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The Rosby road is a road in the crownlands running from the Iron Gate at King's Landing through Rosby to Duskendale.[1] After Rosby, the road to Duskendale passes apple orchards and fields of barley and becomes rutted.[1] The Duskendale road then heads north to Maidenpool.[2]

History

A few narrow and dusty tracks sprang up as King's Landing grew, with the rude roads connecting the capital to places such as Duskendale, Maidenpool, Rosby, and Stokeworth.[3]

During the Dance of the Dragons, Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen fled King's Landing after the Storming of the Dragonpit. Her party was barred at the gates at Rosby and were allowed to stay a single night at Stokeworth. Half of her gold cloaks abandoned Rhaenyra during their journey toward Duskendale, and the queen's camp was attacked by broken men one night.[4]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

As Hand of the King, Tyrion Lannister has Ser Jacelyn Bywater and the gold cloaks lay a trap on the Rosby road for Ser Boros Blount of the Kingsguard. who is leading an escort for Prince Tommen Baratheon and Lord Gyles Rosby. Ser Jacelyn takes Tommen without a fight and into Tyrion's protection at Rosby, rather than Queen Regent Cersei Lannister's, and he replaces the Rosby garrison with fifty of his best men.[5]

A Storm of Swords

Brienne of Tarth plans to bring Ser Jaime Lannister south from Maidenpool on the Duskendale road and then continue on the Rosby road to King's Landing. The travelers are attacked by outlaw bowmen near Maidenpool, however, and Ser Cleos Frey is killed. Brienne and Tarth are then captured by the Brave Companions.[2]

A Feast for Crows

Brienne of Tarth takes the Rosby road toward Duskendale when she begins her search for Sansa Stark. She leaves Ser Illifer the Penniless and Ser Creighton Longbough in the middle of the night at the Old Stone Bridge.[1]

The entourage of Queen Margaery Tyrell sometimes rides along the Rosby road to hunt for shells and to eat near Blackwater Bay.[6]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 4, Brienne I.
  2. 2.0 2.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 21, Jaime III.
  3. Fire & Blood, The Long Reign - Jaehaerys and Alysanne - Policy, Progeny, and Pain.
  4. Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Overthrown.
  5. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 44, Tyrion X.
  6. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 28, Cersei VI.