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Mantarys is located in Slaver's Bay
Slaver's Bay and the location of Mantarys

Mantarys is a city that lies to the north of the Lands of the Long Summer on the northern tip of the Sea of Sighs, where a river flows south from the Painted Mountains. It is connected by Valyrian roads to the ruined cities of Bhorash and Oros.[1] The demon road passes through Mantarys. It has a sinister repute and is allegedly a city of monsters.[2]


Mantarys was founded by the Valyrian Freehold. Although rich and glorious, it did not have self-rule and was instead governed by men and women sent from Valyria to rule in the name of the Freehold - thus it is not counted among the Free Cities.[3] Mantarys remained inhabited after the Doom of Valyria, but its people are said to be twisted and monstrous.[4]

Recent Events

A Dance with Dragons

Daenerys Targaryen, Queen of Meereen, sends a mission to Mantarys hoping to find new friends to the west to balance the enmity of Yunkai to the south.[5] Mantarys's answer comes by way of caravan in a cedar chest - inside she finds the pickled heads of three of her envoys. Instead, the city agrees to an alliance with Yunkai.[6]

Tyrion Lannister sees a two-headed slave girl out of Mantarys in Yezzan zo Qaggaz's grotesquerie.[7]

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