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The term '''Across the Narrow Sea''' is used to describe locations outside of [[Westeros]].  
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The phrase '''across the narrow sea''' is used by people of [[Westeros]] to describe locations outside of it.{{fact}}
  
 
==Geography==
 
==Geography==
The [[Narrow Sea]] separates [[Westeros]] and the lands to the east. In the north of the sea lies the icy island of [[Ibben]] and in the south the hot [[Summer Isles]]. The lands to the east of the narrow sea are mostly consolidated into a large eastern continent called [[Essos]]. Being roughly the size of [[Eurasia]], this continent's geography and climate vary greatly. The western coastline is characterized by green rolling hills, the massive Forest of [[Free Cities (ASOIAF)#Qohor|Qohor]], and extensive island chains such as [[Braavos]] and [[Lys]]. The middle of the continent is covered by the flat grasslands of the Dothraki Sea and the arid wastes known as the Red Lands to the east. Beyond the Red Lands, the city of Qarth sits beside the straits that lead to the Jade Sea. The south is dominated by dry rolling hills and has a Mediterranean climate, with a coastline along the Summer Sea and [[Slaver's Bay]].  
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The [[narrow sea]] separates [[Westeros]] and the lands to the east. In the north of the sea lie the islands of [[Ibben]] and in the south the hot [[Summer Isles]]. The lands to the east of the narrow sea are mostly consolidated into a large eastern continent called [[Essos]]. Being roughly the size of [[w:Eurasia|Eurasia]], this continent's geography and climate vary greatly. The western coastline is characterized by green rolling hills, the massive [[Forest of Qohor]], and extensive island chains such as [[Braavos]] and [[Lys]]. The middle of the continent is covered by the flat grasslands of the [[Dothraki Sea]] and the arid [[red waste]] to the east. Beyond the red waste, the city of [[Qarth]] sits beside the straits that lead to the [[Jade Sea]]. The south is dominated by dry rolling hills and has a Mediterranean climate, with a coastline along the [[Summer Sea]] and [[Slaver's Bay]].  
  
The north coast of the mainland is separated from the polar cap by the Shivering Sea. To the south, across the Summer Sea, lies the uncharted continent of Sothoryos, containing the cities of Yeen and Zamettar. In the extreme east, across the Jade Sea, sit Asshai, Yi Ti, and the mysterious region called the Shadow Lands. It is a matter of speculation whether these easternmost regions are physically attached to the mainland or are separated from it by the Jade Sea.
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The north coast of mainland Essos is separated from the polar cap by the [[Shivering Sea]]. To the south, across the Summer Sea, lies the uncharted continent of [[Sothoryos]], containing the cities of [[Yeen]] and [[Zamettar]]. In the extreme east, past the [[Bone Mountains]], sit [[Asshai]], [[Yi Ti]], and the mysterious region called the Shadow Lands.
  
==Civilizations, Nations and Regions==
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==Civilizations, nations and regions==
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===Continents===
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The known continents in the world are:
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*[[Westeros]], a large landmass that lies west.
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*[[Essos]], a large landmass that lies east.
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*[[Sothoryos]], a mysterious landmass to the south.
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*[[Ulthos]], a continent densily populated by forests.
  
 
===Asshai===
 
===Asshai===
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A mysterious port city beside the equally mysterious [[Shadow Lands]], Asshai holds many secrets, including dragonlore and the prophecies of [[Azor Ahai]]. It is often called "Asshai-by-the-Shadow" or simply "the Shadow" when grouped with the Shadow Lands.
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A mysterious port city beside the equally mysterious [[Shadow Lands]], Asshai holds many secrets, including [[dragon lore]] and the prophecies of [[Azor Ahai]]. It is often called "Asshai-by-the-Shadow" or simply "the Shadow" when grouped with the Shadow Lands.
 
 
===The Disputed Lands===
 
:{{main|Disputed Lands}}
 
An area on the mainland of Essos, located between the [[Free Cities]] of [[Tyrosh]], [[Free Cities (A Song of Ice and Fire)#Myr|Myr]] and [[Volantis]], with [[Lys]] sitting just off the coast. The River Rhoyne marks its eastern border. Myr and Lys fight constantly over control of the territory, frequently drawing Tyrosh and Volantis into the struggle as well. The war over the Disputed Lands is often lumped in with the similar struggle over control of the Stepstones.
 
 
 
===The Dothraki Sea===
 
:''See [[Dothraki]] and [[Dothraki Sea]]''
 
The Dothraki Sea is a vast, flat grassland inhabited by the Dothraki people, a copper-skinned race of warlike nomads with their own language and unique equestrian culture.
 
 
 
===The Free Cities===
 
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The nine Free Cities are [[Lys]], [[Myr]], [[Pentos]], [[Braavos]], [[Lorath]], [[Norvos]], [[Qohor]], [[Volantis]], and [[Tyrosh]]. They are independent city-states that, with the exception of Braavos, were all originally founded as colonies of Valyria. The Free Cities are located on the western edge of Essos: along the coast, further inland, or on islands in the Narrow Sea. Citizens of the Free Cities speak a distinct form of [[Valyrian]], though the Common Tongue of Westeros is also used.
 
 
 
===Slaver's Bay===
 
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South of the Dothraki Sea is Slaver's Bay, which holds three port city-states called [[Yunkai]], [[Meereen]], and [[Astapor]]. The cities were built from the rubble of [[Old Ghis]], an ancient rival of [[Valyria]] that was crushed by that nation thousands of years before the events of [[A Song of Ice and Fire]]. Present inhabitants of the bay are a mongrel race that speak a bastardized version of [[High Valyrian]]. The economies of the cities are largely based on slave labor and the slave trade. Treatment of slaves is often harsh, while citizens live in relative luxury. The city of [[New Ghis]] sits on an island in the Bay, but little has been revealed about it.
 
  
 
===Ibben===
 
===Ibben===
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:{{Main|Ibben}}
Ibben is an island nation in the Shivering Sea often referred to as "Ib". Its major port and capital is the Port of Ibben. The Ibbenese are a hairy race of people who often wear sealskins and favor axes and shaggy brown shields in battle. They populate the island of Ibben as well as colonies on Essos. The Ibbenese are predominantly whalers, sailing fat-bellied whaling ships covered in black tar. They chew blubber and use whale oil to light their lamps. Their trading range extends to the [[Iron Islands]] in Westeros.
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Ibben is an island nation in the Shivering Sea often referred to as [[Ib]], after its largest island. Its major port and capital is the [[Port of Ibben]]. The Ibbenese are a hairy race of people who often wear sealskins and favor axes and shaggy brown shields in battle. They populate the island of Ib as well as colonies on Essos. The Ibbenese are predominantly whalers, sailing fat-bellied whaling ships covered in black tar. They chew blubber and use whale oil to light their lamps. Their trading range extends to the [[Iron Islands]] in Westeros.
 
 
===Lhazar===
 
:{{main|Lhazar}}
 
Lhazar is a land to the south of the Dothraki Sea inhabited by the Lhazareen, a peaceful people with bronze skin, flat faces, and almond eyes. They are predominantly shepherds, called the Lamb Men by the Dothraki, who frequently prey on them. They worship a god called the Great Shepherd and believe that all of humanity is part of a single flock.
 
 
 
===Qarth===
 
:{{main|Qarth}}
 
A vastly rich city, home to [[warlocks]] and merchant princes. Situated in a central location within Essos, Qarth is a gateway of commerce and culture between the east and west, and the north and south. Brimming with wealth, and priding themselves on their sophistication, the Qartheen engage in unending intrigue bewteen the many powerful factions of their society.
 
  
 
===The Shadow Lands===
 
===The Shadow Lands===
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:{{Main|Shadow Lands}}
A land to the extreme east, the Shadow Lands reside at the edge of the known world, beside or around Asshai. In the western world, there are many tales about the Shadow Lands, though how much fact they hold is unclear. It is said that petrified dragon eggs come from the Shadow Lands, and that dragons themselves originated there. The Dothraki believe that "ghost grass" covers the land, with stalks that glow in the dark and grow taller than a man on horseback. Natives of this place, called Shadow Men, cover their bodies in tattoos and wear red lacquered wooden masks. They are described as "dour and frightening". Some of them practice bloodmagic, using spells that require blood sacrifices. The area of the Shadow Lands and Asshai are sometimes referred to simply as "the Shadow".
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A land to the extreme east, the Shadow Lands reside at the edge of the known world, beside or around Asshai. In the western world, there are many tales about the Shadow Lands, though how much fact they hold is unclear. It is said that petrified dragon eggs come from the Shadow Lands, and that dragons themselves originated there. The [[Dothraki]] believe that [[ghost grass]] covers the land, with stalks that glow in the dark and grow taller than a man on horseback. Natives of this place, called [[Shadow Men]], cover their bodies in tattoos and wear red lacquered wooden masks. They are described as "dour and frightening". Some of them practice bloodmagic, using spells that require blood sacrifices. The area of the Shadow Lands and Asshai are sometimes referred to simply as "the Shadow".
  
 
===The Stepstones===
 
===The Stepstones===
:{{main|Stepstones}}
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:{{Main|Stepstones}}
The Stepstones are a chain of islands in the narrow sea, to the East of Dorne and the Storm Lands. Once the Stepstones were part of the Arm of Dorne, which connected Westeros to the eastern continent. The [[First Men]] crossed the Arm of Dorne to begin their invasion of [[Westeros]]. Legends describe the greenseers of the [[children of the forest]] using magic to shatter the Arm into an archipelago. Various [[Free Cities]] engage in almost constant war over possession of the Stepstones. Several times in its history, the Seven Kingdoms have also fought for control of them.
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The Stepstones are a chain of islands in the narrow sea, to the east of Dorne and the Storm Lands. Once the Stepstones were part of the Arm of Dorne, which connected Westeros to the eastern continent. The [[First Men]] crossed the Arm of Dorne to begin their invasion of [[Westeros]]. Legends describe the greenseers of the [[children of the forest]] using magic to shatter the Arm into an archipelago. Various [[Free Cities]] engage in almost constant war over possession of the Stepstones. Several times in its history, the Seven Kingdoms have also fought for control of them.
  
 
===The Summer Islands===
 
===The Summer Islands===
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:{{Main|Summer Isles}}
The Summer Islands are a number of islands in the Summer Sea, to the south of Westeros, that form a single nation. The port of Tall Tree Town serves as its capital. The natives of the islands are a dark-skinned people who speak their own language and often wear capes of brightly colored feathers. Archery is an important cultural skill to the Summer Islanders. Their special bows have a longer range than most others, giving their merchant boats added defense against pirates. During the events of ''A Song of Ice and Fire'', an exile prince of the Summer Islands, [[Jalabhar Xho]], lives in Westeros. For many years he unsuccessfully attempts to convince the kings of the [[Seven Kingdoms]] to invade the Summer Islands and install him as their ruler.
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The Summer Islands are a number of islands in the Summer Sea, to the south of Westeros, that form a single nation. The port of [[Tall Trees Town]] serves as its capital. The natives of the islands are a dark-skinned people who speak their own language and often wear capes of brightly colored feathers. Archery is an important cultural skill to the Summer Islanders. Their special bows have a longer range than most others, giving their merchant boats added defense against pirates. During the events of ''A Song of Ice and Fire'', an exile prince of the Summer Islands, [[Jalabhar Xho]], lives in Westeros. For many years he unsuccessfully attempts to convince the kings of the [[Seven Kingdoms]] to invade the Summer Islands and install him as their ruler.
  
===Valyria===
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===Yi Ti===
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:{{Main|Yi Ti}}
A long-dead city of wonderment, Valyria was once the capital of a great empire called the Valyrian Freehold, but has since fallen into ruin. Valyria was the only nation to field trained [[dragon]]s in war, and also invented a magical alloy called [[Valyrian steel]]. After the [[Doom of Valyria]], Valyria shattered into a smoking ruin, and the Freehold collapsed.
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Yi Ti is a coastal city on the Jade Sea, southeast of Qarth. The people of Yi Ti are said to be dark skinned and bright-eyed, and some wear [[monkey]]-tail hats. The jungles of Yi Ti are infested with [[basilisk]]s. In Westeros, it is considered to be a fabulous city, though little is known about it. Somewhere beyond the city is thought to lie a "legendary dreaming city" of poets.
  
===Yi Ti===
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Yi Ti is a coastal city on the Jade Sea, southeast of Qarth. The people of Yi Ti are said to be dark skinned and bright-eyed, and some wear "monkey-tail" hats. The jungles of Yi Ti are infested with basilisks. In Westeros, it is considered to be a fabulous city, though very little is known about it. Somewhere beyond the city is thought to lie a "legendary dreaming city" of poets.
 
  
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Latest revision as of 23:32, 13 July 2022

The phrase across the narrow sea is used by people of Westeros to describe locations outside of it.[citation needed]

Geography

The narrow sea separates Westeros and the lands to the east. In the north of the sea lie the islands of Ibben and in the south the hot Summer Isles. The lands to the east of the narrow sea are mostly consolidated into a large eastern continent called Essos. Being roughly the size of Eurasia, this continent's geography and climate vary greatly. The western coastline is characterized by green rolling hills, the massive Forest of Qohor, and extensive island chains such as Braavos and Lys. The middle of the continent is covered by the flat grasslands of the Dothraki Sea and the arid red waste to the east. Beyond the red waste, the city of Qarth sits beside the straits that lead to the Jade Sea. The south is dominated by dry rolling hills and has a Mediterranean climate, with a coastline along the Summer Sea and Slaver's Bay.

The north coast of mainland Essos is separated from the polar cap by the Shivering Sea. To the south, across the Summer Sea, lies the uncharted continent of Sothoryos, containing the cities of Yeen and Zamettar. In the extreme east, past the Bone Mountains, sit Asshai, Yi Ti, and the mysterious region called the Shadow Lands.

Civilizations, nations and regions

Continents

The known continents in the world are:

  • Westeros, a large landmass that lies west.
  • Essos, a large landmass that lies east.
  • Sothoryos, a mysterious landmass to the south.
  • Ulthos, a continent densily populated by forests.

Asshai

A mysterious port city beside the equally mysterious Shadow Lands, Asshai holds many secrets, including dragon lore and the prophecies of Azor Ahai. It is often called "Asshai-by-the-Shadow" or simply "the Shadow" when grouped with the Shadow Lands.

Ibben

Ibben is an island nation in the Shivering Sea often referred to as Ib, after its largest island. Its major port and capital is the Port of Ibben. The Ibbenese are a hairy race of people who often wear sealskins and favor axes and shaggy brown shields in battle. They populate the island of Ib as well as colonies on Essos. The Ibbenese are predominantly whalers, sailing fat-bellied whaling ships covered in black tar. They chew blubber and use whale oil to light their lamps. Their trading range extends to the Iron Islands in Westeros.

The Shadow Lands

A land to the extreme east, the Shadow Lands reside at the edge of the known world, beside or around Asshai. In the western world, there are many tales about the Shadow Lands, though how much fact they hold is unclear. It is said that petrified dragon eggs come from the Shadow Lands, and that dragons themselves originated there. The Dothraki believe that ghost grass covers the land, with stalks that glow in the dark and grow taller than a man on horseback. Natives of this place, called Shadow Men, cover their bodies in tattoos and wear red lacquered wooden masks. They are described as "dour and frightening". Some of them practice bloodmagic, using spells that require blood sacrifices. The area of the Shadow Lands and Asshai are sometimes referred to simply as "the Shadow".

The Stepstones

The Stepstones are a chain of islands in the narrow sea, to the east of Dorne and the Storm Lands. Once the Stepstones were part of the Arm of Dorne, which connected Westeros to the eastern continent. The First Men crossed the Arm of Dorne to begin their invasion of Westeros. Legends describe the greenseers of the children of the forest using magic to shatter the Arm into an archipelago. Various Free Cities engage in almost constant war over possession of the Stepstones. Several times in its history, the Seven Kingdoms have also fought for control of them.

The Summer Islands

The Summer Islands are a number of islands in the Summer Sea, to the south of Westeros, that form a single nation. The port of Tall Trees Town serves as its capital. The natives of the islands are a dark-skinned people who speak their own language and often wear capes of brightly colored feathers. Archery is an important cultural skill to the Summer Islanders. Their special bows have a longer range than most others, giving their merchant boats added defense against pirates. During the events of A Song of Ice and Fire, an exile prince of the Summer Islands, Jalabhar Xho, lives in Westeros. For many years he unsuccessfully attempts to convince the kings of the Seven Kingdoms to invade the Summer Islands and install him as their ruler.

Yi Ti

Yi Ti is a coastal city on the Jade Sea, southeast of Qarth. The people of Yi Ti are said to be dark skinned and bright-eyed, and some wear monkey-tail hats. The jungles of Yi Ti are infested with basilisks. In Westeros, it is considered to be a fabulous city, though little is known about it. Somewhere beyond the city is thought to lie a "legendary dreaming city" of poets.

References

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