- "I invoke Sumai. I will vouch for her, her people... and her dragons, in accordance with the law."
- ―Xaro Xhoan Daxos
Sumai is a blood oath in the law of the eastern city of Qarth. It allows a resident of the city to vouch for outsiders who wish to enter it. The one who invokes it must cut the palm of a hand and show the wound.
In the booksEdit
In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels there is no mention of Sumai or any similar blood oath. Daenerys is not refused entrance into Qarth. On the contrary, she's welcomed and well treated because her dragons are considered a marvel.