Vaes Khadokh

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Vaes Khadokh is located in Essos
Vaes Khadokh
Essos west of the Bone Mountains and the location of Vaes Khadokh

Vaes Khadokh is a ruined city in Essos, east of the Forest of Qohor, north of the Painted Mountains, and west of the Dothraki sea. It is connected by Valyrian roads to Qohor to the west, Saath to the north, and Vaes Khewo to the east. There are hills to the north and the south.[1] It was originally called Essaria, but it is now known by its Dothraki language name, Vaes Khadokh, meaning City of Corpses.


Essaria was a colony of the Valyrian Freehold, but it was destroyed by the Dothraki during the Century of Blood following the Doom of Valyria.[2]

Essaria is remembered as the "Lost Free City". Like the other Free Cities, it had a contract from the Freehold for limited self-governance in local affairs. In its time it prospered from trade with Sarnor to the east.[3]

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Daenerys Targaryen passes Vaes Khadokh during the journey of Khal Drogo's khalasar from Pentos to Vaes Dothrak.[4]


  1. The Lands of Ice and Fire, Central Essos.
  2. George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, Vaes Khadokh (Essaria).
  3. The World of Ice & Fire, Beyond the Free Cities: The Grasslands.
  4. The Lands of Ice and Fire, Journeys.