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A Clash of Kings Chapter 64

By George R.R. Martin

Chapter 64

Daenerys V

  • After destroying the House of the Undying, Dany finds herself no longer welcome in Qarth.
  • Xaro finally asks her to flat out trade for one of her dragons, but there is no price Dany is willing to accept for one of her children. He requests she leave.
  • Dressed as a Dothraki and not a Qartheen, she heads to the port to see if she can find passage to the Seven Kingdoms; each captain either sets the price too high or laughs at the prospect.
  • Jorah notices two men following them. Dany and Jorah pretend to look at a merchant's wares while trying to observe their tails.
  • A Qartheen offers Dany a jewel box as a gift, but the box contains a poisonous manticore—which is like a scorpion insect in Martin's world.
  • One of the followers kills the beast and saves Dany's life.
  • After some confusion, they introduce themselves. The old man's name is Arstan, but he goes by Whitebeard; the large one's name is Strong Belwas.
  • They have been sent by Magister Illyrio (remember him?)—Illyrio wants Dany to return to Pentos as the Seven Kingdoms have need of her.
  • In addition to Whitebeard and Belwas, Illyrio sent three ships. Dany renames the ships Vhagar, Meraxes, and Balerion, naming them after the dragons of Aegon the Conqueror.
  • She does this to remind everyone that the dragons have returned.