Posted 18 April 2012 - 06:06 PM
Post anything or everything you know about the continent (other than it's South of Essos because everyone knows that).
Anything you know about any of the cities or geography is welcome.
Posted 18 April 2012 - 06:58 PM
Moroqqo is originally from there.
That's pretty much the extent of our knowledge, no?
Posted 18 April 2012 - 07:58 PM
If Dany leaves Mereen to rule over some exotic cesspool in Sothoryos for the duration of TWOW I can't guarantee I will any of her chapters ever again.
Apart from that I'm sure it's really quite lovely.
Edited by Northern Soul, 18 April 2012 - 07:59 PM.
Posted 18 April 2012 - 08:24 PM
Some liver disease because he is yellow. Maybe a fluke.
Posted 18 April 2012 - 08:28 PM
Edited by Howling4Reed, 18 April 2012 - 08:28 PM.
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 08:33 PM
The cities of the north coast - Zamettar and Yeen - appear to be in ruins. It's possible, if not likely, that the northern part of Sothoryros (the bit on the maps) was devastated by tidal waves and tsunamis generated by the Doom of Valyria, which wiped out those cities and any civilisations there.
It appears likely that Sothoryos extends north and east from that bit we see on the ASoS map and also forms the south coast of the Jade Sea (as hinted on the new HBO map). It may be that that part of Sothoryos, much further east than the devastated part, has inhabited cities or kingdoms on it. We hear about traders doing a great circle of the Jade Sea, trading at all the ports along the way, and it might not be worth it if the entire southern coast was uninhabited.
That's the Shadow Lands beyond Asshai. That's still on Essos, but beyond the Jade Sea.
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Posted 30 April 2012 - 01:36 AM
I could see that it's wildlife and climate would make it hard to develop an extensive society, with heat, disease (from insects?), and such.
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 05:25 PM
You know I'd swear that there's a blink-and-you'll-miss-it mention of a feathered lizard with a big claw in AGoT but I can;t for the life of me remember the quote in enough detail to make it come up in searches, but it sounds suspiciously liek a velociraptor or deinonychus
Posted 18 January 2013 - 05:50 PM
“Hear me. The ships of Braavos sail as far as the winds blow, to lands strange and wonderful, and when they return their captains fetch queer animals to the Sealord’s menagerie. Such animals as you have never seen, striped horses, great spotted things with necks as long as stilts, hairy mouse-pigs as big as cows, stinging manticores, tigers that carry their cubs in a pouch, terrible walking lizards with scythes for claws. Syrio Forel has seen these things.
Edited by King Lobster, 18 January 2013 - 05:51 PM.