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asoiaf meme: [1/5] locations || Dorne

Vast deserts of red and white sand, forbidding mountains where treacherous passes are guarded by treacherous peoples, sweltering heat, sandstorms, scorpions, fiery food, poison, castles made of mud, dates and figs and blood oranges— these things comprise most of what the smallfolk of the Seven Kingdoms know of Dorne.
There are no cities in Dorne, though the so-called shadow city that clings to the walls of Sunspear is large enough to be counted as a town (a town built of mud and straw, it must be admitted). Larger and more populous, the Planky Town at the mouth of the river Greenblood is mayhaps the nearest thing the Dornish have to a true city though a city with planks instead of streets, where the houses and halls and shops are made from poleboats, barges, and merchant ships, lashed together with hempen rope and floating on the tide.

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Ignoring the Dornish host in the Prince’s Pass, she flew to Vaith but found the castle empty and abandoned, with only old women and children being present in the town besides it. In Godsgrace and the Planky Town, she found exactly the same. Rhaenys continued her journey to Sunspear, where the eighty-year old Meria Martell, Princess of Dorne, rejected the Targaryen’s claims.

My Ideal First Scene from GoT Season 6
  • Doran and Arianne are sitting in a room (maybe that really pretty one from episode 9?), laughing their asses off.
  • Arianne: We punked them so good! They actually believed those four Mummers I randomly hired in the Planky Town were Ellaria and the Sand Snakes?
  • Doran: I KNOW! That woman even forgot that the real Ellaria has children!
  • Arianne: The fact that they were incompetent Mummers makes it even funnier. And what as with those accents?
  • Doran: Who talks like that? No one!
  • Arianne: Did they do that thing with the spinning and the mincing steps while they were fighting? We spent so much time rehearsing that.
  • Doran: It was so entertaining that I was slightly worried I waited too long to send the guards in. I mean, it was broad daylight and they even had an establishing shot of me watching from the balcony.
  • Arianne: Did Larry not get suspicious that he was even able to sneak into where the prince lives in the middle of the day without being stopped or questioned by anyone?
  • Doran: I think we lucked out, this guy was really dumb. He did no research. He didn’t even know you exist. He didn’t even notice that his daughter/niece was several years too old and had a different face.
  • Arianne: Hey, that Mummer was good. It’s not her fault. Her facial expressions were very expressive.
  • Doran: You don’t understand, Arianne, they actually thought that that whiney little boyband reject was my heir. He improv’ed this line about a flea bite.... it was bad... but also funny.
  • Arianne: Wait till I get back to the Real Water Gardens and tell Trys and Myrcella about this. They’ll laugh so hard, they’ll knock over the cyvasse table.
  • Doran: You should have seen their faces when I randomly started toasting the king. They were so confused!
  • Arianne: Like you would ever unironically express support for the Lannisters!
  • Doran: With, like, no kind of context or preamble? I know!
  • Arianne: Well, I’m glad that the whole thing provided a distraction for everyone so that the two of us could work out our issues in a mutually respectful and non-sexist way, entirely off screen.
  • Doran: Yes, I’ve very happy that we both did things for reasons that were relatable and coherent and that a series of events happened that caused us to be challenged as characters resulting in us being somehow changed at the end of both of our arcs.
  • Arianne: We make a great team.
  • Doran: Yes we do.

What Rhaenys Targaryen would have worn in Dorne, Daphne Guinness. Submitted by indooi

Rhaenys led the invasion of Dorne. Ignoring the Dornish host in the Prince’s Pass, she flew on her dragon directly to Vaith, but found the castle empty and abandoned, with only old women and children being present in the town besides it. In Godsgrace and the Planky Town, she found exactly the same. Rhaenys continued her journey to Sunspear, which was simillarly abandoned. She spoke with the eighty-year old Princess Meria Martell, Princess of Dorne who was the only person left in Sunspear.

“Meria Martell: “I will not fight you, nor will I kneel to you. Dorne has no king. Tell your brother that.” Rhaenys Targaryen: “I shall, but we will come again, Princess, and the next time we shall come with fire and blood.” Meria Martell: “Your words. Ours are Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken. You may burn us, my lady…but you will not bend us, break us, or make us bow. This is Dorne. You are not wanted here. Return at your peril.”

After this, the queen and the princess parted ways, and Dorne remained unconquered, as the only one out of the Seven Kingdoms.