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The Crownlands and the location of Rosby
The Crownlands and the location of Rosby
The Crownlands and the location of Rosby

Rosby is the seat of House Rosby, north of Blackwater Bay in the Crownlands.[1] Rosby sits just northeast of King's Landing along the Rosby road, the shortest road between the capital and Duskendale. Lying around the small castle is a village made of daub-and-wattle huts.[2] Rosby's maester is Melwys.[3]


King Benedict II Justman added Rosby to the lands of the river kings during his reign.[4]

King Halleck Hoare conquered as far as Duskendale and Rosby, making the Rosbys vassals of the Kings of the Isles and the Rivers.[5]

Rosby surrendered peacefully to Rhaenys Targaryen during the War of Conquest.[5]

Rosby initially supported the blacks during the Dance of the Dragons, but the castle was taken by Ser Criston Cole during the fighting. Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen ordered the execution of Lord Rosby for treason after the fall of King's Landing.[6] During her flight later in the war, Rhaenyra was refused admittance to the castle of Rosby.[7]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

During the War of the Five Kings, the majority of the supply of food for King's Landing comes from Rosby and Stokeworth, both untouched by the war.[8] Prince Tommen Baratheon is held at Rosby on Tyrion Lannister's command to keep the royal family spread apart and make it harder for Stannis Baratheon to end the claims of Queen Cersei Lannister's children to the Iron Throne.[9] Ser Boros Blount is held in Rosby's dungeon for surrendering Tommen to Jacelyn Bywater without a fight. Prior to the Battle of the Blackwater, Jacelyn brings a fresh levy of spearmen from the Rosby estates to reinforce the defense of King's Landing.[10]

A Feast for Crows

Brienne of Tarth visits Rosby in her search for Sansa Stark.[2] The ward of Lord Gyles Rosby refuses to let Falyse Stokeworth and her husband, Ser Balman Byrch, stay the night when they travel to King's Landing.[11]

Rosby's inheritance is unresolved after the death of Lord Gyles as he has no trueborn sons or daughters, although he does leave the unidentified ward.

A Dance with Dragons

The Rosby inheritance is brought up in a small council meeting. According to Grand Maester Pycelle, six claims have been put forward, but the council decides to settle the issue at a later date as they have more pressing matters to deal with.[12]


Rosby was scarce more than a wide place in the road.[2]

- thoughts of Brienne of Tarth

Chapters that take place at Rosby