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According to legend, the Stepstones are a remnant of a land-bridge, known as the Arm of Dorne, linking Westeros and Essos together. More than ten thousand years ago the First Men used that land-bridge to cross into what is today known as Dorne to begin their invasion of Westeros. The greenseers of the children of the forest used magic to shatter the land-bridge into an archipelago named the Stepstones, located between the Broken Arm and the Disputed Lands.
Myr and Lys of the Free Cities have constantly engaged in wars over possession of the Stepstones. Several times in its history, the Seven Kingdoms has also fought for control of them, including one conflict involving Daemon Targaryen and his dragon. During the War of the Ninepenny Kings a battle was fought here ending the Blackfyre Pretenders' threat.
A Storm of Swords
Fighting has broken out in the Stepstones.
The Winds of Winter
According to Valena Toland, a new pirate king has set up on Torturer's Deep, styling himself the Lord of the Waters, with three-decked warships. It is likely this is Aurane Waters. This name would be a play on both his bastard surname, and the traditional Velaryon title, "Lord of the Tides."
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