- For the castle, see Driftmark (castle).
The ancestral castle of the Velaryons on the island was also named Driftmark. It was damp and cramped, however, which led Lord Corlys Velaryon to construct a new castle to house the Driftwood Throne, High Tide.
When King Viserys I Targaryen brought his court to Driftmark for the funeral of of Ser Laenor Velaryon in 120 AC, the number of dragons gathered on the island led Septon Eustace to call it the New Valyria.
During the Dance of the Dragons, Lord Corlys, the Sea Snake, launched black ships from Hull and Spicetown to block access to Blackwater Bay. High Tide and Spicetown were burnt in the Battle in the Gullet, the latter so severely it was not rebuilt. It is unknown if the Velaryons remained at High Tide or returned to the castle of Driftmark.
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