Dusky woman

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Dusky woman
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The dusky woman attends to Victarion Greyjoy's wound on the way to Slaver's Bay.

Alias The dusky woman
Allegiance House Greyjoy (forcibly as a thrall)
Book(s) A Feast for Crows (appears)
A Dance with Dragons (appears)
The Winds of Winter (appears)

The dusky woman is a comely mute. She was a gift from Euron Greyjoy to his brother Victarion Greyjoy prior to Victarion embarking with the Iron Fleet for Meereen.[1]

Appearance and Character

The dusky woman is beautiful, she has brown skin that is a charcoal-and-earth color.[1] She is missing her tongue, as Euron cut it out before giving her to Victarion. She is quiet, biddable and compliant.[1] Her origins and name are unknown. She may come from Naath as the Naathi people are described as having "dusky skin" and are widely sought after by slavers who consider them to make the best slaves.[2][3]

History

Euron captured her from a slaver bound for Lys.[4]

Recent Events

A Feast For Crows

Victarion has sex with the dusky woman in his ship cabin after his victory at the Battle of the Shield Islands, and then he confides his doubts regarding Euron to her.[4]

A Dance with Dragons

Victarion takes the dusky woman with him aboard Iron Victory and has her in his cabin as his bedwarmer and maid.[1] At first Victarion reminded himself that all of Euron's gifts are poisoned. He decided that he wanted none of his brother's leavings and that he would slit her throat and toss her in the sea as a blood sacrifice to the Drowned God. Somehow though he never quite gets around to it.[5]

Victarion gets along well with the dusky woman and likes to talk to her, he likes that she never attempts to talk back. During the voyage to Slaver's Bay he confides his innermost thoughts to her.[5]

The Winds of Winter

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Aboard Iron Victory in Victarion's cabin, when Moqorro brings Dragonbinder forth, the dusky woman lifts up a lantern to give everyone present a look at the horn. After everyone leaves Moqorro asks Victarion if he wishes him to bleed him. Victarion seizes the dusky woman by the wrist and pulls her to him and tells Moqorro that she will do it.[6]

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