A Dance With Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5) Chapter 6 Summary

George R. R. Martin

Chapter 6 Summary

The Merchant's Man, Quentyn Martell, wonders whether the Adventure, a fast ship but one that stinks thanks to its mysterious cargo, is the right one to take him and his friends to Meereen. There, Quentyn hopes to woo and marry Daenerys Targaryen. With Cletus Yronwood, Willem Wells, and Maester Kedry now dead, Quentyn and Gerris take turns pretending to be either the wine merchant or the wine merchant's servant. For now, Quentyn plays the servant, so he watches as Gerris negotiates. Gerris is lean and handsome, whereas Quentyn has an honest face and a thick frame. It is likely Quentyn, Prince of Dorne, rather than Quentyn himself will attract Daenerys. The captain of the Adventure agrees to smuggle them into the war torn lands around Slaver's Bay, but Quentyn and Gerris worry that he will just rob them. Then again, no other ship will agree to travel to Meereen. They leave the docks and make their way through Volantis, where they see comic dwarfs that joust each other from atop a dog and a pig. They also encounter sellswords recruiting before they go to Slaver's Bay to fight Daenerys Targaryen. Quentyn and Gerris return to their rooms, where mighty Archibald Yronwood guards their possessions with his hammer. They begin to think that they have no choice but to leave Volantis aboard the Adventure when Gerris gets an idea.