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{{Quote|I'll find a ship heading south in White Harbor.|Ros|A Golden Crown}}
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{{Quote|I'll find a ship heading south in White Harbor.|[[Ros]]|A Golden Crown}}
 
[[Image:White Harbor Pin.png|thumb|right|200px|Map showing the location of [[White Harbor]] on the continent of [[Westeros]].]]
 
[[Image:White Harbor Pin.png|thumb|right|200px|Map showing the location of [[White Harbor]] on the continent of [[Westeros]].]]
'''White Harbor''' is a city in [[the North]]. It is one of the major cities of [[Westeros]], located where the [[White Knife]] River flows into [[the Bite]].<ref>[http://viewers-guide.hbo.com/game-of-thrones/season2/#!/locations/Moat_Cailin/ HBO viewers guide, season 2 map, Moat Cailin entry]</ref> It is the seat of [[House Manderly]], a vassal house holding fealty to [[House Stark]] of [[Winterfell]]. White Harbor is the main seaport of the North and is one of only five settlements in Westeros large enough to be called a city, though it is the smallest of the five ( the other four being, in decreasing order of size: [[King's Landing]], [[Oldtown]], [[Lannisport]], and [[Gulltown]]).
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'''White Harbor''' is the only city in [[the North]]. It is one of the major cities of [[Westeros]], located where the [[White Knife]] River flows into [[the Bite]].<ref>[http://viewers-guide.hbo.com/game-of-thrones/season2/#!/locations/Moat_Cailin/ HBO viewers guide, season 2 map, Moat Cailin entry]</ref> It is the seat of [[House Manderly]], a vassal house holding fealty to [[House Stark]] of [[Winterfell]]. White Harbor is the main seaport of the North and is one of only five settlements in Westeros large enough to be called a city, though it is the smallest of the five (the other four being, in decreasing order of size: [[King's Landing]], [[Oldtown]], [[Lannisport]], and [[Gulltown]]).
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
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===Background===
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Centuries ago, the [[White Knife]] River was infested with pirates, until the [[Stark]] [[King in the North|Kings of Winter]] drove them away.<ref>[[House Bolton (Histories & Lore)]]</ref> Generations later (but still before the [[War of Conquest|Targaryen Conquest]]), the Starks granted the rich lands around the mouth of the river to [[House Manderly]], an exiled family fleeing from [[the Reach]] where they used to hold lands along the [[Mander]] River. Under the rule of House Manderly, White Harbor prospered and grew into the North's main port, and only settlement large enough to be called a "city".<ref>[[The North (Histories & Lore)]]</ref>
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===[[Season 1]]===
 
===[[Season 1]]===
 
[[Ros]] tells [[Theon Greyjoy]] she is taking a ship from White Harbor to get her to King's Landing as fast as possible.<ref>"[[A Golden Crown]]"</ref>
 
[[Ros]] tells [[Theon Greyjoy]] she is taking a ship from White Harbor to get her to King's Landing as fast as possible.<ref>"[[A Golden Crown]]"</ref>
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===[[Season 2]]===
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[[Roose Bolton]] brings King [[Robb Stark|Robb]] and [[Catelyn Stark]] the news of Theon Greyjoy's [[Fall of Winterfell|Capture of Winterfell]], Robb cannot bring himself to believe this treason, yet Bolton assures him that they have had ravens from White Harbor, Barrowton and the Dreadfort confirming it.<ref>"[[The Old Gods and the New]]"</ref>
   
 
===[[Season 3]]===
 
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[[Eddison Tollett]] informs Lord Commander [[Jeor Mormont]] that the late [[Bannen]] hailed from White Harbor.<ref>"[[And Now His Watch is Ended]]"</ref>
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When Lord Commander [[Jeor Mormont]] is eulogizing the late [[Bannen]], [[Eddison Tollett]] informs the Commander that Bannen hailed from White Harbor.<ref>"[[And Now His Watch is Ended]]"</ref>
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===[[Season 4]]===
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After the [[Battle of Castle Black]], [[Maester]] [[Aemon]] eulogizes the dead and mentions the fifty late black brothers came to them ''"from White Harbor and Barrowton, from Fairmarket and King's Landing, from north and south, from east and west."''<ref>"[[The Children]]"</ref>
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When [[Brant]] and [[Derek]] harass [[Gilly]], Brant wonders if she seems pretty because she is the only girl in [[Castle Black]] or if she's actually pretty, and Derek replies that even in White Harbor he'd want a kiss from her.<ref>"[[The Gift (episode)|The Gift]]"</ref>
   
 
==In the books==
 
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In the novels, [[Catelyn Stark]] and Ser [[Rodrik Cassel]] use a ship from White Harbor to get to King's Landing around the same time that [[Eddard Stark]] and his party, travelling overland, arrive. However, in the television series there is no indication they used this method of travel.
 
In the novels, [[Catelyn Stark]] and Ser [[Rodrik Cassel]] use a ship from White Harbor to get to King's Landing around the same time that [[Eddard Stark]] and his party, travelling overland, arrive. However, in the television series there is no indication they used this method of travel.
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* {{AWOIAF}} (MAJOR spoilers from the books)
   
 
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* [http://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/White_Harbor White Harbor at A Wiki of Ice and Fire.]
 
 
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"I'll find a ship heading south in White Harbor."
Ros[src]
White Harbor Pin

Map showing the location of White Harbor on the continent of Westeros.

White Harbor is the only city in the North. It is one of the major cities of Westeros, located where the White Knife River flows into the Bite.[1] It is the seat of House Manderly, a vassal house holding fealty to House Stark of Winterfell. White Harbor is the main seaport of the North and is one of only five settlements in Westeros large enough to be called a city, though it is the smallest of the five (the other four being, in decreasing order of size: King's Landing, Oldtown, Lannisport, and Gulltown).

HistoryEdit

BackgroundEdit

Centuries ago, the White Knife River was infested with pirates, until the Stark Kings of Winter drove them away.[2] Generations later (but still before the Targaryen Conquest), the Starks granted the rich lands around the mouth of the river to House Manderly, an exiled family fleeing from the Reach where they used to hold lands along the Mander River. Under the rule of House Manderly, White Harbor prospered and grew into the North's main port, and only settlement large enough to be called a "city".[3]

Season 1Edit

Ros tells Theon Greyjoy she is taking a ship from White Harbor to get her to King's Landing as fast as possible.[4]

Season 2Edit

Roose Bolton brings King Robb and Catelyn Stark the news of Theon Greyjoy's Capture of Winterfell, Robb cannot bring himself to believe this treason, yet Bolton assures him that they have had ravens from White Harbor, Barrowton and the Dreadfort confirming it.[5]

Season 3Edit

When Lord Commander Jeor Mormont is eulogizing the late Bannen, Eddison Tollett informs the Commander that Bannen hailed from White Harbor.[6]

Season 4Edit

After the Battle of Castle Black, Maester Aemon eulogizes the dead and mentions the fifty late black brothers came to them "from White Harbor and Barrowton, from Fairmarket and King's Landing, from north and south, from east and west."[7]

Season 5Edit

When Brant and Derek harass Gilly, Brant wonders if she seems pretty because she is the only girl in Castle Black or if she's actually pretty, and Derek replies that even in White Harbor he'd want a kiss from her.[8]

In the booksEdit

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, White Harbor is the main center of trade and merchant activity in the North. Though the smallest of the major cities of Westeros, it is still far larger than any other settlement north of Gulltown and Braavos.

The city's harbor is defended by an outer sea wall almost a mile long, with tall towers located every 100 feet along the wall. The mouth of the White Knife River is guarded by the Seal Rock, named for the animals that dot its flanks. The city itself contains an old, mostly-abandoned godswood, with most religious worship taking place at the Snow Sept. The oldest building in the city is the old keep, the Wolf's Den, which now serves as the city prison. The city is built around the flanks of a hill, with the Manderly keep, New Castle, located the summit of the hill, which commands a wide view of the harbor and surrounding land.

The city was founded at the order of King Jon Stark several millennia ago to provide a trading link with the rest of Westeros. The Manderlys, exiled from the Kingdom of the Reach, were given control of White Harbor a thousand years ago. It is thus the only settlement of the North in which a significant portion of the population follows the Faith of the Seven instead of the Old Gods of the Forest, but there have been no major religiously-based tensions between the Manderlys and their neighbors.

In the novels, Catelyn Stark and Ser Rodrik Cassel use a ship from White Harbor to get to King's Landing around the same time that Eddard Stark and his party, travelling overland, arrive. However, in the television series there is no indication they used this method of travel.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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