Girl bought to please the king

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The girl bought to please the king is one of Illyrio Mopatis's slaves in his manse in Pentos.[1] Her given name is not mentioned.

Appearance and character

The girl is blond, blue-eyed, fair, and willowy.[1] She is a talkative girl, sixteen years of age, and is the favorite of Illyrio Mopatis.[2]


The girl was trained as a bed slave in Lys and was taught the Common Tongue at some point. She was bought to please the king, Illyrio Mopatis's one-time guest Viserys Targaryen, in the bedchamber.[1]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

The girl and an older woman help bathe Daenerys Targaryen before the princess's introduction to Drogo. The young servant is envious that Daenerys will marry the powerful khal.[2]

A Dance with Dragons

After drinking at Illyrio's manse, Tyrion Lannister wakes to find the girl tending to him, having been told by Magister Illyrio Mopatis to bathe the dwarf and warm his bed.[1] Tyrion initially declines the girl's offer to sleep together. After thinking of the girl's revulsion for him, however, Tyrion reconsiders and disparages the girl.[1] When he joins Illyrio for supper, Tyrion tells the magister that the girl did all that was required of her.[1]

Quotes by the girl

Now you look all a princess.[2]

—the girl, to Daenerys Targaryen

girl: My name—

Tyrion: —is of no interest to me. Do you know where whores go?
Girl: Whores sell themselves for coin.
Tyrion: Or jewels, or gowns, or castles. But where do they go?

Girl: Is it a riddle, m'lord? I'm no good at riddles.[1]

—the girl and Tyrion Lannister

Quotes about the girl

She despises me, he realized, but no more than I despise myself.[1]

—thoughts of Tyrion Lannister

It might please m'lord to strangle you. That's how I served my last whore. Do you think your master would object? Surely not. He has a hundred more like you, but no one else like me.[1]

Tyrion Lannister to the girl

She was trained in Lys, where they make an art of love. The king enjoyed her greatly.[1]