Vaes Khewo

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Vaes Khewo is located in Essos
Vaes Khewo
Essos and the location of Vaes Khewo

Vaes Khewo is a ruined city in Essos in the western Dothraki Sea, in the southern Kingdom of Sarnor. It is connected by a Valyrian road to Vaes Khadokh.[1] It was originally called Sarnath, but it is now known by its Dothraki name, Vaes Khewo, meaning "City of Worms".[2]


Located on the Sarne, Sarnath of the Tall Towers was the seat of the High King of the Sarnori, who dwelled in the fabled Palace With a Thousand Rooms. The city was destroyed by the Dothraki during the Century of Blood following the Doom of Valyria.[3]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Daenerys Targaryen passes Vaes Khewo during the journey of Khal Drogo's khalasar from Pentos to Vaes Dothrak.[4]

Behind the Scenes

Vaes Khewo has not yet been mentioned in the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, only appearing in The Lands of Ice and Fire and A World of Ice and Fire. Its original name, Sarnath, may be a reference by George R. R. Martin to "The Doom that Came to Sarnath" by H. P. Lovecraft.

Notes and References

  1. "The Dothraki Sea", The Lands of Ice and Fire
  2. The Tongues of Ice and Fire Wiki
  3. A World of Ice and Fire
  4. "Journeys" map from The Lands of Ice and Fire

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