A Dance With Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5) Chapter 27 Summary

George R. R. Martin

Chapter 27 Summary

Tyrion tests the knight's limits, though he knows that if he goes too far with his comments and jokes that he will get another fat lip. They arrive in Volantis in the middle of the triarch elections. There are slaves everywhere, and the knight has Tyrion bound in shackles so that no one will listen to what he says. Tyrion is struck by the size of temple for R'hllor, the Lord of Light. The high priest, Benerro, is calling for his followers to support Daenerys Targaryen, their reborn savior, against the forces of darkness. Tyrion worries for Aegon, since the priest does not call for more than one savior. They take shelter that night and Tyrion announces that he knows the knight, Ser Jorah Mormont, and he attempts to convince him not to deliver Tyrion into Cersei's hands. The next day, Jorah takes Tyrion to Vogarro's whore, a power in the city. Along the way, Tyrion sees another dwarf, who recognizes him. He follows them. When Ser Jorah asks Vogarro's whore to arrange passage for them to reach Meereen, Tyrion is shocked that he is not being taken to Cersei. The woman refuses and the dwarf, a girl, attacks Tyrion. Her name is Penny and she explains that men killed her brother, Ollo, hoping to deliver him to Cersei. Tyrion recognizes her as one of the two dwarfs that jousted on a pig and a dog during Joffrey's wedding. Vogarro's whore suggest that they board Selaesori Qhoran, which is bound for Qarth, in two days. Although it is bound for Qarth, Benerro has seen in his fires that the cog will not arrive. Before they leave, Vogarro's whore tells them to deliver a message to Daenerys: the slaves are waiting for her to come to Volantis.