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A khas is, according to a semi-canon source,[1] a personal guard within a khalasar of the Dothraki. The men of a khas might protect a ko[2] or a khaleesi.[3]

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A Game of Thrones

Khal Drogo assigns young archers to the khas of his khaleesi, Daenerys Targaryen.[3] When she visits the Western Market of Vaes Dothrak, Daenerys is protected by four young men and Ser Jorah Mormont.[4]

When Drogo's khalasar attacks a town of the Lhazareen, Daenerys has her khas stop women from being raped, and the khaleesi claims the women as her own slaves so they can be be protected.[2] Mago, a warrior who serves in the khas of Ko Jhaqo, objects to Daenerys's actions.[2]

Quaro, one of the men from Daenerys's khas, is slain by Qotho.[5] After Drogo dies, Daenerys names Aggo, Jhogo, and Rakharo, the surviving members of her khas, as her kos.[6]

Behind the Scenes

According to David J. Peterson, khas would be an abbreviation of the full word khasar.[7]