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There is this new 3D video (also here on GoT Facebook) from the opening credits of GoT. When I point the camera to the far south, I can see a strange piece of land:

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I am quite confused: is it Ulthos or Sothoryos? If yes, why is it covered by snow and ice? Has this island/continent ever been mentioned on the official map or in books?

  • Are you sure this is in the far south? – Rand al'Thor Apr 15 '16 at 13:00
  • @randal'thor Well, I am not sure... I went to the south so long that I might have appeared in the north :-)... However, I can really see this island south-east of the Slavers Bay and south of Quarth... – vojta Apr 15 '16 at 13:05
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    Maybe it's a new continent that hasn't been described so far? You might like to check out this awesome resource, which doesn't show anything cold and icy southeast of Slaver's Bay. – Rand al'Thor Apr 15 '16 at 13:08
  • @randal'thor According to this map there is no island in this area but Sothoryos, which should be much larger though... I think it must be some obscure effect of the 3D framework, otherwise it makes no sense. – vojta Apr 15 '16 at 13:18
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    @Mooz It is not from an episode. It is a special 3D 360° video they posted on the official Facebook page as a trailer for the upcoming season. See my link in the post. – vojta Apr 18 '16 at 5:38
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Quoting OP vojta from the conversation bellow: "According to GoT Wiki, there should be the Shadow Lands on the eastern shores of the Jade Sea with the only known location - the city of Asshai. I think Asshai could be at the end of the peninsula right under your huge red question mark."

Reason the island is shown white like it would be covered in snow/ice is "ghost grass" Quote from Got Wiki: "Ghost Grass, with stalks as pale as milk that glow in the night."

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    About "The Narrow", it's marked with Number 5 and it's the same thing visible in your screenshot, people couldn't read it, so i made a better one in which you can. Considering it all, I don't think it's meant "The Narrow Sea", but just "The Narrow". That makes more sense, doesn't it? Well.. It could be a new territory that is still not revealed either in books and tv series. – Lettmannen Apr 15 '16 at 21:07
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    According to GoT Wiki, there should be the Shadow Lands on the eastern shores of the Jade Sea with the only known location - the city of Asshai. I think Asshai could be at the end of the peninsula right under your huge red question mark. – vojta Apr 16 '16 at 9:20
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    See this map of Asshai, although it is probably made by fans, so it is rather irrelevant. – vojta Apr 16 '16 at 9:22
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    What about the "ghost grass"? – vojta Apr 16 '16 at 11:51
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    Hmm, you might be right. Quote from got wiki "Ghost Grass, with stalks as pale as milk that glow in the night." – Lettmannen Apr 16 '16 at 11:57
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It is The Grey Waste:

The Grey Waste appears to be an expansive, cold desert in far eastern Essos.

There is not much information about this part of the world and GRRM has famously and intentionally left these details blank.

Note, in the official The Lands of Ice and Fire maps, the Grey Waste is not disconnected from Essos, rather it is the easternmost section of Essos. The image you've linked could be a derived artist's depiction of the area.

You can see that there is nothing further east of The Grey Waste here: Full map of the World of Ice and Fire

[image src: http://i2.wp.com/www.fantasticmaps.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/World_Of_Ice_And_Fire.jpg]

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