Isle of Faces

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The riverlands and the location of the Isle of Faces
The riverlands and the location of the Isle of Faces
Isle of Faces
The riverlands and the location of the Isle of Faces
Isle of Faces, art by Kaija Rudkiewicz. © Fantasy Flight Games

The Isle of Faces is a sacred island in the middle of the lake called the Gods Eye, located in the southeastern riverlands. It is one of the few known locations of weirwoods in the south of Westeros, with most others having been cut down and burned.[1]

History

See also: Images of the Isle of Faces

During their ancient war with the First Men, the children of the forest may have used the hammer of the waters from this island to break the Arm of Dorne.[2] At the end of the Dawn Age, following many centuries of fighting between them, the isle is where the First Men and the children signed the Pact ending their wars against each other. In celebration, every weirwood on the island was given a face, so that the gods would witness the pact.[3]

With the signing of the Pact, the order of the green men was formed to tend the last remaining weirwoods in the south.[4] The Andals failed to conquer the green men, so some maesters have conjectured that children of the forest survived the Andal invasion on the isle.[5]

During the Dance of the Dragons, Addam Velaryon was said to have landed on the Isle of Faces and taken counsel with the Green Men.[6]

Recent Events

A Storm of Swords

Meera Reed tells Bran Stark a story about a crannogman who went to the Isle of Faces in the year of the false spring. He remained there for a while before travelling to a tourney at Harrenhal in which the Knight of the Laughing Tree participated.[7]

References and Notes

  1. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 2, Catelyn I.
  2. The World of Ice and Fire, Dorne: The Breaking.
  3. The World of Ice and Fire, Ancient History: The Coming of the First Men.
  4. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 66, Bran VII.
  5. The World of Ice and Fire, Ancient History: The Arrival of the Andals.
  6. The Princess and the Queen.
  7. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 24, Bran II.

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