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  Davos notes the large navy when he arrives in White Harbor, noting the inner harbor is filled with twenty-three war galleys.{{Ref|aDwD|15}}. [[Davos Seaworth]] comes to White Harbour, to treat with Manderly on behalf of Stannis. He is preceded, however, by envoys of [[House Frey]] ([[Rhaegar Frey]], Ser [[Jared Frey]] and [[Symond Frey]]), who have come with the remains of one of Lord [[Wyman Manderly]]'s sons who died at the Red Wedding.{{Ref|aDwD|15}} Davos appears before Merman's Court to present the case for the [[House Manderly|Manderlys]] to support [[Stannis]]. To save his living son, who is a captive at Harrenhal, Lord Manderly has Davos dragged off  to prison  as a traitor, in the presence of the Freys.{{Ref|aDwD|19}} Manderly has Davos imprisoned in the Wolf's Den, but has a different prisoner in the cell executed. The prisoner is beheaded, his head dipped in tar. The fingers of one of his hands are also cut off to resemble Davos. The head and hands are then put up on spikes on the walls of White Harbour to give the [[House Lannister|Lannisters]] and Freys reason to believe in [[House Manderly]]'s loyalty to the [[Iron Throne]]. Once Manderly has sent a false report to the Iron Throne and gotten his son and heir, Ser [[Wylis Manderly]], back, he frees Davos.  He tells Davos that he will swear his allegiance to Stannis if Davos retrieves [[Rickon Stark]]. Manderly has discovered the boy is alive, but needs a smuggler to retrieve him from Skagos.{{Ref|aDwD|29}}
 
  Davos notes the large navy when he arrives in White Harbor, noting the inner harbor is filled with twenty-three war galleys.{{Ref|aDwD|15}}. [[Davos Seaworth]] comes to White Harbour, to treat with Manderly on behalf of Stannis. He is preceded, however, by envoys of [[House Frey]] ([[Rhaegar Frey]], Ser [[Jared Frey]] and [[Symond Frey]]), who have come with the remains of one of Lord [[Wyman Manderly]]'s sons who died at the Red Wedding.{{Ref|aDwD|15}} Davos appears before Merman's Court to present the case for the [[House Manderly|Manderlys]] to support [[Stannis]]. To save his living son, who is a captive at Harrenhal, Lord Manderly has Davos dragged off  to prison  as a traitor, in the presence of the Freys.{{Ref|aDwD|19}} Manderly has Davos imprisoned in the Wolf's Den, but has a different prisoner in the cell executed. The prisoner is beheaded, his head dipped in tar. The fingers of one of his hands are also cut off to resemble Davos. The head and hands are then put up on spikes on the walls of White Harbour to give the [[House Lannister|Lannisters]] and Freys reason to believe in [[House Manderly]]'s loyalty to the [[Iron Throne]]. Once Manderly has sent a false report to the Iron Throne and gotten his son and heir, Ser [[Wylis Manderly]], back, he frees Davos.  He tells Davos that he will swear his allegiance to Stannis if Davos retrieves [[Rickon Stark]]. Manderly has discovered the boy is alive, but needs a smuggler to retrieve him from Skagos.{{Ref|aDwD|29}}
 
 
 
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==References and Notes==
 
==References and Notes==

Revision as of 06:25, 21 April 2012

The North and the location of White Harbor
The North and the location of White Harbor
White Harbor
The North and the location of White Harbor

White Harbor is a large harbor city, south of Winterfell, seat of House Manderly. It's the largest settlement north of the Neck, but the smallest among Westeros five major cities. White Harbor is the North's primary trade port and it's location on the mouth of the White Knife, provides further trade opportunities further North.[1]

Due to its location White Harbor has much more contact with the south and there are more knights and followers of the Faith of the Seven in White Harbor than anywhere else in the North. The city has access to very good fishing grounds and is also the home of many silversmiths.

History

The castle and later city of White Harbor were founded by King Jon Stark after he drove out raiders who were using the harbor as a base for raids inland.[2] Many centuries later the city was given to the Manderlys, an exiled house from the Mander River in the Reach, for loyal service to the Kings in the North.

City

The city located on the eastern shore of the White Knife. It's clean and well-ordered, with wide straight cobbled streets that made it easy to walk around. The houses were built of whitewashed stone, with steeply pitched roofs of dark grey slate.

Outskirts

  • Seal Rock, a massive stone dominating the approaches to the 'outer harbor', the rock is crowned with a ringfort of the First Men that stood desolate and abandoned for centuries, but currently occupied by crossbowmen with scorpions and spitfires. The stone is looming fifty feet above the waters, grey-green in colors and Seals often rest on it.[3]
  • Harbor, The harbor divided into Inner and Outer Harbor, the 'Outer Harbor' is larger, while the 'Inner Harbor' offers better anchorage and sheltered by the 'City Wall' on one side and the looming mass of the 'Wolf's Den' on another, and a mile long, thirty foot wall, with towers every hundred yards, in between, located on the jetty that separated it from the 'Outer Harbor'. The 'Outer Harbor' can hold a score of ships.[3]
  • Wolf's Den, the 'Old Castle', is an ancient fortress that now serves as a prison, It's located by the water, outside of the city walls. There is a godswood within its walls.[3]
  • Fish Market, Located between the 'Outer Harbor' and the 'Seal Gate'.

Inside The walls

The city is protected by thick walls, the 'Seal Gate' opens into the harbor.

  • Fishfoot Yard, cobbled square with a fountain at its center, Located just outside the 'Seal Gate'. there is an alley leading to a brothel.[3]
  • Old Mint, located on the 'Fishfoot Yard', has seen no use in a long time, until recently when it was set as refuge shelter from the war.[3]
  • Lazy Eel, A winesink renowned for offering the oldest whores and vilest wine in White Harbor, along with meat pies full of lard and gristle that were inedible on their best days and poisonous on their worst.[3]
  • The Sept of Snow, is a large sept with the domed roof surmounted by tall statues of the Seven.[3]

The castle

The New Castle is the seat of House Manderly. It's located on a hill inside the city wall, a broad white stone way leads to it's gates from the Wolf's Den bellow. There is a secret passage connecting it to the 'Wolf's Den'.

  • Merman's Court, is the great hall of the New Castle where Lord Manderly holds court and feasts. Its walls, floor and ceiling were made of wooden planks notched cunningly together and decorated with all the creatures of the sea.[3]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Catelyn Stark hires the Storm Dancer to take her and Ser Rodrik Cassel to King's Landing in White Harbor. Lady Catelyn returned the North from the Vale with Ser Rodrik and her uncle, Brynden Tully at White Harbor, She and her uncle left White Harbor with Ser Wylis Manderly his levies of nearly 1500 men to meet Robb at Moat Cailin. Lord Wyman Manderly stayed behind to see to White Harbor's defenses and to raise a navy.

A Storm of Swords

Maester Aemon sent a raven to White Harbor in a plea for help to defend Castle Black from wildlings.

A Feast for Crows

It is reported to queen Cersei that Davos Seaworth was executed in White Harbor and his head head and hand grace the walls of White Harbor.

A Dance with Dragons

Davos notes the large navy when he arrives in White Harbor, noting the inner harbor is filled with twenty-three war galleys.[3]. Davos Seaworth comes to White Harbour, to treat with Manderly on behalf of Stannis. He is preceded, however, by envoys of House Frey (Rhaegar Frey, Ser Jared Frey and Symond Frey), who have come with the remains of one of Lord Wyman Manderly's sons who died at the Red Wedding.[3] Davos appears before Merman's Court to present the case for the Manderlys to support Stannis. To save his living son, who is a captive at Harrenhal, Lord Manderly has Davos dragged off  to prison  as a traitor, in the presence of the Freys.[4] Manderly has Davos imprisoned in the Wolf's Den, but has a different prisoner in the cell executed. The prisoner is beheaded, his head dipped in tar. The fingers of one of his hands are also cut off to resemble Davos. The head and hands are then put up on spikes on the walls of White Harbour to give the Lannisters and Freys reason to believe in House Manderly's loyalty to the Iron Throne. Once Manderly has sent a false report to the Iron Throne and gotten his son and heir, Ser Wylis Manderly, back, he frees Davos.  He tells Davos that he will swear his allegiance to Stannis if Davos retrieves Rickon Stark. Manderly has discovered the boy is alive, but needs a smuggler to retrieve him from Skagos.[5]

References and Notes