Thursday, 12 April 2018

Game of Thrones Gossip #62 Jorah Mormont

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Now I'm looking at the main characters introduced in season three, what our season two characters were doing and looking at all the bests bits. Enjoy the season three posts! 

Jorah is relieved to be leaving the dangers of Qarth behind and now has to turn his attention to finding an army to fight for Dany and transport back to reclaim Westeros. He is by her side as they arrange to meet Kraznys, with a view to buying The Unsullied from him. He is unaware of what Kraznys is saying as he does not speak the language, and is unaware that Dany does know what is being said and choosing not to show it. As they leave the meeting, Dany is watching a child that has been following them and when the child gives her a ball, Dany picks it up. A cloaked stranger knocks it from her hands and she falls, and Jorah tackles the stranger seeing him as a threat to Dany. The ball releases a deadly manticore which the stranger destroys. Jorah recognises Ser Barristan Selmy and watches as he pledges himself to Dany's service.

Jorah does not welcome the arrival of the older man. Having been used to being her sole advisor since marrying Drogo, Jorah appears to resent the arrival of someone else she can turn to, especially someone who served her father and then the usurpers Robert and Joffrey. The two men don't agree on many things. Selmy is not in favour of hiring a slave army, thinking that a foreign slave army might not be well received in Westeros. Jorah believes it is their only choice and it eliminates the rape and murder that usually occurs when an army invades, as the Unsullied will only kill those that Dany tells them to. They do agree on how bad an idea it is to exchange a dragon for the Unsullied, and tell Dany so, and she is angry to have them question her decision in public. They are both relieved to see that she has actually cheated Kraznys out of the Unsullied, the dragon and his translator.

Jorah and Selmy discuss former battles that they were once involved in. Selmy mentions Jorah being exiled for dealing with slavers and that it could damage Dany in Westeros if he is by her side. Jorah is annoyed that a newcomer to the party is laying down the law to him as he has been with Dany since the beginning. He reveals in his subtle questions that he is more concerned about whether Selmy knows that Jorah was spying on Dany for Varys and Robert. He is relieved when Selmy says that Robert never fully trusted him despite keeping him in the Kingsguard, but not allowing him to sit on the Small Council. Selmy would not know Jorah's secret so he is safe. 

Jorah is convinced that Yunkai will close their gates and prompt a long and costly siege so he urges her to move on to Westeros but she is determined to free all the slaves in the city. Dany insists on negotiations with leaders from the city and the heads of the armies protecting it. Jorah is annoyed at the way the captain speaks to Dany and after he leaves, Dany agrees that the obnoxious man needs to die first if there is a battle. Daario Naharis does that job for him and insists that he can get her people into the city and open the gates. He takes Jorah and Grey Worm through an unguarded exit and after fighting more men than expected, they win. Yunkai opens its gates and Dany frees the slaves.


  1. I like him. He’s one of my favorites. Maybe he’ll end up with Dany after she realizes that her relationship with Jon is . . . problematic.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1. I like him in the tv series...sort of like a good man who made mistakes and seeks redemption.

  2. Ah Jorah... I'm not a big fan of book Jorah, but I think the actor who portrays him on the show does a good job.

    1. Book Jorah is a horrible character and I really hate him. The way he thinks he can just grab Dany and hit Tyrion really bugs me! I like him a lot on the series though.