Starfall

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Starfall
Castle
Starfall by Hector Ortiz.png
Starfall castle by Hector Ortiz. © Fantasy Flight Games
Location Westeros, Dorne.
Government House Dayne
Religion Faith of the Seven
Dorne and the location of Starfall
Dorne and the location of Starfall
Starfall
Dorne and the location of Starfall
Knights of Starfall by Tomasz Jedruszek. © Fantasy Flight Games.

Starfall is a castle in Dorne and is the ancestral seat of House Dayne.[1] It is located in the western Red Mountains on an island[2] in the Torentine where it pours into the Summer Sea.[3][4] Starfall, which includes a tower called the Palestone Sword,[5] guards the western arm of Dorne.[6] Northeast of Starfall is High Hermitage, the seat of a Dayne cadet branch.

History

According to legend, Starfall was built where the first Dayne found a magic stone after he followed the path of a shooting star. The Daynes grew in power to become the Kings of the Torrentine and one of the strongest houses of Dorne.[7]

The Daynes submitted to House Nymeros Martell during Nymeria's War.[8]

Starfall was attacked by Targaryen dragons during the First Dornish War.[9]

Prince Oberyn Martell and Princess Elia Martell visited Starfall on their way to Casterly Rock where their mother was to broker their marriage to the Lannister twins, Cersei and Jaime.[10]

In the aftermath of Robert's Rebellion, Ser Arthur Dayne, the Sword of the Morning, perished at the Tower of Joy. When Lord Eddard Stark returned Arthur's sword, the ancestral blade Dawn, to Starfall, Arthur's sister Ashara threw herself from the castle's Palestone Sword tower.[1]

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