Gulltown

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Gulltown
Major port City
The Vale and the location of Gulltown
The Vale and the location of Gulltown
Gulltown
Location The Vale, Westeros.
Government House Grafton , Feudal society.
Religion Faith of the Seven

Gulltown is the major port city of the Vale of Arryn. It is located at the northern tip of the Bay of Crabs, southeast of the Eyrie and south of nearby Runestone. It is the largest city in the Vale, but is much smaller than Oldtown and King's Landing. It is ruled by House Grafton and also contains a cadet branch of the Vale's rulers, House Arryn of Gulltown.[1] Gull Tower, the seat of House Shett, is also located at Gulltown.[2][3]

Gulltown is an important port and portal to the Vale, its sheltered harbor offering anchorage to ships traveling from King's Landing to Braavos or the North. Its strategic location means it never lacks for trade in many of the exotic goods making their way from across the narrow sea, keeping the Vale supplied even when the passes of the Mountains of the Moon are closed in winter.

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History

Gulltown's harbor was the site of a naval battle between the Targaryen and Arryn fleets during the Wars of Conquest, a draw which delayed the submission of the Vale.

During the Dance of the Dragons, Jacaerys Velaryon gained the Vale for Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen and the blacks. The Maiden of the Vale, Jeyne Arryn, assembled forces at Gulltown and the Gates of the Moon. Jacaerys sent Joffrey Velaryon and Rhaena Targaryen to Gulltown for their safekeeping, although Joffrey was told he was to defend the Vale from King Aegon II Targaryen. After the Fall of King's Landing, Joffrey sailed with a fleet from Gulltown to the capital.[4]

During Robert's Rebellion, Marq Grafton gathered the royalist men of the Vale to prevent Robert Baratheon from sailing to Storm's End. Eventually, the rebels led by Lord Jon Arryn[5] overcame the royalists, and Marq was slain by Robert beneath the city walls in the Battle of Gulltown.[5] Lyn Corbray fought beside Marq at Gulltown and later fought under Jon Arryn at the Battle of the Trident.[6]

For a few years between 283AC and 298AC, Petyr Baelish was in charge of customs at the ports of Gulltown.[7]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

After the trial of Tyrion Lannister at the Eyrie, Catelyn Tully and Rodrik Cassel sail from Gulltown[8] to White Harbor.[9]

A Clash of Kings

Conwy brings men from a dungeon near Gulltown to Castle Black as recruits for the Night's Watch.[10]

Davos Seaworth is sent by Stannis Baratheon with a chest of letters to spread word of Joffrey Baratheon's illegitimacy. His route is to sail to Gulltown and other harbors along the narrow sea.[11]

After speaking with Tyrion Lannister, Petyr Baelish sails from King's Landing to Gulltown on his mission to sway Lysa Tully to Joffrey's cause.[12]

A Feast for Crows

Lord Lyonel Corbray marries the daughter of a rich Gulltown merchant.[1]

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