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Located east of The Reach and south of the Stormlands, Dorne is home to the only desert in Westeros. Unified much later than the rest of the continent, Dorne practices equal primogeniture, as well as being more open about homosexuality and bisexuality. It is ruled by House Martell from the castle of Sunspear, who style themselves as Prince or Princess instead of King thanks to the Rhoynar influence. They're constantly clashing with their neighbors at the Dornish marches.


House Martell

"Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken"
Words Of House Martell

The ruling House of Dorne, they came to power much later than their neighbors, being originally one of the many petty lords that ruled parts of Dorne. This all changed about seven hundred years ago, when Princess Nymeria led her people, the exiled Rhoynar, to Dorne in order to escape from the Valyrian Empire. A marriage alliance between Princess Nymeria and Mors Martell allowed them to unify the rest of the region under their rule after a lengthy war against the major petty kings of the region, demoting them to vassals. Their current head is Meria Martell.

     In General 
  • Famous Ancestor: Princess Nymeria and her husband Mors Martell, whose union helped solidify the unification of Dorne and made House Martell the rulers of the region.
  • Gender Is No Object: House Martell installed equal primogeniture in Dorne, and have no problem with women inheriting rulership or being warriors.
  • Princesses Rule: To honor their Rhoynar roots, they style themselves as Prince or Princess, like the Rhoyne Princes of old.
     Princess Meria Martell 

Princess Meria Nymeros Martell

The Yellow Toad of Dorne

The Princess of Dorne, Meria has ruled for over 50 years after the early death of her father. At age 80, she's nearly blind and bald, but her wits and memories are as sharp as ever.
  • Bald Woman: As a result of being about eighty years old, Meria has lost most of her hair. Knowing that she's far from a looker anyways, she does not mind being bald.
  • Benevolent Boss: Meria is quite nice to her attendants and doesn't mind making small talk with them. Her personal guard Allaryn even seems to be something close to a friend to her and she's making good-natured jokes with her handmaiden Cira.
  • Cool Old Lady: She's rather easy going and even teases her servants and banner men, yet remains the true and unquestioned power behind House Martell, at the age of 80.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Meria does take her age and disabilities with a flat sense of sarcasm.
  • Genius Cripple: Due to her advanced age, Meria is nearly completely blind and confined to a wheelchair, though she is capable of walking very small distances by herself. She also has a sharp mind and is still every bit the cunning administrator she has been for her entire rule.
  • Insult Backfire: Her enemies nicknamed her "The Yellow Toad", due to her bloated physique, but she does not mind it at all. In fact, she makes it known that she embraces this nickname for herself, even if it was originally meant as an insult.
  • Long-Lived: For an average Westerosi, living up to 80 is a rarity, much less rule for so long.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Meria has lived for so long that she has to be this by default. She knows of her strengths, her weaknessess and those of the people and the entire principality around her.
     Prince Nymor Martell 

Prince Nymor Nymeros Martell

Meria's son and on account of being her only child, he is also her heir, although his mother doesn't see him as a particularly good ruler, preferring his daughter Deria instead.
  • Ill Boy: While not particularly unhealthy, is quite unlikely he will live the same age as his mother.
  • Inadequate Inheritor: Zig-zagged. While his mother knows he's no warrior, she at least recognizes his skill with administration.
  • Non-Action Guy: While a capable administrator, he's no warrior and already in his fifties.
  • Unfit for Greatness: Nymor certainly is a friendly man, who is a capable administrator, but he lacks the backbone and ferocity a true ruler and leader should have, especially in a situation as heated as the coming War of Conquest.
     Princess Deria Martell 

Princess Deria Nymeros Martell

Nymor's daughter and eldest child, second in line to become Ruling Princess of Dorne. Her grandmother considers her an ambitious and capable ruler, more than her father at least.
  • Generation Xerox: One of the reasons her grandmother is so fond of her is that she reminds Meria of herself in her youth. Her ambitious, rather far-sighted nature also holds some similarities to her ancestor Nymeria Martell.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: Compared to her father, Deria is much more willing to take action, decisive and quick-witted, as well as confrontational, where her father is soft and more weak-willed.
  • The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter: While her father certainly isn't ugly, he's rather plain and sick-looking. On the other hand Deria looks gorgeous, very similar to her future descendant Arianne.

     Maester Cliff 

Maester Cliff

The Maester of Sunspear.
  • Bit Character: Of the entire Sunspear's council, he says and does the least during Meria's interlude, serving merely as a means to inform Meria of the letter Aegon Targaryen sent to Sunspear.
  • The Reliable One: At the same time, despite being one of the lesser featured characters of the Sunspear court, Cliff, together with Razek, is one of Meria's most trusted advisors.
     Razek um Daar 

Razek um Daar

A former Unsullied and now captain of Sunspear's guard.
  • Character Development: According to Meria, it took quite some time for him to act as a person again, instead of the mindless killing machine he was raised as.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: One of the Sun Cloaks mentions he punishes failures hard.
  • Made a Slave: He was once the son of a noble family from Meereen, before being enslaved and castrated as part of his training to become one of the Unsullied.
  • The Reliable One: Being an Unsullied, this trope is absolutely necessary.
  • Twofer Token Minority: Razek is the only Ghiscari and the only Unsullied at the court of Sunspear, likely even the only Unsullied in all of Dorne.
  • Undying Loyalty: While this is a given for an Unsullied, he's genuinely loyal to House Martell.
     Absidee of Lys 

Absidee of Lys

The Banshee

The spymaster of Sunspear. A mysterious woman from Lys, who serves Princess Meria for reasons of her own. As one of the first to learn about the Targaryen invasion of Westeros, she is searching for a man that can aid Dorne in repelling the dragons.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Myriah Watermont, likely one of her few true friends, calls her 'Dee'.
  • Badass Bureaucrat: Infamous not only for her temper and enigmatic nature, Absidee is equal parts a gifted spymistress and a prodigy in all things related to economy, which gives her particular insight during her line of work.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: The one action that made Absidee infamous far beyond the borders of her home town is effectively ruining the economy of said town out of sheer revenge. While a few of the Lysene slavers are responsible for hardship and pain in her life, her actions effectively affected and in some cases downright ruined the lives of anyone involved with the Lysene slave trade and threw Lys itself into an economic crisis.
  • Enigmatic Minion: While seemingly loyal to House Martell, she keeps secrets from the Princess and her reasons for wanting the dragons away aren't clear. Being a Lysene, she is among the few members of the court that are not born in Dorne, which makes her loyalty all the more questionable.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: Her eyes are described as a pale blue and she is considered to be just as cold and intimidating as them.
  • Master of Disguise: Fairly recognizable as a Lysene with strong Valyrian features, Absidee is adept at disguising her looks, to the point where she cannot be distinguished by a dornish commoner when leaving the palace.
  • Mood-Swinger: Absidee is subject to rather severe ones, resulting in her being paranoid and cold in one moment to being cheerful even in an unfitting situation in the other.
  • Mystical White Hair: Like many Lyseni, she has the valyrian feature of having white hair. She also has an air of mystery to her character, being the enigmatic spymistress of Sunspear, whose reasons for being loyal to House Martell aren't quite clear.
  • Red Baron: To her enemies, Absidee is known as 'The Banshee', particularly after her dealings in Lys.
  • The Spymaster: Her role at the court of Sunspear.

Martell Bannermen and Retainers

House Jordayne

"Let it be Written"
Words Of House Jordayne

Formerly bannermen of House Yronwood, House Jordanye of the Tor is now sworn directly to the ruling House Martell, as one of their primary bannermen. Through clever administration and trade, they have gained a lot of wealth over the years, which makes them invaluable to their Martell overlords. Their current head is Lord Avery Jordayne.

    Landon Jordayne 

Landon Jordayne

Master of Law, Overseer of Ghaston Grey.

A member of House Jordayne of the Tor, and Master of Law for Princess Meria. On her orders, he focusses on the growing threat of the Sandstorm and has been tasked with hunting them down.
  • Badass Moustache: Landon has a thick chevron moustache.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: Word of God confirms that he has Summer Islander ancestry, which gives him dark skin. Paired with his hair, dyed golden, he fits this trope.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Though it is not seen in his introductory part, on account of the Point-of-View there being a blind woman, Word of God confirms that Landon has dyed his hair golden, in the fashion of the Tyroshi.

House Manwoody

"No King Above Me"
Words Of House Manwoody

For thousands of years, the Manwoody's of Kingsgrave have been kings in their own right, coming to power after slaying an ancient Gardener king at their future seat. They have always been aggressive and a danger to their neighbours, the houses Blackmont, Fowler and Yronwood in Dorne and the Marcher lords of the southern Stormlands. All this ended when Nymeria Martell defeated the last Manwoody king, the dreaded madman Albin Manwoody, making them her bannermen ever since. Their current head is Lord Mogor Manwoody.

     Sarina Manwoody 

Sarina Manwoody

The eldest child of Lord Mogor Manwoody and heiress of House Manwoody of Kingsgrave. To broaden her horizon beyond just the lands she is supposed to rule over eventually, she has been sent to Sunspear, to live at Meria's court for some time.
  • Odd Friendship: Despite their different social positions, Sarina is quite friendly with Ysilla Sand, the bastard of Godsgrace, which is a sharp contrast to the way Elia Aspys treates her.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Sarina is described as dark-haired, fair-skinned and no less beautiful than Princess Deria.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Being the heiress to Kingsgrave, Sarina already shows several traits that indicate she'll make for a good ruler. Treating even a bastard such as Ysilla with respect, participating at Princess Meria's council meeting and offering advice on how to keep Dorne united during the coming times are proof of that.

     Dagar Manwoody 

Dagar Manwoody

The Red Skull

The younger brother of Lord Mogor Manwoody. Considered a vagrant and an outcast by other nobles, he's also a deadly warrior.
  • Black Sheep: To the nobility of Dorne and House Manwoody in particular, as Dagar is seen as an outcast. He isn't even residing in Dorne at the time, for reasons that are yet to be revealed.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: According to his niece Sarina, Dagar is a loud man who loves a good fight.
  • The Exile: After seducing his older brother's betrothed, the wedding got cancelled. Dagar was nearly killed by his own father, though eventually just exiled. He returned for a bit after his father's death, though left due to still present tensions with his brother.
  • Expy: Of Brynden Tully. Both are considered their families respective Black Sheep, have a bad relationship with their older brother and are, by extension the same to the entire nobility of their region. Both are not living at their home by the time the story is set, they have an intimidating nickname that is also a play onto their houses respective sigil and they are both known to be legendary warriors.
  • Really Gets Around: Proven without a doubt when he wouldn't even stop at seducing his brother's beloved betrothed. His niece outright mentions that one of the few things he cares for is finding someone to have sex with.
  • Red Baron: The Red Skull is certainly an intimidating moniker.

House Allyrion

"No Foe May Pass"
Words Of House Allyrion

Unlike other noble houses, the Allyrion's of Godsgrace have never been kings, instead ruling over their lands either as independent lords, or semi-sworn to nearby kings, such as the powerful Dryland's. They descend from Andal adventurers that carved lands for themselves during the Andal Invasion. During Nymeria's war, they eventually bent the knee to House Martell and are now among their primary bannermen. Their current head is Alester Allyrion.

     Lord Alester Allyrion 

Lord Alester Allyrion

The Lord of Godsgrace

The head of House Allyrion of Godsgrace and father of Theodan, Ashara and Yandry Allyrion, as well as Ysilla Sand. His wife is Belandra Qorgyle. Because of a serious scandal involving his son and Lady Loreza Vaith, he was forced to exile him for 4 years, until he asked his daughter Ysilla Sand to bring him back to Dorne.
  • Alliterative Name: Alester Allyrion
  • Fantasy-Forbidding Father: While not outright forbidding, Alester looks upon Theodan's and Ysilla's carefree way of life with great disfavour, instead encouraging the behaviour shown by his daughter Ashara and seeing it as the only way his children will have success in the roles life has chosen for them.
  • Good Parents: While being exceptionally stern and openly discouraging Ysilla's and Theodan's way of life, he does not outright forbid them, makes sure his bastard daughter is not treated differently than his other children and even forgives Theodan for ruining the relationship with House Vaith.
  • Happily Married: To Belandra Allyrion née Qorgyle. She even forgave him fathering a bastard child, his daughter Ysilla, and they are still very much married and in love.
  • Jock Dad, Nerd Son: A famed warrior in his youth, Alester still considers Theodan's skill with arms his best trait. This sets him apart from his bookish, weak son Yandry.
  • Tough Love: Sure, he might appear a bit stern in the way he punished Theodan and disapproves of his and Ysilla's way of life, but considering that Theodan is extremely irresponsible, he genuinely has their best interest in mind.

     Lady Belandra Allyrion 

Lady Belandra Allyrion

The Lady of Godsgrace

The wife of Lord Alester and mother of Theodan, Ashara and Yandry Allyrion, as well as the step-mother of Alester's bastard child Ysilla. Originally from House Qorgyle, she has married Alester at a young age and has lived in Godsgrace for most of her life.
  • Happily Married: To Alester. The two are still in love after two decades of marriage and she even ended up forgiving him for fathering a bastard child with another woman.
  • Nice Gal: Though Ysilla is always a bit nervous around her, Belandra seems to be a perfectly nice woman. She has not only forgiven her husband for fathering a bastard, she has also fully accepted the bastard in the family, maybe not considering her one of her children, but treating her extremely well nonetheless, even going out of her way to hug her and welcome her back in Godsgrace after Ysilla's journey.
  • Uncanny Family Resemblance: Her daughter Ashara looks almost exactly like a younger version of her and she has passed on skin tone and hair colour to her younger son Yandry as well.

     Theodan Allyrion 

Theodan Allyrion

The eldest son and heir of Lord Alester Allyrion of Godsgrace, which makes him the older brother to Ysilla Sand. He's known for going to brothels frequently. He was apparently exiled by his father for some incident years ago, but has recently been allowed to return to Westeros.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Though usually a carefree, perhaps even borderline irresponsible man, Theodan gets dead serious whenever he senses a threat to Ysilla, one of the few indicators that he is more than just the reckless hedonist he usually appears to be.
  • The Casanova: Theodan prides himself in his success with women, using confidence and often borderline audacious methods to flirt and seduce those that catch his eye.
  • The Exile: At least that's what he used to be for several years. By the time he and his half sister make their first appearance in the story, he has already returned, after his father lifted his sentence.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: In comparison to Ysilla, Theodan is the foolish one. Whereas she at least stayed at the castle and even attended an important council meeting, he preferred to spend his time at a brothel, while the Sandstorm rebels wreak havoc on the area around Sunspear. It is even more pronounced with Ashara, who has taken the role of the heiress and the respective duties for herself after he left.
  • The Ghost: Theodan has originally been mentioned in the Interlude. It takes until Book 2 for him to appear in person.
  • Grin of Audacity: One of his most common facial expressions.
  • The Hedonist: This lifestyle is what he is mostly famous for.
  • Like Father, Unlike Son: Theodan is almost the complete opposite to his father Alester. Where Alester is a serious and stern man, Theodan is playful and carefree, not taking his responsibilities and duties any bit seriously, much to his father's chagrin.
  • Naked on Arrival: His first scene in the story proper features him in the middle of having intercourse with a prostitute at Myriah Watermont's brothel. As such, he is completely naked when Ysilla bursts into his room.
  • Noodle Incident: The exact situation that led to his exile in Essos is currently unknown, merely alluded to. Apparently, it did involve somethign absolutely scandalous, which is not unthinkable, considering Theodan's reputation.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Whenever Theodan himself stops joking around and actually takes something seriously, it is a sure indicator that the situation indeed deserves to be taken seriously.
  • Really Gets Around: His very introduction already shows him as a ladies man and he has a reputation for encounters with beautiful women from both, the nobility and peasantry. Apparently, Lady Loreza Vaith has been among his conquests and he even has some flirting going on with Princess Deria Martell.
  • The Wrongful Heir to the Throne: Theodan is the eldest son of Alester Allyrion, which makes him the rightful heir to Godsgrace. However, especially when compared to his younger sister Ashara, he is irresponsible and has, in the past, severely neglected his duties, leading to his years-long exile in Essos. It remains to be seen if he has learned, but it an at least be assumed that he hasn't changed too much from his old ways.

     Ashara Allyrion 

Ashara Allyrion

The second child of Lord Alester and Lady Belandra Allyrion. After the exile of her older brother, she started acting as heir apparent, until her father asked for Theodan's return.
  • Alpha Bitch: Though of a prim and proper variety, Ashara's interaction with Ysilla is highly hostile, her comments containing several hidden insults at her little sister and she insist on calling her "half-sister".
  • Ambition Is Evil: The one trait that makes her morally ambiguous is that she undeniably harbours ambition to replace Theodan as the future head of House Allyrion. It remains to be seen if she gives in on these ambitions or if she refrains from even trying to usurp her brother's position.
  • Big Little Sister: She's almost as tall as her father, and taller than her older brother Theodan.
  • Brainy Brunette: A brunette like most of House Allyrion, safe for the blonde Ysilla, Ashara is also a very capable and intelligent young woman, who has taken up on Theodan's duties during his banishment in Essos.
  • The Dutiful Daughter: After Theodan was banished to Essos, she took upon his place in the family, the duties that should usually go to the heir and it is no secret that she desires this position for herself.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: She is the responsible one, even more than Ysilla. She's proper, responsible and eager to prove herself, which is in sharp contrast to the impulsive and carefree Theodan.
  • The Glorious War of Sisterly Rivalry: Ashara clearly doesn't think much of her half-sister Ysilla. While both are beautiful, Ysilla is more outgoing and playful, whereas Ashara is stern and proper, always holding Ysilla's antics against her.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: By no means can Ashara be called a nice person. In fact, she has the habit of dealing some very low blows in her conversation with Ysilla and Theodan, remarking on their respective failures and weaknesses with merciless precision. However, this does not make her complaints about Theodan's irresponsibility any less understandable.
  • Proper Lady: She dresses very properly, although Ysilla considers she wastes her looks that way.
  • Statuesque Stunner: About as tall as her father and with him among the tallest of the currently living Allyrion's, Ashara is noted to be quite beautiful as well.
  • Tsundere: Most of the time, Ashara is a tsun, being cold, stern and more than just a bit harsh towards others. However, there are brief hints at a softer side as well, as she has been noted to have played a part in convincing Alester to allow Theodan to return to Godsgrace.
  • Uncanny Family Resemblance: Ashara is noted to look very much like a younger version of her mother.

     Yandry Allyrion 

Yandry Allyrion

The youngest son of Alester and Belandra Allyrion, as well as the youngest member of House Allyrion, being two years younger than even his half sister Ysilla. Yandry is not a fighter and a bit runtish, caring more for knowledge and books than for skill at arms.
  • Ill Boy: Ysilla notes that Yandry always looks a bit sickly.
  • Jock Dad, Nerd Son: While Alester used to be a warrior in his youth and views martial skill in high regards, Yandry is bookish and nerdy, spending his time with the Maester and learning theoretical knowledge.
  • The Quiet One: At least when Ysilla is around. He is a bit of a loner and the least talkative member of his house, as well as definitely the least outgoing.

     Ysilla Sand* 

Ysilla Sand

The bastard daughter Lord Alester Allyrion of Godsgrace and a new member at Sunspear's court, who arrived there after bringing her older brother Theodan back to Westeros. She's a POV character.
  • Action Girl: Ysilla became a warrior woman in spite of her father trying to give her a more proper education, being taught by her brother Theodan and later on by herself, as she learned how to fight with a spear, shoot a bow and ride a horse.
  • Big Brother Worship: Theodan, her older brother and oldest sibling, has influenced her life more than anyone else and while she can be annoyed at him, she clearly loves him all the same and is grateful for his guidance.
  • Bi the Way: Clearly attracted to men and women, neither Ysilla nor her fellow dornish, where such desires are not treated unusually, make much of a deal out of her orientation.
  • Blade on a Stick: Her weapon of choice is a spear.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Even being insulted by a Jerkass such as Elia Aspys does not darken her sense of humour. She replies to insults, or sometimes even to normal statements with a sharp sense of humour and a smile.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Compared to Theodan, she is the responsible one, even if she certainly isn't a model of responsibility in any way. She at least tries to act in such a way, as she attends Meria's council meeting while Theodan rather spends his time at a brothel.
  • The Glorious War of Sisterly Rivalry: Ysilla and her half-sister Ashara have a very classical example of such a relationship. There is Ysilla, beautiful and outgoing, as well as entirely carefree, compared to the prim, demure and hard-working Ashara. The two have an antagonistic relationship, often bickering with each other and neither seems to be able to stand the other.
  • Heroic Bastard: She is the bastard daughter of Alester Allyrion, as well as a warrior woman serving her family and Dorne. On top of that, she is brave and capable, ready to defend her family and even all Dorne when in a position to do so.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: How she justifies her killing of one of the Sandstorm rebels, who happens to be even younger than her and barely a grown up. She, quite rightfully, realizes that it was either him or her in this situation.
  • I Work Alone: Ysilla has a strong sense of independence, which goes as far as her preferring to take on a potentially dangerous task all by herself, seeing herself as more capable than with back-up, people she fears might slow her down.
  • Jumped at the Call: As soon as Ysilla learns about the threat Aegon Targaryen poses to Dorne and her family in extension, nothing can prevent Ysilla from helping to prepare her home for the war to come.
  • Little Sister Instinct: Her first instinct when realizing that Theodan might be in danger from the Sandstorm rebels is to head out of the castle by herself, to bring him back safely.
  • Really Gets Around: If a comment by Ashara (herself quite biased due to their bickering) is to be believes, Ysilla receives and appreciates quite some attention from the men of Dorne.
  • Stripperific: Ysilla dresses provocatively, in thin silk, something that gains her a lot of attention, though also some sharp remarks from the likes of Elia Aspys.
  • The Tease: From her dress to her flirty remarks, Ysilla doesn't hesitate to take an opportunity to tease with those she considers to be interesting, much to her sister's chagrin.
  • "Well Done, Daughter!" Gal: As it turns out, Ysilla has a desire to be appreciated by her father. His approval means the world to her, as seen when she safely returns Theodan back home.

House Aspys

"Only Forward"
Words Of House Aspys

Located in the northern parts of the Red Mountains, House Aspys of Snakestone is a close vassal of House Wyl of Wyl, due to the closeness of their sigil, they are rumoured to be distantly related even. They are a house with a very dark reputation, known as honourless poisoners and opportunists, having a reputation almost as dark as that of their liege lords, the Wyl's. Their current head is Vyria Aspys.

     Elia Aspys 

Elia Aspys

The younger sister of Lady Vyria Aspys of Snakestone and older sister of Nymeria Aspys. Meria doesn't trust her or her kin, seeing them as poisoners and killers.
  • Big Sister Bully: In Nymeria's appearances in the story, it has been certainly implied that she left her home due to troubles with her family. Considering how Elia mocked the appearance of Ysilla, a woman she barely knows, it is more than likely that she was a driving force behind these family troubles.
  • Jerkass: At least as of now, Elia is a very unpleasant person.
  • Oh, Crap!: She has such a reaction when realizing that Princess Meria was listening to her vicious talk with Ysilla Sand and another one when she noticed that she was not the slightest bit amused by it.
  • Slut-Shaming: The very first time we meet Elia in the story, she tries to shame Ysilla for her rather thin choice of clothes, pretty much attempting to shame her for it.

     Nymeria Aspys 

Other Martell Bannermen

     Ser Lyonel Sand 

Ser Lyonel Sand

A bastard from a Reach nobleman and a dornish woman, he considers himself dornish first and foremost. He's grand admiral of House Martell.
  • Cool Old Guy: He's only a few years younger than Meria, and is a pretty cool guy for what we hear of him.
  • Heroic Bastard: Lyonel is a bastard, though technically a Flowers and not a Sand. His upbringing in Dorne makes him consider himself a Sand though and he is very loyal to his home and to House Martell.
  • Old Retainer: Only a few years younger than Princess Meria herself, Lyonl has served House Martell for many years.

Other Dornishmen



A young handmaiden working for Princess Meria.
  • The Quiet One: Meria pretty much has to force Cira to have a full conversation with her, as the young handmaiden prefers to do her duty in silence. Even afterwards, she answers in brief sentences.
  • Shrinking Violet: Cira definitely has shades of this, as she is a shy, demure and proper handmaiden.


A guard of Sunspear who works as personal escort of Princess Meria.
  • Mr. Exposition: At least his role in the dornish part of the Interlude can be narrowed down to this, as he explains and sets up the council meeting and whom is going to attend, while escorting Meria to the council rooms.
  • Servile Snarker: While Allaryn is unquestionably loyal to Meria and House Martell, he has a sense of humour, snarking at Elia Aspys' uncomfortable situation, much to Meria's amusement.
     Myriah Watermont 

Myriah Watermont

The owner of an important brothel in Sunspear's shadow city and an acquaintance of the spymaster Absidee of Lys.
  • High-Class Call Girl: The owner of a whole brothel of these, to be precise.
  • Nice Girl: Especially compared to her friend Absidee, Myriah comes off as perfectly friendly and charming.


A young woman and sister of Allar, with whom she works as a sellsword. The more carefree and energetic of the duo, she is working with her brother for Absidee of Lys
  • Affectionate Nickname: She insists that her friends call her Jen.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Jenelyne is a very snarky person, something that notably sets her apart from her brother.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: In her partnership with Allar, she is clearly the foolish sibling, being carefree, all too willing to snark, or perhaps even flirt with Ysilla, who could have just as easily been a potential threat and less focussed onto their mission.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: As the passionate, emotional sibling, she is the red oni to the stoic Allar's blue.
  • Sibling Team: With Allar.


A sellsword from Dorne and the older brother of Jenelyne, alongside whom he works as a sellsword. Serious and stoic, he is the one in charge. Both are currently working for Absidee of Lys.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Allar is the responsible one to Jenelyne's foolish, as he is always focussed onto their task at hand, as well as stern and way less willing to chat with people they meet while on duty.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: A stoic, strict guard he might be, but Allar is not stupid and if given a good reason, he is actually very willing to let people pass his post despite having received orders to do the opposite.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: As the stoic, stern and humourless of the two, Allar serves as the blue oni to Jenelyne's red, whereas she is an outgoing, open and rather passionate woman.
  • Sibling Team: With Jenelyne.
  • The Stoic: Allar's most prominent character trait is his stoic nature and lack of humour.

The Sandstorm

     Cage Bridger 

Cage Bridger

Rumoured to be the leader of the Sandstorm, Cage is a man about whom very little is known for sure. All that is certain is that he is, or has been, an influential figure among the Sandstorm rebels, one of the driving forces behind their violence.
  • Ax-Crazy: According to a guard, Cage is absolutely insane and no matter wether this is true or not, he is definitely a violent man, instilling the same brutality in his followers.
  • The Ghost: So far, Cage has not been seen, but his position as the supposed head of the Sandstorm means he is a much discussed figure in the street talk around Sunspear.
  • Shrouded in Myth: Very little is known about him. He seems to have some history with violence and combat, but not even his greatest adversary, Landon Jordayne, has much knowledge about him, at least nothing he shares with the general public, for whom Cage remains a boogey man.
  • Uncertain Doom: A few weeks before the story started, Landon Jordayne reportedly hunted him own, returning his head to Sunspear. However, while some believe him to be dead, others claim that the Sandstorm was barely slowed down, indicating that a scapegoat took Cage's place to die, to lure Jordayne into a false sense of security and to allow the real Cage Bridger to still be out and leading the Sandstorm.


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