Saltpans was the work of some fell beast in human skin.
- Lady Mariya Darry
Saltpans is a town in The Riverlands that sits on the Bay of Crabs and is the seat of House Cox. Semi-canon sources also indicate that House Hawick is from the town. Saltpans has never been an important trading port but ships do call there from time to time. A small castle dominates the town, overlooking the harbor.
House Hawick of Saltpans is a noble house from the Riverlands. Neither their arms nor their motto appear in the books. According to semi-canon sources, they blazon their arms with white sea birds strewn on a blue field. The only member of the house to be mentioned (in A Clash of Kings appendix) is Bellena Hawick who is wife to Ser Hosteen Frey, one of Lord Walder’s many sons. House Hawick commands a small keep overlooking the town of Saltpans.
House Cox of Saltpans is a knightly house of the Riverlands (Coats of Arms or their words are not known). The known Coxs during the timespan of the events described on ASoIaF are:
• Ser Quincy Cox, the Knight of Saltpans is the head of his house. He is old.
• His sons
• His two daughters
• His grandsons