They both fought for Rhaegar. , The water that separated the island from the shore was receding, leaving behind a broad expanse of glistening brown mudflats dotted by tidal pools that glittered like golden coins in the afternoon sun. Only the Elder Brother and his proctors are permitted to speak on the island and the proctors only one day in seven. , The War of the Five Kings has not come to the Quiet Isle, although the bodies of combatants have washed ashore and Brother Clement dies after the nearby raid on Saltpans. Food includes bread, fresh churned butter, honey, and a thick stew of crabs. This is the Quiet Isle, in the Bay of Crabs near the mouth of the river Trident. Believe, persist, and follow, and we shall find the peace we seek. This is the Quiet Isle, in the Bay of Crabs near the mouth of the river Trident. , Brienne of Tarth, Ser Hyle Hunt, Podrick Payne, and Septon Meribald meet with the Elder Brother on the Quiet Isle. There is a low barn on a lower slope, while a lichyard is found on a higher slope. Only the Elder Brother and his proctors are permitted to speak, and the proctors only for one day of every seven. He shaves his head. Brienne of Tarth travels to the Quiet Isle and meets its Elder Brother, a former knight. Because of the dangers of quicksand, tidal pools, and drowning, the crooked approach is called the path of faith. The Quiet Isle is an upthrust island that sits at the mouth of the Trident where it flows into the Bay of Crabs, southeast of Saltpans and northwest of Maidenpool. Away from the other animals is Driftwood, a huge black stallion which was known as Stranger when it was owned by Sandor Clegane. The brothers wear brown-and-dun robes, with wide bell sleeves and pointed cowls. After the others leave, the Elder Brother and Brienne discuss Brienne's mission and why she has to find Sansa. For those that don't know the Gravedigger Theory it is the theory that Sandor Clegane is really alive and living with Elder Brother at the Quiet Isle.. The cottages resemble beehives made of stone, low and rounded, windowless with smokeholes in the center of their roofs. . Currently the Elder Brother occupies the cave. The Elder Brother keeps the worst of the tidings from outside to himself, so as not to disturb the tranquility of the septry. He is reputed to have powers as a healer. Meribald: Those who dwell here are penitents, who seek to atone for their sins through contemplation, prayer, and silence. The winter was relentless. The brothers wear brown-and-dun robes, with wide bell sleeves and pointed cowls. , The Quiet Isle's prosperous septry stands on a island half a mile from the shore, where the wide mouth of the Trident widens further to the Bay of Crabs. In the books, Brienne meets the Elder Brother on the Quiet Isle who claims that the Hound is dead and that he buried the body himself. Its septry is a refuge for those sworn to the Faith of the Seven. , The Elder Brother was the third son of a family of knights, and he had nothing to offer the woman he wanted to marry but the shield, sword and horse of his own knighthood. The brothers are allowed to break their silence when confessing, as it is hard to speak of sin with signs and nods. Those who dwell on the Quiet Isle are male penitents seeking to atone for their sins. Only the Elder Brother and his proctors are permitted to speak on the island and the proctors only one day in seven. The brothers wear brown-and-dun robes, with wide bell sleeves and pointed cowls. Meribald: Faith. The brothers have found driftwood, silver cups, iron pots, sacks of wool and bolts of silk, rusted helms and shining swords, and rubies. , The isle is colder and wilder on its east side than on the sheltered side. The brothers are allowed to break their silence when confessing, as it is hard to speak of sin with signs and nods. , The cottages are not often used but the brothers keep them clean and dry. , The brothers built a flight of wooden steps that wander back and forth across the steep hillside and among the buildings. A pebbled path from the shore leads through a grove of apple trees to a whitewashed stable with a peaked thatch roof. Its septry is a refuge for those sworn to the Faith of the Seven. The hill is steeper and the path meanders back and forth through weeds and briars, wind carved rocks, and twisted, thorny trees that cling to the stony hillside. When I read about the happenings on the Quiet Isle in AFFC, it seemed to me that the best horse in all of Westeros, aka Stranger, was not ready to calm down and retire to a quiet life just yet. It is the original residence of the first holy man to live on the Quiet Isle roughly two thousand years before the events of A Song of Ice and Fire. Behind the sept is a vegetable garden where some of the older brothers pull weeds.. He tells them of the raid on Saltpans and the end of Sandor Clegane, and he informs Brienne that it was Arya Stark whom Sandor held captive, not Sansa Stark. Others thought him dead so they stripped his armor and possessions and dumped his body into the Trident. Septon Meribald takes confession when he visits the isle. The Elder Brother is the leader of a septry on the Quiet Isle. He could hardly be called elder, for a start; whereas the brothers weeding in the garden had had the stooped shoulders and bent backs of old men, he stood upright and tall, and moved with the vigor of a man in the prime of his years. He fought for House Targaryen at the Battle of the Trident where he was knocked unconscious. A summer arbor produces small, tart grapes used for wine. This is the Quiet Isle, in the Bay of Crabs near the mouth of the river Trident.