Muddy Way

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The Muddy Way is one of the four straight streets which starts at the unnamed great square in the center of King's Landing (the three others being: the King's Way, the Gods' Way and the Street of the Sisters). It's original name was the Blackwater Way but the smallfolk soon renamed it.[1][2]

History

King's Landing rapidly grew without any planning during the first century following Aegon's Conquest, so much so that by the reign of King Jaehaerys I Targaryen it became a problem; the streets were close, dark and filthy. In 52 AC Jaehaerys I ordered the start of works to widen, straighten the streets and cobbled them where possible. Jaehaerys also built a great central square carved out and planted with trees, with markets and arcades beneath. From this square sprung the Muddy Way.[1]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

On the way back to the Red Keep from the docks, the king's party rides along the Muddy Way before arriving at the Hook where the riot of King's Landing starts.[3]

A Storm of Swords

Tyrion Lannister sees the Muddy Way crowded when he goes with Bronn to the wine sink where he meets with Symon Silver Tongue. Tyrion tossed to the children a fistful of coppers.[4]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Fire & Blood, Birth, Death, and Betrayal Under King Jaehaerys I.
  2. The Lands of Ice and Fire, King's Landing.
  3. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 41, Tyrion IX.
  4. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 32, Tyrion IV.