Maidenpool

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The Crownlands and the location of Maidenpool
The Crownlands and the location of Maidenpool
Maidenpool
The Crownlands and the location of Maidenpool

Maidenpool is a town in the Riverlands situated along the southern shore of the Bay of Crabs.[1] It is the seat of House Mooton. The castle at Maidenpool sits on a hill, and the town is walled.[2] East of Maidenpool are hills.[3]

There are two roads leading to King's Landing from Maidenpool, one a faster road which goes through Duskendale and the other which travels along the coast.[2]

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Layout

Maidenpool has a busy harbor and pink stone walls.[4] Fisherfolk northwest of Maidenpool fish the waters in leather coracles, while others collect clams. The town has a tavern called the Stinking Goose and numerous inns, including one near the Fool's Gate.[5] It also has a tower called Jonquil's Tower.[6]

History

The town takes its name from the pool where the legendary Florian first spied Jonquil bathing with her sisters. Maidenpool failed to conquer Crackclaw Point.[3]

During the Andal Invasion, Maidenpool fell to the invaders, while its boy king, Florian the Brave, Fifth of That Name, died.[7]

Aegon I Targaryen and his half-brother Orys Baratheon defeated the Darklyns of Duskendale and the Mootons of Maidenpool during Aegon's War of Conquest.[8]

During the Dance of the Dragons, one hundred knights from Maidenpool under the command of Lord Walys Mooton participated in the blacks' retaking of Rook's Rest from the greens. Walys was killed by Sunfyre afterward. Maidenpool was used as a base by the dragonriders Prince Daemon Targaryen and Nettles. Lord Manfryd Mooton, Walys's brother, did not want to obey Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen's order to kill Nettles. Maester Norren, who was keeper of the Chronicles of Maidenpool, informed the dragonriders of the command. After Daemon and Nettles left Maidenpool, Manfryd changed his allegiance from Rhaenyra to King Aegon II Targaryen.[6]

The town hosted the tourney for King Viserys I's accession ca. 104AC and the tourney at Maidenpool in 207AC.

Recent Events

A Storm of Swords

Maidenpool is sacked during the War of the Five Kings. When Ser Jaime Lannister, Ser Cleos Frey and Brienne of Tarth pass through on their way south, the town walls are deserted, the gates are smashed, and half the homes and shops are burned or plundered. After the Battle of Duskendale, Lord Randyll Tarly marches on Maidenpool, takes the town and locks Lord William Mooton in a tower cell.[9]

A Feast for Crows

Brienne of Tarth visits Maidenpool during her search for Sansa Stark. She learns that Lord Tarly began rebuilding Maidenpool while hunting down the outlaws that haunted the areas around the town.[4] Later, Brienne and her companions return to Maidenpool; she and Podrick Payne seek shelter for a night in the Lady of Myr, a galley in Maidenpool's harbor. Septon Meribald's circuit around the Riverlands from Maidenpool back to Maidenpool usually takes half a year.[5]

A Dance with Dragons

Harrion Karstark is kept prisoner at Maidenpool.[10]

Chapters that take place at Maidenpool

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