Chataya and Alayaya by Amok ©
|Born||In 282 AC or 283 AC, at King's Landing|
A Clash of Kings (appears)|
A Storm of Swords (mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (appendix)
Appearance and Character
- See also: Images of Alayaya
Alayaya is a beautiful young Summer Islander, with skin as smooth and black as polished jet, and wide dark eyes. She is taller than Shae, but not as tall as her own mother. She dresses in flowing silks, cinched at the waist with a beaded belt.
A Game of Thrones
A Clash of Kings
Thanks to Varys, who shows him a secret passage between a small stable and Chataya's establishment, Hand of the King Tyrion Lannister uses Alayaya as a cover for his visits to Shae. Those in the brothel think Tyrion is using her services, but Alayaya actually spends this free time sleeping.
Just before the Battle of the Blackwater, Alayaya is abducted by the Kettleblack brothers at Queen Cersei Lannister's demand in order to pressure Tyrion. Tyrion promises that whatever the Kettleblacks do to her, he will have done to Prince Tommen Baratheon.
A Storm of Swords
After the battle, Lord Tywin Lannister has Alayaya tied to a post and whipped, then thrown out of the Red Keep naked and injured. In an effort to apologize for her sacrifice and pain, Tyrion sends her a necklace of silver and jade and a pair of matching bracelets.
Quotes about Alayaya
You are very beautiful, Alayaya. From head to heels, every part of you is lovely.
Alayaya was a whore, true enough, but a sweeter, braver, more innocent girl he had seldom met.—Tyrion's thoughts
They tied her to a post in the yard and scourged her, then shoved her out the gate naked and bloody.
- See the Alayaya calculation.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 15, Tyrion III.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 29, Tyrion VII.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 4, Tyrion I.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 39, Arya VII.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 54, Tyrion XII.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 12, Tyrion II.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 66, Tyrion IX.