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Jhogo, by Victor Garcia © Fantasy Flight Games

Culture Dothraki
Born 281283 AC[1]
Dothraki sea

Jhogo is a Dothraki horserider in the khalasar of Khal Drogo.

Appearance and Character

Jhogo is young, and very thin. He has a faint shadow of a mustache[2] and a raspy voice.[3] He is fearless and quick to laugh.[2]

Jhogo carries a whip[3] and an arakh.[4]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Jhogo, by Cloudninja9 ©

Jhogo is one of four Dothraki warriors assigned to the khas of Khaleesi Daenerys Targaryen within the khalasar of her husband Khal Drogo. When Viserys Targaryen attacks his sister in the Dothraki sea, Jhogo uses his whip to separate them.[3]

Jhogo accompanies Daenerys during her visit to the Western Market in Vaes Dothrak. He helps stop an assassination attempt on Daenerys's life by a wineseller, by ensnaring the man with his whip. He is given a tall, grey stallion by Drogo as a reward.[5]

When Daenerys intends to have Drogo healed using blood magic by Mirri Maz Duur, his bloodriders attempt to stop it. In the ensuing fight, Jhogo and Rakharo team up to kill Haggo.[2]

After Drogo's death, Daenerys names Jhogo ko, and asks him to become one of her bloodriders, alongside Aggo and Rakharo. She offers him the silver-handled whip she received as a present during her wedding. Jhogo takes it, but is confused, saying it would be shameful for him to be a bloodrider to a woman. However, after Daenerys hatches three dragons in Drogo's pyre and emerges unharmed from the flames, Jhogo is the first of her three bloodriders to accept. He lays his arakh at her feet, and declares Daenerys "blood of my blood", prostrating himself before her.[6]

A Clash of Kings

Jhogo serves in the Queensguard of Daenerys.[7] During their journey across the red waste, Jhogo advises Daenerys to either tie the dying Doreah to a horse saddle or leave her.[8]

While her khalasar rests in Vaes Tolorro after crossing the red waste, Daenerys orders her three bloodriders to scout out the country, each one in a different direction. Jhogo leaves to the south-east and follows the shierak qiya. He is the last to return, having found the city of Qarth, and is accompanied by three representatives of the city, Pyat Pree, Quaithe, and Xaro Xhoan Daxos.[8]

Jhogo leads the procession during Daenerys's visit to the Hall of a Thousand Thrones to petition the Pureborn, using his whip to set the crowd aside. He brushes Quaithe away from touching Daenerys when the shadowbinder warns Daenerys to leave the city.[9]

Jhogo later accompanies Daenerys to the House of the Undying, where he warns her that it is a evil place, a haunt of ghosts and maegi. He helps disarm Pyat Pree with his whip, after Pree tries to murder Daenerys.[10]

Afterwards, Jhogo, along with Aggo, rides with Daenerys to the port of Qarth to seek a ship, where he buys a handful of fat white cherries to eat. When another assassination attempt is made on Daenerys, Jhogo rushes to her aid. He seizes Arstan Whitebeard and puts a knife to his throat, before releasing him on Daenerys's order.[11]

A Storm of Swords

Jhogo, by The Mico ©

Jhogo guards Daenerys when she visits the Plaza of Pride in Astapor to discuss the purchase of Unsullied slaves. He leads the procession back to her ships, and almost pulls his silver-handled whip to move back the crowd, but is stopped by Daenerys before he escalates the situation.[12] As one of Daenerys's three bloodriders, Jhogo is often asked to keep her company, to prevent Ser Jorah Mormont from approaching her when alone.[12]

Jhogo protects the rear of the litter alongside Rakharo during the fall of Astapor. He kills several Good Masters and Astapori slavers on the day of the battle, taking down one slaver soldier with his silver-handled whip.[13]

On the march to Yunkai, Jhogo and his fellow bloodriders are also made kos by Daenerys and are put in charge of commanding the 30-odd mounted khalasar remaining to her, leaving their guarding duties to Arstan Whitebeard and Strong Belwas. Jhogo dismisses the threat of the Yunkish scouts and later participates in the battle near Yunkai, successfully leading the Dothraki mounted warriors in wedge formation against the enemy center.[14]

During the siege of Meereen, Jhogo almost comes to blows with Aggo and Rakharo over who will fight Oznak zo Pahl, the Hero of Meereen. Daenerys ultimately stops her bloodriders from fighting, deeming them brave but too young and valuable to lose. Belwas instead slays Oznak.[15]

A Feast for Crows

Jhogo and the other bloodriders continue to serve their khaleesi.[16]

A Dance with Dragons

Jhogo, Aggo and Rakharo are commanded by Daenerys to use her khalasar to subdue the hinterlands of Meereen and end the slavery there.[17] Ser Barristan Selmy, Lord Commander of the Queensguard, reports the bloodriders successfully harried the slavers from the hills and struck the shackles off the slaves, and are planting and bringing crops to Meereen to market.[18]

Daenerys recalls Jhogo and her other bloodriders back to Meereen. They arrive in time to assist her in feeding the thousands of survivors from the siege of Astapor, where Jhogo tries to stop Daenerys from letting the sick refugees touch her. He and Rakharo are shamed into aiding the sufferers of the bloody flux by helping them bathe in nearby Slaver's Bay.[19]

When peace is signed between Yunkai and Meereen, Jhogo—along with Groleo, Daario Naharis, Hero and three kin to the new King of Meereen, Hizdahr zo Loraq—are given over as hostages to the Yunkish camp, to vouch for the safety of the seven Yunkai commanders who are allowed to enter the city of Meereen.[20] When the decapitated head of Groleo is presented to Hizdahr, Reznak mo Reznak demands the remaining hostages to be returned, though only three of Hizdahr's kin are released.[21]

At the council called by Barristan, the elderly jaqqa rhan Rommo agrees Jhogo must be freed, as he is Daenerys's "blood of her blood" and the honor of the khalasar demands it. Jhogo remains a hostage of the Yunkish.[22]


Jhogo and the red comet, by Patrick McEvoy © FFG

Daenerys: Jhogo, to you I give the silver-handled whip that was my bride gift, and name you ko, and ask your oath, that you will live and die as blood of my blood, riding at my side to keep me safe from harm.
Jhogo: Khaleesi, this is not done. It would shame me, to be bloodrider to a woman.[6]

Daenerys Targaryen and Jhogo

Jhogo was the first to lay his arakh at her feet. "Blood of my blood," he murmured, pushing his face to the smoking earth.[6]

When cowards hide behind great walls, it is they who are defeated, Khaleesi.[15]

—Jhogo to Daenerys Targaryen