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'''Carcosa''' is a possibly legendary city in far eastern [[Essos]]. It is located on the southeastern shore of the [[Hidden Sea]] within the [[Mountains of the Morn]]; the [[City of the Winged Men]] is situated on the northwestern shore.{{ref|tloiaf}} The strange city is ruled by the Yellow Emperor.{{ref|twoiaf}}
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'''Carcosa''' is a legendary city in far eastern [[Essos]]. It is located on the southeastern shore of the [[Hidden Sea]] within the [[Mountains of the Morn]]; the [[City of the Winged Men]] is situated on the northwestern shore.{{ref|tloiaf}} The strange city is ruled by a [[sorceror lord]] claiming to be the 69th yellow emperor of [[Yi Ti]].{{ref|twoiaf}}
  
 
==Behind the scenes==   
 
==Behind the scenes==   
Carcosa has not yet been mentioned in the ''[[A Song of Ice and Fire]]'' novels, only appearing in ''[[The Lands of Ice and Fire]]'' and ''[[A World of Ice and Fire]]''. Its name may be a reference by [[George R. R. Martin]] to Carcosa, a city in "[[:w:An Inhabitant of Carcosa|An Inhabitant of Carcosa]]" by [[:w:Ambrose Bierce|Ambrose Bierce]], ''[[:w:The King in Yellow|The King in Yellow]]'' by [[:w:Robert W. Chambers|Robert W. Chambers]], and the [[:w:Cthulhu Mythos|Cthulhu Mythos]] of [[:w:H. P. Lovecraft|H. P. Lovecraft]].
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Carcosa and its yellow emperor are references by [[George R. R. Martin]] to [[w:Carcosa|Carcosa]], a city in "[[:w:An Inhabitant of Carcosa|An Inhabitant of Carcosa]]" by [[:w:Ambrose Bierce|Ambrose Bierce]], ''[[:w:The King in Yellow|The King in Yellow]]'' by [[:w:Robert W. Chambers|Robert W. Chambers]], and the [[:w:Cthulhu Mythos|Cthulhu Mythos]] of [[:w:H. P. Lovecraft|H. P. Lovecraft]].
  
 
== Notes and References ==
 
== Notes and References ==

Revision as of 01:57, 30 November 2014

Carcosa is a legendary city in far eastern Essos. It is located on the southeastern shore of the Hidden Sea within the Mountains of the Morn; the City of the Winged Men is situated on the northwestern shore.[1] The strange city is ruled by a sorceror lord claiming to be the 69th yellow emperor of Yi Ti.[2]

Behind the scenes

Carcosa and its yellow emperor are references by George R. R. Martin to Carcosa, a city in "An Inhabitant of Carcosa" by Ambrose Bierce, The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers, and the Cthulhu Mythos of H. P. Lovecraft.

Notes and References