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. She services Tyrion Lannister while he is in Selhorys. Her true name is unknown -- "sunset girl" is how the brothel's proprietor refers to her.[1]

Appearance

She looks Westerosi. She has freckled cheeks, tight red curly hair, and tears tattooed beneath one eye. Tyrion thinks that perhaps she was captured from Westeros by some slaver as a child. She speaks not a word of the Common Tongue. Her back is crisscrossed by ridges of scar tissue from whippings. Her eyes look dead. She never utters one word to Tyrion. She is a broken woman.[1]

Recent Events

A Dance with Dragons

Tyrion and Haldon Halfmaester, travelling the Rhoyne on the Shy Maid, are sent into the town of Selhorys by Griff to do some reconnaissance. There, Tyrion spies a modest brothel and convinces Haldon to let him pay a visit, telling him that whores hear much and more from their clients. Tyrion enters the brothel and asks for a girl who speaks the 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.[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 observes her, notices the scars on her back, and thinks to himself that she is as good as dead, that even her eyes look dead. 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 Joffrey Baratheon, and 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