|New Ghis |
New Ghis, by Franz - FFG ©
|Location||Island in the Gulf of Grief|
|Religion||gods of Ghis|
New Ghis is an island city in the Gulf of Grief, which borders on the Summer Sea. Its island lies south of Ghaen. Ghiscar and the ruins of Old Ghis are located to the north, past the Ghiscari Strait. A city dependent on slavery, New Ghis is a much smaller port than Volantis.
New Ghis is the newest and smallest of the Ghiscari cities, but the most dynamic. Its iron legions are inspired by the lockstep legions of the Old Empire of Ghis. They are armed and trained in the fashion of the Unsullied, the eunuch soldiers of Astapor. The Unsullied are slaves, however, while the legionaries are free men who serve terms of three years.
A Clash of Kings
A Storm of Swords
A Dance with Dragons
The Yunkai'i stir up enmity in New Ghis against Daenerys and her rule in Meereen. Two iron legions fight in the battle at the Horns of Hazzat, and three galleys from New Ghis join Qartheen galleys and a Tolosi carrack in blocking the Skahazadhan. Ghiscari legions also fight in the siege of Astapor and the city's ensuing sack.
Four legions are part of the Yunkish host which marches for the second siege of Meereen, while another two legions sail from Astapor and encamp north of the Skahazadhan. Tyrion Lannister thinks the legions of New Ghis look more formidable than the Yunkish slave soldiers, but he thinks the Unsullied in Daenerys's service are more dedicated than the iron legionaries. The bloody flux spreads from Tolosi slingers to a Ghiscari legion.
The Goddess and the Fawn sail from Volantis for New Ghis, the latter ship continuing on to Qarth. The Selaesori Qhoran is to sail for Qarth by way of New Ghis, but the ship is overtaken by slavers en route. The Iron Fleet intercepts the Ghiscari Dawn of New Ghis, as well as two galleys returning to the island city for supplies and reinforcements.
References and Notes
- ↑ The Lands of Ice and Fire.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 23, Daenerys IV.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 6, The Merchant's Man.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 The World of Ice & Fire, Ancient History: The Rise of Valyria.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 56, The Iron Suitor.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 57, Tyrion XI.
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 2, Daenerys I.
- ↑ The Lands of Ice and Fire, Journeys.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 71, Daenerys VI.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 25, The Windblown.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 30, Daenerys V.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 36, Daenerys VI.
- ↑ 13.0 13.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 50, Daenerys VIII.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 27, Tyrion VII.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 40, Tyrion IX.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 63, Victarion I.