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Khal Drogo and his bloodriders: Qotho, Cohollo, and Haggo.

"Zhey qoy Qoyi.
(Blood of my blood.)
―The style of address between Khal and bloodrider.[src]

A bloodrider (Dothraki: dothrakhqoyi) is a Dothraki warrior who has pledged his life in the service of a khal: His blood is considered the khal's own blood.

Known bloodriders

To Khal Drogo

To Khaleesi Daenerys Targaryen


Drogo and his bloodriders in Vaes Dothrak

Season 1

Qotho, Cohollo, and Haggo serve as Drogo's bloodriders.[1]

Season 2

Daenerys sends her three bloodriders, Rakharo, Kovarro, and Aggo to ride away until they find a city or the sea.[2]

Season 6

Realizing that she needs to motivate her new (and enormous) khalasar into waiting until they have enough ships to take them to Westeros, Daenerys rides Drogon before them. She reminds them that she has yet to select her three bloodriders, as all khals have done before her. She then declares that she is not a khal and selects the entire khalasar her bloodriders.[3]

In the books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, the title of bloodrider carries great prestige within a khalasar. Bloodriders sit next to the khal in feasts and ceremonies. They may also share the khal's wife (depending on the personal preferences of the khal in question), but never his horse. A bloodrider may also be a ko, commanding a subdivision of the khalasar.

If a khal is killed, bloodriders avenge him. Once done, their last service is to escort the khaleesi to Vaes Dothrak to join the dosh khaleen. Then they are to join the khal in death, in the Night Lands.

Daenerys's bloodriders are Aggo, Jhogo, and Rakharo. So far in the books they are all alive and well.

See also