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Saffron
Culture Valemen
Lover Ser Harrold Hardyng
Issue Unborn bastard[1]
Books

Saffron is the daughter of a spice merchant from Gulltown, the richest man in the city.[1]

Appearance and Character

Saffron is described as tall and slim, with big brown eyes and hair like honey. Her father considers her more precious than gold.[1]

Recent Events

A Feast for Crows

Sansa Stark, who is masquerading as Petyr Baelish's bastard daughter, "Alayne Stone", hears gossip from Myranda Royce that, despite his youth, Ser Harrold Hardyng has already fathered at least one baseborn child, with another on the way. Later, Petyr tells Alayne that he has arranged to betroth her to Harrold.[2]

The Winds of Winter

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At the Gates of the Moon, during the feast for the tourney for the Brotherhood of Winged Knights, Alayne dances with Harrold, and inquires about his bastards, to which he answers in all honesty. He tells her of his two-year-old daughter Alys Stone, fathered on a House Waynwood servant, Cissy. According to Harrold, childbirth left Cissy "fat as a cow", so Lady Anya Waynwood arranged for her to be married off to one of her men-at-arms. However, Harrold says it is different with Saffron, who he has impregnated with his second child. Alayne is amused by Saffron's name, and Harrold explains that her father is a spice merchant in Gulltown, the richest man in the city, who considers his daughter more precious than gold. Alayne jokingly asks Harrold if he plans to name the child "Cinnamon" if it's a girl, or "Cloves" if it's a boy. Harrold is impressed with Alayne's cleverness, and Alayne tells him if they marry, he will have to send Saffron back to her father.[1]

Quotes

Harrold: It is different with Saffron.
Alayne: Saffron? Truly?
Harrold: Her father says she is more precious to him than gold.[1]

Should we ever wed, you'll have to send Saffron back to her father. I'll be all the spice you'll want.[1]

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