Fair Isle

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The westerlands and the location of Fair Isle
The westerlands and the location of Fair Isle
Fair Isle
The westerlands and the location of Fair Isle

Fair Isle is an island in the Sunset Sea, separated from the rest of the westerlands by the Straits of Fair Isle. The island is controlled by House Farman, whose seat Faircastle sits on it. The Crag is northeast of Fair Isle, while a peninsula containing Kayce and Feastfires is south of the island.[1]

History

Antiquity

During the Age of Heroes, the Farman kings used their longships to guard Fair Isle and the west coast of Westeros against ironborn reavers from the nearby Iron Islands.[2]

At some point Gylbert Farman successfully led the smallfolk of Fair Isle in rebellion against the ironborn. Erich V Harlaw, High King of the Iron Islands, eventually reconquered Fair Isle, but lost it when he grew old.[3]

During the Andal era, Fair Isle was added to the Kingdom of the Rock when Tommen I Lannister raised a great fleet and married the last Farman king's daughter.[2]

Iron Throne

Princess Rhaena Targaryen sought refuge with Lord Farman from King Maegor I Targaryen.[4]

Dalton Greyjoy, Lord of the Iron Islands, captured Fair Isle during the Dance of the Dragons.[5] After the Red Kraken died at Faircastle, the island's smallfolk slew the remaining ironborn.[6]

During the reign of Aerys I Targaryen, the ironborn raided Fair Isle, making off with half its worth.[7]

Stannis Baratheon defeated Victarion Greyjoy, Lord Captain of the Iron Fleet, in a sea battle off Fair Isle during Greyjoy's Rebellion.[8]

Sailing on Black Wind, Asha Greyjoy and Qarl the Maid visited Fair Isle and Lannisport during their voyage to the Arbor.[9]

Recent Events

A Dance with Dragons

Arron and Emrick, twins from Fair Isle, join the Night's Watch.[10]

Quotes

Duncan: Have you ever been to Fair Isle?

Aegon: No, ser, but they say it's fair.[7]

- Duncan the Tall and Aegon Targaryen


Old women on Fair Isle still frightened their grandchildren with tales of Lord Dagon and his men.[9]
- thoughts of Asha Greyjoy

References and Notes

  1. The Lands of Ice and Fire.
  2. 2.0 2.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Westerlands.
  3. The World of Ice & Fire, The Iron Islands: Driftwood Crowns.
  4. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Maegor I.
  5. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon III.
  6. The World of Ice & Fire, The The Iron Islands: Red Kraken.
  7. 7.0 7.1 The Sworn Sword.
  8. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 1, The Prophet.
  9. 9.0 9.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 26, The Wayward Bride.
  10. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 35, Jon VII.


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