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| image_caption = Greywater Watch - by Bertolt Hyronimus ©
 
| image_caption = Greywater Watch - by Bertolt Hyronimus ©
 
| settlement_type= Castle
 
| settlement_type= Castle
| location = The [[North]]
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| location = The [[north]]
 
| seat = [[House Reed]]
 
| seat = [[House Reed]]
| seat_type = [[Feudalism|Feudal Lord]]
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| seat_type = [[Feudalism|Feudal lord]]
| religion = [[Old Gods]]
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| religion = [[Old gods]]
 
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| caption = [[The North]] and the approximate location of Greywater Watch
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'''Greywater Watch''',{{Ref|AGOT|55}}{{Ref|ACOK|21}} also known as '''Greywater''',{{Ref|ACOK|21}}{{Ref|ACOK|28}} is the seat of [[House Reed]] in [[the North]]. It is roughly located in an eastern headwater of the [[Green Fork]]{{Ref|TLOIAF| Westeros}}<ref>''[[A Dance with Dragons]]'', [[A Dance with Dragons-Map of the North|Map of the North]]</ref> in the swamps of [[the Neck]], southwest of [[Moat Cailin]].{{Ref|ACOK|21}} It is a castle{{Ref|ACOK|50}} built upon a crannog, one of the man-made floating islands of the swamps, and it does not stay in the same place, making it impossible for ravens or enemies to find.{{ref|AWOIAF| Greywater Watch}} According to [[Meera Reed]], there is no [[Maesters|maester]] there, nor any [[knight]]s or masters-at-arms.{{Ref|ACOK|28}}
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'''Greywater Watch''',{{Ref|AGOT|55}}{{Ref|ACOK|21}} also known as '''Greywater''',{{Ref|ACOK|21}}{{Ref|ACOK|28}} is the seat of [[House Reed]] in the [[north]]. It is roughly located in an eastern headwater of the [[Green Fork]]{{Ref|TLOIAF|Westeros}}<ref>''[[A Dance with Dragons]]'', [[A Dance with Dragons-Map of the North|Map of the North]]</ref> in the swamps of the [[Neck]], southwest of [[Moat Cailin]].{{Ref|ACOK|21}} It is a castle{{Ref|ACOK|50}} built upon a crannog, one of the man-made floating islands of the swamps, and it does not stay in the same place, making it impossible for ravens or enemies to find.{{ref|AWOIAF|Greywater Watch}} According to [[Meera Reed]], there is no [[Maesters|maester]] there, nor any [[knight]]s or masters-at-arms.{{Ref|ACOK|28}}
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
 
[[Ironborn]] and [[Andal]] warriors, including [[House Frey|Freys]], have attempted to conquer Greywater Watch, but none have been able to find it. Many of the invaders rode into bogs and sank because of their armor.{{Ref|ASOS|24}}
 
[[Ironborn]] and [[Andal]] warriors, including [[House Frey|Freys]], have attempted to conquer Greywater Watch, but none have been able to find it. Many of the invaders rode into bogs and sank because of their armor.{{Ref|ASOS|24}}
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Lord [[Eddard Stark]] has sent letters to his friend, Lord [[Howland Reed]], at Greywater over the years, but [[Bran Stark]] cannot recall any [[crannogmen]] visiting [[Winterfell]] in response.{{ref|ACOK|21}}
  
 
==Recent Events==
 
==Recent Events==
 
===''A Game of Thrones''===
 
===''A Game of Thrones''===
[[Robb Stark]] sends word to Lord [[Howland Reed]] at Greywater Watch to have the [[crannogmen]] defend [[the Neck]] if Lord [[Tywin Lannister]] marches up the [[causeway]].{{Ref|AGOT|55}}
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[[Robb Stark]] sends word to Lord [[Howland Reed]] at Greywater Watch to have the [[crannogmen]] defend the [[Neck]] if Lord [[Tywin Lannister]] marches up the [[causeway]].{{Ref|AGOT|55}}
  
 
===''A Clash of Kings''===
 
===''A Clash of Kings''===
[[Meera Reed|Meera]] and [[Jojen Reed]] travel from Greywater Watch to [[Winterfell]] to meet [[Bran Stark]].{{Ref|ACOK|21}}
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At Greywater, [[Jojen Reed]] dreams of black waves of salt water overcoming [[Winterfell]].{{ref|ACOK|35}} The youth also has a [[green dream]] of a winged wolf, so Howland sends his children to Winterfell to aid [[Bran Stark]].{{ref|ACOK|28}} Jojen and his older sister, [[Meera Reed]], attend the [[harvest feast]] at Winterfell and pledge the faith of Greywater.{{Ref|ACOK|21}}
  
 
==Quotes==
 
==Quotes==
{{Quote|[[crannogmen|Their]] houses '''move''', even the castles like Greywater Watch.{{Ref|ACOK|50}}|[[Walder Frey (son of Merrett)|Little Walder Frey]], to [[Theon Greyjoy]]}}
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{{Quote|'''Meera''': [[Raven]]s can't find Greywater Watch, no more than our enemies can.<br>
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'''Bran''': Why not?<br>
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'''Meera''': Because it moves.{{ref|ACOK|28}}|[[Meera Reed]] and [[Bran Stark]]}}
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{{quote|[[Andals]] and [[ironmen]], [[House Frey|Freys]] and other fools, all those proud warriors who set out to conquer Greywater. Not one of them could find it. They ride into the [[Neck]], but not back out. And sooner or later they blunder into the bogs and sink beneath the weight of all that steel and drown there in their armor.{{ref|ASOS|24}}|[[Jojen Reed]] to [[Bran Stark]]}}
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
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[[Category:Castles]]
 
[[Category:House Reed]]
 
[[Category:House Reed]]
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[[Category:The Neck]]
 
[[Category:Places in the North]]
 
[[Category:Places in the North]]
[[Category:The Neck]]
 
  
 
[[es:Atalaya de Aguasgrises]]
 
[[es:Atalaya de Aguasgrises]]

Latest revision as of 17:55, 25 February 2020

Greywater Watch
Castle
Greywater Watch.jpg
Greywater Watch - by Bertolt Hyronimus ©
Location The north
Government House Reed , Feudal lord.
Religion Old gods
The north and the approximate location of Greywater Watch
The north and the approximate location of Greywater Watch
Greywater Watch
The north and the approximate location of Greywater Watch

Greywater Watch,[1][2] also known as Greywater,[2][3] is the seat of House Reed in the north. It is roughly located in an eastern headwater of the Green Fork[4][5] in the swamps of the Neck, southwest of Moat Cailin.[2] It is a castle[6] built upon a crannog, one of the man-made floating islands of the swamps, and it does not stay in the same place, making it impossible for ravens or enemies to find.[7] According to Meera Reed, there is no maester there, nor any knights or masters-at-arms.[3]

History

Ironborn and Andal warriors, including Freys, have attempted to conquer Greywater Watch, but none have been able to find it. Many of the invaders rode into bogs and sank because of their armor.[8]

Lord Eddard Stark has sent letters to his friend, Lord Howland Reed, at Greywater over the years, but Bran Stark cannot recall any crannogmen visiting Winterfell in response.[2]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Robb Stark sends word to Lord Howland Reed at Greywater Watch to have the crannogmen defend the Neck if Lord Tywin Lannister marches up the causeway.[1]

A Clash of Kings

At Greywater, Jojen Reed dreams of black waves of salt water overcoming Winterfell.[9] The youth also has a green dream of a winged wolf, so Howland sends his children to Winterfell to aid Bran Stark.[3] Jojen and his older sister, Meera Reed, attend the harvest feast at Winterfell and pledge the faith of Greywater.[2]

Quotes

Meera: Ravens can't find Greywater Watch, no more than our enemies can.

Bran: Why not?

Meera: Because it moves.[3]

Andals and ironmen, Freys and other fools, all those proud warriors who set out to conquer Greywater. Not one of them could find it. They ride into the Neck, but not back out. And sooner or later they blunder into the bogs and sink beneath the weight of all that steel and drown there in their armor.[8]

References