The Bloody Hand

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The Bloody Hand is a performance play put on by mummers in Braavos. It was written by Phario Forel.

About

The play is likely based on events that have taken place in Westeros. It offers two kings, the fat one and the boy. Izembaro plays the fat one. It is not a large part, but has a fine speech as he lay dying, and a splendid fight with a demonic boar before that. The play opens in a lichyard. There is a wedding scene. There is rape scene in the second act.

Characters

Recent Events

The Winds of Winter

The mummers of the Gate perform The Bloody Hand in honor of the envoy from the Seven Kingdoms.[1]

Quotes

The seven-faced god has cheated me. My noble sire he made of purest gold, and gold he made my siblings, boy and girl. But I am formed of darker stuff, of bones and blood and clay, twisted into this rude shape you see before you.
Give me the cup, he told the Stranger, for I shall drink deep. And if it tastes of gold and lion's blood, so much the better. As I cannot be the hero, let me be the monster, and lesson them in fear in place of love.
Oh, no, no, no.
Don't, oh don't, don't touch me.
Please, m'lord, I am still a maiden.

References and Notes

  1. The Winds of Winter, Mercy sample chapter

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