A Dance with Dragons-Chapter 16

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Daenerys III
A Dance with Dragons chapter
POV Daenerys Targaryen
Place Meereen
Page 203 UK HC (Other versions)
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Daenerys is hosting Xaro Xhoan Daxos, the Qartheen merchant. After viewing a dance by his naked male and female slaves, they discuss Dany's situation since she left Qarth. Xaro is aware of the activities of the Sons of the Harpy and flatteringly tells Daenerys that he fears for her safety. He scoffs at her attempts to abolish slavery in Meereen and tells her that the Thirteen are willing to trade with the city - in slaves. He offers her thirteen galleys if she leaves for Westeros immediately. Dany tells him she will have her men inspect the ships, and refuses his feigned advances to her.

She also learns from Xaro Xhoan Daxos that Pyat Pree and three other warlocks sailed for Pentos soon after she left that city.[1][2]

The next day at court, she refuses the desperate pleas of Lord Ghael to defend Astapor against Yunkai. The envoy spits at her refusal, claiming that Astapor will die without her help, and is thrown out by Strong Belwas.[3] After assembling her council to hear the report of Admiral Groleo, she decides she cannot abandon Meereen to Yunkai'i. When she summons Xaro to tell him, his obsequiousness vanishes. He tells her she will die screaming and that he should have killed her in Qarth. She has him thrown out of the palace, but the next day an emissary gives her a bloody glove - the Qartheen have declared war.

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References and Notes

  1. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 16, Daenerys III, page 211.
  2. Compare with Euron's tale of four warlocks with a curious tale in A Feast for Crows, Chapter 29
  3. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 16, Daenerys III, pages 213-214.