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Benerro by mustamirri
|Title|| High Priest of the Red Temple of Volantis|
Flame of Truth
Light of Wisdom
First servant of the Lord of Light
Slave of R'hllor
|Book(s)||A Dance with Dragons|
Benerro is tall and thin, he has a shaven head, a drawn face and skin as white as milk. Slave tattoo's of flames cover his cheeks, chin and shaven head to make a bright red mask that crackles about his eyes and coils down and around his lipless mouth. His voice carries high and well.
Not long after their arrival in Volantis Tyrion and Ser Jorah are making their way to the Long Bridge, they pass the red temple as Benerro is preaching.  The great plaza is packed almost solid. Every eye is on the high priest save Tyrion’s and Ser Jorah’s.
Tyrion is atop Jorah’s horse as Benerro jabs a finger at the moon, makes a fist and spread his hands wide. When Benerro’s voice rises to a crescendo flames leap from his fingers with a sudden whoosh and make the crowd gasp. Tyrion sees that the priest can trace fiery letters in the air as well. Valyrian glyphs Tyrion realises. He recognises perhaps two glyphs in ten; one is Doom, the other Darkness.
Women are weeping and men are shaking their fists. Tyrion has a bad feeling about it. The atmosphere reminds him of the day Myrcella sailed for Dorne and the riot that boiled up as they made their way back to the Red Keep. . Tyrion recalls that Haldon Halfmaester had spoken of using Benerro to Young Griff’s advantage, however now that he had seen and heard the man himself that strikes him as a very bad idea. He hopes that Griff has better sense. Benerro points at the Black Wall behind the temple, gesturing up at its parapets, where a handful of armoured guardsmen stand gazing down.
He aks Ser Jorah what Benerro is saying. Jorah replies:
|“||That Daenerys stands in peril. The dark eye has fallen upon her, and the minions of night are plotting her destruction, praying to their false gods in temples of deceit … conspiring at betrayal with godless outlanders …||”|
This translation makes the hairs on Tyrion’s neck begin to prickle. Prince Aegon with find no friend here he thinks. The red priest spoke of an ancient prophecy, a prophecy that foretold the coming of a hero to deliver the world from darkness. Tyrion thinks:
|“||One hero. Not two. Daenerys has dragons, Aegon does not.||”|
Tyrion knows he does not need to be a prophet himself to foresee how Benerro and his followers might react to a second Targaryen. Griff will see that too, surely, Tyrion thinks, surprised to find how much he cares.
By this time Ser Jorah has forced his way through most of the crowd at the back of the plaza and they head down an alleyway. Tyrion can still hear Benerro’s voice growing fainter at their back and the roars his words provoke, sudden as thunder.
A Dance with Dragons
The ruling Triarchs of Volantis live in great fear of Benerro. He preaches that Daenerys Targaryen is Azor Ahai reborn, an ancient hero of the R'hllor faith and encourages many to support her. This unnerves the Triarchs as four out of every five inhabitants of Volantis are slaves and they fear an uprising. Thousands come to see him preach every night, but the Triarchs are powerless to stop him, as too many of the Tiger Cloaks worship the Lord of Light so the Triarchs dare not order them to attack.
Benerro in secret sent one of his priests Moqorro to Daenerys Targaryen aboard the ship Selaesori Qhoran as an emissary from the R'hllor faith. Even though the ship's destination is Qarth, Benerro saw in the flames that the ship will never reach Qarth.