The Riverlands are the strong, beating heart of Westeros: the fertile floodplain of the Trident, ruled by the honorable House Tully. Tied by marriage to the North and the Vale, the Riverlands are as central politically as they are geographically. No war was ever fought in Westeros that did not cross the Riverlands, and none in which its armies did not fight.
Because of its central position in Westeros and lack of natural boundaries, the Riverlands has been a frequent battleground. The Riverlands is not considered one of the traditional Seven Kingdoms, as at the time of Aegon's Conquest the territory was controlled by the ironborn. The people of the Riverlands are known as rivermen. Bastards born in the Riverlands are given the surname Rivers.
a broad, fertile valley in the Riverlands. Raventree Hall, the seat of House Blackwood, is in Blackwood Vale. There have been no woods in it for several thousand years. The woods have been cleared for homes, mills and holdfasts. The ground is bare and muddy.
a very tall hill in the Riverlands. It was sacred to the Children of the Forest. Around its crown stands a ring of thirty-one weirwood stumps. The hill is considered a safe place due to its relative height compared to the very flat surrounding land, making it nearly impossible to be approached unseen.
a cave in the Riverlands which serves as the hidden base of the Brotherhood Without Banners. The walls of the cave consist of stone and soil interrupted by the huge roots of weirwoods. The hollow hill has numerous tunnels, crannies, and crevices. The brotherhood built a firepit which has stained the ceiling of the largest cavern.
a river in the Riverlands. Made of numerous smaller tributaries, it is one of the largest rivers on the continent of Westeros. It is a confluence of three main forks: the Red, the Green and the Blue, eventually flowing into the Bay of Crabs.
a sacred island in the middle of the lake called the Gods Eye, located in the Riverlands. It's the only known location of weirwoods in the south of Westeros. Following many centuries of fighting, this island is where the First Men and the Children of the Forest signed a pact ending their wars against each other. In celebration, every weirwood on the island was given a face, so that the gods would witness the pact.
an inn in the Riverlands located near the spot where the king of House Stark bent the knee to Aegon I. The main building sits along the shore where the Trident bends. It has long, low wings that stretch out. The lower story is made of grey stone, the upper one of whitewashed wood. Its roof is slate and has a stables and an arbor. Above its door is a painted sign of a king on his knees.
a village in the Riverlands situated between two grassy hills known as the Teats. Pennytree is named for a huge old oak tree that grows by the duckpond, to which hundreds of copper pennies have been nailed.