Crackclaw Point is a peninsula in the crownlands jutting out into the narrow sea. To the north lies the Bay of Crabs, to the south Blackwater Bay. Maidenpool and Rook's Rest are west of the forested peninsula, while Dragonstone and Claw Isle are to the south and east, respectively.
The land is full of cavernous hills and bogs and pine barrens, thick with deciduous trees and evergreens like sentinels and soldier pines. Moss covers ancient ruined strongholds throughout the region. Settlement is denser along the coastal road near Maidenpool.
The majority of Crackclaw's population is descended from the First Men. Every valley has a lord and all of them distrust outsiders. Andals tried to conquer the peninsula, but they were defeated by their lack of knowledge of the area. The Darklyn kings of Duskendale tried to impose themselves on the houses of the Point, as did Maidenpool and the Celtigars of Claw Isle, but all were repelled. Eventually, the Andals learned that what they could not conquer with swords they could through marriage.
When not fighting would-be conquerors, internecine fighting between the houses was commonplace. Champions rising from local noble families would impose peace on the Point but it never survived their lifetime; these included Ser Clarence Crabb, the Brothers Brune, and Lord Lucifer Hardy.
During the War of Conquest, Visenya Targaryen won the allegiance of the lords of Crackclaw Point. Because they surrendered peacefully, they were sworn directly to the Targaryens of King's Landing. The region has since been known as Targaryen loyalists.
During the Dance of the Dragons, the Crabbs and Brunes joined the blacks and assisted Lord Walys Mooton in retaking Rook's Rest. The inhabitants of the peninsula say that following Lord Mooton's failed attempt to kill Sunfyre, the dragon sheltered amongst their dark and piney woods and caves for some time before traveling to Dragonstone.
A Feast for Crows
|“||We're all good dragon men, up Crackclaw way.||”|
Chapters that take place in Crackclaw Point
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