Qyburn by Morgan King
|Alias||The Bloody Maester|
|Title||Master of whisperers|
|Allegiance|| House Lannister |
Brave Companions (formerly)
|Born||In 217AC or after|
|Book(s)|| A Clash of Kings (Appears)|
A Storm of Swords (Appears)
A Feast for Crows (Appears)
A Dance with Dragons (Appears)
|Played by||Anton Lesser|
|TV series||Season 3 | Season 4 | Season 5|
- See also: Images of Qyburn
Qyburn is tall, slightly stooped with crinkles around his blue eyes (or warm, brown eyes ). He has grey hair, a lean frame, and looks fatherly. According to Cersei Lannister he looks like some little girl's favorite grandfather.
As the new master of whisperers Qyburn garbs himself in something very like maester’s robes, but white instead of grey, immaculate as the cloaks of the Kingsguard. Whorls of gold decorate his hem sleeves and stiff high collar, and a golden sash is tied about his waist.
Qyburn studied at the citadel and was as skilled a healer as Maester Ebrose. Qyburn sought to surpass him though and instead of opening the bodies of the dead to discover the secrets of the living as the citadel has done for centuries, Qyburn instead opened the bodies of the still living to discover the secrets of death. When this was discovered, Qyburn was stripped from his position as a maester for unethical experiments he performed on living humans.
Qyburn joined the Brave Companions as a means to survive. Qyburn only had respect for Archmaester Marwyn of the Citadel, calling other archmaesters the "grey sheep".
A Clash of Kings
When the Brave Companions turn cloak and take Harrenhal for Lord Roose Bolton, Qyburn takes over the duties of Harrenhal's maester Tothmure, who is killed for dispatching ravens to King's Landing. It is mentioned by Gendry that Qyburn is rumored to have knowledge of black magic and necromancy. 
A Storm of Swords
When Ser Jaime Lannister is captured and brought to Harrenhal, Roose orders Jaime to be brought to Qyburn. He uses his exceptional healing abilities to prevent the infection on Jaime's severed wrist from spreading. He accompanies Jaime to King's Landing when Roose decided to send him back to his father, Lord Tywin Lannister. Before departing Qyburn sends Jaime Pia hoping to ingratiate himself with the Lannisters; Jaime, however, sends the girl away.
A Feast for Crows
Qyburn leaves the company and joins the court at King's Landing, where he convinces Queen Cersei Lannister to allow him to experiment on the dying Ser Gregor Clegane. He later gains favor with her by using his knowledge to torture her prisoners. Cersei eventually appoints him as master of whisperers to replace Varys after his disappearance. Qyburn also took Varys's place on the small council.
Part of the payment for Qyburn's services to Cersei includes permission to experiment on various prisoners and enemies of Cersei's. These typically prove fatal to the subject. Qyburn works on a master project to build an "undefeatable champion" for Cersei. He orders a massive suit of armor, too huge to be worn by any man, for this purpose. His extended experiments on Gregor Clegane seem to factor into the size of his creation. Qyburn may also have some knowledge of magic, as he suspects Prince Oberyn Martell to have used it on his venom to prolong Clegane's death.
A Dance with Dragons
Qyburn is present at the Red Keep when Cersei completes her penance walk and introduces Cersei to her champion and the newest member of the Kingsguard, Ser Robert Strong. Qyburn, though dismissed from the small council, still works with the eunuch's whisperers. According to Ser Kevan Lannister, Qyburn is in charge of the dungeons where most of the (falsely) accused lovers of Margaery Tyrell are held. Cersei is delighted to hear this, as Qyburn was the one last straw she could clutch in King's Landing.
Quotes about Qyburn
|“||Qyburn does black magic. ||”|
|“||Gods be good, Cersei, he rode with Vargo Hoat. The Citadel stripped him of his chain! ||”|
References and Notes
- ↑ See the Qyburn calculation.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 3, Cersei I.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 31, Jaime IV.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 6, Arya I.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 17, Cersei IV.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 7, Cersei II.
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 64, Arya X.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 44, Jaime VI.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 62, Jaime VII.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 65, Cersei II.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 12, Cersei III.
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