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The Riverlands and the location of the Teats
The Riverlands and the location of the Teats
The Riverlands and the location of the Teats[1]

The Teats are a pair of grassy hills in the disputed border area between Stone Hedge and Raventree Hall in the Riverlands. The hills resemble women's breasts, so they became known as the Teats or the Mother's Teats. The surrounding lands frequently change hands in the ongoing conflict between House Bracken and House Blackwood. Situated between the hills is the village of Pennytree.[2]


The Battle of Six Kings, in which the Storm King Arlan III Durrandon defeated five kings from House Teague, was fought between the hills.[3]

In 172 AC, King Aegon IV Targaryen dubbed the hills Barba's Teats in honor of his mistress, Barba Bracken, who was very buxom. Later that year he took up a new mistress, Melissa "Missy" Blackwood, who was slender. After it was heard that Barba had insulted the size of Melissa's breasts, Aegon renamed the hills Missy's Teats,[2] and granted them to House Blackwood.[4] The Blackwoods still call the hills Missy's Teats, while the Brackens call them Barba's Teats.[2]

Recent Events

A Dance with Dragons

Lord Jonos Bracken unsuccessfully asks Ser Jaime Lannister for the Teats as a reward for subduing Lord Tytos Blackwood in the siege of Raventree. Hoster Blackwood discusses the region's history with Jaime after leaving Raventree Hall.[2]


Hoster Blackwood: Aegon the Unworthy took Barba Bracken as his mistress. She was a very buxom wench, they say, and one day when the king was visiting at the Stone Hedge he went out hunting and saw the Teats and...

Jaime Lannister: ...named them for his mistress. Only later he put the Bracken girl aside and took up with a Blackwood, was that the way of it?
Hoster Blackwood: Lady Melissa. Missy, they called her. There's a statue of her in our godswood. She was much more beautiful than Barba Bracken, but slender, and Barba was heard to say that Missy was flat as a boy. When King Aegon heard, he...
Jaime Lannister: ...gave her Barba's teats.[2]

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