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Starfall by Hector Ortiz.png
Starfall by Hector Ortiz © Fantasy Flight Games
Location Westeros, Dorne
Government House Dayne
Ruler Lord Edric Dayne
Religion Faith of the Seven
Named for A falling star
Notable places Palestone Sword
Dorne and the location of Starfall
Dorne and the location of Starfall
Dorne and the location of Starfall
Palestone Sword Guard, by Sebastian Giacobino © Fantasy Flight Games
A maester at Starfall harvests flowers, by Bruce Moffet © Fantasy Flight Games

Starfall is the ancestral castle of House Dayne in Dorne.[1]


See also: Images of Starfall

The castle is located in the western Red Mountains[2] on an island in the Torentine where it pours into the Summer Sea.[3] Starfall, which includes a tower called the Palestone Sword,[4] guards the western arm of Dorne.[5] Northeast of Starfall is High Hermitage, the seat of a Dayne cadet branch.


Older History

According to legend, Starfall was built where the first Dayne found a magic stone after he followed the path of a shooting star. The Daynes grew in power to become the Kings of the Torrentine and one of the strongest houses of Dorne.[6]

The Daynes submitted to House Nymeros Martell during Nymeria's War.[7]

Targaryan Era

After Ser Joffrey Dayne attacked Oldtown during the First Dornish War, Queen Visenya Targaryen burned Starfall with her dragon, Vhagar.[8][9]

Prince Oberyn Martell and Princess Elia Martell visited Starfall on their way to Casterly Rock where their mother was to broker their marriage to the Lannister twins, Cersei and Jaime.[10]

In the aftermath of Robert's Rebellion, Ser Arthur Dayne, the Sword of the Morning, perished at the tower of joy. When Lord Eddard Stark returned Arthur's sword, the ancestral blade Dawn, to Starfall, Arthur's sister Ashara threw herself from the castle's Palestone Sword tower.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 6, Catelyn II.
  2. The Lands of Ice and Fire, Westeros.
  3. George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, Starfall.
  4. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 43, Arya VIII.
  5. A Game of Thrones RPG and Resource Book, Guardians of Order
  6. The World of Ice & Fire, Dorne: Kingdoms of the First Men.
  7. The World of Ice & Fire, Dorne: Ten Thousand Ships.
  8. Fire & Blood, Reign of the Dragon - The Wars of King Aegon I.
  9. The World of Ice & Fire, Dorne: Dorne Against the Dragons.
  10. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 70, Tyrion X.