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The crownlands and the location of the kingswood
The crownlands and the location of the kingswood
The crownlands and the location of the kingswood
The stormlands and the location of the kingswood
The stormlands and the location of the kingswood
The stormlands and the location of the kingswood
Stag in the kingswood - by Juan Carlos Barquet © FFG
Kingswood Fiefdom by Franz Miklis © Fantasy Flight Games

The kingswood is a large forest that lies across the Blackwater Rush from King's Landing. It is in the southern crownlands and the northern stormlands and is traversed by the kingsroad.[1] Originating from a narrow lake in the forest, the Wendwater is the largest river in the kingswood.[2] Felwood is located in the southern outskirts of the forest.[1]

The kingswood contains a private hunting area for the King on the Iron Throne. However, some smallfolk live in the forest. Although it is rainy, the region is fertile enough.[3]


In the Dawn Age the kingswood was part of a vast primeval forest which also included the current rainwood.[4]

The forest as far as the Blackwater Rush was once within the domain of the Storm Kings of House Durrandon. In the aftermath of the War of Conquest, however, the lands of House Baratheon of Storm's End were bounded in the north by the south bank of the Wendwater and the southern kingswood.[5] The northern portion of the kingswood became part of the crownlands of House Targaryen of King's Landing.

King Aegon IV Targaryen sent siege engines in the shape of dragons to attack Dorne, but almost a quarter of the kingswood burned when the seven mechanical dragons caught fire.[6]

The forest was the hideout of an infamous band of outlaws, the Kingswood Brotherhood.[7]

King Robert I Baratheon was hunting in the kingswood when Queen Cersei Lannister gave birth to Prince Joffrey Baratheon.[8]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

King Robert I Baratheon is hunting in the kingswood when he is mortally wounded by a boar.

A Clash of Kings

Tyrion Lannister sends expert woodsmen and the Vale mountain clansmen who had accompanied him to King's Landing to the kingswood in preparation for Stannis Baratheon's imminent arrival. There they prey on Stannis's baggage train and harry his flanks.[9] Leading Stannis's vanguard, Ser Guyard Morrigen burns part of the kingswood to smoke out the clansmen;[2] Sansa Stark can see the fire and smoke from the Red Keep.[10]

A Storm of Swords

After the Battle of the Blackwater, the Stone Crows remain in the kingswood.[11] Sansa Stark and Margaery Tyrell cross the Blackwater Rush and find its northern edge to be a wilderness of ash and charcoal and dead trees.[12]