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The riverlands and the location of Fairmarket
The riverlands and the location of Fairmarket
The riverlands and the location of Fairmarket

Fairmarket is a town in the riverlands on the Blue Fork of the Trident. It is located mostly on the southern shore of the Blue Fork,[1] but it has a wooden bridge that spans the river.[2] Fairmarket is modestly sized and is five days travel from the Whispering Wood.[3]


The river kings of old refused charters which would have allowed towns like Lord Harroway's Town, Saltpans, and Fairmarket to expand and potentially become cities.[4]

Pate of Fairmarket was a peasant who unsuccessfully claimed to be a river king after the region was conquered by the Storm Kings of House Durrandon.[4]

The Storm King Arrec Durrandon was defeated in a battle at Fairmarket by King Harwyn Hoare, allowing Harwyn to conquer the riverlands from the stormlands.[4] Harwyn's son, King Halleck Hoare, made his seat a modest tower house at Fairmarket. Halleck's son, King Harren Hoare, desired a grander seat and constructed Harrenhal.[5]

Prince Aegon Targaryen met one of his mistresses, Megette, after his horse threw a shoe while riding near Fairmarket in 155 AC.[6]

Recent Events

A Storm of Swords

King Robb Stark sends scouts to Fairmarket to see if he can cross the Blue Fork there, but the wooden bridge is washed away from heavy rainfall and flooding.[2]

A Feast for Crows

Lord Lucias Vypren tracks a band of outlaws who may have been involved in the hanging of Merrett Frey to Fairmarket but lost them there.[7] Ser Ryman Frey and his party are attacked and killed two leagues south of Fairmarket.[8]

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