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"Don't ever presume to touch me again or speak my name. You have until dusk to collect your things and leave this city. If you are found in Meereen past break of day, I'll have your head thrown into Slaver's Bay. Go...now."
Daenerys Targaryen exiles Ser Jorah Mormont from Meereen.[src]
Jorah leaves meeren

Ser Jorah Mormont is exiled from Meereen after Daenerys Targaryen discovers that he had initially been spying on her.

Exile, or banishment is an act of punishment exacted upon those who have committed crimes against those they serve. Criminals or outlaws can be exiled if they have committed a crime that their lord or king deem heinous. The punishment involves one being sent away from their homes and threatened with imprisonment or execution if they return.[1][2][3][4][5]

However, exile can also be a form of solitude or fleeing from a potential threat, as was the case with Viserys Targaryen and Daenerys Targaryen after Robert's Rebellion,[1] and Jorah Mormont after he was caught selling poachers into slavery.[2]

When a citizen from Westeros is banished, they are usually exiled to either the Wall, or Essos.

Known exilesEdit

Daenerys and Viserys

Viserys and Daenerys Targaryen in exile in Pentos.

Janos 2x02

Janos Slynt is sent to the Wall.

Tyrion Season 5

Tyrion Lannister in exile in Pentos.

The Winds of Winter 20

Melisandre is made to leave and travel south from Winterfell, never to return or she will be hanged.

QuotesEdit

"My mother wishes me to let Lord Eddard join the Night's Watch. Stripped of all titles and powers, he would serve the Realm in permanent exile. And my Lady Sansa... has begged mercy for her father."
Joffrey Baratheon speaking to a crowd before he orders the Execution of Eddard Stark.[src]
"As for the Mad King's surviving heirs...those that were able to scurry away in the face of my fury now live somewhere across the Narrow Sea. They had best stay there. If they ever set foot in Westeros again, they will face the King's justice. "
Robert Baratheon vows to have Viserys and Daenerys Targaryen killed if they ever return.[src]
"I hope you enjoy the Wall. I found it surprisingly beautiful...in a brutal, horribly uncomfortable sort of way."
Tyrion Lannister sends Janos Slynt to the Wall.[src]
"Ride south today. If you return to the North, I'll have you hanged as a murderer."
Jon Snow banishes Melisandre from the North.[src]

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