Crackclaw Point

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The crownlands and the location of Crackclaw Point
The crownlands and the location of Crackclaw Point
Crackclaw Point
The crownlands and the location of Crackclaw Point

Crackclaw Point, also called Crackclaw[1] or the Point,[1] is a peninsula in the crownlands jutting out into the narrow sea. To the north lies the Bay of Crabs, to the south Blackwater Bay.[2] Maidenpool and Rook's Rest are west of the forested peninsula, while Dragonstone and Claw Isle are to the south and east, respectively.[3]

Noble houses from Crackclaw Point include House Boggs, House Brune of Brownhollow, House Brune of the Dyre Den, House Cave, House Crabb (formerly of the Whispers), House Hardy, and House Pyne.[1][4]


The land is full of steep hills,[5] honeycombed caverns,[1] sinkholes,[1] and black[5] and green bogs.[1] Its pine barrens are thick with deciduous trees and evergreens like sentinels and soldier pines.[1]

Moss covers ancient ruined strongholds throughout the region, with settlement denser along the coastal road near Maidenpool.[1] Past the limestone hills of the Dyre Den are only streams and game trails.[1]


Sometimes considered half wild by other peoples of the Seven Kingdoms,[6] the people of the peninsula are known as Crackclaws.[1] They descend from First Men who married Andals unable to conquer the region by force.[1]

Every valley has a lord and all of them distrust outsiders.[1] Crackclaws defend their land by fighting in bogs and forests and retreating when necessary into caverns.[1]


Squishers are mythical creatures from Crackclaw Point's folklore.[1]


Ancient History

Andal invaders tried to conquer the First Men of Crackclaw Point during the coming of the Andals to Westeros, but the newcomers were defeated by their lack of knowledge of the area. Eventually, the Andals learned that what they could not conquer with swords they could through marriage. The Darklyn kings of Duskendale tried to impose themselves on the houses of the Point, as did the Mootons of Maidenpool and the Celtigars of Claw Isle, but all were repelled.[1]

When not fighting would-be conquerors, internecine fighting between the houses was commonplace. Champions rising from local noble families, such as Ser Clarence Crabb, Crackbones, the Brothers Brune, and Ser Lucifer Hardy, imposed peace on Crackclaw but it never survived their lifetimes.[1]

House Targaryen

Having heard of the destruction of House Hoare in the burning of Harrenhal[1], the lords of Crackclaw quickly swore allegiance to Queen Visenya Targaryen during Aegon's Conquest.[7] Because they surrendered peacefully, they were sworn directly to House Targaryen of King's Landing. The region has since been known as Targaryen loyalists.[1]

During the Dance of the Dragons, the Crabbs and Brunes joined the blacks of Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen and assisted Walys Mooton, Lord of Maidenpool, in retaking Rook's Rest.[6] The inhabitants of the peninsula say that following Lord Mooton's failed attempt to kill Sunfyre, the dragon sheltered amongst their dark and piney woods and caves for some time before traveling to Dragonstone.[8] Some thought that Nettles and Sheepstealer sought refuge in Crackclaw Point or the Mountains of the Moon after disappearing from Maidenpool.[9]

Ser Mortimer Boggs was a well-regarded hero from Crackclaw who attended the wedding tourney at Whitewalls.[10]

Many of Crackclaw Point's lords and champions fought beside Rhaegar Targaryen, Prince of Dragonstone, in the Battle of the Trident.[1] The Celtigars sometimes send men to collect taxes, but they have limited success.[1]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Transporting Princess Myrcella Baratheon, Seaswift and its escorts follow the coast from King's Landing to Crackclaw, avoiding Dragonstone. After reaching the peninsula, the ships sail for Braavos.[11]

A Storm of Swords

In Saltpans, Ternesio Terys tells Arya Stark that his crew saw a dozen pirate ships heading north as his Titan's Daughter rounded Crackclaw Point.[12]

A Feast for Crows

Podrick Payne, Brienne of Tarth, and Dick Crabb pass through Crackclaw Point to get to the Whispers. Dick regales them with the history and folklore of the peninsula. Pyg, Timeon, and Shagwell, once members of the Brave Companions, kill Dick at the Whispers, but Brienne avenges her companion by slaying the three sellswords.[1] Joined by Ser Hyle Hunt, Brienne and Podrick retrace their steps and return to Maidenpool.[5]


Up north o' here, 'tis a wild land o' hills and bogs, but it happens I was born and bred there.[13]

When he was not singing, Nimble Dick would talk, regaling them with tales of Crackclaw Point. Every gloomy valley had its lord, he said, the lot of them united only by their mistrust of outsiders. In their veins the blood of the First Men ran dark and strong.[1]

—thoughts of Brienne of Tarth

We're all good dragon men, up Crackclaw way.[1]

They rode through pines and bogs, under dark skies and intermittent rain, past sinkholes and caves and the ruins of ancient strongholds whose stones were blanketed in moss. Every heap of stones had a story, and Nimble Dick told them all. To hear him tell it, the men of Crackclaw Point had watered their pine trees with blood.[1]

—thoughts of Brienne of Tarth

Chapters that take place in Crackclaw Point


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 20, Brienne IV.
  2. A Dance with Dragons, Map of the South
  3. The Lands of Ice and Fire, Westeros.
  4. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 41, Alayne II.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 25, Brienne V.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Red Dragon and the Gold.
  7. Fire & Blood, Aegon's Conquest.
  8. Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons; - Rhaenyra Overthrown.
  9. Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Short, Sad Reign of Aegon II.
  10. The Mystery Knight.
  11. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 41, Tyrion IX.
  12. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 74, Arya XIII.
  13. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 14, Brienne III.