Sea of Dorne

From A Wiki of Ice and Fire
Jump to: navigation, search
Dorne and the location of the Sea of Dorne
Dorne and the location of the Sea of Dorne
Sea of Dorne
Dorne and the location of the Sea of Dorne
The stormlands and the location of the Sea of Dorne
The stormlands and the location of the Sea of Dorne
Sea of Dorne
The stormlands and the location of the Sea of Dorne

The Sea of Dorne[1] or sea of Dorne[2] is a large sea along the southeastern coast of Westeros. It is bordered to the north by Cape Wrath in the stormlands, to the west and south by Dorne, and to the east by the narrow sea.[3] The rivers Wyl and Slayne flow into the sea,[4] which has deep blue waters.[5] Another river whose name is unknown enters the Sea of Dorne near Yronwood.[4]


Ghost Hill and the Tor are prominent Dornish castles on the southern shore of the sea, while Wyl and Yronwood are situated on the western shore along the Red Mountains. Located on the northern coast in the stormlands is the castle of Stonehelm.[4] Cape Wrath also has towns like the Weeping Town and fishing villages.[6][7]

Within the sea sits an old castle on a rock, Ghaston Grey, which is used as a prison for criminals by House Martell.[1]


Ancient History

Some maesters, such as Cassander, believe the Sea of Dorne was once a smaller inland sea separated from the narrow sea by salt marshes, and that the narrow sea eventually flooded into this once-freshwater sea through the Song of the Sea.[8]

The Storm Kings of old sometimes kept war fleets at the towns and village situated on the northern shore of the sea.[7]

Dornish Wars

During the First Dornish War, a pirate king from the Stepstones transported Dornish raiders across the sea to attack Cape Wrath and the rainwood.[9]

King Jaehaerys I Targaryen and his sons, Princes Aemon and Baelon, used their dragons to destroy the fleet of Morion Martell, Prince of Dorne, as it crossed the Sea of Dorne in the Fourth Dornish War.[10]

Recent Events

The Winds of Winter

This information has thus far been released in a sample chapter for The Winds of Winter, and might therefore not be in finalized form. Keep in mind that the content as described below is still subject to change.

Princess Arianne Martell sails across the Sea of Dorne from Ghost Hill[5] to the Weeping Town aboard the Peregrine.[11] It is reported that strange sails have been seen entering the sea and landing on Cape Wrath.[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 40, Princess In The Tower.
  2. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 66, Bran VII.
  3. A Game of Thrones, Map of the South
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 The Lands of Ice and Fire, Westeros.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 The Winds of Winter, Arianne I
  6. The World of Ice & Fire, The Stormlands.
  7. 7.0 7.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Stormlands: The Men of the Stormlands.
  8. The World of Ice & Fire, Dorne: The Breaking.
  9. Fire & Blood, Reign of the Dragons - The Wars of King Aegon I.
  10. Fire & Blood, The Long Reign - Jaehaerys and Alysanne - Policy, Progeny, and Pain.
  11. The Winds of Winter, Arianne II