Inn of the Kneeling Man

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The riverlands and the location of the Inn of the Kneeling Man
The riverlands and the location of the Inn of the Kneeling Man
Inn of the Kneeling Man
The riverlands and the location of the Inn of the Kneeling Man

The Inn of the Kneeling Man is an inn in the riverlands located near the spot where Torrhen Stark, King in the North, is said to have bent the knee to Aegon the Conqueror.

The main building sits along the shore where the Red Fork of the Trident bends. It has long, low wings that stretch out. The lower story is made of grey stone, the upper one of whitewashed wood. Its roof is slate and has a stables and an arbor. It reportedly brews a good ale.[1] Above its door is a painted sign of a king on his knees.[2]

History

King Torrhen Stark came south with his forces after the Field of Fire but upon seeing Aegon's dragon, Balerion, and the massive host at his back, he knelt and surrendered his crown. The inn is said to be built where Torrhen submitted.[1]

Recent Events

A Storm of Swords

Brienne of Tarth, Ser Cleos Frey and Ser Jaime Lannister stop at the inn on their way south. They meet a man, Husband, who has taken over duties as innkeeper, as well as a crossbow-wielding boy he had adopted. The innkeeper's wife, Sharna, is not there at that time. After taking a meal, Brienne overpays the man for three horses but refuses to stay the night. She also disregards his advice on choice of roads, suspecting him to be in league with bandits and leading them to ambush.[1]

After Arya Stark is captured by the brotherhood without banners, she is brought to the inn. Her true identity is revealed when Harwin returns.[2] Hot Pie remains at the inn to help Sharna bake.[3]

Chapters that take place at the Inn

References and Notes

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