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The Stepstones are a chain of islands between the southern narrow sea and the northwestern Summer Sea. The islands are located east of Dorne in Westeros and west of the Disputed Lands in Essos. Just to the north is Tyrosh. The Stepstones are home to pirate dens.
According to legend, the Stepstones are a remnant of a land-bridge, known as the Arm of Dorne, which once linked Westeros and Essos. More than ten thousand years ago the First Men used that land-bridge to cross into what is now known as Dorne to begin their invasion of Westeros. The greenseers of the children of the forest are said to have 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 Prince Daemon Targaryen and his dragon, Caraxes. 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.
A Dance with Dragons
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."
References and Notes
- ↑ The Lands of Ice and Fire
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 5, Tyrion.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Map of the Free Cities
- ↑ So Spake Martin: Invasions of the East and Rebellions
- ↑ The Princess and the Queen
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 19, Tyrion.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 54, Cersei.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Epilogue.
- ↑ The Winds of Winter, Arianne sample chapter, made available on GRRM's website as of January 8th, 2013
- ↑ http://archive.is/2PS7R
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