A Game of Thrones
A Clash of Kings
Queen Cersei decides to erase any clue of her adultery and has Barra and her mother killed by men of the City Watch under the command of Allar Deem. Tyrion Lannister visits Chataya's as a front for his clandestine visitations with Shae at a manse nearby.
A Storm of Swords
The brothel is a house two stories tall with a stone ground floor and a timber upper floor. A round turret rises from one corner of the structure. Many of the windows are leaded. Over the door swings an ornate lamp, a globe of gilded metal and scarlet glass.
Inside the entrance the air smells of some exotic spice and the floor beneath displays a mosaic of two women entwined in love.
The common room is behind an ornate Myrish screen that has been carved with flowers and fancies and dreaming maidens. When looking into the common room Tyrion Lannister sees an old man playing a cheerful air on pipes. There is a cushioned alcove and a leaded coloured glass window where sunlight pours through.
The Turret Room and Secret Passageway
The turret room is up two flights of stairs from the ground floor, then down a long hall and up another stair to a lone door which opens to the turret room. Within the room is a great canopied bed, a tall wardrobe decorated with erotic carvings and a narrow window of leaded glass in a pattern of red and yellow diamonds.
Inside the empty wardrobe there is a back panel concealing a secret passageway. Chataya has closely guarded the knowledge of its existence. When the back panel is pushed all the way aside it reveals a metal ladder, the rungs go well below street level, the shaft then opens onto a dark, slanting earthen tunnel.
Having come perhaps a distance of three blocks under Rhaenys's Hill down the earthen tunnel a patron will then emerge through a trap door at the back of a nearby stable. The tunnel was dug for a King's Hand whose honor would not allow him to enter such a house openly.
Chataya’s girls are costly. It is said the girls are fit for a king. They are all as sweet as they are beautiful and skilled in every art of love. They dress in flowing silks cinched at the waist with beaded belts.
- King Robert I.
- Prince Oberyn Martell
- Anguy the archer
- unnamed Hand of the King
|“||You will find that they are all as sweet as they are beautiful, and skilled in every art of love.||”|
|“||Chataya runs a choice establishment, I’ve half a mind to buy it. Brothels are a much sounder investment than ships, I’ve found. Whores seldom sink, and when they are boarded by pirates, why, the pirates pay good coin like everyone else.||”|
|“||It’s good to be a knight. No more looking for the cheaper brothels down the street. Now it’s Alayaya and Marei in the same featherbed, with Ser Bronn in the middle.||”|
|“||Chataya’s on the Street of Silk has several girls who might suit your needs.||”|
References and Notes
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 15, Tyrion III.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 27, Eddard VI.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 35, Eddard IX.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 8, Tyrion II.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 39, Arya VII.
- ↑ Theorized by fans to be Tywin Lannister
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 12, Tyrion II.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 38, Tyrion V.