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{{Quote|The High Priest gave you a mission. Turn King Robert away from his idols and towards the Lord of Light|Melisandre to Thoros|The Climb}}
 
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
===Background===
 
===Background===
Prior to the start of the series the High Priest charges Thoros of Myr with the task of converting King [[Robert Baratheon]] from worship of the [[Faith of the Seven|Seven]] to the faith of [[R'hllor]].
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Prior to the start of the series the High Priest charges Thoros of Myr with the task of converting [[Robert Baratheon]] from worship of the [[Faith of the Seven|Seven]] to the faith of [[R'hllor]]. The High Priest had foreseen Robert's ascension to the [[Iron Throne]] in the flames, as Thoros was already in [[King's Landing]] by the time the city was [[Sack of King's Landing|sacked]] and he was present when the bodies of [[Aegon Targaryen|Aegon]] and [[Rhaenys Targaryen]], murdered by Ser [[Gregor Clegane]], were presented to the new king.<ref>"[[And Now His Watch is Ended]]"</ref>
 
It is likely the High Priest had foreseen Robert's ascension to the Iron Throne in the flames, as Thoros was already in [[King's Landing]] by the time the city was [[Sack of King's Landing|sacked]] and he was present when the bodies of [[Aegon Targaryen|Aegon]] and [[Rhaenys Targaryen]], murdered by Ser [[Gregor Clegane]], where presented to the new king.<ref>"[[And Now His Watch is Ended]]"</ref>
 
   
 
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==In the books==
 
==In the books==
In the ''[[A Song of Ice and Fire]]'' novels, the overall organizational structure of the faith of R'hllor has not been revealed. Individual cities have been said to possess a High Priest, such as High Priest Bennero in [[Volantis]]. Whether or not there is an overarching international leadership of the entire religion, however, the way the [[High Septon (title)|High Septon]] is the leader of the entire [[Faith of the Seven]], is uncertain.
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In the ''[[A Song of Ice and Fire]]'' novels, the overall organizational structure of the faith of R'hllor has not been revealed. Individual cities have been said to possess a High Priest, such as High Priest Bennero in [[Volantis]]. Whether or not there is an overarching international leadership of the entire religion, however, the way the [[High Septon (title)|High Septon]] is the leader of the entire [[Faith of the Seven]], is uncertain. It is possible that in the TV version Melisandre was simply referring to the High Priest ''in Myr'', not an overall leader.
   
Thoros was himself not specified to have been sent to King's Landing by some sort of overall High Priest, but apparently by the local leaders of the Red Priesthood in [[Myr]]. In the TV series Thoros is said to have been sent to try to convert King Robert Baratheon, but this is a condensation from the books, in which Thoros was originally sent to King's Landing to try to convert King [[Aerys II Targaryen]], due to his increasing obsession with fire. Thoros' preaching was not successful, but he remained at the royal court after Robert Baratheon seized the throne. He had even less luck preaching the religion to Robert, but he continued to hang around the royal court as one of Robert's drinking companions.
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Thoros was himself not specified to have been sent to King's Landing by some sort of overall High Priest, but apparently by the local leaders of the Red Priesthood in [[Myr]]. In the TV series Thoros is said to have been sent to try to convert King Robert Baratheon, but this is a condensation from the books, in which Thoros was originally sent to King's Landing to try to convert King [[Aerys II Targaryen]], due to his increasing obsession with fire. Thoros's preaching was not successful, but he remained at the royal court after Robert Baratheon seized the throne. He had even less luck preaching the religion to Robert, but he continued to hang around the royal court as one of Robert's drinking companions.
   
 
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Latest revision as of 15:22, May 3, 2015

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High Priest of R'hllor
High Priest of R&#039;hllor
Season(s) 3
Mentioned in "The Climb"
Status Alive
Allegiance Faith of R'hllor
Religion R'hllor, the Lord of Light
"The High Priest gave you a mission. Turn King Robert away from his idols and towards the Lord of Light"
―Melisandre to Thoros[src]

The High Priest of R'hllor is a mentioned character in the third season.

BiographyEdit

BackgroundEdit

Prior to the start of the series the High Priest charges Thoros of Myr with the task of converting Robert Baratheon from worship of the Seven to the faith of R'hllor. The High Priest had foreseen Robert's ascension to the Iron Throne in the flames, as Thoros was already in King's Landing by the time the city was sacked and he was present when the bodies of Aegon and Rhaenys Targaryen, murdered by Ser Gregor Clegane, were presented to the new king.[1]

Season 3Edit

When Melisandre encounters the Brotherhood Without Banners she chastises Thoros for abandoning the mission given to him by the High Priest. Thoros bluntly says that he tried but failed.[2]

In the booksEdit

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, the overall organizational structure of the faith of R'hllor has not been revealed. Individual cities have been said to possess a High Priest, such as High Priest Bennero in Volantis. Whether or not there is an overarching international leadership of the entire religion, however, the way the High Septon is the leader of the entire Faith of the Seven, is uncertain. It is possible that in the TV version Melisandre was simply referring to the High Priest in Myr, not an overall leader.

Thoros was himself not specified to have been sent to King's Landing by some sort of overall High Priest, but apparently by the local leaders of the Red Priesthood in Myr. In the TV series Thoros is said to have been sent to try to convert King Robert Baratheon, but this is a condensation from the books, in which Thoros was originally sent to King's Landing to try to convert King Aerys II Targaryen, due to his increasing obsession with fire. Thoros's preaching was not successful, but he remained at the royal court after Robert Baratheon seized the throne. He had even less luck preaching the religion to Robert, but he continued to hang around the royal court as one of Robert's drinking companions.

ReferencesEdit

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