Kinvara

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Kinvara
Alias Red Priestess
the Flame of Truth
the Light of Wisdom
First Servant of the Lord of Light
Title High Priestess of the Red Temple of Volantis
Allegiance Faith of R'hllor
Culture Volantis

Played by Ania Bukstein
TV series Season 6

Kinvara is a red priestess, one of the high-ranking leaders in the religion of R'hllor, the Lord of Light. Her character was created specifically for the television adaptation Game of Thrones, in which she is played by Ania Bukstein. She replaces Benerro, as the High Priest of Volantis, who supports Daenerys Targaryen, as well as the red priest, Moqorro, who is sent to Meereen to meet Daenerys.

Game of Thrones

Season Six

Kinvara meets with Tyrion Lannister and Varys in the Great Pyramid of Meereen as Tyrion plans to get her help into convincing the people to follow Daenerys as their guardian and protector rather than a conqueror or a invader. Tyrion greets her in High Valyrian but she stays silent until she states, in the Common Tongue, he does not need to persuade her into helping. Kinvara is sure that Daenerys is the one who was promised, using her freeing of the slaves and her dragons as examples of her claim; Kinvara is thus happy to assist Daenerys's associates however she can. Before she and Tyrion can complete their agreement Varys interrupts, pointing out that Melisandre has proclaimed Stannis Baratheon to be the One and that he was defeated by Tyrion in the Battle of the Blackwater and later in Winterfell, the second time for good. He complains about how religion is overly self-assured of its own tenets and that everything is the "will of the Lord", and asks her why he should believe in her words when another one of the red priestesses was wrong. Kinvara states that everything is the will of the Lord, but that men can commit errors. She asks him if he remembers what the voice in the flames said when the "second rate sorcerer" threw his man parts into the flames, or if he knows who was speaking on the other side, rendering Varys speechless. She asks if he needs her to speak the very same words, or to identify the speaker; Varys cannot bring himself to answer. As Kinvara turns to leave, she assures Tyrion that she will call on her best priests and preachers to speak about the Queen through all of Essos.

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