Shivering Sea

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A map showing the location of the Shivering Sea in blue.

The Shivering Sea is a frigid sea north of Essos. It is bounded to the west by Westeros, to the south by Essos, to the north by a vast frozen wilderness called the White Waste, and to the east by lands and seas unknown.[1]


Braavos is located in a lagoon in northwestern Essos where the Shivering Sea meets the narrow sea. East of Braavos are the islands of Lorath and Lorath Bay. Further east is the Axe and the oft-disputed Bitterweed Bay. Next along the Shivering Sea are the delta of the Sarne, the Kingdom of Omber, and the Bay of Tusks. East of the latter bay is the forested Kingdom of the Ifequevron, north of which are the islands of Ibben. The Realm of Jhogwin lies between the Shivering Sea and the Krazaaj Zasqa. Even further east are Leviathan Sound, the Thousand Islands, N'Ghai, and forested Mossovy. It is unknown how far east the sea extends beyond Mossovy.[2][3]


The waters of the Shivering Sea teem with life. Hundreds of varieties of fish swim through its depths, including salmon, wolf fish, sand lances, grey skates, lampreys and other eels, whitefish, char, shark, herring, mackerel, and cod. Crabs and lobsters are found everywhere along its shores. Seals, narwhals, walruses, and sea lions have their rookeries and breeding grounds on and around the countless rocky islands and sea stacks. The sea is also home to many whales, including grey whales, white whales, humpbacks, spotted whales, and leviathans. The westernmost reaches of the Shivering Sea, from Skagos and the Grey Cliffs to the delta of the Sarne, are the richest fishing grounds in the known world.[1]


Corlys Velaryon was the first Westerosi to explore the Shivering Sea as far as the Thousand Islands.[2]

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