Sentinel is a type of tall coniferous evergreen tree in Westeros. It has grey-green needles and produces a sweet, sticky sap from its thick trunk. Sentinels have a sharp piney smell.
Sentinel trees are common in the north, including the wolfswood and the northern mountains, and in the haunted forest in the lands beyond the Wall. Sentinels are also found in the crownlands, the riverlands, the rainwood in the stormlands, and the slopes of the Giant's Lance in the Vale of Arryn.
Three green sentinel trees are used on the coat-of-arms of House Tallhart. Sentinel Stand is an abandoned castle of the Night's Watch along the Wall; it is unknown if it is named after the tree.
Bran Stark once slept overnight in the tallest sentinel in the godswood of Winterfell. Theon Greyjoy lost his virginity when he slept with a woman beneath the tree.
A Game of Thrones
While ranging beyond the Wall, Will climbs a sentinel and observes Ser Waymar Royce being slain by Others.
A Clash of Kings
During the capture of Winterfell, Summer climbs a tall sentinel in a failed attempt to escape the castle's godswood. Theon Greyjoy passes sentinels in the wolfswood during his search for the missing Bran and Rickon Stark.
A Storm of Swords
Jarl begins his attempted ascent of the Wall by climbing a sentinel.
Sentinels and soldier pines rose all around them, towering green-clad spears thrusting toward the sky. The forest floor was a bed of fallen needles as thick as a castle wall, littered with pinecones.—thoughts of Brienne Tarth
The soldier pines and sentinels wore thick white coats, and icicles draped the bare brown limbs of the broadleafs.—thoughts of Jon Snow
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 2, Catelyn I.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 A Game of Thrones, Prologue.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 46, Bran VI.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 47, Arya IX.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 50, Theon IV.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 24, Bran II.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 21, Tyrion III.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 4, Brienne I.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Epilogue.
- ↑ The Winds of Winter, Chapter , Arianne II.
- ↑ The World of Ice & Fire, The Stormlands: The Coming of the First Men.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 41, Alayne II.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 53, Bran VI.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 8, Bran II.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 37, The Prince of Winterfell.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Prologue.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 30, Jon IV.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 20, Brienne IV.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 35, Jon VII.