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Amber is fossilized tree resin used for decoration.

Culture

The massive chairs of the Pureborn of Qarth are decorated with goldwork and studded with amber, onyx, lapis, and jade.[1]

Amber can be found beyond the Wall.[2][3][4]

The rainwood is known for its fur, wood, and amber.[5] According to a semi-canon source, the castle of Amberly, seat of House Rogers, may be named for having large deposits of amber nearby.[6]

Gold and amber flow from the Axe in the Qhoyne to Dagger Lake.[7] The Forest of Qohor has silver, tin, and amber.[8] Amber can also be found on Ib.[9]

History

House Amber was a family of the north extinguished by the Kings of Winter.[10]

Roro Uhoris sailed Cobblecat into the Shivering Sea to trade steel to the free folk for ivory, furs, amber, and obsidian.[2]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Tyrion Lannister compares the voice of Chataya to flowing amber.[11]

Among the gifts brought by trader captains to Daenerys Targaryen in Qarth are amber and dragonglass from Asshai.[1] Xaro Xhoan Daxos gives Daenerys a thousand miniature knights carved of amber, amethyst, beryl, jade, onyx, opal, and tourmaline, with armor of silver and gold.[1]

A Storm of Swords

Daenerys compares the skin color of the people of Slaver's Bay to amber.[12]

A Dance with Dragons

Among the tribute collected from the free folk passing through the Wall are amber pendants.[13]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 40, Daenerys III.
  2. 2.0 2.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 54, Davos V.
  3. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 73, Jon X.
  4. A Dance with Dragons, Prologue.
  5. The World of Ice & Fire, The Stormlands: The Men of the Stormlands.
  6. The Citadel. Heraldry: Houses from the Stormlands
  7. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 14, Tyrion IV.
  8. The World of Ice & Fire, The Free Cities: Qohor.
  9. The World of Ice & Fire, Beyond the Free Cities: Ib.
  10. The World of Ice & Fire, The North: The Kings of Winter.
  11. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 15, Tyrion III.
  12. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 27, Daenerys III.
  13. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 58, Jon XII.