Rook's Rest

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The crownlands and the location of Rook's Rest
The crownlands and the location of Rook's Rest
Rook's Rest
The crownlands and the location of Rook's Rest

Rook's Rest[1][2] is the seat of House Staunton in the crownlands. It is located on the northern shore of Blackwater Bay, west of Crackclaw Point. The castle is northwest of Driftmark, northeast of Duskendale, and southeast of Maidenpool.[3]


Rook's Rest is surronded by fields to the west, piney woods and mist-shrouded hills to the north and the narrow sea to the east.[4]


After Lord Staunton and his wife died of the Shivers in 59 AC, their children locked themselves in their bedchambers but still died of the illness.[5]

During the Dance of the Dragons, Rhaenys Targaryen and her dragon, Meleys, were killed in the battle at Rook's Rest. Ser Criston Cole and Prince Aemond Targaryen executed Lord Staunton after the battle. Lord Walys Mooton led the retaking of Rook's Rest, but he died in an attempt to slay Sunfyre.[4]


  1. George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, Rook's Rest.
  2. It is called Rooks Rest on the Map of the South in A Dance with Dragons.
  3. The Lands of Ice and Fire, Westeros.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Red Dragon and the Gold.
  5. Fire & Blood, The Long Reign - Jaehaerys and Alysanne - Policy, Progeny, and Pain.