Driftmark (castle)

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Driftmark is the ancestral seat of House Velaryon on the island of Driftmark in the crownlands.[1]


Shortly after the death of her husband, King Aenys I Targaryen, Queen Alyssa Velaryon brought her children to the castle of Driftmark.[2]

Because Driftmark was a damp and cramped castle, Lord Corlys Velaryon raised a new castle to house the Driftwood Throne after he made his fortune in Essos. During the Dance of the Dragons, this new Velaryon seat, High Tide, was burned by the greens after the Battle in the Gullet, however.[3] It is unknown if the Velaryons remained at High Tide or returned to the castle of Driftmark after the civil war.