Sarella Sand

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Sarella Sand
Sarella Sand, by TheThreeHares

Allegiance House Martell
Culture Dornishmen
Born In 280 AC or 281 AC[1]
Book(s) A Storm of Swords (Mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (Appears)
A Dance with Dragons (Mentioned)

Sarella Sand is one of the famous Sand Snakes, the bastard children of Oberyn Martell.[2] She is Oberyn's fourth daughter. Her mother, the captain of the Feathered Kiss, is from the Summer Islands.[3]

Appearance and Character

See also: Images of Sarella Sand

Sarella has a reputation for insatiable curiosity[4] and "pushing in where she didn't belong".[5] She loves Oldtown.[2]


At some point, Sarella visited the abandoned holdfast Shandystone with her father Oberyn, her sister Tyene, and her cousin Arianne Martell. Sarella turned over rocks, brushed sand off the mosaics, and wanted to know everything there was to know about the people who had lived there.[4]

Recent Events

A Feast for Crows

When Doran Martell orders Areo Hotah to take the Sand Snakes into custody, Sarella is outside of Dorne. Doran says that he prays she will show more sense than her sisters, and tells Areo to "leave her to her game".[2]


Main article: Alleras/Theories

It is widely believed that Sarella Sand is in disguise in Oldtown as the novice Alleras, studying for a maester's chain. The name Alleras is Sarella backwards, and Alleras ("the Sphinx") bears a resemblance to Oberyn Martell. Furthermore, disguising herself as a man to learn the secrets of the maesters would be in keeping with what is known of Sarella's character.[6]

Quotes about Sarella

Areo Hotah: What of Sarella? She is a woman grown, almost twenty.

Doran Martell: Unless she returns to Dorne, there's naught I can do about Sarella save pray that she shows more sense than her sisters. Leave her to her... game.[2]


Princess of Dorne
Rhaegar Targaryen
Various women
Oberyn "the Red Viper"
Ellaria Sand
Rhaenys TargaryenAegon Targaryen
Obara SandNymeria SandTyene SandSarella Sand
Elia SandObella SandDorea SandLoreza Sand

References and Notes

  1. See the Sarella Sand calculation.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 2, The Captain Of Guards.
  3. A Feast for Crows, Appendix.
  4. 4.0 4.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 21, The Queenmaker.
  5. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 40, Princess In The Tower.
  6. If It's Chains You Want, Come With Me, Tower of the Hand

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