Goldenheart

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Goldenheart is a type of tree found on Jhala and Omboru in the Summer Isles.[1] Its wood is fabled to make the best bows,[2][3] with the exception of dragonbone.[1] Archers on swan ships wield goldenheart bows.[1]

History

The dragonlords of the Valyrian Freehold often traded for goldenheart from the Summer Isles.[1] The princes of the islands have forbidden export of the wood since the Slavers' Wars.[1]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

During the Hand's tourney, Ser Jaime Lannister uses a lance made from the golden wood of the Summer Isles.[4]

A Storm of Swords

The Summer Islander Jalabhar Xho gifts King Joffrey I Baratheon with a golden wood great bow for his royal wedding.[5]

A Feast for Crows

Alleras uses arrows of golden wood with his goldenheart longbow.[6] Kojja Mo wields a double-curved goldenheart bow on the Cinnamon Wind.[7]

A Dance with Dragons

Led by Black Balaq, the fifty Summer Islanders of the Golden Company use goldenheart bows.[3]

References and Notes

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