Manse near the Iron Gate

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The manse near the Iron Gate,[1] known semi-canonically as Shae's Manse,[2][3] is a residence in King's Landing.


The manse is located northwest of the Iron Gate in northeastern King's Landing, near Blackwater Bay and the Rosby road.[4][2] The stone-and-timber manse sits on a sprawling estate with its own garden, stable, and well.[5] The stone walls surrounding the property are spiked, with an ornate bronze eye that allows guards to look out through the gates.[6][7] The garden has fruit trees and a stone bathing pond.[7]

The longhall of the manse has diamond-shaped window panes.[7] A bedchamber upstairs contains a featherbed.[6]

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Shae's manse in King's Landing, by Franz Miklis © Fantasy Flight Games

Tyrion Lannister settles his mistress, Shae, in the manse after he arrives in King's Landing to serve as Hand of the King. Tyrion provides her with servants and a white bird from the Summer Isles.[5] Varys supplies a eunuch strangler, a pair of Ibbenese, a Braavosi daggerman with a hare lip and a lazy eye., and other ugly sellswords to protect Shae on Tyrion's behalf.[6][7]

Tyrion visits Shae by first traveling to Chataya's brothel, where he ostensibly enjoys the services of Alayaya. However, Tyrion actually travels from the brothel through a secret passage beneath the Hill of Rhaenys to a nearby stable, where he then rides a horse to Shae's manse.[4]

When the riots in King's Landing break out, Tyrion sends Shagga from the Tower of the Hand to the manse to watch over Shae.[1]

Symon Silver Tongue sings to Shae at the manse.[7] Varys arranges for Shae to leave the manse and instead serve in the Red Keep as a maidservant of Lollys Stokeworth. Tyrion promises to move her back into a manse after Stannis Baratheon is defeated.[7]


It is peaceful here, he thought, but for how long?[7]

—thoughts of Tyrion Lannister