The Worm is a meandering river, wide and slow and crooked. It has tranquil banks, and is dotted with tiny wooded islands. At dusk Astapori pleasure barges sail up and down the Worm, playing soft music and calling at little islands for food, wine and other delights.
A Storm of Swords
On her way to the Plaza of Punishment to collect the Unsullied she has agreed to purchase, Daenerys Targaryen leads her tattered band up along the Worm. She glimpses children playing on one of the wooded islands, darting amongst elegant marble statues. On another island two lovers kiss in the shade of tall green trees, with no more shame than Dothraki at a wedding. Without clothing Daenerys cannot tell if they are slaves or free.