La lunga marcia del Destino
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. Many centuries later the city was given to the Manderlys, an exiled house from the Reach, for loyal service to the Kings in the North.
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 for a man to find his way. The houses were built of whitewashed stone, with steeply pitched roofs of dark grey slate.
Seal Rock, a massive stone dominating the approaches to the ‘outer harbor’, its top 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Sept of Snow, is a large sept with the domed roof surmounted by tall statues of the Seven.
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. Its walls, floor and ceiling were made of wooden planks notched cunningly together and decorated with all the creatures of the sea.
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