claim on the Iron Throne to the Dornishmen.[6]

A Feast for Crows

Obara Sand claims the people of the Broken Arm are outraged at the death of her father, Prince Oberyn Martell.[7]

A Dance with Dragons

Lord Paxter Redwyne leads the Redwyne fleet past the Broken Arm toward the Reach.[8]

The Winds of Winter

This information has thus far been released in a sample chapter for The Winds of Winter, and might therefore not be in finalized form. Keep in mind that the content as described below is still subject to change.

Krakens have been sighted attacking crippled galleys off the Broken Arm.[9]