Gods Eye town

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The riverlands and the location of the Gods Eye town
The riverlands and the location of the Gods Eye town
Gods Eye town
The riverlands and the location of the Gods Eye town

The Gods Eye town is located on the southern shore of the great lake called the Gods Eye in the southern riverlands, where a river flows south. The town's name has not been published.


The town is a cluster of white houses around the walls of a holdfast. It contains a large sept with a shingled wooden roof and a lord's towerhouse on a small hill to the west. There is an inn built atop the Gods Eye, as well as a long pier and other docks.

The holdfast is sturdy, with rough unmortared stone walls ten feet high and a wooden catwalk inside the battlements. There is a hidden tunnel leading from a ramshackle barn to the lake. The town's haven is low, long, and built of stone.[1]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Yoren brings his recruits for the Night's Watch, including Arya Stark, to the town, planning to sail to Harrentown on the northern shore of the Gods Eye. They find the town completely abandoned amidst the War of the Five Kings, and the only remaining boat is rotted out.[1]

The group decides to spend the night in the holdfast, but they are woken by the arrival of Ser Amory Lorch, who is burning the town in his search for the brotherhood without banners. When Yoren refuses to open the gates, Amory has his men storm the holdfast. Before escaping through the barn's tunnel, Arya frees Jaqen H'ghar, Rorge, and Biter.[1]

When Arya, Lommy, Hot Pie, and Gendry return the next night they find blackened stones, shells of houses, the sacked holdfast, and dead bodies. After burying Yoren in a grave, they discover that Cutjack, Kurz, and Tarber survived in the lord's towerhouse.[2]

Chapters that take place at the Gods Eye town