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'''Keyholders''' are officials of the [[Iron Bank of Braavos]]. They are descendants of the twenty three founders of the Iron Bank: sixteen men and seven women, each of whom possessed keys to the bank's great subterranean vaults. Their descendants now exceed one thousand and proudly display entirely ceremonial keys on formal ocassions. Certain founding families of Braavos have declined over the centuries, a few have lost their wealth entirely, yet even the meanest still cling to their keys and the honors that go wit them.
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'''Keyholders''' are officials of the [[Iron Bank of Braavos]]. They are descendants of the twenty-three founders of the Iron Bank: sixteen men and seven women, each of whom possessed keys to the bank's great subterranean vaults. Their descendants now exceed one thousand, and proudly display ceremonial keys on formal occasions. Those who have lost their wealth still keep their keys and associated honors.{{ref|TWOIAF| The Free Cities: Braavos}}
  
The Iron Bank is not ruled only by the keyholders alone. Some of the wealthiest and most powerful families in Braavos are younger, yet their heads also own shares in the bank, sit on its secret councils, and have a voice in selecting the men who lead the Bank.{{ref|TWOIAF| Braavos}}
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Besides the keyholders, other wealthy and powerful Braavosi own shares in the bank, sit on its secret councils, and have a voice in selecting the men who lead the Bank.{{ref|TWOIAF| The Free Cities: Braavos}} Keyholders and [[magister]]s participate in the election of new [[Sealord]]s.{{ref|TWOIAF| The Free Cities: Braavos}}
  
Keyholders wear drab coats of brown and grey.{{Ref|aFfC|34}}
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While [[bravo]]s dress ostentatiosly, keyholders wear drab coats of brown and grey.{{Ref|aFfC|34}} Some keyholders own towers in Braavos.{{ref|TWOIAF| The Free Cities: Braavos}}
==Known keyholders==
 
* [[Bessaro]]
 
  
 
==Recent Events==
 
==Recent Events==
===A Feast for Crows===
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[[Arya]] sells her seafood at the Moon Pool to many clientele, including keyholders.  
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[[Arya Stark|Cat of the Canals]] sells her seafood at the [[Moon Pool]] to many clientele, including keyholders.{{Ref|aFfC|34}}
  
===The Winds of Winter===
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Prior to [[the Gate]]'s performance of ''[[The Bloody Hand]]'' [[Mercy]] and [[Daena (mummer)|Daena]] look out into the house. Daena counts five keyholders in the audience, one of whom is Bessaro.  
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Prior to the [[Gate]]'s performance of ''[[The Bloody Hand]]'', [[Arya Stark|Mercy]] and [[Daena (mummer)|Daena]] look out into the house. Daena counts five keyholders in the audience, one of whom is [[Bessaro]].{{Ref|twow||[[Mercy (The Winds of Winter)|Mercy]]}}
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==Known keyholders==
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* [[Bessaro]]
  
==References and Notes==
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Latest revision as of 14:29, 6 September 2018

Keyholders are officials of the Iron Bank of Braavos. They are descendants of the twenty-three founders of the Iron Bank: sixteen men and seven women, each of whom possessed keys to the bank's great subterranean vaults. Their descendants now exceed one thousand, and proudly display ceremonial keys on formal occasions. Those who have lost their wealth still keep their keys and associated honors.[1]

Besides the keyholders, other wealthy and powerful Braavosi own shares in the bank, sit on its secret councils, and have a voice in selecting the men who lead the Bank.[1] Keyholders and magisters participate in the election of new Sealords.[1]

While bravos dress ostentatiosly, keyholders wear drab coats of brown and grey.[2] Some keyholders own towers in Braavos.[1]

Recent Events

A Feast for Crows

Cat of the Canals sells her seafood at the Moon Pool to many clientele, including keyholders.[2]

The Winds of Winter

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Prior to the Gate's performance of The Bloody Hand, Mercy and Daena look out into the house. Daena counts five keyholders in the audience, one of whom is Bessaro.[3]

Known keyholders

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 The World of Ice & Fire, The Free Cities: Braavos.
  2. 2.0 2.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 34, Cat Of The Canals.
  3. The Winds of Winter, Chapter , Mercy.