Given that they're rocking your favorite sigil, any theories about the location of Misty Isle, the seat of House Fisher? Is it in the God's Eye? The Trident? The Bay of Crabs? What about the unnamed seats of Houses Justman and Teague? I feel like we've got more detailed maps of the Riverlands than any other kingdom so it might make speculation a bit easier.
Hmm! Good question.
I was talking with @racefortheironthrone about this. He and I are in agreement that the Misty Isle was somewhere in the Gods Eye. Given the real-world mythos of the Fisher King, the true ancientness of the Fishers as a Riverlands royal dynasty (Yandel notes that House Fisher was, by varying accounts, the first, second, or third royal dynasty of the Trident), and the success early dynasties in other realms enjoyed by linking themselves with religious/mythological figures, I think it’s probable House Fisher was a semi-religious royal dynasty, acting as kings chosen by, and maybe speakers of, the old gods very conveniently represented by the nearby Isle of Faces.
The Justmans are a little harder to pinpoint. From a story perspective, you’d imagine they would be on the Red Fork, between Stone Hedge and Raventree Hall - a nice reminder that House Justman was both Bracken and Blackwood while belonging to neither. But such a seat isn’t particularly centrally located(especially for how expansive the Justman kingdom eventually became), and unless there were a convenient island in the middle of the Red Fork, the Justmans would have to settle on one bank or another - and whichever bank the Justmans settled on, you can bet the family on the opposite side would be moaning and groaning about the “favor” shown to its rivals. Maybe the Justmans settled upstream from Lord Harroway’s Town (or, at least, what is currently Lord Harroway’s Town), where the Red Fork feeds into the combined Blue and Green Forks. A seat at the confluence of rivers is a strong geostrategic position employed by other Westerosi Houses (the Allyrions at Godsgrace, the Fossoways at Cider Hall, and indeed the Tullys at Riverrun), and such a location would be an easier point from which Benedict and his heirs could administer their current-Crownlands conquests.
As for the Teagues … well, I find it interesting that Torrence Teague was crowned at Maidenpool, which had fallen first to the Andals and then to King Benedict I Justman. It could be that the ruling Lord Mooton was trying to get in on the ground level with the new dynasty in hopes of advancement, but it might also mean that Torrence had taken Maindepool for his dynasty’s own seat. Certainly, I think the Teagues would have had a less centrally located seat than the Justmans, to fit with the instability and failed administration their dynasty represented for the Riverlands. Little wonder that King Theo would be called “Saddle-Sore”, if he were riding all the way from Maidenpool to, say, Pinkmaiden or Seagard to quash local insurrections.
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