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{{Infobox Chapter ADwD
| pov = Cersei
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| pov = [[Cersei Lannister]]
| pov count = 1
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| place        = [[King's Landing]]
| previous = Jon XI
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| title = Cersei I
| next = The Queensguard
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| page = 717
| bantam hc page = 717
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| previous = [[A Dance with Dragons-Chapter 53|Jon XI]]
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| current = Cersei I
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| next = [[A Dance with Dragons-Chapter 55|The Queensguard]]
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| arc previous = [[A Feast for Crows-Chapter 43|Cersei X]]<br>''A Feast for Crows''
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| arc next = [[A Dance with Dragons-Chapter 65|Cersei II]]
 
}}
 
}}
  
 
==Synopsis==
 
==Synopsis==
[[Cersei Lannister|Cersei]] is still a prisoner of [[the Faith]]. She wonders when [[Jaime Lannister|Jaime]] will be coming for her, in addition to wondering what has happened to [[Loras Tyrell]] as last she heard, he lay dying from his wounds on [[Dragonstone]]. She only ever sees three people which are her gaolers [[Unella|Septa Unella]], [[Moelle|Septa Moelle]], and [[Scolera|Septa Scolera]]. Her last visitor was [[Qyburn]] and besides that ,she has only seen the three faces of her guards. She hates all three of them as much as those she assumes have betrayed her blaming [[Osney Kettleblack]], [[Orton Merryweather]], [[Harys Swyft]], [[Aurane Waters]] and [[Grand Maester Pycelle]]. She questions whether she should include Jaime in that group but will not believe it, he would not abandon her, she assumes.  
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[[Cersei Lannister|Cersei]] is still a prisoner of [[the Faith]]. She wonders when [[Jaime Lannister|Jaime]] will be coming for her, in addition to wondering what has happened to [[Loras Tyrell]] as last she heard, he lay dying from his wounds on [[Dragonstone]]. She only ever sees three people which are her gaolers [[Unella|Septa Unella]], [[Moelle|Septa Moelle]], and [[Scolera|Septa Scolera]]. Her last visitor was [[Qyburn]]. She hates all three of them as much as those she assumes have betrayed her, blaming [[Osney Kettleblack]], [[Orton Merryweather]], [[Harys Swyft]], [[Aurane Waters]] and [[Grand Maester Pycelle]]. She questions whether she should include Jaime in that group but will not believe it. He would not abandon her, she assumes.  
  
She feels helpless and hates that emotion, and she prays endlessly to the [[Faith of the Seven|Seven Gods]], since that is what they want, but it helps not. At first she fights with her guards but they are much stronger than she thought, they keep her up endlessly, never letting her sleep. Exhausted, she comes to know that she must confess. She asks to be taken to the [[High Septon]] to confess, there she admits to extra-marital affairs. She says she has slept with [[Lancel Lannister|Lancel]] and the [[House Kettleblack|Kettleblack brothers]]. She tells them that she did these things because she was afraid for her children and these were her only means to secure the trust of these men.
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She feels helpless and hates that emotion, and she prays endlessly to the [[Faith of the Seven|Seven Gods]], since that is what they want, but it helps not. At first she fights with her guards but they are much stronger than she thought, they keep her up endlessly, never letting her sleep. Exhausted, she comes to know that she must confess. She asks to be taken to the [[High Septon]] to confess, where she admits to extra-marital affairs. She says she has slept with [[Lancel Lannister|Lancel]] and the [[House Kettleblack|Kettleblack brothers]]. She insists she did these things because she was afraid for her children and these were her only means to secure the trust of these men.
  
The [[High Sparrow]] still means to accuse her of high treason, incest, regicide, and deicide, all crimes that [[Osney Kettleblack]] admitted Cersei had a part to under torture. She manages to talk her way out of the charges of murdering the previous High Septon and [[Robert Baratheon|Robert]] and bearing false witness against the Tyrell girls, and avoids the charges of incest by saying that these were lies that Stannis has made up in order to gain the [[Iron Throne]], which satisfies the High Septon, since the Faith has nothing but contempt for Stannis's 'worship of a [[R'hllor|red demon]]'. To get the real truth though the High Septon means to have her tried by the Faith or [[trial by combat]], where Cersei would be represented by a knight of the [[Kingsguard]]. He is unsure of all the crimes she has committed so the only way to pick the truth from the false is to let the gods decide.
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The [[High Sparrow]] still means to accuse her of high treason, incest, regicide, and deicide, all crimes that Osney Kettleblack admitted Cersei had a part in under torture. She manages to talk her way out of the charges of murdering the previous High Septon and [[Robert Baratheon|Robert]] and bearing false witness against the Tyrell girls, and avoids the charges of incest by saying that these are lies that Stannis has made up in order to gain the [[Iron Throne]], which satisfies the High Septon, since the Faith is eager to condemn Stannis' 'worship of a [[R'hllor|red demon]]'. To get the real truth, though, the High Septon means to have her tried by the Faith or [[trial by combat]], where Cersei would be represented by a knight of the [[Kingsguard]]. He is unsure of all the crimes she has committed so the only way to pick the truth from the false is to let the gods decide.
  
She is allowed a visit by her uncle [[Kevan Lannister|Kevan]] who, though angry with her for corrupting Lancel, answers her questions. He tells her that Jaime is missing after his return from [[Raventree Hall]], having disappeared with an unknown woman, though they assume it is [[Brienne of Tarth|Brienne]]. There is word of sellswords appearing all over the south, they do not have the strength to deal with them, though [[Mace Tyrell]] does. However, he is unwilling to do so until the matter with his daughter [[Margaery Tyrell]] is settled. Mace Tyrell is now the [[Hand of the King|Hand]], [[Paxter Redwyne]] is the king's admiral, and [[Randyll Tarly]] is the justiciar. The Tyrells brought up an army when their daughters were seized, though the High Septon has admitted the case against them is weak though.
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She is allowed a visit by her uncle [[Kevan Lannister|Kevan]] who, though angry with her for corrupting Lancel, answers her questions. He tells her that Jaime is missing after his return from [[Raventree Hall]], having disappeared with an unknown woman, though they assume it is [[Brienne of Tarth|Brienne]]. There is word of sellswords appearing all over the south. They do not have the strength to deal with them, though [[Mace Tyrell]] does. However, he is unwilling to do so until the matter with his daughter [[Margaery Tyrell]] is settled. Mace Tyrell is now the [[Hand of the King|Hand]], [[Paxter Redwyne]] is the king's admiral, and [[Randyll Tarly]] is the justiciar. The Tyrells brought up an army when their daughters were seized, although the High Septon has admitted the case against them is weak.
  
Kevan brings worse news for Cersei though; he relays [[Balon Swann]]'s news of [[Myrcella Baratheon|Myrcella]]'s loss of an ear, and [[Arys Oakheart]]'s death. Though Cersei is insistent Myrcella's mutilation is [[Tyrion Lannister|Tyrion's]] doing, she sees a chance in the open position in the Kingsguard, and asks Kevan to approach [[Qyburn]] for a replacement.
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Kevan brings worse news for Cersei. He relays [[Balon Swann]]'s news of [[Myrcella Baratheon|Myrcella]]'s loss of an ear, and [[Arys Oakheart]]'s death. Though Cersei is insistent that Myrcella's mutilation is [[Tyrion Lannister|Tyrion's]] doing, she sees a chance in the open position in the Kingsguard, and asks Kevan to approach Qyburn for a replacement.
  
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==Character List appearing/mentioned==
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{{Columns|3|
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*[[Cersei Lannister]]
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*[[Jaime Lannister]]
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*[[Loras Tyrell]]
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*[[Qyburn]]
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*[[Unella]]
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*[[Moelle]]
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*[[Scolera]]
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*[[Osney Kettleblack]]
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*[[High Sparrow]]
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*[[Osmund Kettleblack]]
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*[[Osfryd Kettleblack]]
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*[[Aurane Waters]]
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*[[Orton Merryweather]]
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*[[Taena of Myr]]
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*[[Harys Swyft]]
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*[[Pycelle]]
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*[[Meryn Trant]]
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*[[Boros Blount]]
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*[[Lancel Lannister]]
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*[[Kevan Lannister]]
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*[[Robert Baratheon]]
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*[[High Septon (Tyrion's)|Tyrion's High Septon]]
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*[[Tommen Baratheon]]
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*[[Tywin Lannister]]
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*[[Joffrey Baratheon]]
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*[[Margaery Tyrell]]
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*[[Tyrion Lannister]]
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*[[Stannis Baratheon]]
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*[[Tytos Blackwood]]
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*[[Brienne of Tarth]]
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*[[Selwyn Tarth]]
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*[[Mace Tyrell]]
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*[[Paxter Redwyne]]
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*[[Randyll Tarly]]
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*[[Blue Bard]]
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*[[Hobber Redwyne]]
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*[[Horas Redwyne]]
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*[[Hamish|Hamish the Harper]]
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*[[Myrcella Baratheon]]
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*[[Balon Swann]]
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*[[Oberyn Martell]]
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*[[Gerold Dayne]]
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*[[Doran Martell]]
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*[[Arys Oakheart]]
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*[[Arthur Dayne]]
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*[[Trystane Martell]]
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}}
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[[pt:A Dança dos Dragões - Capítulo 54]]
  
 
[[Category: A Song of Ice And Fire chapters|A Dance with Dragons 54]]
 
[[Category: A Song of Ice And Fire chapters|A Dance with Dragons 54]]
 
[[Category: A Song of Ice And Fire chapters--POV Cersei Lannister]]
 
[[Category: A Song of Ice And Fire chapters--POV Cersei Lannister]]

Latest revision as of 18:42, 7 June 2019

Cersei I
A Dance with Dragons chapter
ADanceWithDragons.jpg
POV Cersei Lannister
Place King's Landing
Page 717 UK HC (Other versions)
Chapter chronology (All)
Cersei X
A Feast for Crows
Jon XI  ← Cersei I →  The Queensguard

Cersei II

Synopsis

Cersei is still a prisoner of the Faith. She wonders when Jaime will be coming for her, in addition to wondering what has happened to Loras Tyrell as last she heard, he lay dying from his wounds on Dragonstone. She only ever sees three people which are her gaolers Septa Unella, Septa Moelle, and Septa Scolera. Her last visitor was Qyburn. She hates all three of them as much as those she assumes have betrayed her, blaming Osney Kettleblack, Orton Merryweather, Harys Swyft, Aurane Waters and Grand Maester Pycelle. She questions whether she should include Jaime in that group but will not believe it. He would not abandon her, she assumes.

She feels helpless and hates that emotion, and she prays endlessly to the Seven Gods, since that is what they want, but it helps not. At first she fights with her guards but they are much stronger than she thought, they keep her up endlessly, never letting her sleep. Exhausted, she comes to know that she must confess. She asks to be taken to the High Septon to confess, where she admits to extra-marital affairs. She says she has slept with Lancel and the Kettleblack brothers. She insists she did these things because she was afraid for her children and these were her only means to secure the trust of these men.

The High Sparrow still means to accuse her of high treason, incest, regicide, and deicide, all crimes that Osney Kettleblack admitted Cersei had a part in under torture. She manages to talk her way out of the charges of murdering the previous High Septon and Robert and bearing false witness against the Tyrell girls, and avoids the charges of incest by saying that these are lies that Stannis has made up in order to gain the Iron Throne, which satisfies the High Septon, since the Faith is eager to condemn Stannis' 'worship of a red demon'. To get the real truth, though, the High Septon means to have her tried by the Faith or trial by combat, where Cersei would be represented by a knight of the Kingsguard. He is unsure of all the crimes she has committed so the only way to pick the truth from the false is to let the gods decide.

She is allowed a visit by her uncle Kevan who, though angry with her for corrupting Lancel, answers her questions. He tells her that Jaime is missing after his return from Raventree Hall, having disappeared with an unknown woman, though they assume it is Brienne. There is word of sellswords appearing all over the south. They do not have the strength to deal with them, though Mace Tyrell does. However, he is unwilling to do so until the matter with his daughter Margaery Tyrell is settled. Mace Tyrell is now the Hand, Paxter Redwyne is the king's admiral, and Randyll Tarly is the justiciar. The Tyrells brought up an army when their daughters were seized, although the High Septon has admitted the case against them is weak.

Kevan brings worse news for Cersei. He relays Balon Swann's news of Myrcella's loss of an ear, and Arys Oakheart's death. Though Cersei is insistent that Myrcella's mutilation is Tyrion's doing, she sees a chance in the open position in the Kingsguard, and asks Kevan to approach Qyburn for a replacement.

Character List appearing/mentioned