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The Boneway. © Fantasy Flight Games
Dorne and the location of the Boneway
Dorne and the location of the Boneway
The Boneway
Dorne and the location of the Boneway

The Boneway is a major pass that runs through the Red Mountains, connecting Dorne and the Stormlands. The name is a colloquial name, with the Stone Way being its official name.[1][2]


Its Dornish side is guarded from the castle Yronwood, the seat of House Yronwood, which holds the title Warden of the Stone Way.[1] The path runs north past the River Wyl and ends at Summerhall in the Dornish Marches.[3] Castle Wyl, the seat of House Wyl of the Boneway,[4] is located along or near the pass.


During the conquest of Dorne, King Daeron I Targaryen used a goat track to evade the watchtowers of the Boneway.[5] Upon the death of Daeron, his brother, Baelor the Blessed, is said to have begun his reign by walking the Boneway barefoot to make peace between the Iron Throne and Dorne.[6]

A Dornish soldier at the Boneway. © Fantasy Flight Games

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Tyrion Lannister requests Doran Martell send his armies to the Boneway to keep the marcher lords in their castles as part of the political betrothal of Myrcella Baratheon and Trystane Martell.[7] Prince Doran Martell promises to move his banners into the high passes once Myrcella arrives safely at Sunspear.[8] Word eventually reaches Stannis Baratheon that the Dornish have fortified the mountain passes, poised to sweep down onto the Marches while he besieges Storm's End.[9]

The Winds of Winter

Two Dornish hosts have massed in the Boneway and the Prince's Pass. The hosts sit encamped, waiting for Prince Doran Martell to loose them on the enemies of House Martell.[10]

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