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City state, one of the Free Cities
|Location||Essos, Free Cities|
|Founded||Approx 1,000 years ago|
The inhabitants of the city are renowned for being great craftsmen. Its main exports are its finished goods, such as its carpets and lace. The best glass comes from Myr; a clear pane is worth its weight in spice. The best far-eyes are also made in Myr, and are as a result known as Myrish eyes. Myr produces gowns made of Myrish lace. The city also has artisans skilled in creating crossbows and carving.
After the Doom a Volantene army took Myr and a Volantene fleet took Lys, and for two generations all three cities were ruled from within the Black Walls. That ended when the tigers tried to swallow Tyrosh. Pentos came into the war on the Tyroshi side, along with the Westerosi Storm King. Aegon Targaryen flew forth from Dragonstone on Balerion the Black Dread, and Myr and Lys rose up in rebellion. The war left the Disputed Lands a waste and freed Lys and Myr from the yoke of Volantis.
Roughly a century later, along with Lys and Tyrosh, Myr formed the Kingdom of the Three Daughters. Craghas Drahar was a Myrish prince-admiral who led the conquest of much of the Stepstones, earning the name Craghas Crabfeeder. After pacifying the pirates there, Craghas and his compatriots demanded tolls for safe passage, eventually leading to his death in battle against Prince Daemon Targaryen. The Three Daughters broke apart around 130AC.
A Clash of Kings
A Storm of Swords
A Feast for Crows
A Dance with Dragons
Tyrion Lannister discovers that Illyrio's manse has wine from Myr in the cellar. There is a Myrish carpet on the floor of Tyrion’s whore’s bedchamber in Selhorys. Drunk, Tyrion retches onto it. The carpet is wonderful, thick and as comforting as lies. The Selaesori Qhoran carries 50 Myrish carpets amongst its cargo.
Davos Seaworth notices a threadbare Myrish carpet on the floor of Lord Godric Borrell’s hall in Breakwater. He also notices that there is a Myrish carpet on the floor of Lord Wyman Manderly’s secret room in the New Castle where he meets with Wyman and Robett Glover.
At the Wall, Jon Snow muses that glass might be of use there. Castle Black needs its own glass gardens, like the ones at Winterfell. He thinks that they could grow vegetables even in the deep of winter. He recalls that the best glass comes from Myr, but a good clear pane is worth its weight in spice, and green and yellow glass would not work as well. He realises what they need is gold. If they had enough coin, the watch could buy ‘prentice glass-blowers and glaziers in Myr, bring them north and offer them their freedom for teaching them their art to some of the Night’s Watch recruits.
Victarion Greyjoy captures a Myrish cog named Dove on her way to Yunkai by way of New Ghis with a cargo of carpets, sweet green wines, and Myrish lace. Her captain owned a Myrish eyes that makes far-off things look close. Victarian claims it for himself.
References and Notes
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 54, Daenerys.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Map of the Free Cities
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 2, Daenerys.
- ↑ A Song of Ice and Fire Campaign Guide
- ↑ A Game of Thrones RPG and Resource Book, Guardians of Order
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 14, Tyrion.
- ↑ The Rogue Prince.
- ↑ The Princess and the Queen.
- ↑ The Sworn Sword.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 44, Tyrion.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 19, Tyrion.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 13, The Soiled Knight.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 1, Tyrion.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 27, Tyrion.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 9, Davos.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 29, Davos.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 35, Jon.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 63, Victarion I.