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- What exactly was the 'Doom of Valyria'? 5 answers
I've read the books and all but what happened to Valyria?
Are there any outside sources?
If you think about it, the whole empire was destroyed in this apocalyptic event. The event had to be so bad that a few hundred years afterwards no one would go there.
If it was a volcano it would be pretty unlikely that they'd still shun that place in my opinion. Same with an earthquake.