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Lordsport
Harbor village
Lordsport HBO.jpg
Lordsport in Game of Thrones
Location Pyke, Iron Islands
Government House Botley
Religion Drowned God
Lordsport is located on the central northern shore of Pyke.[1]

Lordsport is the seat of House Botley on Pyke.[2] It is the largest town in the Iron Islands.[3][4]

Layout

Half the size of Lord Hewett's Town,[5] Lordsport is located near a wooded point with pine-clad bluffs. It contains the small castle of House Botley. Lordsport provides safe anchor for those who wish to reach the castle of Pyke, seat of House Greyjoy. Otter Gimpknee's inn is located near the landing.[2][6]

The town is known for its forges and metalworkers, who produce excellent swords, axes, ringmail, and plate.[3] Sigrin is a prominent shipwright in Lordsport.[7]

History

During the reign of House Hoare as Kings of the Iron Islands, ships from Lordsport began to trade at Lannisport, Oldtown, and the Free Cities.[8]

Corlys Velaryon sailed to Oldtown, Lannisport, and Lordsport when he was a young man.[9]

During Greyjoy's Rebellion, Lordsport and its timber and wattle keep were the first places on Pyke to fall when King Robert I Baratheon and his forces landed on the island.[10] The keep and the village were razed and the sept was burned to the ground.[2]

Lordsport was rebuilt by its smallfolk, who used the stones from the burned remnants and cut new thatch for their roofs. Otter Gimpknee's inn at the harbor doubled in size. The sept was not rebuilt, however, as the ironmen prefer the Drowned God over the Faith of the Seven, the religion of the victorious Robert.[2] Lord Sawane Botley rebuilt his stronghold as a small square keep atop a hill; the banners of House Botley droop from the castle's squat corner towers.[2]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Theon Greyjoy travels through Lordsport on his way to Pyke. His father Balon, Lord of the Iron Islands, prevents merchant vessels from leaving the harbor.[2]

A Storm of Swords

The captain of the Myraham reports that Euron Greyjoy sailed into Lordsport's harbor the day after the death of Balon, King of the Isles and the North.[11]

A Feast for Crows

It is reported that Euron had Sawane Botley, Lord of Lordsport, drowned because he recognized Balon's heir to be Theon, not Euron.[12] Ralf of Lordsport comes from the town, whose new lord is Germund Botley.[13]

Quotes

Lordsport has no lack of strong arms.[6]

Chapters that take place at Lordsport

References

  1. The World of Ice & Fire, The Iron Islands map.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 11, Theon I.
  3. 3.0 3.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Iron Islands.
  4. In A Clash of Kings, Chapter 11, it is also described as a village.
  5. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 31, Brienne VI.
  6. 6.0 6.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 24, Theon II.
  7. A Storm of Swords, Appendix.
  8. The World of Ice & Fire, The Iron Islands: The Black Blood.
  9. Fire & Blood, Heirs of the Dragon - A Question of Succession.
  10. A Song of Ice and Fire Campaign Guide
  11. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 45, Catelyn V.
  12. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 1, The Prophet.
  13. A Feast for Crows, Appendix.