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12.10. Other Peoples
  • The east has many strange foods; tree eggs, locust pies, and green noodles among them (I: 490)
  • The Jogos Nhai live in an area where there are great grey elephants and striped black-and-white horses (zebras) (I: 490)
  • Dark solemn Asshai'i (I: 490)
  • Tall pale Qartheen (I: 490)
  • Bright-eyed men of Yi Ti in monkeytail hats (I: 490)
  • Warrior maids from Bayasabhad, Shamyriana, and Kayakayanaya with iron rings in their nipples and rubies in their cheeks. Their lands are to the northeast of Vaes Dothrak (I: 490. SSM: 1)
  • Dour and frightening Shadow Men who cover their arms, legs, and chests with tattoos and cover their faces behind masks (I: 490)
  • Townsfolk of the Lhazreen, whom the Dothraki call the haesh rakhi (Lamb Men), live in tows and houses made of dried mud. They have similar complexions and eyes to the Dothraki, but they are squat and flat-faced and their black hair is cropped short. They are herders and farmers (I: 555, 556)
  • In the city of Meereen, where slavery is a major trade, healthy young girls and boys under ten are especially sought after as slaves to be used in brothels (I: 557)
  • The tongue of the Lhazreen is described as singsong (I: 557)
  • The Lhazreen keep square, windowless temples with thick mud walls and massive domes like onions (I: 558)
  • The Lhazreen use short bows and arrows (I: 558)
  • The priestesses of the Lhazreen temples are named godswives (I: 560)
  • The Lhazreen religion has the godswife sing songs and use spells most pleasing to their god, the Great Shepherd (I: 560)
  • The Jogos Nhai have moonsingers who know birthing magics (I: 561)
  • The Lhazreen temples are made up of series of anterooms leading to a blue-veined stone altar carved with images of shepherds and sheep beneath the great dome. Sheepskins are scattered about the mud floor (I: 561, 562)
  • Lhazreen arrows are barbed (I: 562)
  • Those from the area of the Jade Sea speak the Common Tongue of Westeros with a certain musical flavor (II: 17)
  • Yi Ti is known for its saffron (II: 422)
  • It is said that across the Jade Sea there is a golden wine that is so fine that all others wines taste like vinegar after sipping it (II: 423)
  • Yi Ti is on the Jade Sea, and past it somewhere is supposed to be a legendary dreaming city of poets (II: 424)
  • Beldecar's History of the Rhoynish Wars makes mention of elephants (III: 136)
  • The people of the fabled island of Naath, who name themselves the Peaceful People, have round flat faces, dusky skin, and golden eyes. All agree they make the best slaves (III: 258, 804)
  • The land of the Lhazerene is named Lhazar (III: 260)
  • The Peaceful People of Naath worship the Lord of Harmony, the only true god, the one who always was and always would be that made the moon and stars and earth, and all the creatures that dwelt upon them. He is attended by butterfly women (III: 803)
  • The Peaceful People of Naath make music rather than war and kill nothing, not even animals, eating only fruit and never flesh. The butterfly spirits sacred to the Lord of Harmony protect their isle against those who would do them harm. Many conquerors have saild to Naath, but all of them sicken and die if they stay overlong. On the other hand, the slavers in their raids seem unaffected (III: 804)
  • Braavos was discovered by the Moonsingers, who led refugees there to a place where the dragons of Valyria could not find them. Their temple is the greatest on Braavos (IV: 89)
  • Six bridges beyond the statues to the Sealords and upon the right bank of the great canal is the Temple of the Moonsingers, a huge snow-white marble building topped by a giant silvered dome whose milk glass windows show all the phases of the moon. A pair of marble maidens flank its gates, tall as the statues of the Sealords, supporting a crescent-shaped lintel (IV: 94)
  • The Lion of the Night is a god of Yi Ti (IV: 507)
  • The Moon Mother (IV: 507)
  • Near Meereen are a range of rounded sandstone mountains and the Khyzai Pass, beyond which is Lhazar. The Lhazarene have traded in the past with Meereen, but have no particular love of the city (V: 34)
  • Yi Ti is to the southeast of Qarth, across of the Jade Sea (SSM: 1)