Way of the seven sighs
The way of the seven sighs is the training undergone by the pleasure slaves trained in the city of Yunkai.
When Daenerys Targaryen informs her councillors that the Wise Masters have assembled a slave army to face her army, Grey Worm dismisses it by telling her that Yunkish slaves are trained in the way of the seven sighs and the sixteen seats of pleasure, whereas the Unsullied learn the way of the three spears.
After Daenerys takes over Meereen and her freedmen take residence in the city, a number of brothels sprout throughout the city. Daenerys remembers that half her freedmen hail from Yunkai, where they were trained in the way of the seven sighs.
When meeting with Haldon Halfmaester and Hugor Hill at Selhorys, Qavo Nogarys reports that a Yunkish envoy arrived at Volantis with chests of gold and gems and two hundred slaves, nubile girls and smooth-skinned boys trained in the way of the seven sighs to bribe the Triarchs.
Prior to meeting the widow of the waterfront, Jorah Mormont tells the captive Tyrion that she's a former bedslave trained in Yunkai the way of the seven sighs.
References and notes
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 42, Daenerys IV.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 2, Daenerys I.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 22, Tyrion VI.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 27, Tyrion VII.