Great Moraq

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Great Moraq is located in The Known World
Great Moraq
The known world and the location of Great Moraq

Great Moraq, the largest island in the known world,[1] is located between the Summer Sea to the west and the Jade Sea to the east.


West of Great Moraq are Vahar and Lesser Moraq, while to the south is the Isle of Elephants, as well as several smaller islands. East of the great island is the Isle of Whips and, in the Jade Gates to the north, is Qal. Across the Jade Gates is Qarth in southern Essos.[2]

The northern half of Great Moraq is a mixture of plains, hills, and small forests, while the southern half of the island is densely forested. The city of Faros is situated at the mouth of a river on the northern stretch of its western coast. At the southern point of Great Moraq is the city of Port Moraq on the Cinnamon Straits.[2]


Great Moraq was once conquered by Jar Joq, one of the sea-green god-emperors of Yi Ti.[3]

Because of the prevailing winds, the eastern shore of Great Moraq is lightly settled and rarely visited. The western shore is more populous and is connected with the Jade Sea trade routes.[4]


  1. The World of Ice & Fire, Beyond the Free Cities: Ib.
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Lands of Ice and Fire, The Known World.
  3. The Lands of Ice and Fire, The Bones and Beyond: Yi Ti.
  4. George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, Great Moraq.