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[[File:Fourteen Flames.jpg|thumb|350px|The Fourteen Flames, as depicted by Ted Nasmith in ''[[The World of Ice and Fire]]'']]
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{{Location map|Slavers Bay |long=-105 |lat=-48|label=Fourteen Flames| caption = [[Slaver's Bay]] and the location of the Fourteen Flames}}
  
The '''Fourteen Flames''' is an immense chain of [[w:volcano|volcanoes]] extending across the neck of the [[Valyrian peninsula]]. There were deep mines beneath the Fourteen Flames. The Fourteen Flames lit the Freehold’s nights of old.{{ref|affc|22}}
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The '''Fourteen Flames''' is an immense chain of volcanoes extending across the now-shattered [[Valyrian peninsula]]. There were deep mines beneath the Fourteen Flames, and their fires lit the [[Valyrian Freehold]]'s nights of old.{{ref|affc|22}}
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
The [[Valyrian]]s were originally a sheep-herding folk of the Valyrian peninsula. When they discovered [[dragons]] lairing in the Fourteen Flames, their rise to power began.
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===Valyrian Mines===
  
As they grew in power the Valyrians sent their [[slave]]s to the mines beneath the Fourteen Flames, searching for gold among other things. Men of a hundred different nations laboured in those mines. The worst slaves were sent down to die in the red darkness of the mines.
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[[File:Valyrians find dragons.jpg|thumb|350px|Valyrians discover [[dragon]]s lairing in the Fourteen Flames]]
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The [[Valyrians]] were originally a sheepherding folk of the [[Valyrian peninsula]]. When they discovered [[dragons]] lairing in the Fourteen Flames, however, their rise to power began. The Valyrians believed that dragons were the children of the volcanoes.{{ref|TWOIAF| Ancient History: The Rise of Valyria}} Valyria sent [[slave]]s of a hundred different nations to the mines beneath the Fourteen Flames, searching for gold,{{ref|affc|22}} silver,{{ref|TWOIAF| Ancient History: The Doom of Valyria}} and other ores.{{ref|TWOIAF| Ancient History: Valyria's Children}} The worst slaves were sent down to die in the red darkness of the mines.{{ref|affc|22}}
  
The mines of old Valyria were always hot and they grew hotter as the shafts were driven deeper and deeper. The slaves toiled in an oven, the rocks around them were too hot to touch. The air stank of brimstone and would sear the slave’s lungs as they breathed it. Sometimes when they broke through a wall in search of gold, they would find steam instead, or boiling water or molten rock. Certain shafts were cut so low that the slaves could not stand upright so had to crawl or bend.{{ref|affc|22}}
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The mines of old Valyria were always hot and they grew hotter as shafts were driven deeper into the earth. The slaves toiled in an oven, the rocks around them too hot to touch. The air stank of brimstone and seared the slaves' lungs as they breathed. Sometimes when they broke through a wall in search of gold, they would find steam, boiling water, or molten rock. Certain shafts were cut so low that slaves had to crawl or bend.{{ref|affc|22}}
  
[[File:Valyrians find dragons.jpg|thumb|350px|Valyrians discover [[dragon]]s lairing in the Fourteen Flames]]
 
 
Sometimes [[firewyrms]] were encountered in that red darkness, in the shafts of the mines by the slaves, leaving only burnt and blackened corpses, yet still the mines drove deeper. Slaves perished by the score, but their masters did not care.{{ref|affc|22}}
 
Sometimes [[firewyrms]] were encountered in that red darkness, in the shafts of the mines by the slaves, leaving only burnt and blackened corpses, yet still the mines drove deeper. Slaves perished by the score, but their masters did not care.{{ref|affc|22}}
  
==After the Doom==
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===Doom of Valyria===
The Fourteen Flames appear to still be active in some way, even after the [[Doom]]. It is said that any sailor who so much as glimpses the fiery mountains of Valyria rising above the waves will soon die a dreadful death. {{Ref|AFFC|29}}
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The [[Doom of Valyria]], an eruption of all of the Fourteen Flames, destroyed the Valyrian Freehold. Great earthquakes destroyed settlements, mountains exploded, and fires burned so hot that even [[dragon]]s were killed. The [[Valyrian peninsula]] became separated from the now-ruined [[Lands of the Long Summer]] by the [[Smoking Sea]].{{Ref|ADWD|33}}
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Most believe the Doom was a natural catastrophe, although some such as [[Barth]] believe the volcanoes ceased to be restrained by Valyrian [[magic]].{{ref|TWOIAF| Ancient History: The Doom of Valyria}} Some believe the fires of the Fourteen Flames were controlled by mages, but too many were assassinated when the [[dragonlords]] fought each other.{{ref|TWOIAF| Ancient History: The Doom of Valyria}}
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Some of the Fourteen Flames may be submerged in the Smoking Sea.{{ref|TWOIAF| Ancient History: The Doom of Valyria}} It is said that any sailor who glimpses the fiery mountains of Valyria rising above the waves will soon die a dreadful death.{{Ref|AFFC|29}}
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==Recent Events==
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===''A Dance with Dragons''===
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Sailing on the ''[[Selaesori Qhoran]]'', [[Tyrion Lannister]] sees a dull red glow while passing the [[Valyrian peninsula]].
  
 
==Quotes==
 
==Quotes==
{{Quote|Fourteen or fourteen thousand. What man dares count them? It is not wise for mortals to look too deeply at those fires, my friend. Those are the fires of god’s own wrath, and no human flame can match them. We are small creatures, men.{{Ref|ADWD|33}}}}
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{{quote|Most mines are dank and chilly places, cut from cold dead stone, but the Fourteen Flames were living mountains with veins of molten rock and hearts of fire.{{ref|AFFC|22}}|the [[kindly man]] to [[Arya Stark]]}}
[[Moqorro]], to [[Tyrion Lannister]], aboard the [[Selaesori Qhoran]]
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{{Quote|'''Tyrion''': So those are fires of the Fourteen Flames we're seeing, reflected on the clouds?<br>
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'''Moqorro''': Fourteen or fourteen thousand. What man dares count them? It is not wise for mortals to look too deeply at those fires, my friend. Those are the fires of [[R'hllor|god's own wrath]], and no human flame can match them. We are small creatures, men.{{Ref|ADWD|33}}|[[Tyrion Lannister]] and [[Moqorro]]}}
  
==References and Notes==
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Latest revision as of 14:17, 19 July 2019

Fourteen Flames is located in Slaver's Bay
Fourteen Flames
Slaver's Bay and the location of the Fourteen Flames

The Fourteen Flames is an immense chain of volcanoes extending across the now-shattered Valyrian peninsula. There were deep mines beneath the Fourteen Flames, and their fires lit the Valyrian Freehold's nights of old.[1]

History

Valyrian Mines

Valyrians discover dragons lairing in the Fourteen Flames

The Valyrians were originally a sheepherding folk of the Valyrian peninsula. When they discovered dragons lairing in the Fourteen Flames, however, their rise to power began. The Valyrians believed that dragons were the children of the volcanoes.[2] Valyria sent slaves of a hundred different nations to the mines beneath the Fourteen Flames, searching for gold,[1] silver,[3] and other ores.[4] The worst slaves were sent down to die in the red darkness of the mines.[1]

The mines of old Valyria were always hot and they grew hotter as shafts were driven deeper into the earth. The slaves toiled in an oven, the rocks around them too hot to touch. The air stank of brimstone and seared the slaves' lungs as they breathed. Sometimes when they broke through a wall in search of gold, they would find steam, boiling water, or molten rock. Certain shafts were cut so low that slaves had to crawl or bend.[1]

Sometimes firewyrms were encountered in that red darkness, in the shafts of the mines by the slaves, leaving only burnt and blackened corpses, yet still the mines drove deeper. Slaves perished by the score, but their masters did not care.[1]

Doom of Valyria

The Doom of Valyria, an eruption of all of the Fourteen Flames, destroyed the Valyrian Freehold. Great earthquakes destroyed settlements, mountains exploded, and fires burned so hot that even dragons were killed. The Valyrian peninsula became separated from the now-ruined Lands of the Long Summer by the Smoking Sea.[5]

Most believe the Doom was a natural catastrophe, although some such as Barth believe the volcanoes ceased to be restrained by Valyrian magic.[3] Some believe the fires of the Fourteen Flames were controlled by mages, but too many were assassinated when the dragonlords fought each other.[3]

Some of the Fourteen Flames may be submerged in the Smoking Sea.[3] It is said that any sailor who glimpses the fiery mountains of Valyria rising above the waves will soon die a dreadful death.[6]

Recent Events

A Dance with Dragons

Sailing on the Selaesori Qhoran, Tyrion Lannister sees a dull red glow while passing the Valyrian peninsula.

Quotes

Most mines are dank and chilly places, cut from cold dead stone, but the Fourteen Flames were living mountains with veins of molten rock and hearts of fire.[1]

Tyrion: So those are fires of the Fourteen Flames we're seeing, reflected on the clouds?
Moqorro: Fourteen or fourteen thousand. What man dares count them? It is not wise for mortals to look too deeply at those fires, my friend. Those are the fires of god's own wrath, and no human flame can match them. We are small creatures, men.[5]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 22, Arya II.
  2. The World of Ice & Fire, Ancient History: The Rise of Valyria.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 The World of Ice & Fire, Ancient History: The Doom of Valyria.
  4. The World of Ice & Fire, Ancient History: Valyria's Children.
  5. 5.0 5.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 33, Tyrion VIII.
  6. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 29, The Reaver.