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Westeros: The Vale


The Vale
Home of House Arryn, the Vale is one of the constituent regions of Westeros and was formerly a sovereign nation before the War of Conquest.

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.

Adventures & Camps

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Landmarks

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Places
Alyssa's Tears

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.
The Bite

a long bay that lies between the North and the Vale of Arryn. To the west the Bite reaches the Neck, while to the east it opens onto the Narrow Sea. The Three Sisters lie within the Bite.
The Bloody Gate

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.

Eastern Road

also called the High Road, a pass through the Mountains of the Moon to the Bloody Gate and on to the Eyrie in the Vale. West of the Mountains of the Moon, the road meets the Inn at the Crossroads in the Riverlands, where it connects with the River Road running west and the Kingsroad running north and south.
Giant's Lance

the largest mountain in the Vale. It lies in the northern range, its peak lost in the clouds. There lies the Eyrie, summer seat of House Arryn. On its western shoulder flows Alyssa's Tears. At the foot of the mountain lies the Gates of the Moon.
The Fingers

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.
Mountains of the Moon

a series of mountains that border the Vale to the west. Rock slides are common and the mountains are inhabited by the Mountain Clans. The Eastern Road from the Inn at the Crossroads passes through the mountains.
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Islands
The Paps

an island to the northeast of the Fingers in the Narrow Sea. It is named after two large, stony hills on the island.
Pebble

an island to the north of the Fingers.
The Three Sisters

a group of three islands - Sweetsister, Longsister, and Littlesister - found in the Bite. The islands owe loose allegiance to House Arryn.
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Settlements
Gulltown

a major port city, on the coast of the Vale, southeast of the Eyrie and near to the beginning of the Bay of Crabs. It is the largest city in the Vale, but is much smaller than Oldtown and King's Landing.

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.

Sisterton

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.
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Holdings
Breakwater

a castle which defends the town of Sisterton in the Three Sisters. Built partially on huge, stone arches that stand as bulwarks against the sea.
Coldwater Burn

a stronghold in the Vale. It is located near the northern most of the Fingers.
The Eyrie

the ancient seat of House Arryn. It is situated in the Mountains of the Moon.
Gates of the Moon

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.
Grey Glen

a castle in the Vale.
Gull Tower

a castle in the Vale near Gulltown.
Heart's Home

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.
Ironoaks

a castle in the Vale located east of the Eyrie and west of Old Anchor and is situated by a lake. A river runs east from the lake to the Narrow Sea.
Ninestars

a castle in the Vale.
Old Anchor

a castle in the Vale located east of Ironoaks.
Redfort

a castle in the Vale located to the southeast of the Eyrie.
The Runestone

a castle in the Vale located north of Gulltown.
The Snakewood

a stronghold in the Vale located in the eastern coast of Westeros along the shores of the Narrow Sea.
The Strongsong

a stronghold in the Vale located northwest of the Eyrie.
The Wickenden

a stronghold in the Vale located along the Bay of Crabs. It is famous for making scented beeswax candles.

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