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Battle of Qohor

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Battle of Qohor
Battle of Qohor.jpeg
Art by Roman Papsuev
Date ca.-100
Place Qohor
Result Qohorik victory
Combatants
Dothraki Qohor
Commanders
Khal Temmo+ unknown
Strength
20,000 Garrison of Qohor, heavy cavalry of Qohor
3,000 Unsullied
Second Sons
Bright Banners
Casualties
12,000 2,400 Unsullied, all of Qohor's cavalry, sellswords deserted.

The Battle of Qohor, also known as the Three Thousand of Qohor, was a battle outside of Qohor which took place roughly four hundred years prior to the War of the Five Kings.[1]

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History

Prelude

During the Century of Blood after the Doom of Valyria, the Dothraki first rode out east of the Dothraki sea.[2] Khal Temmo led 20,000 Dothraki, in sacking and burning every town and city in their path.[1]

Aware of the khalasar's advance, the Qohorik strengthened their walls, doubled their garrison, and hired two mercenary companies, Bright Banners and the Second Sons. They also sent a man to Astapor to purchase three thousand Unsullied.[1]

Battle

During the first day of the fighting the Dothraki were unmatched. Qohor's forces were shattered, with its heavy horse annihilated and the hired sellsword companies fleeing in the face of hopeless odds. The Dothraki retired to their camps to drink, feast and rest before their final assault at the break of dawn. However, during the night, a reinforcement of three thousand Unsullied reached the city. Come dawn, the Unsullied awaited the Dothraki horde, arrayed in battle formation before the city gates.

The Dothraki could have easily out flanked such a small force. In their contempt for infantry, the Dothraki riders launched a direct frontal assault in an attempt to simply ride down the heavy infantry. Eighteen times they charged and attacked the Unsullied ranks and thrice their archers wheeled past raining arrows on the Three Thousand, each time failing to break through.[1]

Finally the Dothraki halted their attacks after Temmo, his bloodriders, and the khal's sons had been killed. Their losses of 12,000 dead were staggering. Only 600 Unsullied remained, but the victory was theirs nonetheless. Four days later, the new khal led his remaining khalasar past the city gates in a stately procession. Each man cut off his braid and threw it down before the Unsullied.[1][3]

Aftermath

Since that day, the city guard of Qohor has been made up entirely of Unsullied. Each of them carries a spear with a braid made of human hair attached to it.[1]

Recent Events

A Storm of Swords

Ser Jorah Mormont tells the tale to Daenerys Targaryen to persuade her to buy Unsullied warriors.[1]

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