- For the ironman, see Fingers (ironman).
The Fingers are narrow peninsulas of the northeastern Vale of Arryn which extend out into the narrow sea and the Shivering Sea. Pebble is north of the Fingers and the Paps is northeast, while Coldwater Burn and Snakewood are west of the peninsulas.
The Fingers are windswept, treeless, bare and stony. It often rains in the region, which is located north of the Vale proper. The seat of House Baelish, an unnamed old flint tower, sits on the smallest of the Fingers.
Dywen Shell and Jon Brightstone were petty kings of the First Men who each claimed to be King of the Fingers. They invited Andals to cross the narrow sea to aid them against their rivals, but both were slain when the Andals turned against them. Taking Jon's daughter as his wife and Dywen's wife as his bedwarmer, the Andal Corwyn Corbray proclaimed himself to be Lord of the Five Fingers. Qyle Corbray, who styled himself King of the Fingers, was slain by King Robar II Royce in the Battle of the Seven Stars.
King Theon Stark, the Hungry Wolf, once landed an army on the Fingers, but the Kings of Winter were not able to hold onto the conquest. During the War Across the Water, the Starks landed on the Fingers three times.
A Game of Thrones
A Clash of Kings
A Storm of Swords
A Dance with Dragons
The Fingers are a lovely place, if you happen to be a stone.
References and Notes
- A Dance with Dragons, Map of the South
- The Lands of Ice and Fire.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 68, Sansa VI.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 18, Catelyn IV.
- A Song of Ice and Fire Campaign Guide
- The World of Ice & Fire, The Vale.
- The World of Ice & Fire, The Kings of Winter.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 40, Catelyn VII.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 8, Tyrion III.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 13, Tyrion II.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 29, Sansa II.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 10, Davos I.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 19, Tyrion III.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 33, Tyrion VIII.