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'''Sistermen''' are the inhabitants of the [[Three Sisters]], an archipelago located in the [[Bite]].
 
'''Sistermen''' are the inhabitants of the [[Three Sisters]], an archipelago located in the [[Bite]].
  
 
==Description==
 
==Description==
Some Sistermen have webbing between their hands and feet, which they call "the mark".{{ref|ADWD|9}}
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Some Sistermen, such as the [[House Borrell|Borrells]], have webbing between their hands and feet, which they call the mark.{{ref|ADWD|9}} Some [[Westeros]]i pejoratively consider Sistermen to have fishbreath.{{ref|ASOS|Prologue}}
  
 
==Religion and customs==
 
==Religion and customs==
The Sistermen originally worshiped the [[Lady of the Waves]] and the [[Lord of the Skies]] instead of the [[old gods]] adopted by the [[First Men]] of the mainland. They would also cast [[dwarf]]s into the sea as an offering to the gods, but [[septon]]s stopped the practice after the [[Andal invasion]].{{Ref|aDwD|9}}
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The Sistermen originally worshiped the [[Lady of the Waves]] and the [[Lord of the Skies]] instead of the [[old gods]] adopted by the [[First Men]] of the mainland. They would also cast [[dwarf]]s into the sea as an offering to the gods, but [[septon]]s stopped the practice after the [[coming of the Andals]].{{Ref|aDwD|9}}
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[[Sister's stew]] is a popular dish in the [[Three Sisters]].{{ref|ADWD|9}} Some Sistermen use false lights to cause unsuspecting ships to wreck.{{ref|ADWD|9}}
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
They were a free people ruled by [[King of the Three Sisters|local kings]], who also acted as [[pirate]] kings.{{Ref|aDwD|9}} In response to the invasion of [[northmen]] known as the [[Rape of the Three Sisters]], the Sistermen bent the knee to the [[Eyrie]] to expel the northmen, ending the era of native kings. The [[House Arryn|Arryn]] [[Kings of Mountain and Vale]] and [[House Stark|Stark]] [[Kings in the North]] fought over the Three Sisters for a thousand years in the [[War Across the Water]],{{ref|TWOIAF| The Vale}} depleting much of the islands' resources.{{Ref|aDwD|9}}
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The Sistermen were once a free people [[King of the Three Sisters|whose rulers]] acted as [[pirate]] kings.{{Ref|aDwD|9}} In response to the [[Rape of the Three Sisters]], the Sistermen bent the knee to the [[Eyrie]] to expel the invading [[north]]men, ending the era of native kings. The [[Kings of Mountain and Vale]] from [[House Arryn]] and [[Kings in the North]] from [[House Stark]] fought over the [[Three Sisters]] for a thousand years in the [[War Across the Water]],{{ref|TWOIAF| The Vale}} depleting much of the islands' resources.{{Ref|aDwD|9}} Some Sistermen still resent northmen.{{Ref|aDwD|9}}
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The islanders briefly rebelled against the Arryns in the [[Sistermen's Rebellion]] amid [[Aegon's Conquest]].{{ref|FAB|Reign of the Dragon - The Wars of King Aegon I}}
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==Recent Events==
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===''A Storm of Swords''===
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[[Lark|Lark the Sisterman]] dies [[beyond the Wall]] and rises as a [[wight]].{{ref|ASOS|46}}
  
Some Sistermen still resent northmen.{{Ref|aDwD|9}}
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===''A Dance with Dragons''===
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When [[Davos Seaworth]] is brought before Lord [[Godric Borrell]] at [[Breakwater]], he sees the mark on the hands of Godric and the lord's granddaughter.{{ref|ADWD|9}}
  
 
==References and Notes==
 
==References and Notes==
 
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Latest revision as of 21:47, 17 January 2020

Sistermen are the inhabitants of the Three Sisters, an archipelago located in the Bite.

Description

Some Sistermen, such as the Borrells, have webbing between their hands and feet, which they call the mark.[1] Some Westerosi pejoratively consider Sistermen to have fishbreath.[2]

Religion and customs

The Sistermen originally worshiped the Lady of the Waves and the Lord of the Skies instead of the old gods adopted by the First Men of the mainland. They would also cast dwarfs into the sea as an offering to the gods, but septons stopped the practice after the coming of the Andals.[1]

Sister's stew is a popular dish in the Three Sisters.[1] Some Sistermen use false lights to cause unsuspecting ships to wreck.[1]

History

The Sistermen were once a free people whose rulers acted as pirate kings.[1] In response to the Rape of the Three Sisters, the Sistermen bent the knee to the Eyrie to expel the invading northmen, ending the era of native kings. The Kings of Mountain and Vale from House Arryn and Kings in the North from House Stark fought over the Three Sisters for a thousand years in the War Across the Water,[3] depleting much of the islands' resources.[1] Some Sistermen still resent northmen.[1]

The islanders briefly rebelled against the Arryns in the Sistermen's Rebellion amid Aegon's Conquest.[4]

Recent Events

A Storm of Swords

Lark the Sisterman dies beyond the Wall and rises as a wight.[5]

A Dance with Dragons

When Davos Seaworth is brought before Lord Godric Borrell at Breakwater, he sees the mark on the hands of Godric and the lord's granddaughter.[1]

References and Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 9, Davos I.
  2. A Storm of Swords, Prologue.
  3. The World of Ice & Fire, The Vale.
  4. Fire & Blood, Reign of the Dragon - The Wars of King Aegon I.
  5. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 46, Samwell III.