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A shadowbinder is a practitioner of magic who allegedly bind shadows to do their will. They possibly originate from Asshai, as the shadowbinders Melisandre and Quaithe come from the city near the Shadow Lands. R'hllor counts shadowbinders amongst his followers.

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Daenerys Targaryen recalls stories she has heard of shadowbinders working terrible sorceries at night.[1]

A Clash of Kings

Stannis Baratheon enlists the aid of the red priestess and shadowbinder Melisandre.[2] Daenerys meets Quaithe for the first time;[3] the shadowbinder proceeds to give the young queen cryptic information during her journeys.

A Feast for Crows

Pate thinks of Archmaester Marwyn, who studied in Essos with shadowbinders.[4]

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