Tybero Istarion

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Alias Inkpots
Title Paymaster
Allegiance Second Sons
Born Essos[1]

Tybero Istarion, better known as Inkpots, is the paymaster of the Second Sons, a mercenary company.[2]

Appearance and Character

Inkpots is plump and balding, with ink stains on his fingers.[3] He usually speaks in a mild tone.[4]

Recent Events

A Dance with Dragons

The Second Sons go over to the Yunkai'i when Brown Ben Plumm thinks Daenerys Targaryen's cause is lost.[5]

Tyrion Lannister and Ser Jorah Mormont meet Tybero when they join the Second Sons outside Meereen. When Tyrion writes out notes promising large sums of gold to several high ranking members in the company, Inkpots is promised ten thousand golden dragons.[2] Ben assigns Tyrion to work with Tybero.[2]

The Winds of Winter

This information has thus far been released in a sample chapter for The Winds of Winter, and might therefore not be in finalized form. Keep in mind that the content as described below is still subject to change.

As the second siege of Meereen resumes, Inkpots urinates himself watching Viserion snatch corpses in mid-air being flung by the Wicked Sister. A Yunkish officer rides up to them and orders Inkpots to bring the company to the shores of the bay, but Inkpots refuses to obey the order on account of Brown Ben not being present.[4]


Tyrion: In Westeros, the word of a Lannister is considered good as gold.
Tybero: This is not Westeros. On this side of the narrow sea, we put our promises on paper. Debts written on the wind tend to be ... forgotten, shall we say?[2]

Tyrion: Tybero? That sounds almost Lannister. Are you some long-lost cousin?
Tybero: Perhaps. I always pay my debts as well. It is expected of a paymaster.[2]

—Tybero to Tyrion Lannister

I keep the books. I guard our gold. I draw up our agreements, collect our wages, make certain that we have sufficient coin to buy provisions. I do not decide who we fight or when.[4]

—Tybero to Jorah Mormont