The Planky Town is a trading town that lies at the mouth of the Greenblood in Dorne, near Lemonwood. The largest and most populous settlement in Dorne, the Planky Town has a harbor that sees trading vessels.
The town sits at the mouth of the Greenblood, with planks instead of streets lending to its name. The Planky Town is a settlement that floats upon the river. The houses, halls, and shops are made of poleboats, barges, and merchant ships, lashed together with hempen rope and floating on the tide.
The Red Princes lashed together poleboats and ferries to create the Planky Town as a gathering place. As the Planky Town grew popular with traders from the Free Cities, the Princes of Dorne built a citadel nearby to guard it. The Planky Town flourished under the rule of House Martell.
Towards the end of Aegon's Conquest, Queen Rhaenys Targaryen came upon the Planky Town from her dragon, Meraxes. However, she found the town inhabited only by a handful of old women and small children. Rhaenys later initiated the First Dornish War in 4 AC when she burned the town from Meraxes until the whole mouth of the Greenblood was choked with burning ships. The smoke of the Planky Town was said to be visible from Sunspear. The town's residents took to the river for refuge from the flames, so fewer than a hundred died in the attack, and most of those from drowning.
During the conquest of Dorne, Lord Alyn Velaryon broke the Planky Town and sailed up the Greenblood while most of the Dornish strength was in the Prince's Pass. When the Dornishmen rebelled against the Iron Throne, Lord Velaryon later returned and descended upon the Planky Town once again.
A Dance with Dragons
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