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


The greatest of the Tall Men cities, Sarnath was the seat of the High King of Sarnor, who dwelled in the fabled Palace With a Thousand Rooms.[3]

The Dothraki invaded the Kingdom of Sarnor during the Century of Blood which followed the Doom of Valyria. Mazor Alexi gathered an army of Tall Men to Sarnath after the fall of Mardosh, but his host was destroyed by four khalasars at the Field of Crows. Within a fortnight, Khal Loso conquered Sarnath and put the city to the torch.[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

Sarnath may be a reference by George R. R. Martin to "The Doom that Came to Sarnath" by H. P. Lovecraft.


  1. 1.0 1.1 George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, Vaes Khewo (Sarnath).
  2. The Lands of Ice and Fire, The Dothraki Sea.
  3. 3.0 3.1 The World of Ice & Fire, Beyond the Free Cities: The Grasslands.
  4. The Lands of Ice and Fire, Journeys.