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Quaithe, sometimes called Quaithe of the Shadow, is a recurring character in the second season. She is played by Laura Pradelska and debuts in "The Ghost of Harrenhal." Quaithe is a mysterious woman hailing from the Shadow Lands beyond Asshai in the far east.



Quaithe is a mysterious woman hailing from the Shadow Lands beyond Asshai in the far east.

Season 2

Quaithe is present in Qarth after the arrival of Daenerys Targaryen and her khalasar. After the young khaleesi witnesses a feat of magic performed by the warlock Pyat Pree and is taken away by Xaro Xhoan Daxos, Quaithe approaches Ser Jorah Mormont and warns him of the men that might lust of Daenerys' dragons.[1]

Following the theft of the dragons Ser Jorah seeks out Quaithe. He finds her painting a sailor to protect him while passing across the shattered Valyrian peninsula. She tells Jorah that Daenerys is with the person that stole her dragons while she is meeting with The Thirteen. During the meeting Pyat Pree reveals himself as the thief. He pronounces Xaro the King of Qarth and murders the other members of the group using his magic before repeating an invitation to visit the House of the Undying.[2]


Season Two appearances
The North Remembers The Night Lands What is Dead May Never Die Garden of Bones The Ghost of Harrenhal
The Old Gods and the New A Man Without Honor The Prince of Winterfell Blackwater Valar Morghulis

Behind the Scenes

According to costume designer Michele Clapton, Quaithe's mask was designed to display a stylistic link to Melisandre, because both of them are from the region of Asshai. Melisandre wears an ornate neck piece featuring a repeated design motif of elongated hexagons. Quaithe's mask was constructed using the same hexagonal shapes as links, though filled in with metal. Further, the dresses of both Melisandre and Quaithe have the same hexagonal design motif (elongated so they are taller than they are wide), though the pattern on Melisandre's dress is solid red and more difficult to see.[3]

In the books

In the Song of Ice and Fire novels, Quaithe is engimatic, preferring to speak in riddles and prophecies. She hides her true features behind a wooden, lacquered mask, as do many people from the Shadow Lands.

In the books, Quaithe first meets Daenerys in the Red Waste. When Daenerys' scouts first return from Qarth, Quaithe accompanies them to meet her in advance of her arrival in the city. She then continues with Daenerys' group to Qarth itself.

See also


  1. "The Ghost of Harrenhal"
  2. "A Man Without Honor"
  3. "A Man Without Honor" HBO featurette

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