Mole's Town

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The North and the location of Mole's Town
The North and the location of Mole's Town
Mole's Town
The North and the location of Mole's Town
Mole's Town - by Paolo Puggioni. ©FFG

Mole's Town is a village close to Castle Black. It lies along the kingsroad in Brandon's Gift, half a league south of the Wall.[1]

Mole's Town is bigger than it seems. Three-quarters of the village lies beneath ground in deep damp warm cellars connected by a warren of tunnels. There is a brothel located in the cellars, with nothing more than a shack no bigger than a privy on the surface. It has a red lantern that is hung over the door. It is said that brothers of the Night's Watch go to Mole's Town to dig for "buried treasure" (i.e. engage the services of prostitutes).[2]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Jon Snow deserts the Night's Watch and rides south past Mole's Town on the kingsroad. However, his friends convince him to return to Castle Black.[2]

A Storm of Swords

Before the attack on Castle Black, Jon Snow warns the people of Mole's Town of the upcoming attack by raiders of the free folk and Thenns, allowing them to escape. The wildlings set the village afire on their way to Castle Black.[citation needed] Later, after the attack from the south is repulsed, the villagers return to Mole's Town.[citation needed] When the Wall comes under assault from the north, Jon sends a request for aid from the village. The messenger, Zei, never returns, so Jon sends Mully, a brother of the Night's Watch who finds the village deserted.[3]

A Dance with Dragons

Free folk take refuge in the tunnels of Mole's Town.[4]