Shandystone is an abandoned holdfast in southeastern Dorne.
The modest ruins have fluted columns, triple arches, and a dry well. Much of it has been overtaken by sand, including the faces of statues. Nearby are dead trees whose branches have been bleached white
Prince Oberyn Martell once brought two of his daughters, Tyene and Sarella Sand, with his niece, Princess Arianne Martell, to Shandystone. Oberyn showed Tyene how to milk vipers for their venom, while Sarella explored rocks and mosaics to learn of the holdfast's history. Arianne begged her uncle for a story.
A Feast for Crows
Arianne Martell arrived with Drey and Sylva just as the sun was going down, with the west a tapestry of gold and purple and the clouds all glowing crimson. The ruins seemed aglow as well; the fallen columns glimmered pinkly, red shadows crept across the cracked stone floors, and the sands themselves turned from gold to orange to purple as the light faded.
- thoughts of Arianne Martell
It is lovely here.
Chapters that take place at Shandystone