Redwyne fleet

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Fleet from the Arbor - by Tomasz Jedruszek © Fantasy Flight Games

The Redwyne fleet is a fleet in the service of House Redwyne of the Arbor. The Redwynes have one of the three most powerful fleets of the Seven Kingdoms, the others being the Iron Fleet of the Iron Islands and the royal fleet of the Iron Throne.[1]

It is the largest fleet in Westeros.[2] Lord Paxter Redwyne owns two hundred warships, while also serving the Redwynes are five times as many merchant carracks, wine cogs, trading galleys, and whalers.[3] Paxter's galleas is the Arbor Queen.[4]

History

Paxter Redwyne - by Lukasz Jaskolski © Fantasy Flight Games

During the Andal invasion of Westeros, the Andals were prevented from landing in the Reach by the fleets of the Redwynes of the Arbor and the Hightowers of Oldtown.[5]

The war fleet of the Arbor participated in the conquest of the Iron Islands by King Aegon I Targaryen in 2 AC.[6]

When Lord Alyn Velaryon sailed to the Sunset Sea to confront Lord Dalton Greyjoy, Lord Redwyne agreed to augment the Oakenfist's fleet with thirty ships. Alyn eventually left for the westerlands when the Redwyne ships were slow to arrive, however. The Redwyne contingent met Alyn during his return voyage south.[7]

During Robert's Rebellion, Lord Paxter Redwyne's galleys established a blockade at the siege of Storm's End. The smuggler Davos evaded the cordon, however, and delivered onions and salt fish to Stannis Baratheon and his starving garrison within the castle.[8]

During Greyjoy's Rebellion, warships from the Arbor served under Stannis when he smashed the Iron Fleet in the sea battle off Fair Isle.[9]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

With his sons Horas and Hobber held at the Red Keep by Cersei Lannister, Lord Paxter Redwyne refrains from supporting Renly Baratheon at the start of the War of the Five Kings.[10] The Redwynes support King Joffrey I Baratheon, however, after Lord Petyr Baelish negotiates an alliance between the Tyrells and the Lannisters.[11]

A Storm of Swords

With the royal fleet largely destroyed in the Battle of the Blackwater, the Redwyne fleet is to sail from the Arbor to Blackwater Bay.[12] At the time of Joffrey's royal wedding, Lord Paxter promises his fleet will soon set sail.[13]

A Feast for Crows

The Arbor Queen - by Lukasz Jaskolski © Fantasy Flight Games

While most of the westermen return home after the funeral of Lord Tywin Lannister, two thousand Lannister soldiers remain at King's Landing so they can eventually be transported by the Redwyne fleet to Dragonstone.[2] Aurane Waters suggests the crown commission new dromonds to replace the ships lost at the Blackwater.[14] Queen Regent Cersei Lannister agrees, as she considers the Redwynes to be too close to their liege lords, the Tyrells.[15]

With most of the Redwyne fleet aiding in the siege of Dragonstone, King Euron Greyjoy sends his ironborn and the Iron Fleet to attack first the Shield Islands and then the Arbor.[16][17] The ironborn take or sink the Redwyne warships left behind for defense, which number no more than a dozen.[18] To hasten the conquest of Dragonstone so the Redwyne fleet can return to the Reach, Ser Loras Tyrell leads a successful assault in which he is wounded.[3][18]

Although Horas and Hobber are arrested through Cersei's plotting against Margaery Tyrell, the queen regent ensures they will be vindicated in order to keep the loyalty of the Redwynes and their navy.[19]

A Dance with Dragons

Paxter, the lord admiral and master of ships,[20] is reported as passing the Broken Arm[21] and then Dorne[22] during his voyage back to the Sunset Sea to deal with the ironmen.

The Winds of Winter

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At Ghost Hill Valena Toland tells Princess Arianne Martell she was wise not to come by sea. Since the Redwyne fleet passed through the Stepstones, those waters have been crawling with strange sails, all the way north to the Straits of Tarth and Shipbreaker Bay.[23]

References

  1. So Spake Martin: The Lannister Fleet September 26, 1999
  2. 2.0 2.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 16, Jaime II.
  3. 3.0 3.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 32, Cersei VII.
  4. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 15, Samwell II.
  5. The World of Ice & Fire, The Reach: Andals in the Reach.
  6. Fire & Blood, Reign of the Dragon - The Wars of King Aegon I.
  7. Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - The Voyage of Alyn Oakenfist.
  8. A Clash of Kings, Prologue.
  9. The World of Ice & Fire, The Iron Islands: The Old Way and the New.
  10. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 17, Tyrion IV.
  11. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 65, Sansa VIII.
  12. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 4, Tyrion I.
  13. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 60, Tyrion VIII.
  14. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 17, Cersei IV.
  15. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 28, Cersei VI.
  16. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 29, The Reaver.
  17. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 45, Samwell V.
  18. 18.0 18.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 36, Cersei VIII.
  19. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 43, Cersei X.
  20. A Dance with Dragons, Appendix.
  21. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 44, Jon IX.
  22. A Dance with Dragons, Epilogue.
  23. The Winds of Winter, Arianne I