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Dorne and the location of Hellholt
Dorne and the location of Hellholt
Dorne and the location of Hellholt
Streets of Hellholt by Folko Streese. © FFG
Hellholt Docks by Simon Dominic. © Fantasy Flight Games.

Hellholt, also called the Hellholt, is the seat of House Uller in southern Dorne. It is located near the source of the river Brimstone, east of Sandstone and west of Vaith.[1] The Hellholt is a grim, stinking castle.[2]


See also: Images of Hellholt

The Hellholt was founded during the Andal invasion by the Ullers, who were Andal adventurers.[2] The castle is named after an event in which Lord Uller invited his rivals to a feast and then had them burned to death after locking them within his hall.[3]

The Ullers vacated the castle at the start of the First Dornish War. After the Dornish attacked Nightsong and Oldtown, the Targaryens answered by unleashing dragonfire upon Dornish castles, including Hellholt. Rhaenys Targaryen and her dragon, Meraxes, were lost in battle attacking the Hellholt. The body of Rhaenys was never recovered, however, and some allege she was tortured within the Hellholt's dungeon.[4]

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A Feast for Crows

Arianne Martell intends to crown Princess Myrcella Baratheon as queen at Hellholt. Before she can, however, her party is intercepted and captured at the Greenblood.[5]

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