Salladhor Saan

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Salladhor Saan
Salladhor Saan by Amok©
Salladhor Saan by Amok©

Alias Salla
Title Prince of the Narrow Sea
Lord of Blackwater Bay
Allegiance House Baratheon of Dragonstone
Culture Lysene
Book(s) A Clash of Kings (Appears)
A Storm of Swords (Appears)
A Feast for Crows (Mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (Mentioned)

Played by Lucian Msamati[1]
TV series Season 2 | Season 3

Lord Salladhor Saan is a Lysene pirate and sellsail and is good friends with Ser Davos Seaworth. He is a smuggler, trader, banker and a notorious pirate. He has no wives, only concubines. He styles himself as the Prince of the Narrow Sea and is related to the pirate Samarro Saan who was one of the infamous Band of Nine. Davos is responsible for recruiting him for Stannis on a journey to Lys.[2] He was named Lord of Blackwater Bay by Alester Florent in the name of Stannis I.[3].



He is a sleek, smiling man whose flamboyance is a byword on both sides of the Narrow Sea. When Davos met with him in the inn on Dragonstone Salladhor was wearing flashing cloth-of-silver, with dagged sleeves so long the ends of them pooled on the floor. His buttons were carved jade monkeys and atop his wispy white curls was perched a jaunty green cap decorated with a fan of peacock feathers. [2]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Salladhor is one of the mercenaries pledged to Stannis Baratheon while he plans to take the throne.[4] His ship, the Valyrian, is spotted offshore of Dragonstone. Another of his ships, the Bird of Thousand Colors brought news from King's Landing. During the Battle of the Blackwater, Salladhor Saan and his fleet stayed outside of Blackwater Bay to keep watch for any hidden fleets that may sneak up from behind.[5] After the army was smashed by the combined Lannister - Tyrell force, Saan ordered his ships to pick up the remnants along the shore.[3]

A Storm of Swords

Salladhor was made Lord of Blackwater Bay by Alester Florent, who had control of the King's seal after the Battle of the Blackwater. He set his fleet to intercepting any trade ships crossing Blackwater Bay and taxing them on their goods. He counsels Davos Seaworth upon his return not to seek out Melisandre but is rebuffed.[3]

A Feast for Crows

After Stannis went north to the Wall, he left Salladhor at Eastwatch-by-the-sea.[6]

A Dance with Dragons

His fleet of 29 ships sets sail for White Harbor to take Davos Seaworth as an envoy from Stannis to the Manderlys. However, most of his fleet is destroyed by storms, he looses heart and decides to abandon Stannis, sick of waiting for payment from the man. The fleet is off the Three Sisters when this happens. He refuses to take Davos to White Harbor but does not throw him overboard as he threatened. Instead Davos is set ashore on Sweetsister by rowboat.[7] Sallador then goes on to the Stepstones to engage in piracy.

Ironically unbeknownst to Salladhor, he abandoned Stannis Baratheon just when Stannis is finally able to pay him, thanks to Stannis new ally: the Iron Bank of Braavos.

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