Oros is a ruined city that sits on the northern coast of the Smoking Sea in Essos, said to be second only in majesty to the city of Valyria before the Doom. It lies to the south of the Lands of the Long Summer and is connected by Valyrian road to Mantarys, while across the Smoking Sea lies Tyria.
Oros was founded by the Valyrian Freehold. Although rich and glorious, it did not have self-rule and was instead governed by men and women sent from Valyria to rule in the name of the Freehold.
The ruins of Oros are still inhabited to some extent after the Doom of Valyria, although it is not clear whether by descendants of its original inhabitants. The few stories told of these latter-day dwellers tend towards the malign.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, Oros.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Map of Valyria
- ↑ The World of Ice & Fire, The Free Cities.
- ↑ The World of Ice & Fire, Ancient History: The Doom of Valyria.