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]


During the Age of Heroes the Farman kings used their longships to guard Fair Isle and the west coast of Westeros against reavers from the nearby Iron Islands. 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] At some point Gylbert Farman successfully led the smallfolk of Fair Isle in rebellion against the ironborn driftwood kings. King Erich V Harlaw eventually reconquered the island, but lost it when he grew old.[3]

Lord Dalton Greyjoy, the Red Kraken, captured Fair Isle during the Dance of the Dragons.[4][5]

During the reign of Aerys I Targaryen, the ironborn raided Fair Isle, making off with half its worth.[6]

Stannis Baratheon defeated Victarion Greyjoy in a sea battle off Fair Isle during Greyjoy's Rebellion.[7]

Recent Events

A Dance with Dragons

Arron and Emrick, twins from Fair Isle, join the Night's Watch.[8]

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