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Tin link in a maester's chain, by Tim Durning © Fantasy Flight Games

Tin is a soft silvery-colored metal, used to make the alloys bronze and pewter.

Culture

Lead, iron, and tin are abundant on Great Wyk, Harlaw, and Orkmont in the Iron Islands.[1] The Forest of Qohor has silver, tin, and amber,[2] and the mainland near Braavos has iron, tin, lead, and slate.[3] Gold, iron, and tin are abundant on mountain Ib.[4]

Tin is one of the metals used by maesters for their chain links.[5]

Thenns mine tin and copper to make bronze.[6]

History

The Valyrians of antiquity used slaves to unearth copper and tin from the Fourteen Flames.[7]

House Yronwood grew rich from mining iron, silver, and tin from their lands.[8]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Patchface by M. Luisa Giliberti ©

The fool Patchface wears a mock helm fashioned from an old tin bucket.[9]

During Renly Baratheon's feast at Bitterbridge, a fool wears gold-painted tin with a cloth lion's head.[10]

Ser Dontos Hollard wears tin armor after being named a fool by King Joffrey I Baratheon.[11]

A Dance with Dragons

Tin is among the cargo carried by Selaesori Qhoran as it sails from Volantis for Qarth.[12]

Quotes

You can't hammer tin into iron, no matter how hard you beat it, but that doesn't mean tin is useless.[5]

Iron, lead, tin, those are our treasures. Small wonder the ironmen of old turned to raiding.[13]

References

  1. The World of Ice & Fire, The Iron Islands.
  2. The World of Ice & Fire, The Free Cities: Qohor.
  3. The World of Ice & Fire, The Free Cities: Braavos.
  4. The World of Ice & Fire, Beyond the Free Cities: Ib.
  5. 5.0 5.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 41, Jon V.
  6. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 49, Jon X.
  7. The World of Ice & Fire, Ancient History: Valyria's Children.
  8. The World of Ice & Fire, Dorne: Kingdoms of the First Men.
  9. A Clash of Kings, Prologue.
  10. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 22, Catelyn II.
  11. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 32, Sansa III.
  12. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 27, Tyrion VII.
  13. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 11, Theon I.