Though Old Valyria now lies in ruins, the empire left behind many legacies. In addition to the celebrated weapons and the artistic depictions of the Doom, the language of High Valyrian is still spoken in many places, both among the upper class and in degraded form in the Freehold’s former colonies, the Nine Free Cities. Roads that radiated out from Valyria are still in existence, straight as arrows across the eastern continent. Even some of their glyph-based writings can be found. Much of their knowledge was lost, however, particularly their strange stone-crafting and comprehensive lore regarding dragons.