Iron Gate

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The Iron Gate is one of the seven huge gates that surround the huge walls of King's Landing. It is on the northeast wall and connects to the Rosby road heading northeast to Rosby along Blackwater Bay.



In the reign of Maegor I Targaryen, Maegor had his own wife and queen, Alys Harroway, tortured to death and executed. Following her death, Alys's body was cut into seven parts and mounted on spikes above each of the seven gates of the city, one of which was above the Iron Gate. [1][2]

During the Dance of the Dragons, a massive riot broke out in the city. Ser Medrick Manderly sallied out and restored some order to the area northeast of Aegon's Hill, to the Iron Gate. [3]

In the Regency of Aegon III, the Hand of the King, Tyland Lannister ordered the city gates to be strengthened so they could better resist attacks from within the city walls. [4]

Janos Slynt, the commander of the Iron Gate, was promoted to commander of the City Watch of King's Landing at some point after Robert's Rebellion.[5]

Recent Events

A Feast for Crows

Jaime Lannister is sent by his sister Cersei to inspect the city gates. According to him the Iron Gate's hinges are rusted.[6]


  1. The Sons of the Dragon.
  2. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Maegor I.
  3. The Princess and the Queen.
  4. Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - The Hooded Hand.
  5. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 7, Jon II.
  6. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 24, Cersei V.