Sunset girl

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sunset girl
Culture Selhorys
Book(s) A Dance with Dragons (appears)

The sunset girl is a redheaded slave-whore in a Selhorys brothel. Her true name is not mentioned.[1]

Appearance

The sunset girl looks Westerosi;[1] the people of the Free Cities refer to the Seven Kingdoms as the "Sunset Kingdoms".[2] The girl has freckled cheeks, tight red curly hair, and slave tears tattooed beneath one eye. She speaks not a word of the Common Tongue. Her back is crisscrossed by ridges of scar tissue from whippings, and her eyes look dead.[1]

Recent Events

A Dance with Dragons

Tyrion Lannister enters a brothel in Selhorys and asks for a girl who speaks the Common Tongue of Westeros. The proprietor, who only speaks Volantene, produces a red-headed whore he calls "sunset girl", which Tyrion takes to mean a girl from Westeros. Although she speaks not a word of the Common Tongue, Tyrion settles for her. He thinks that perhaps she was captured from Westeros by some slaver as a child.[1]

The sunset girl proves not to be the liveliest of partners for Tyrion. After he is finished with her, Tyrion feels more shamed than sated. He asks her about Tysha, but the whore does not respond. Tyrion drinks wine to deal with his feelings, but when he sees the wine soaking the bed it reminds him of the wine that poisoned King Joffrey I Baratheon at his wedding, the dwarf vomits on the carpet. The sunset girl cries out when he does so, and Tyrion realizes the proprietors of the brothel will blame her for the mess. He urges her to cut off his head and take it to Cersei Lannister for the reward, but since she does not understand, he takes her again, something he thinks she does understand. When he and the wine are finished, he tosses the whore's clothes to the floor. She takes the hint and flees, leaving Tyrion alone and drunk in the darkness.[1]

Later, as Tyrion attempts to leave the brothel, he tells the proprietor that the girl is not to blame for the ruined carpet, and tosses a handful of coins at him.[1]

Quotes

Have you ever bedded a monster before?[1]

Tyrion Lannister to the sunset girl

This girl is as good as dead. I have just fucked a corpse.[1]

—thoughts of Tyrion Lannister

References