Red Mountains

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Dorne and the location of the Red Mountains
Dorne and the location of the Red Mountains
Red Mountains
Dorne and the location of the Red Mountains
The stormlands and the location of the Red Mountains
The stormlands and the location of the Red Mountains
Red Mountains
The stormlands and the location of the Red Mountains[1]
The Reach and the location of the Red Mountains
The Reach and the location of the Red Mountains
Red Mountains
The Reach and the location of the Red Mountains

The Red Mountains[2] or red mountains[3] is a mountain range extending over much of southern Westeros. The mountain range divides Dorne in the south from the stormlands and the Reach to the north.

Geography

Castles in the Dornish Red Mountains include Blackmont, High Hermitage, Kingsgrave, Skyreach, Starfall, Wyl, and Yronwood. The Dornish mountains also contain the ruins of the Tower of Joy and Vulture's Roost.[1] There are two principal passes through the mountains, the Prince's Pass, guarded by House Fowler, and the Boneway, guarded by House Yronwood. The river Wyl flows from the eastern mountains to the Sea of Dorne, while the Torentine flows from the western mountains to the Summer Sea. The Dornish who live in the Red Mountains are known as stony Dornishmen.

North and northeast of Dorne, the Red Mountains extend along the southern stormlands to Cape Wrath, Griffin's Roost on Shipbreaker Bay, and almost to Storm's End.[1] This includes the southern Dornish Marches and the castles of the marcher lords, such as Blackhaven and Stonehelm.[1] The vicinity of Stonehelm is known as the Red Watch.[4]

Northwest of Dorne, the mountain range extends into the southern Reach. Horn Hill is located in the foothills[5] of the northwestern Red Mountains.[1]

History

Garth XI Gardener, King of the Reach, avenged Garth X by attacking Dorne; Lord Hightower claimed that Garth XI painted the mountains from green to red with Dornish blood.[6]

King Albin Manwoody was a madman who claimed dominion over the Red Mountains, but he was defeated and sent to the Wall during Nymeria's War.[7]

Dornishmen raided the Dornish Marches from the mountains during the War of Conquest.[8]

During the conquest of Dorne, Lord Lyonel Tyrell led a host through the Prince's Pass and King Daeron I Targaryen traveled the Boneway.[9]

Vulture Kings have occasionally rebelled within the mountains.

Recent Events

A keep in the Red Mountains. - by Ignacio Lazcano. © Fantasy Flight Games.

A Clash of Kings

Tyrion Lannister requests Prince Doran Martell send his armies to the Boneway and the Prince's Pass to keep the marcher lords in their castles as part of the political betrothal of Myrcella Baratheon and Trystane Martell.[10] Doran promises to move his banners into the high passes once Myrcella arrives safely at Sunspear.[11]

The Winds of Winter

Two Dornish hosts have massed in the two passes through the Red Mountains. The hosts sit encamped, waiting for Doran to loose them on the enemies of House Martell.[12]

References

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