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This chapter is all about Daenerys' wedding to Khal Drogo. Drogo's entire army – his khalasar of forty thousand warriors (yeah) – and all their families and slaves are at the wedding. (We don't want to see the bill for this.)
We also meet Drogo's bloodriders here, his sworn bodyguards.
Viserys continues to be a whiny, impatient baby (I want my army!), but Daenerys is a little scared since Drogo seems too wild (and since they don't share a language).
But that doesn't get in the way of enjoying her wedding presents, which include three servants (Irri, Jhiqui, Doreah), a history of the Seven Kingdoms (a gift from Ser Jorah Mormont), three petrified dragon eggs from Illyrio, and a beautiful horse from Drogo.
Drogo and Daenerys ride off to enjoy their one-night honeymoon. Mini-moons are all the rage these days.