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​Illyrio Mopatis brokered and an alliance with Khal Drogo's khalasar, cementing it with the marriage between Drogo and Daenerys Targaryen. So I'm wondering just why the free city of Pentos would have a vested interest in Westeros. Unless I'm mistaken, Pentos pays tribute to the Dothraki hordes to prevent them raiding their lands. As Khal Drogo commands the most credible Dothraki force in Essos, I can sort of see why they would undertake a complex project to ship them all from their shores to bother someone else in another continent. But what interests the Pentoshi about the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros? Did Illyrio and his peers wish to set up Viserys as their puppet-king, who would give government positions in Westeros to Pentoshi oligarchs in return for their assistance? --Fenrir51 (talk) 18:04, February 11, 2014 (UTC)

In the books it is mentioned Illyrio has been promised to be made Master of Coin.--Gonzalo84 (talk) 20:06, February 11, 2014 (UTC)
I think later books make that explicit, but even from book/Season 1 Viserys says that Illyrio is no fool, and expects to be well rewarded by the Targaryens once they reclaim the throne (presumably as the new Master of Coin). This has nothing to do with Pentoshi oligarchs - Illyrio isn't supporting Pentos, he's supporting himself.--The Dragon Demands (talk) 22:16, February 11, 2014 (UTC)

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