The Velvet Hills are a series of low hills in Andalos in western Essos. They lie to the east of Pentos. The headwaters of the Little Rhoyne are found among the hills. Along the Valyrian road to Ghoyan Drohe, which sits among the Velvet Hills, there is a deep lake, a circle of standing stones some claim was raised by giants, and a female Valyrian sphinx, the male having been taken away by the Dothraki.
A Dance with Dragons
- Tyrion Lannister to Illyrio Mopatis