Chapter 6 Summary

Arya spots the eyes of the Titan of Braavos, a massive statue that stands astride the city. The captain of the Titan's Daughter has a son that explains to Arya—the men call her "Salty"—that all gods are welcome in Braavos and that Arya will find the temple of the Many-Faced-God on an isle in the middle of the city. Arya wonders if the Many-Faced-God will answer her prayers. There are only six people that she wishes dead now: Ser Gregor, Dunsen, Raff the Sweetling, Ser Ilyn, Ser Meryn, and Queen Cersei. Braavos is a city made up of many islands, and they put Arya to shore before they go to the customs house. She sees others traveling by barge through the city. When she reaches the temple of the Many-Faced-God, Arya reminds herself that she is a wolf. Arya brandishes the iron coin Jaqen H'ghar gave her and says "valar morghulis." The doors open. Inside, she finds many people, but only one man that speaks the Common Tongue of Westeros. He tells her that she is inside the House of Black and White, and young to seek the Many-Faced-God's favor. He does not believe any of the false names Arya offers, so she tells him that she is Arya of House Stark. When she claims that she does not fear death, the man removes his cowl to reveal a decayed face with a worm in place of his eyeball. Arya kisses him and tries to eat the worm, but it disappears. The man's face changes to that of a kindly old man and he asks Arya if she is hungry. She is, she thinks, but not for food.