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A shadowbinder is a practitioner of magic who binds shadows to do their will. They possibly originate from Asshai, as the shadowbinders Melisandre and Quaithe come from the city near the Shadow Lands.

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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] who claims that shadows are the servants of light.[3] She gives birth to shadow assassins that kill Renly Baratheon[3] and Cortnay Penrose.[4]

Daenerys meets Quaithe for the first time;[5] 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.[6]

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