|Book(s)||A Dance with Dragons (appears)|
Zahrina is a slave trader from Yunkai. She purchases cheap slaves for the fighting pits, expecting them to be slain by heroes. She is also either the owner or proprietor of the Purple Lotus, a winesink in Meereen.
Tyrion Lannister thinks of the old and shriveled Zahrina as a crone and a hag. Her wrinkled face puckers when she is displeased. Zahrina's skin is white like a maggot or mare's milk, and her hair so thin that her scalp can be seen beneath it.
A Dance with Dragons
Zahrina is present at the Yunkai'i slave market auction set up outside Meereen. She bids by usually adding "and one" to the last bidder's price, which annoys the slave auctioneers. She attempts to purchase Tyrion Lannister, Penny, Pretty Pig, and Crunch, but gives at three thousand. She later attempts to purchase Ser Jorah Mormont, but is outbid by Yezzan zo Qaggaz, after Tyrion convinces Yezzan's overseer, Nurse, that Jorah is part of their show.
When Quentyn Martell, Gerris Drinkwater, and Archibald Yronwood meet with the Tattered Prince, they agree on the Purple Lotus as the location for their meet-up. When they arrive, Zahrina directs them to the cellar. She offers patrons food, but according to the Tattered Prince the bread is stale and her stew is unspeakable.
|“||Her flesh was maggot white; wrapped in the violet tokar, she looked like a prune gone to mold.||”|