Spices are plant substances primarily used for flavoring or coloring food.
Several variety of spices exist in the known world, such as: red pepper, white pepper, black pepper, peppercorn, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, saffron, curry, cardamom, ginger, mustard seed, and salt.
Rare and strange spices are imported to Westeros by ship from Sothoryos,, the Summer Isles, Qarth, Yi Ti, and Leng. No western route to the Eastern Essos rich in silk, gemstones and spices have been discovered yet. Such discovery would make its discoverer an extremely wealthy person.
Dornishmen like to eat their food with fiery peppers and strange hot spices. People from the Reach claim their food cause the Dornishmen to be so hot-tempered and Dornishwomen to be so wild and wanton.
Elissa Farman and the Hightower brothers, Eustace and Norman, attempted to find a western route to the Eastern Essos in 56 AC. After facing fierce storms, Elissa and Eustace found new spices on three small uninhabited islands. Elissa continued her voyage west from there but Eustace sailed east desiring to return home. It is unknown if Elissa succedded to find a western route but many years later, Corlys Velaryon found an old ship similar to Sun Chaser in Asshai. Unlike Elissa, Corlys made several voyages by sailed east to the Eastern part of Essos. Those voyages made Corlys and House Velaryon extremely wealthy to the point of becoming the wealthiest House in Westeros. One of the villages on Corlys's home island of Driftmark developed into a prosperous port town named Spicetown and the Velaryon warship Spicetown Girl was named after the town.
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