Xaro Xhoan Daxos

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Xaro Xhoan Daxos
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Xaro Xhoan Daxos

Allegiance the Thirteen
Culture Qartheen
Book(s) A Clash of Kings (Appears)
A Storm of Swords (Mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (Appears)

Played by Nonso Anozie
TV series Season 2
Xaro Xhoan Daxos played by Nonso Anozie

Xaro Xhoan Daxos is a merchant prince of Qarth. He is a member of the Thirteen, a prominent group of traders within Qarth.

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Appearance

He is a languid, elegant man with a bald head and a great beak of a nose which is crusted with rubies, opals, and flakes of jade giving him the aspect of some strange glittery bird.[1] His fingers are long and elegant. He can cry a single perfect tear.[2] Though he wishes to marry Daenerys he has homosexual inclinations.

Vessels Belonging to Xaro

He owns eighty-four vessels, including:

He has told Dany that he does not own any warships.

Xaro's Palace

Xaro offers Daenerys the hospitality of his home while she is in the city. She had expected a grand residence but she had not expected a palace larger than many a market town. She thinks to herself that Xaro’s palace makes Magister Illyrio's manse in Pentos look like a swineherd’s hovel. [1]

The palace easily accommodates Dany’s little khalasar and their horses, in fact it swallows them. An entire wing is given over to her. She has her own gardens full of fragrant lavender and mint, a marble bathing pool stocked with tiny golden fish, a scrying tower and warlock's maze. [1]

She also has slaves to tend to her every need. In her private chambers the floors are green marble and the walls are draped with colourful silk hangings that shimmer with every breath of air. [1]

It is in the palace that Daenerys hears the news from Quhuru Mo, the captain of the Cinnamon Wind swan ship, that the Usurper is dead. [1]

Xaro's Gifts to Daenerys Targaryen

During Dany's stay with Xaro, he gave her many gifts:

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

When Jhogo returned to Vaes Tolorro after discovering Qarth, he was accompanied by three representatives of the city, one of them being Xaro.[4] Having seen her dragons, Xaro escorts Daenerys to Qarth, where he offers her use of his palace during her stay.

Xaro offers Daenerys his knowledge, telling her which members of the Pureborn to bribe, the ways of reaching the Pureborn and who to go to next after she was rejected by them.

Xaro also seeks to marry her, though Dany later learns he wishes to marry her so he can claim one of her dragons via a Qartheen marriage custom. It is also revealed that he does not seem interested in women, as Dany can tell that Xaro hardly deigns to notice her bare breast when she is wearing a Qartheen gown. Daenerys has also noticed the beautiful boys who surround the merchant prince, flitting through his palace halls in wisps of silk. [2]

After the destruction of the House of the Undying, Xaro offers to take Daenerys sailing around the Jade Sea but is rejected. He then tells her to leave the city.[3]

A Dance with Dragons

Xaro arrives on his ship Silken Cloud in Meereen to visit Daenerys Targaryen. He brings forth a gift of thirteen ships, stating that they are hers on the condition she sails from Slaver's Bay to Westeros as her presence has disrupted the slave trade which many Essosi cities such as Volantis and Qarth depend on for their economies.

During his visit she dons a Qartheen gown leaving one breast bare in his honour. She notes that half of the men in the hall have stolen glances at her, but not Xaro. She remembers that it was the same in Qarth, she cannot sway him that way. Xaro also warns her of many threats to her, including Pyat Pree. Daenerys has the ships he brought inspected but later refuses the offer. Xaro's reply was to leave a bloodstained glove on a satin pillow declaring that Qarth has declared war on Daenerys.[5]

Quotes

"A craven's knife can slay a queen as easily as a hero's." [5]
His reply when Daenerys Targaryen dismisses her enemies as cravens.


"I no longer lust for dragons. I saw their work at Astapor." [5]

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