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A garrison of Unsullied
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Date of founding
"The other Free Cities are known for what they make...Qohor, its smiths, who can reforge Valyrian steel..."
―Ser Jorah Mormont[src]

Map showing the location of Qohor on the continent of Essos.

Tobho Mott

Tobho Mott, a Qohorik blacksmith living in King's Landing.

Qohor is one of the nine Free Cities in western Essos, located between the Narrow Sea and the grasslands held by the Dothraki. It is several weeks' ride east of Pentos on the western edge of the vast Forest of Qohor.[1]

People from Qohor are known as Qohorik. The city itself is renowned for its immensely skilled blacksmiths, who possess the rare knowledge of how to reforge Valyrian steel.[2]

Notable citizensEdit



Soon after the Doom of Valyria, four hundred years before the War of the Five Kings, Valyria's outlying colonies in Essos were thrown into chaos. As the colonies formed into the modern Free Cities, without the Valyrians and their dragons to hold them in check anymore, the Dothraki mounted hordes burst forth from the central plains of Essos, rampaging across the continent. Khal Temmo led his khalasar numbering in the tens of thousands towards Qohor, intending to raze the city completely. However, the horde was decisively defeated in the resulting Battle of Qohor, by 3,000 Unsullied warrior-eunuchs purchased from Astapor. Temmo himself as well as his sons were killed, and Qohor was saved.

Qohor is still the closest of the Free Cities to the Dothraki Sea, but ever since Temmo's defeat it has been guarded by a standing garrison of Unsullied purchased from Slaver's Bay.

Season 1Edit

The khalasar of Khal Drogo passes close to Qohor during their journey to Vaes Dothrak. Ser Jorah Mormont takes advantage of their proximity to procure more supplies, but in reality, to also send word to Varys that Daenerys Targaryen is pregnant.[3]

Ned Stark visits the forge of the blacksmith Tobho Mott, a Qohorik master-armorer who moved to King's Landing many years ago.[4]

In the booksEdit

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Qohor lies east of Pentos and Norvos, close to the edge of the Dothraki Sea and in a vast area of woodland and grassland known as the Forest of Qohor. The city is also located on the River Qhoyne, a tributary of the vast Rhoyne, and Qohorik warships control the territory south to Dagger Lake.

Qohor is famed for its blacksmiths, craftsmen and metal-workers. Its citizens worship a deity known as the Black Goat.

"Qohor" is pronounced "Kwoh-hor", as opposed to "koh-hor".


Qohor is shown in the incorrect location on the Season 2 Viewer's Guide map. This map has Qohor north-west of its proper location, on the wrong tributary of the Rhoyne (and much further away from the Forest of Qohor). However, the "Areas of Control" map for Season 2 puts Qohor in its correct location, matching that of the novels.

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