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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. Some believe they were extinguished by the Ibbenese, who conquered a large swath of the territory directly south of the island of Ib. Others believe the Ifequevron went into hiding or fled to other lands.[1]

While the Ifequevron still lived, the Dothraki shunned the northern forests, either out of reverence for the wood walkers or fear of their powers. However, after they vanished, the Dothraki began to attack the Ibbenese territories.[1]

The Dothraki still refer to the great forest along the northern coast of central Essos as the Kingdom of the Ifequevron.[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 said they had never seen any woods walkers, but claimed that they blessed households that left overnight offerings of leaf, stone, and water.[1]

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

References and Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 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.