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Allegiance Company of the Cat
Book(s) A Dance with Dragons (Appears)
The Winds of Winter (Mentioned)

Bloodbeard is the commander of the Company of the Cat.[1]

Appearance and Character

See also: Images of Bloodbeard

He is a huge man with a great bush of a beard with fiery red whiskers and long braids. He is described as a savage commander, with a ferocious appetite for slaughter, and no taste for peace. At table he is raucous, and enjoys both wine and women abundantly.[1][2]


Bloodbeard and the Tattered Prince despise each other.[1][3]

Recent Events

A Dance with Dragons

Bloodbeard accepts Yunkai's contract and is present at the Siege of Astapor and later Meereen.[citation needed]

Bloodbeard is disappointed when peace is declared after Daenerys Targaryen marries Hizdahr zo Loraq, as he was looking forward to sacking Meereen. Daenerys Targaryen observes Bloodbeard during the festivity in the Great Pyramid hall celebrating peace with the Yunkai.[2]

After Daenerys Targaryen's disappearance on Drogon, Tyrion Lannister, while a slave under Yezzan zo Qaggaz, overhears Bloodbeard recommend they send the hostages Daenerys sent to them back to Meereen via catapult.[4]

Bloodbeard, along with the new commanders of the Yunkai army, present the head of captain Groleo to Hizdahr in retaliation for the death of the Yunkai commander Yurkhaz zo Yunzak, who was trampled by a mob in panic when Drogon attacked the fighting pits.[5]

Quotes about Bloodbeard

If it please Your Grace, we want no part of him. Your Grace is too young to remember the Ninepenny Kings, but this Bloodbeard is cut from the same savage cloth. There is no honour in him, only hunger … for gold, for glory, for blood.[2]
– Ser Barristan Selmy, counselling Daenerys Targaryen

Bloodbeard … that one has no taste for peace.[3]
Skahaz mo Kandaq, to Ser Barristan Selmy

Give me half a reason to dance with you, and we will see who is laughing at the end.[5]
- Ser Barristan's thoughts

References and Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 25, The Windblown.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 50, Daenerys VIII.
  3. 3.0 3.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 55, The Queensguard.
  4. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 57, Tyrion XI.
  5. 5.0 5.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 59, The Discarded Knight.

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