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What Happened to Travel in Game of Thrones?

What Happened to Travel in Game of Thrones?

** Warning – Seasons 6 spoilers follow ** I’m a big fan of Game of Thrones, but since publishing NerdNav I’ve been much more conscious of the alarming way that the TV show’s producers have neglected the geography of Westeros and Essos. It seems as if a character, or an army, can move between any two locations with no thought to the distances involved. It’s almost as if there’s a teleportation device hidden just off camera. There were several instances in Season…

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Mapping Westeros and Essos

Mapping Westeros and Essos

The mapping process for the lands described in A Song of Ice and Fire was similar in most respects to mapping Middle Earth and Beleriand. Fortunately there is a set of sumptuous maps available that identifies all of the locations and it is authorised by George RR Martin himself, so there’s no basis for disputing relative locations. The only real issue is scale. Martin has deliberately not included scale on the maps because he didn’t want fans to be bogged…

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