Status in Braavos

As Salladhor Saan seems to be a legal resident in Braavos, and is open about his pirating activities there, would that mean he's some sort of privateer (a government-licensed pirate) serving on behalf of the Braavosi state? --Fenrir51 (talk) 23:09, May 27, 2014 (UTC)

...No. Nothing indicated that he was in Braavos as a privateer, or was "open" about his pirating activities. He might have snuck into the city somehow.

Truth be told it doesn't really make sense for them to hype up that "Salladhor and Davos once tries to plunder and Iron Bank of Braavos ship" only to then show Salladhor in Braavos (Davos is at least there as an ambassador and they point out his past activities). But that's just to keep the locations succinct.

At any rate, pirates, smugglers, and thieves sneak into major cities all the time; it's what makes then "the underworld".

...What does "legal resident" even mean in a medieval context? No one ever used such a modern phrase on the show.

He's a pirate from Lys who moves around the different Free Cities very often. Maybe he's just staying in temporary lodging at a hotel or something, not a "palace" like Illyrio has. For a one-off joke about Salladhor's wife it wasn't really worth including the question of "wait, that sounds like he and his wives are living there".

Don't worry about it. No this is not proof that Salladhor is "permanently" living in Braavos he might just be staying there fore a time (it is a trade hub, after all) and we have no evidence supporting any idea that the Braavosi authorities actually know he's in the city.--The Dragon Demands (talk) 23:20, May 27, 2014 (UTC)

I only used the term "legal resident" under the assumption that he was living within the city without fear prosecution by the authorities. The mention of a house by Davos Seaworth suggested to me that Salladhor owned property within the city and was found in what looked to be an upmarket-looking bathhouse and loudly joking with two courtesans(?) whom appear to know who he was.

Maybe he lived under the pretence of being a merchant in Braavos. He owns/leads some thirty ships, though if he did own them, then he might explain to the authorities within the Free Cities that his "merchant" ships travel in convoy to protect themselves from (other) pirates. Would that be about right? --Fenrir51 (talk) 14:00, May 28, 2014 (UTC)

Well, now that I think about it, consider that even Khal Drogo had a "house" in Pentos: a mansion gifted as tribute by the Pentoshi magisters - but it was really only a temporary residence when he happened to be in the city. He's got a summer house in Braavos, as they say; doesn't mean it's his "main residence" etc.--The Dragon Demands (talk) 14:31, May 28, 2014 (UTC)