Bravos swagger through Braavos looking to pick fights and prove their skills. Most will fight with little cause or no cause. Anyone carrying a sword after dark in Braavos can be challenged to a duel. Simply placing a finger on the hilt of a sword while facing a bravo is akin to challenging them. Bravos never bother anyone without a sword. Dying bravos often find their way to the House of Black and White to hasten their ends. Braavosi bravos are known to fight duels in the names of courtesans, such as the Nightingale. Bravos prefer the cheapest seats in the fourth and highest balcony of the Gate.
A Game of Thrones
A Feast for Crows
Samwell Tarly is confronted by two bravos, Orbelo and Terro, in Braavos, but Arya—disguised as Cat of the Canals—warns them away. Bravos in striped satin are among the customers for Cat's seafood.
A Dance with Dragons
Darkness was falling across the secret city, creeping through the alleys and down the canals. The good folk of Braavos would soon be shuttering their windows and sliding bars across their doors. Night belonged to the bravos and the courtesans.—thoughts of Samwell Tarly
—thoughts of Samwell Tarly
References and Notes
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 3, Daenerys I.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 10, Jon II.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 45, The Blind Girl.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 64, The Ugly Little Girl.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 27, Tyrion VII.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 26, Samwell III.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 34, Cat Of The Canals.
- The Winds of Winter, Mercy
- The World of Ice & Fire, Braavos.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 22, Arya II.
- Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - War and Peace and Cattle Shows.