Lord of Blackwater Bay

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Lord of Blackwater Bay is a title granted to sellsail and pirate Salladhor Saan, who styled himself the Prince of the Narrow Sea, by Lord Alester Florent, Hand of the King to Stannis Baratheon, following the defeat at the Battle of the Blackwater. Citing his new title, Saan then sets his fleet to intercepting any trade ships crossing Blackwater Bay and "taxing" them on their goods, as the defeat at the Blackwater robbed him of his chance to plunder King's Landing and exact payment for his services.[1]


Who has suffered more from pirates than Salladhor Saan? I ask only what is due me. Much gold is owed, oh yes, but I am not without reason, so in place of coin I have taken a handsome parchment, very crisp. It bears the name and seal of Lord Alester Florent, the Hand of the King. I am made Lord of Blackwater Bay, and no vessel may be crossing my lordly waters without my lordly leave, no. And when these outlaws are trying to steal past me in the night to avoid my lawful duties and customs, why, they are no better than smugglers, so I am well within my rights to seize them.[1]

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