The Vale is located on the eastern shore of Westeros, a land of wide slow-moving rivers, hundreds of small lakes that shine like mirrors in the sun, & protected by its largely impassable mountain range. The Vale's harsh winters make travel only possible during warmer years, and rebellious mountain clans make travel even more dangerous.
a waterfall in the Vale of Arryn. It lies on the western side of the Giant's Lance. It receives its name from Alyssa Arryn, an ancient member of House Arryn who saw her family butchered before her and never shed a tear. No drop of the waterfall reaches the floor of the valley below.
a series of battlements placed across the mountain road that leads into the Vale from the Mountains of the Moon. The pass is watched over by twin watchtowers, which are joined by a covered bridge of grey stone that arches above the road.
The Knight of the Gate is the title given to the commander of the Bloody Gate. He traditionally asks the question, "Who would pass the Bloody Gate?" of all who would pass through.
a rocky area of the Vale which extends out into the Narrow Sea. They are windswept, treeless, bare and stony. It often rains in the Fingers. The seat of House Baelish sits on the Fingers, an unnamed, old flint tower.
Gulltown is an important port and portal to the Vale, its sheltered harbor offering anchorage to ships traveling from King's Landing to Braavos or the North. Its strategic location means it never lacks for trade in many of the exotic goods making their way from across the Narrow Sea, keeping the Vale supplied even when the mountain passes are closed in winter.
a town located on Sweetsister, an island of the Three Sisters, in the Bite. It is considered the most notorious smuggler's den in all of Westeros. Sisterton is a small, mean town, rank with the odors of pig waste and rotting fish. Its streets are made of mud and planks, while its are houses daub-and-wattle hovels roofed with straw.
a castle at the base of the Giant's Lance. The Gates of the Moon is a stout castle with a moat, a gatehouse, a yard, and square towers. It is larger than the Eyrie. At night torches flicker at its ramparts and the moon is reflected in its moat. Beyond its postern gate is a dense forest of pine and spruce, as well as the steep, carved steps along the Giant's Lance.
a castle in the Vale located at the mouth of a river at the Narrow Sea. Upriver to the west is The Strongsong, while directly north is a forest. The Snakewood is located northeast of Heart's Home, while the Eyrie is south across a mountain range.