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The Ifequevron, or woods walkers, are a vanished race said to have inhabited the dense forests of northern Essos. "Ifequevron" is their name in the Dothraki language, and means "those who walk in the woods" according to the account of the merchant-adventurer Bryan of Oldtown.[1]

The woods walkers were a small, shy, and gentle folk said to have been extinguished by the Ibbenese, who conquered a large swath of the territory directly south to the island of Ib. Others believe they went into hiding or fled to other lands. The Dothraki still refer to the great forest along the northern coast of central Essos as the Kingdom of the Ifequevron. The Dothraki are reported to have shunned the forest out of reverence for the wood walkers or fear of their powers.[1]

The Ifequevron left behind one settlement in the forest, now called by the Dothraki Vaes Leisi, or "City of Ghosts".[2] Corlys Velaryon, the first Westerosi to visit these woods, wrote of carved trees, haunted grottoes, and strange silences at the Kingdom of the Ifequevron.[1]

The Ibbenese met by Bryan of Oldtown never boasted of having seen woods walkers, but claimed that they blessed a household overnight that had left offerings of leaf, stone, and water.[1]

Many maesters believe Ifequevron were kin to the children of the forest of Westeros.[3]

References and Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 The World of Ice & Fire, Beyond the Free Cities: Ib.
  2. George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, Vaes Leisi.
  3. The World of Ice & Fire, Beyond the Free Cities: The Grasslands.