The Gorge is a large, deep gorge that separates the Wall from the Bay of Ice. Wildling raiders from beyond the Wall descend into the dark Gorge to bypass the Wall and enter the Seven Kingdoms.
Crossing the Gorge is the Bridge of Skulls. Around it and below it are many rocks, and it stands over at least one pool of water. Nearby is Westwatch-by-the-Bridge, an unoccupied castle of the Night's Watch. The Milkwater appears to flow through the Gorge to the Bay of Ice.
A Game of Thrones
A wildling captured in the Gorge by Qhorin Halfhand claims that Mance Rayder is gathering the free folk to a secret stronghold beyond the Wall.
A Storm of Swords
Bowen Marsh commands the Night's Watch against the wildlings of the Weeper in a fight at the Bridge of Skulls and the gloomy Gorge.
A Dance with Dragons
The commander of the Shadow Tower, Ser Denys Mallister, writes to Castle Black to report sightings of fires in the night north of the Gorge. Denys believes wildlings are amassing to force the Bridge of Skulls once more.
- ↑ The Lands of Ice and Fire.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 30, Jon IV.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Map of Beyond the Wall
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 70, Jon IX.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 69, Jon IX.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 28, Jon VI.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 31, Melisandre I.