In the booksEdit
In the A Song of Ice and Fire books, the Pureborn, also known as the Enthroned, are descendants of the Qarth's ancient kings and queens. They command the city defenses of Qarth from the Hall of a Thousand Thrones: the Civic Guard, which includes camelry, and a great military fleet. They are also are notorious for offering poisoned wine to those they consider dangerous and for their avarice, which inspires a saying: "It is easier to milk the Stone Cow of Faros than to wring gold from the Pureborn."
To receive an audience with the Pureborn, a petitioner should make a traditional sacrifice in the Temple of Memory, offer a traditional bribe to the Keeper of the Long List, and send a traditional persimmon to the Opener of the Door. If all goes well, the petitioner will be sent a pair of blue slippers, signifying the granting of an audience in the Hall of a Thousand Thrones
Their supremacy over Qarth is contested by three merchant guilds: the Thirteen, the Ancient Guild of Spicers, and the Tourmaline Brotherhood.
- The Pureborn at A Wiki of Ice and Fire (MAJOR spoilers from the books)