Stonehelm

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The stormlands and the location of Stonehelm
The stormlands and the location of Stonehelm
Stonehelm
The stormlands and the location of Stonehelm

Stonehelm is a castle in the stormlands and is the ancient seat of House Swann.[1] The castle is situated in the Red Watch region[2] of the eastern Dornish Marches, on Cape Wrath along the coast of the Sea of Dorne.[3]

Layout

Stonehelm's watchtowers are made of black and white stone.[4]

History

Stonehelm was built to oversee the Slayne,[4] a major river route in the stormlands.[5] During the coming of the Andals to the stormlands, a battle on the river Slayne occurred near the castle.[6]

During the Second Dornish War, the Vulture King divided his forces and sent Lord Walter Wyl to attack Stonehelm. Lord Orys Baratheon smashed the Dornish host beneath the walls of Stonehelm, however, and captured Walter.[7][8]

Fletcher Dick was raised in a village near Stonehelm.[4]

References

  1. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 67, Jaime VIII.
  2. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 2, Sansa I.
  3. George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, Stonehelm.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 The World of Ice & Fire, The Stormlands: The Men of the Stormlands.
  5. A Song of Ice and Fire Campaign Guide
  6. The World of Ice & Fire, The Stormlands: Andals in the Stormlands.
  7. The World of Ice & Fire, The Stormlands: House Baratheon.
  8. Fire & Blood, The Sons of the Dragon.