Moqorro

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Moqorro
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Moqorro Image by Robert O'Leary

Alias Black Flame
Title Slave of R'hllor
Allegiance R'hllor
Born At Volantis
Book(s) A Dance with Dragons (Appears)

Moqorro is a red priest in service to the faith of R'hllor.[1]

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Appearance

See also: Images of Moqorro

Moqorro's skin is black as pitch. He is over six feet tall, with a belly like a boulder. A tangle of pure white hair grows from his face like a mane of a lion, and red fire tattoos are inked across his cheeks and forehead. He wears scarlet robes with sleeves, collar, and hems embroidered with orange satin flames. He carries and iron staff as tall as he is, with a dragon's head that spits crackling green flame when brought down.[1][2] He speaks the Common Tongue well, with only a hint of accent.[1]

Recent Events

A Dance with Dragons

Moqorro is a red priest of the R'hllor faith who is sent by High Priest Benerro to offer guidance and help to Daenerys Targaryen.

Like Melisandre, Moqorro can see the future in the flames, though his predictions are more accurate. He joins the crew of the ship Selaesori Qhoran heading to Qarth, although according to him he knew the ship would not reach Qarth but would lead him to Slaver's Bay. He wishes to see Daenerys Targaryen and when Jorah Mormont learns of this, he books passage on the ship so he can take his prisoner, Tyrion Lannister, to Daenarys. However, the ship is spotted and boarded by slaver ships, which was predicted by Moqorro but unknown to the crew. In the ensuing battle, Moqorro is lost overboard and the crew and other passengers are enslaved.[3]

Moqorro is discovered clinging to wreckage out to sea ten days later by the Iron Fleet commanded by Victarion Greyjoy. The crew wants him put to death, but Moqorro is unafraid and calm, which further unnerves the crew. Moqorro tells to Victarion he knows of the ironborn quest to seek the dragon queen and that Victarion will die from his wounded hand without Moqorro's help.

Using magic, Moqorro manages to cure Victarion's wound and to aid Victarion in his quest. He has Victarion kill the ship's maester, Kerwin, to bring good winds, just as Melisandre once did when she had Stannis Baratheon burn Alester Florent to grant his fleet favourable winds to Eastwatch.[4]

Since Moqorro's red garb was ruined in the sea, Victarion has Tom Tidewood make Moqorro new robes from the black and gold of the Greyjoy sails.[5] Victarion's crew live in great fear of Moqorro and among them he is known as the "Black Flame". This name is given to him by Steffar Stammerer, who cannot pronounce Moqorro's name properly.

Moqorro studies the glyphs on the dragon horn and tells Victarion he must claim it with blood if he wishes to bind dragons to his will.[6]

Quotes

Dragons old and young, true and false, bright and dark. And you. A small man with a big shadow, snarling in the midst of it all.[1]
– Moqorro, to Tyrion Lannister.

References and Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 33, Tyrion.
  2. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 56, The Iron Suitor (Victarion 0).
  3. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 40, Tyrion, page 533.
  4. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 56, The Iron Suitor (Victarion 0), pages 750-753.
  5. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 63, Victarion I, page 828.
  6. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 63, Victarion I.
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