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|Book(s)|| The Hedge Knight (Mentioned)|
A Game of Thrones (Mentioned)
A Clash of Kings (Mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (Mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (Mentioned)
Nymeria was a warrior queen and a Princess of the Rhoynar. After the Rhoyne was conquered by Valyria, Nymeria led the Rhoynar to Dorne, where she took Lord Mors Martell as her husband. House Nymeros Martell has ruled Dorne since.
Nymeria ruled in Ny Sar, where she had a palace. When the Valyrian Freehold conquered the Rhoyne with their dragons, Nymeria led the surviving Rhoynar into exile from Essos. For a time Nymeria and her refugees lived on Abulu, one of the Summer Islands now known as the Isle of Women.
The warrior queen then brought ten thousand ships across the narrow sea to the shores of Dorne in southern Westeros. She struck an alliance with House Martell of Sunspear, taking Lord Mors as her husband and burning the Rhoynar fleet. The Martell-Rhoynar alliance conquered the rest of Dorne. Nymeria sent six defeated Dornish kings to join the Night's Watch.
A Game of Thrones
A Feast for Crows
|“||That is Nymeria’s star, burning bright, and that milky band behind her, those are ten thousand ships. She burned as bright as any man, and so shall I.||”|
|“||Nymeria’s blood is in me, along with that of Mors Martell, the Dornish lord she married.||”|
|“||We will build ten thousand ships as Nymeria once did and take sail with all our people to the land beyond the sunset.||”|
References and Notes
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 14, Tyrion.
- ↑ A World of Ice and Fire, Isle of Women entry.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 7, Arya.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 6, The Merchant's Man (Quentyn I).
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 50, Daenerys.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Appendix.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 15, Samwell.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 40, Princess In The Tower.
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 9.2 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 21, The Queenmaker.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 22, Arya.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 19, The Drowned Man.