Settings: Pyke and the Iron Islands
The Iron Islands is one of the smallest regions of the Seven Kingdoms, consisting of seven islands off the western coast of Westeros, northwest of Riverrun. Those who live here are known as Ironmen, a tough and ferocious people, with a long history of raiding and pillaging the coastline. Land on the islands is stony and thin, making it difficult for the Ironmen to grow much food. There is also a lack of resources – when combined, these two factors explain why the people of the Iron Islands are much poorer than their mainland counterparts. The Iron Islands are under the rule of House Greyjoy, from their ancestral stronghold of Pyke, on the island of the same name.