Cape Wrath is a large peninsula of the stormlands that juts out into the narrow sea, bordered to the north by Shipbreaker Bay, to the east by Estermont in the narrow sea, and to the south by the Sea of Dorne. Although it is rainy, the peninsula is fertile enough.
Cape Wrath is dominated by the rainwood, which includes Mistwood in the south of the forest and Rain House at its eastern edge. South of the forest is a broad plain. The prosperous Weeping Town sits along the southern shore of Cape Wrath, as do numerous villages. The western edge of the peninsula is mountainous and includes Stonehelm in the Red Watch, Crow's Nest, and Griffin's Roost.
A woods witch called the Green Queen rebelled against the Storm King Durwald I Durrandon, controlling the rainwood for a generation. During the Andal invasion of Westeros, the Andals would have conquered all of Cape Wrath from the First Men if not for their own disunity.
With King Argilac Durrandon preoccupied with the Targaryens, pirates from the Stepstones raided the cape during the War of Conquest. In 8 AC during the First Dornish War, Dornishmen burned half of the rainwood.
A Clash of Kings
A Dance with Dragons
While a quarter of the Golden Company's available strength is taking Griffin's Roost, Ser Tristan Rivers sets off simultaneously for the seat of House Morrigen at Crow's Nest, and Laswell Peake for Rain House, the stronghold of House Wylde. Harry Strickland argues that if Rivers and Peake are successful the Golden Company will control a better part of Cape Wrath. The castles fall quickly.
References and Notes
- ↑ George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, Cape Wrath.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Map of the South
- ↑ So Spake Martin: The Stormlands, August 05, 2000
- ↑ The World of Ice & Fire, The Stormlands.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Map of the South
- ↑ The Lands of Ice and Fire.
- ↑ The World of Ice & Fire, The Coming of the First Men.
- ↑ The World of Ice & Fire, House Durrandon.
- ↑ The World of Ice & Fire, Andals in the Stormlands.
- ↑ The World of Ice & Fire, The Conquest.
- ↑ The World of Ice & Fire, Dorne Against the Dragons.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Prologue.
- ↑ 13.0 13.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 10, Davos I.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 61, The Griffin Reborn.
- ↑ George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, Crow's Nest.
- ↑ George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, Rain House.