A Dance With Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5) Chapter 11 Summary

George R. R. Martin

Chapter 11 Summary

Daenerys is woken from a dream in which she had been making love to Daario. It is Irri who wakes her, and Skahaz, Reznak, and Grey Worm who inform her that the Sons of the Harpy have killed nine of her subjects in the night. One of the dead was Missandei's brother. Furious, Dany announces that the Unsullied will no longer patrol Meereen. She instructs Skahaz to form a new watch made up of Meereenese. Their pay shall be drawn from the pyramids, a blood tax as punishment for the work of the Sons of the Harpy. That day, Dany goes to the baths and has a vision of Quaithe, who informs her that the glass candles are burning again. She tells Dany that "soon comes the pale mare, after her the others. Kraken and dark flame, lion and griffin, the sun's son and the mummer's dragon. Trust none of them. Remember the Undying. Beware the perfumed seneschal." At the last, Dany wonders why she should fear Reznak. Quaithe disappears after telling Dany to remember who she is. She goes to court, where she is again asked to reopen the fighting pits. She leaves the court with Ser Barristan, who tells her about his escape from King's Landing. Talk turns to Ned Stark, and Ser Barristan defends him. Dany considers him guilty, and suddenly remembers her dragons. Rhaegal and Viserion are held in the pits, but Drogon still flies free. Dany wonders what sort of monster she has unleashed upon the world. If she is the mother of dragons, Dany realizes, then she is a monster too.