Capital City of the Siedem Królestw
|Lokalizacja||Włości Korony, Westeros.|
|Zarządca||The King on the Żelazny Tron , Feudal society.|
|Religia||Wiara w Siedmiu|
|Założony||300 years ago, where Aegon first landed in Westeros.|
|Nazwany||Aegon I Targaryen, Its founder.|
|Znane miejsca||Czerwona Twierdza | Wielki Sept Baelora|
|Organizacje||Gwardia Królewska | Cech Alchemików | City Watch|
Królewska Przystań is the capital of the Siedem Królestw, located on the east coast of Westeros, overlooking Blackwater Bay. It is the site of the Żelazny Tron and the Czerwona Twierdza, the seat of the King. The main city is surrounded by a wall, manned by the Straż Miejska Królewskiej Przystani, also known as the Gold Cloaks. Poorer smallfolk build shanty settlements outside the city. Królewska Przystań is extremely populous, but rather unsightly and dirty compared to other cities. The stench of the city's waste can be smelled far beyond its walls. It is the principal harbor of the Siedem Królestw, rivaled only by Stare Miasto.
The area around Królewska Przystań used to be disputed territory between the Kingdoms of the Reach, River and Krainy Burzy, just hills and forests, with only a handful of fisherfolk living north of the Blackwater Rush – until three hundred years ago, when Aegon the Conqueror landed at the mouth of the Blackwater Rush, building his first fortress of wood and earth, on top of the highest hill. Later, when Aegon finalized his conquest, he decided to build his capital around that fort, since it was more centrally located than any other and not part of any of the former kingdoms, setting the king apart from his vassals.
In time, the city was expanded by the Targaryen kings. The Czerwona Twierdza was completed during the reign of Maegor the Cruel, The Great Sept was built to show the Targaryens' piety and adherence to the Wiara w Siedmiu after giving up the old gods of Valyria (it was not named the Great Sept of Baelor until after Baelor the Blessed's death), and the Smokpit was constructed to house the Targaryen smoks.
Królewska Przystań has suffered occasional attacks and catastrophes during its existence. During the Pierwsza Rebelia Blackfyre'a, the Army of the bastard half-brother of King Daeron I Targaryen threatened the City, but was promptly stopped at the Bitwa na Polu Czerwonej Trawy. During the Great Spring Sickness, four in ten inhabitants was killed by the outbreak and funeral pyres in the Smokpit had burnt nonstop, painting the night sky in the unnatural green of wildfire. Most notably, during the civil war known as Rebelia Roberta, the Mad King Aerys almost burned the city to the ground to "save" it from the rebels, and it was shortly after sacked by a Lannister host. See Zdobycie Królewskiej Przystani.
The city is roughly square-shaped, sprawling across several miles and defended by tall walls. There are seven gates leading into the city: the Smok Gate, the Lion Gate, the Mud Gate, the Old Gate, the Gate of the Gods, the King's Gate, and the Iron Gate. Within the walls, the city is dotted with manses, arbors, granaries, brick storehouses, timbered inns, merchant stalls, taverns, graveyards and brothels. There is a fish market. Hundreds of quays can be found in the harbor. Between buildings the roads are broad, lined with trees and branching alleys and streets. Just within the Mud Gate lie the three great trebuchets called the Three Whores, a new addition to the defense of the city.
The city covers the north shore of the Blackwater and covers three tall hills, named after Aegon and his two sisters, Visenya and Rhaenys. Aegon's High Hill, surmounted by the Czerwona Twierdza, the royal castle located in the south-eastern corner of the city, overlooks the bay directly, whilst Visenya's Hill to the west is crowned by the marble-walled Wielki Sept Baelora and its seven crystal towers. Rhaenys's Hill in the north is capped by the collapsed ruins of the Smokpit dome, its bronze doors shut for a century and a half since the last smok died.
The poor reside in the slums which are called Flea Bottom, a maze of narrow streets and alleys, where many beggars and the poorest part of the city's population resides; they regularly subsist on "bowls of brown", a mystery stew that can include the meat of rats and murder victims, among other things. The richest residents live on the other side of Rhaenys's Hill from Flea Bottom. According to semi-canon sources the richer areas of Królewska Przystań lie near the Old Gate.
Large tournaments are held outside the city, beside the Blackwater 
Seven is a sacred number in Westeros, thus the reason Aegon the Conquerer had seven huge gates built which are the entrances into the capital of Królewska Przystań each of these gates is protected by portcullis, heavy doors and armed guard.
- Smok Gate.
- Iron Gate.
- Old Gate.
- Gate of the Gods.
- River Gate known as the Mud Gate by the population of the city.
- Lion Gate.
- King's Gate.
- The Czerwona Twierdza, the royal castle located on top of Aegon's Hill.
- The Wielki Sept Baelora, where the Najpobożniejsi convene with the Wielki Septon. It is the holiest sept of the Seven. It is located on Visenya's Hill.
- The Smokpit, a huge dome, now collapsed, that used to hold the Targaryen smoks. Its bronze doors have not been opened for more than a century. It is found on Rhaenys's Hill. The Street of Sisters runs between it and the Great Sept of Baelor.
- The Alchemist's Guildhall, beneath Rhaenys's Hill, stretching right to the foot of Visenya's Hill, along the Street of Sisters. Beneath it is where the Alchemists create and store the Dziki ogień.
- Flea Bottom, slum area of Królewska Przystań, a downtrodden area of town. It has pot-shops along the alleys where one can get a 'bowl o' brown.' It has a stench of pigsties and stables, tanner's sheds mixed in the smell of winesinks and whorehouses.
Streets, Squares and other
- See Also Map of Królewska Przystań from the book.
- The Street of Sisters, near the foot of Visenya's Hill. One can find the Guildhall of the Alchemists upon it. It runs straight as an arrow between the hills of Rhaenys and Visenya, from which it gets its name.
- The Street of Steel, where most smiths have their forges. It begins on the market square beside the River Gate and climbs up Visenya's hill. The higher up one goes, the more expensive the shops.
- The Street of Flour, along which numerous bakeries may be found. Below the street lies a maze of twisting alleys and cross streets.
- The Street of Silk, a street lined with brothels of varying expense.
- Eel Alley, located on Visenya's Hill. An inn may be found here.
- Pigrun Alley, enclosed by tall timber-and-stone buildings whose upper stories lean out so far over the streets that they nearly touch those of the buildings across from them.
- Shadowblack Lane, a twisty lane that begins at the northern gate of the Czerwona Twierdza and winds its way down to the foot of Aegon's High Hill.
- Fetoring Lane, a street full of apprentices.
- Muddy Way, a street that begins at Fishmonger's Square.
- Sowbelly Row, the street Lollys Stokeworth was found wandering along after she had been raped.
- Pisswater Bend, a street which is probably located in the Flea Bottom area. The bloody flux was spreading through the stews on this street.
- Street of Seeds - street
- Coppersmith's Wynd - street
- River Row - street
- The Hook - street
- Cobbler Square
- Fishmonger's Square - located near the Mud Gate.
Królewska Przystań is extremely populous, but rather unsightly and dirty compared to other cities. Its population is estimated at more than 500,000, although this number varies during winters and in times of war, when people take shelter behind the city walls. George R. R. Martin has stated that the city is larger than Medieval London or Paris but smaller than Medieval Constantinople or Ancient Rome (each had a population of about 1,000,000).
The Straż Miejska Królewskiej Przystani, also called the 'Gold Cloaks', is Królewska Przystań main military formation, in charge of guarding and policing the town and its surroundings. Its men are 2,000 strong, the number being increased in times of need or war.
The Royal Fleet guards the entrance to Blackwater Bay and patrols the bay and the Blackwater Rush.
References and Notes
- Nawałnica Mieczy, Rozdział 32, Tyrion IV.
- Gra o Tron, Rozdział 18, Catelyn IV.
- Starcie Królów, Rozdział 49, Tyrion XI.
- Gra o Tron RPG and Resource Book, Guardians of Order
- Gra o Tron, Rozdział 29, Sansa II.
- Starcie Królów, Rozdział 20, Tyrion V.
- Gra o Tron, Rozdział 65, Arya V.
- Gra o Tron, Rozdział 67, Sansa VI.
- Gra o Tron, Rozdział 27, Eddard VI.
- Uczta dla Wron, Rozdział 8, Jaime I.
- Starcie Królów, Rozdział 28, Bran IV.
- Starcie Królów, Rozdział 15, Tyrion III.
- Starcie Królów, Rozdział 29, Tyrion VII.
- Starcie Królów, Rozdział 41, Tyrion IX.
- Nawałnica Mieczy, Rozdział 38, Tyrion V.
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