Game of Thrones: What’s Really West of Westeros

Game of Thrones: What's Really West of Westeros

Game of Thrones: What’s Really West of Westeros

Here’s everything we know about Arya’s next journey.

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In A Storm of Swords, the third book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, Bran Stark tells Meera and Jojen Reed about Brandon the Shipwright, a King in the North and a Stark who sailed west of Westeros thousands of years before Aegon’s conquest. But Brandon the Shipwright was never seen again, and his crypt in Winterfell is empty.

In A Storm of Swords, the third book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, Bran Stark tells Meera and Jojen Reed about Brandon the Shipwright, a King in the North and a Stark who sailed west of Westeros thousands of years before Aegon’s conquest. But Brandon the Shipwright was never seen again, and his crypt in Winterfell is empty.

In The World of Ice and Fire, it’s said that Rhaenys Targaryen, Aegon the Conqueror’s sister who helped her brother-husband take over Westeros, dreamed of discovering what was west of Westeros on her dragon, Meraxes. But Rhaenys died in Dorne under mysterious circumstances. In a Season 2 scene with Tywin Lannister when she served as his cupbearer, Arya Stark talks about Rhaenys. When Tywin says everyone knows Aegon’s name 300 years after his death because he conquered the Seven Kingdoms, Arya responds:

“Aegon and his sisters. It wasn’t just Aegon riding his dragon. It was Rhaenys and Visenya, too. Rhaenys rode Meraxes. Visenya rode Vhagar.”

According to Fire & Blood, a book detailing the history of the Targaryens, a woman tried to travel west before—and could have been successful. Elissa Farman sailed west of Westeros from Oldtown in 56 AC (that is, 56 years after Aegon’s Conquest). Elissa’s ship, Sun Chaser, found three uninhabited islands, which she named Aegon, Rhaenys, and Visenya. Elissa continued sailing west and was never seen again. However, someone said they spotted her ship, Sun Chaser, in Asshai, the port city in east Essos where Melisandre is from. This could mean the Game of Thrones world is round, and only has two continents—and Elissa sailed west right into Asshai.

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But the world of A Song of Ice and Fire could just be flat. In the Season 6 Episode 8 scene in which Arya mentions her interest in becoming Henry Hudson, Lady Crane suggests “the edge of the world” is west of Westeros. “I’d like see that,” Arya says. We’ll never know for sure if she did—but I have faith in no one.read more