Forest of Qohor
The Forest of Qohor divides western Essos and the Dothraki sea. The forest stretches north to the Shivering Sea, with the Axe to the northwest, and south to the swamps of the Selhoru. The Darkwash is to the west of the forest, while Vaes Khadokh is to the east along a Valyrian road. The Free City of Qohor is located on the western edge of the forest, which also contains the headlands of the Qhoyne and the Darkwash.
The vast forest can take roughly two weeks to cross by horse. The forest's trees are large, with trunks as wide as city gates and leaves which give a golden hue when exposed to sunlight, making a golden canopy above travelers. Pine-cones from the Forest of Qohor flow into Dagger Lake by way of the Qhoyne.
Animals found within the wood include great elk, deer, spotted tigers, wolves, tree cats, monstrously huge boars, and spotted bears. The wood also has a species of lemur called Little Valyrians because of their silver fur and purple eyes.
The forest provides much of the lumber used by the eastern Free Cities for their keels and masts, as well as good fodder to trade to the Dothraki when they come off their mighty sea of grass. Silver, tin, and amber are found in the forest. The Forest of Qohor is also known for its furs and pelts.
A Game of Thrones
When Daenerys Targaryen is newly wedded, Khal Drogo's khalasar rides through the Forest of Qohor for half a moon. The animals all flee at the approach of the khalasar and Daenerys has no glimpse of them.
—writings of Yandel
- The World of Ice & Fire, The Free Cities: Qohor.
- George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, Forest of Qohor.
- The Lands of Ice and Fire, The Known World.
- A Dance with Dragons, Map of the Free Cities
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 23, Daenerys III.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 14, Tyrion IV.
- A Song of Ice and Fire Campaign Guide