The Merchant's Melancholy Daughter

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The Merchant's Melancholy Daughter is a play performed by mummers in Braavos.[1]


In one popular scene a fat merchant defecates on the head of the Sealord of Braavos as his gold-and-purple barge passes underneath.[1]

Izembaro loves to give the Sealord's speech from the play, part of which goes, "here the last Titan yet stands, astride the stony shoulders of his brothers."[1]

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The Winds of Winter

On her way to the Gate for the performance of The Bloody Hand, Mercy recalls The Merchant's Melancholy Daughter.[1]


Only in Braavos could something like that happen, it was said, and only in Braavos would Sealord and sailor alike howl with laughter to see it.[1]

—thoughts of Arya Stark