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{{Quote|Let me send word to my bastard at the Dreadfort.|Roose Bolton to Robb Stark|The Old Gods and the New}}
 
[[Image:Dreadfort Pin.png|thumb|right|200px|Map showing the location of the [[Dreadfort]] on the continent of [[Westeros]].]]
 
[[Image:Dreadfort Pin.png|thumb|right|200px|Map showing the location of the [[Dreadfort]] on the continent of [[Westeros]].]]
The '''Dreadfort''' is a castle, and regional capital of [[the North]]. It is the seat of [[House Bolton]], located on the banks of the [[Weeping Water]] east of [[Winterfell]]. The Dreadfort is ill-omened as the stronghold of House Bolton, who are famed for the flayed skins of their enemies they keep on display in the castle. The skins of several ancient [[House Stark|Starks]] are rumored to be amongst their collection.<ref>[http://viewers-guide.hbo.com/game-of-thrones/season1/#!/locations/dreadfort/ HBO viewers guide, season 1 map, Dreadfort entry]</ref><ref>[http://viewers-guide.hbo.com/game-of-thrones/season2/#!/locations/dreadfort/ HBO viewers guide, season 2 map, Dreadfort entry]</ref>
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The '''Dreadfort''' is a castle and regional capital of [[the North]]. It is the seat of [[House Bolton]], located on the banks of the [[Weeping Water]] east of [[Winterfell]]. The Dreadfort is ill-omened as the stronghold of House Bolton, who are famed for the flayed skins of their enemies, often rumored to have been kept on display in the castle, including those of several ancient [[House Stark|Stark]] kings. However, if such gruesome trophies ever did exist they have long since been removed or destroyed.<ref>[http://viewers-guide.hbo.com/game-of-thrones/season1/#!/locations/dreadfort/ HBO viewers guide, season 1 map, Dreadfort entry]</ref><ref>[http://viewers-guide.hbo.com/game-of-thrones/season2/#!/locations/dreadfort/ HBO viewers guide, season 2 map, Dreadfort entry]</ref>
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==History==
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===Background===
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[[File:Dreadfort-rebellion.jpg|thumb|left|250px|The Dreadfort under siege.]]
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House Bolton of the Dreadfort had a long history of dissent and rebellion, to the point were they became known as the "Bane of the North".
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===[[Season 2]]===
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Word of Winterfell's capture by Theon Greyjoy reaches the Dreadfort's garrison. This news is then relayed to Roose Bolton via messenger ravens.
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===[[Season 3]]===
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[[File:Dreadfort-exterior-1.jpg|thumb|left|250px|Ramsay Snow assists Theon in "escaping" from the Dreadfort.]]
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After being betrayed by [[Sea Bitch|his crew]] and delivered to [[Ramsay Snow]], [[Theon Greyjoy]] is imprisoned at a torture chamber at the Dreadfort. In the course of several months, he is subjected to a number of horrific tortures, both physical and psychological.
   
 
==Notable residents==
 
==Notable residents==
   
* Lord [[Roose Bolton]], [[Lord of the Dreadfort]] and [[Warden of the North]]. Currently in [[the Twins]].
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* Lord [[Roose Bolton]], [[Lord of the Dreadfort]] and [[Warden of the North]].
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**Lady [[Walda Bolton]], Roose's wife.
 
**[[Ramsay Snow]], his [[bastard|natural]] son, castellan of the Dreadfort
 
**[[Ramsay Snow]], his [[bastard|natural]] son, castellan of the Dreadfort
 
*Prince [[Theon Greyjoy]], dubbed "Reek", prisoner and hostage of Ramsay.
 
*Prince [[Theon Greyjoy]], dubbed "Reek", prisoner and hostage of Ramsay.
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*[[Myranda]], [[Violet]], and {[[Tansy]]}, Ramsay's bedwarmers.
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* [[Locke]], Lord Bolton's master-at-arms.
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* [[Steelshanks]], a man-at-arms sworn to Lord Bolton.
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* {[[Master Torturer]]}, chief interrogator.
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==Gallery==
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<gallery>
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Dreadfort-exterior-2.jpg
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Dreadfort-interior-1.jpg
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Dreadfort-exterior-3.jpg
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Dreadfort-exterior-4.jpg
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Dreadfort-kennels.jpg|The Dreatfort's kennels.
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Dreadfort exterior.jpg|One of the Dreadfort's guard towers.
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Dreadfort-opening-sequence.jpg|The Dreadfort as it appears in the opening titles.
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==Behind the scenes==
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Myra Castle in [[Wikipedia:County Down, Northern Ireland|County Down, Northern Ireland]] serves as the exterior of the Dreadfort in the [[Season 4|fourth season]].<ref>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pn7ArWFrBnc Game of Thrones Season 4: Artisan Piece #3 - Shooting in Belfast (HBO)]</ref>
   
 
==In the books==
 
==In the books==
In the ''[[A Song of Ice and Fire]]'' novels, the Dreadfort has a similar history of dissent and rebellion. Three centuries after the founding of Karhold, the Starks finally crushed the Boltons in a war that saw the Dreadfort besieged for two years. The Dreadfort is built around volcanic vents, which heat the castle in a similar manner to the natural hot springs under Winterfell.
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In the ''[[A Song of Ice and Fire]]'' novels, the Dreadfort has a similar history of dissent and rebellion. Three centuries after the founding of [[Karhold]], the Starks finally crushed the Boltons in a war that saw the Dreadfort besieged for two years. The Dreadfort is built around volcanic vents, which heat the castle in a similar manner to the natural hot springs under Winterfell.
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==See also==
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==References==
 
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==See also==
 
* [http://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/Dreadfort The Dreadfort at A Wiki of Ice and Fire]
 
 
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"Let me send word to my bastard at the Dreadfort."
―Roose Bolton to Robb Stark[src]
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Map showing the location of the Dreadfort on the continent of Westeros.
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The Dreadfort is a castle and regional capital of the North. It is the seat of House Bolton, located on the banks of the Weeping Water east of Winterfell. The Dreadfort is ill-omened as the stronghold of House Bolton, who are famed for the flayed skins of their enemies, often rumored to have been kept on display in the castle, including those of several ancient Stark kings. However, if such gruesome trophies ever did exist they have long since been removed or destroyed.[1][2]

HistoryEdit

BackgroundEdit

Dreadfort-rebellion
The Dreadfort under siege.

House Bolton of the Dreadfort had a long history of dissent and rebellion, to the point were they became known as the "Bane of the North".

Season 2Edit

Word of Winterfell's capture by Theon Greyjoy reaches the Dreadfort's garrison. This news is then relayed to Roose Bolton via messenger ravens.

Season 3Edit

Dreadfort-exterior-1
Ramsay Snow assists Theon in "escaping" from the Dreadfort.

After being betrayed by his crew and delivered to Ramsay Snow, Theon Greyjoy is imprisoned at a torture chamber at the Dreadfort. In the course of several months, he is subjected to a number of horrific tortures, both physical and psychological.

Notable residentsEdit

GalleryEdit

Behind the scenesEdit

Myra Castle in County Down, Northern Ireland serves as the exterior of the Dreadfort in the fourth season.[3]

In the booksEdit

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, the Dreadfort has a similar history of dissent and rebellion. Three centuries after the founding of Karhold, the Starks finally crushed the Boltons in a war that saw the Dreadfort besieged for two years. The Dreadfort is built around volcanic vents, which heat the castle in a similar manner to the natural hot springs under Winterfell.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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Lord: Lord Roose Bolton Heir: Ramsay Snow
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Seat: The Dreadfort Lands: The North
Title(s): Lord of the Dreadfort · Warden of the North · Lord Paramount of the North
Current members:Walda Bolton
Deceased members:Domeric Bolton
Household:Locke · Reek · Steelshanks · Myranda· {Tansy} · Violet · {Master Torturer}
Overlord:House Baratheon of King's Landing

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