Sistermen are the inhabitants of the Three Sisters, an archipelago located in the Bite.
Some Sistermen, such as the Borrells, have webbing between their hands and feet, which they call the mark. Some Westerosi pejoratively consider Sistermen to have fishbreath.
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.
Sister's stew is a popular dish in the Three Sisters. Some Sistermen use false lights to cause unsuspecting ships to wreck.
The Sistermen were once a free people whose rulers acted as pirate kings. 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, depleting much of the islands' resources. Some Sistermen still resent northmen.
The islanders briefly rebelled against the Arryns in the Sistermen's Rebellion amid Aegon's Conquest.
A Storm of Swords
Lark the Sisterman dies beyond the Wall and rises as a wight.
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.
References and Notes
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 9, Davos I.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Prologue.
- ↑ The World of Ice & Fire, The Vale.
- ↑ Fire & Blood, Reign of the Dragon - The Wars of King Aegon I.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 46, Samwell III.