Lysono Maar

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Lysono Maar
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Allegiance Golden Company
Race Valyrian
Culture Lyseni
Born At Lys
Book(s) A Dance with Dragons (appears)
The Winds of Winter (appears)

Lysono Maar is a sellsword from Lys in service to the Golden Company. He is the company's spymaster.[1] He speaks the Common Tongue very well.[2]


See also: Images of Lysono Maar

Lysono is a Lyseni with pale lilac eyes and a waterfall of white and gold hair and lips. His fingernails are painted purple, and his earlobes drip with pearls and amethysts.[1] Lysono is glib but guarded in conversation.[2]

Recent Events

A Dance with Dragons

When the Golden Company arrives in Volantis, a disguised Lysono tries to arrange arrange passage from the harbor to Daenerys Targaryen in Meereen. No trade ships are en route to the city, however, because of the Yunkish blockade during the second siege of Meereen.[1]

Lysono swears his allegiance to Aegon Targaryen and is supportive of the plan to invade Westeros without the assistance of Daenerys and her dragons.[1]

During the landing of the Golden Company, the cautious Harry Strickland suggests using Lysono's spies to gather information.[3]

The Winds of Winter

This information has thus far been released in a sample chapter for The Winds of Winter, and might therefore not be in finalized form. Keep in mind that the content as described below is still subject to change.

Near Griffin's Roost, Princess Arianne Martell and her party encounter Lysono with a column of sellswords from the Golden Company. His appearance reminds her of House Targaryen; while Lysono thinks that a compliment, Arianne is unnerved.[2]

Quotes by Lysono

Arianne: You look ...

Lysono: ... like a woman? That I am not.
Arianne: ... like a Targaryen.
Lysono: I am flattered. The women of House Targaryen are said to be without peer in all the world.
Arianne: And the men of House Targaryen?
Lysono: Oh, even prettier. Though if truth be told, I have only seen the one.[2]

- Arianne Martell and Lysono

Quotes about Lysono

The spymaster was new to Griff, a Lyseni named Lysono Maar, with lilac eyes and white-gold hair and lips that would have been the envy of a whore. At first glance, Griff had almost taken him for a woman.[1]
- thoughts of Jon Connington

Arianne's company was met by a column of sellswords down from Griffin's Roost, led by the most exotic creature that the princess had ever laid her eyes on, with painted fingernails and gemstones sparkling in his ears.[2]
- thoughts of Arianne Martell

Was this what Viserys looked like? If so perhaps it is a good thing he is dead.[2]
- thoughts of Arianne Martell

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