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The White Knife has its headwaters in two streams which join just south of Long Lake and the Lonely Hills. It then flows south, with Winterfell to the west and the Dreadfort and Hornwood to the east. Just south of Winterfell, a tributary of the White Knife begins in the southeastern stretch of the Wolfswood and flows southeast to meet the White Knife west of the Sheepshead Hills; Castle Cerwyn is located along this tributary. The White Knife continues south to meet the Bite at White Harbor.
River runners are long and lean boats used to traverse the swift currents and rocky shoots of the White Knife. Hides and timber from the North are brought down the river for trade in White Harbor. Lord Wyman Manderly counts Warden of the White Knife amongst his titles.
King Jon Stark had the Wolf's Den built to defend the mouth of the White Knife. King Brandon Stark reclaimed the Wolf's Den from slavers from the Stepstones when the White Knife froze during a particularly harsh winter.
A Game of Thrones
Catelyn Tully and Ser Rodrik Cassel travel down the White Knife to then sail from White Harbor to King's Landing. Lord Halys Hornwood gives gifts to Robb Stark in hopes that Robb will allow House Hornwood to dam part of the White Knife.
A Clash of Kings
A Storm of Swords
Bran and his companions consider stealing a boat and sailing down the White Knife to seek refuge in White Harbor, but Bran decides they should find the three-eyed crow beyond the Wall instead. Lord Roose Bolton includes spearmen from the White Knife in his defense of the Trident.
A Dance with Dragons
Davos Seaworth learns that smallfolk from along the White Knife and Hornwood have been seeking protection at White Harbor with House Manderly. Lord Wyman Manderly reveals to Davos that he has warships hidden up the White Knife.
References and Notes
- ↑ "White Knife" entry in A World of Ice and Fire
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Map of the North
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Game of Thrones Viewer's Guide
- ↑ The Lands of Ice and Fire
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 15, Davos.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 19, Davos.
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 29, Davos.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 14, Catelyn.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 53, Bran.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 35, Bran.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 9, Bran.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 49, Catelyn.