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[[Cersei Lannister|The Queen]] is furious upon learning that [[Stannis Baratheon|Stannis]] is circulating letters accusing her of incest. She does not want this reaching [[Joffrey Baratheon|her son]] or [[Tywin Lannister|her father]] (though Tyrion knows is to be true), but there may be nothing to stop that. [[Tyrion Lannister|Tyrion]] advises that they let people talk, as without proof no one will believe it, rather than giving the rumour credence by trying to stamp it out; [[Petyr Baelish|Littlefinger]] goes further by suggesting they circulate their own vile rumor- that [[Shireen Baratheon|Shireen]] is really the daughter of [[Selyse Florent|Selyse]] and the lackwit fool [[Patchface]]. While the other counselors wonder where [[Varys]] is, Tyrion takes his leave. He meets with many of the city’s smiths in his great hall, and asks them to stop forging armor and begin creating a giant chain. Several armorers complain, but Tyrion warns them that they will either forge a chain or wear one, the choice is theirs.  
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[[Cersei Lannister|The Queen]] is furious upon learning that [[Stannis Baratheon|Stannis]] is circulating letters accusing her of incest. She does not want this reaching [[Joffrey Baratheon|her son]] or [[Tywin Lannister|her father]] (though Tyrion knows is to be true), but there may be nothing to stop that; given that they have received word of this from minor lords, Tyrion surmises that Stannis has likely sent the letters to every castle in Westeros, including [[Casterly Rock]] and [[Harrenhal]]. [[Tyrion Lannister|Tyrion]] advises that they let people talk, as without proof no one will believe it, thinking it merely Stannis trying to justify his rebellion, rather than giving the rumour credence by trying to stamp it out; [[Petyr Baelish|Littlefinger]] goes further by suggesting they circulate their own vile rumor- that [[Shireen Baratheon|Shireen]] is really the daughter of [[Selyse Florent|Selyse]] and the lackwit fool [[Patchface]]. While the other counselors wonder where [[Varys]] is, Tyrion takes his leave. He meets with many of the city’s smiths in his great hall, and asks them to stop forging armor and begin creating a giant chain. Several armorers complain, but Tyrion warns them that they will either forge a chain or wear one, the choice is theirs.  
  
 
Tyrion then departs for [[Chataya's brothel]], and there learns that in the [[Summer Isles]], being a whore is considered an honor. Tyrion follows [[Alayaya]] upstairs, and she shows him a secret staircase in the back of her wardrobe. Tyrion follows it down a tunnel and meets [[Varys]], who is in disguise. Tyrion will take a horse to the mansion where he is keeping [[Shae]] safe, but first he and Varys talk. Varys makes it known that some of the Queen’s spies are really his. Tyrion asks how Stannis learned of the Queen’s incest, and the Spider responds that perhaps he read a book or looked at bastards’ hair, as Lord [[Eddard Stark|Eddard]] and [[Jon Arryn]] had; or perhaps someone whispered it to him. Tyrion asks Varys if it was he, but Varys denies it, and when Tyrion names Littlefinger, the eunuch tells him, "I named no name." When Tyrion remarks he sometimes considers Varys his best friend, but at other times his worst enemy, the Spider tells him he feels much the same way about him.
 
Tyrion then departs for [[Chataya's brothel]], and there learns that in the [[Summer Isles]], being a whore is considered an honor. Tyrion follows [[Alayaya]] upstairs, and she shows him a secret staircase in the back of her wardrobe. Tyrion follows it down a tunnel and meets [[Varys]], who is in disguise. Tyrion will take a horse to the mansion where he is keeping [[Shae]] safe, but first he and Varys talk. Varys makes it known that some of the Queen’s spies are really his. Tyrion asks how Stannis learned of the Queen’s incest, and the Spider responds that perhaps he read a book or looked at bastards’ hair, as Lord [[Eddard Stark|Eddard]] and [[Jon Arryn]] had; or perhaps someone whispered it to him. Tyrion asks Varys if it was he, but Varys denies it, and when Tyrion names Littlefinger, the eunuch tells him, "I named no name." When Tyrion remarks he sometimes considers Varys his best friend, but at other times his worst enemy, the Spider tells him he feels much the same way about him.

Revision as of 11:42, 22 October 2012

Tyrion III
A Clash of Kings chapter
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POV Tyrion
Page 168 UK HC (Other versions)
Chapter chronology (All)
Tyrion II
Arya IV  ← Tyrion III →  Bran II

Tyrion IV

Synopsis

The Queen is furious upon learning that Stannis is circulating letters accusing her of incest. She does not want this reaching her son or her father (though Tyrion knows is to be true), but there may be nothing to stop that; given that they have received word of this from minor lords, Tyrion surmises that Stannis has likely sent the letters to every castle in Westeros, including Casterly Rock and Harrenhal. Tyrion advises that they let people talk, as without proof no one will believe it, thinking it merely Stannis trying to justify his rebellion, rather than giving the rumour credence by trying to stamp it out; Littlefinger goes further by suggesting they circulate their own vile rumor- that Shireen is really the daughter of Selyse and the lackwit fool Patchface. While the other counselors wonder where Varys is, Tyrion takes his leave. He meets with many of the city’s smiths in his great hall, and asks them to stop forging armor and begin creating a giant chain. Several armorers complain, but Tyrion warns them that they will either forge a chain or wear one, the choice is theirs.

Tyrion then departs for Chataya's brothel, and there learns that in the Summer Isles, being a whore is considered an honor. Tyrion follows Alayaya upstairs, and she shows him a secret staircase in the back of her wardrobe. Tyrion follows it down a tunnel and meets Varys, who is in disguise. Tyrion will take a horse to the mansion where he is keeping Shae safe, but first he and Varys talk. Varys makes it known that some of the Queen’s spies are really his. Tyrion asks how Stannis learned of the Queen’s incest, and the Spider responds that perhaps he read a book or looked at bastards’ hair, as Lord Eddard and Jon Arryn had; or perhaps someone whispered it to him. Tyrion asks Varys if it was he, but Varys denies it, and when Tyrion names Littlefinger, the eunuch tells him, "I named no name." When Tyrion remarks he sometimes considers Varys his best friend, but at other times his worst enemy, the Spider tells him he feels much the same way about him.

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