"When your dragons were born, our magic was born again."
―Pyat Pree to Daenerys Targaryen[src]

Pyat Pree is a recurring character in the second season. He is played by guest star Ian Hanmore and debuts in the second season. Pyat Pree is a warlock from Qarth and also a member of the Thirteen.



Pyat Pree is one of the alleged warlocks of Qarth, a wise man who claims mystical powers. Together with the rest of his order, he dwells in the mysterious House of the Undying, located within the city of Qarth. Even though the power of and respect for the warlocks has considerably waned over years and many dismiss them as little more than charlatans performing parlor tricks, tradition and custom has allowed Pyat Pree a place among the Thirteen.

Season 2

Pyat Pree is present when the Thirteen greet Daenerys Targaryen at the gates of Qarth, and she and her people are allowed into the city.[1]

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Daenerys meets Pyat Pree.

Pyat Pree attends a reception for Daenerys in the gardens of the home of Xaro Xhoan Daxos. He personally welcomes Daenerys Targaryen on behalf of the Warlocks of Qarth. He gives her a gem and tells her to look into it until she can see herself in its facets. When she looks up Daenerys sees that there are now two of him talking to her. He invites her to come the House of the Undying. Xaro apologizes for the warlock, he says that though they are not thought highly of, it is customary to extend the warlocks an invitation. Ser Jorah Mormont gets a warning from the mysterious woman Quaithe to beware that all men will wish to see the dragons, and in seeing them, will lust after them.[2]


Pyat Pree's doubles having just killed the members of the Thirteen.

Daenerys's dragons are stolen from Xaro's home.[3] Xaro uses the theft as a pretense to hold a council of the Thirteen in his home. He then stages a coup with the assistance of Pyat Pree and declares himself King of Qarth. The warlock uses his magic to kill the rest of the Thirteen. They reveal that they stole the dragons and have taken them to the House of the Undying. Daenerys flees in terror. Pyat Pree stops her in the entrance hall using another of his duplicates. He tells her to come to the House of the Undying to be reunited with her children. Ser Jorah arrives and stabs him in the back; the body disappears, and only the clothes remain. Another double reappears next to the window, again asking Daenerys why she resists.[4]

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Pyat Pree dies by dragonfire.

When Daenerys travels to the House of the Undying to retrieve her dragons, Pyat Pree creates illusions around her as she travels throughout the House's chambers. When she reaches the room with her dragons, Pyat confronts her, saying that his magic was reborn when the dragons were born, that it is strongest in their presence, and that the dragons are strongest in hers. Using magic, he chains Daenerys, telling her she will stay with him for an eternity to fuel his magic; however, as he does this, he inadvertently provokes the dragons. Upon her saying dracarys, the dragons open fire on him, roasting him alive in seconds.[5]

Season 3

The warlocks of Qarth try and get revenge on Daenerys by sending an unidentified warlock to Astapor to assassinate her. The knight Ser Barristan Selmy saves Daenerys. However, the warlock escapes using magic.[6]


Season Two appearances
The North Remembers The Night Lands What Is Dead May Never Die Garden of Bones The Ghost of Harrenhal
The Old Gods and the New A Man Without Honor The Prince of Winterfell Blackwater Valar Morghulis

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In the books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Pyat Pree is a pale man with blue lips, like most of his order. He, along with Xaro Xhoan Daxos and Quaithe, approach Daenerys Targaryen in the ruined city of Vaes Tolorro (not included in the TV series) and invite her to Qarth (instead of greeting Daenerys at Qarth in the TV show). Later on he invites her to the House of the Undying, and instructs her how to move inside without getting lost.

In the books Pree shows no ability to conjure doubles; he doesn't steal Daenerys' dragons, nor try to imprison her, neither is he killed. He is not a member of the Thirteen.

After Daenerys steps out of the House of the Undying, Pyat Pree is angry at her for burning the palace and injuring his masters, the Undying. He draws a knife and charges at her, but is stopped by Drogon, Jhogo, and Rakharo.

Daenerys soon learns that Pyat Pree is gathering the surviving warlocks together to work ill on her. Thus she has no choice but to leave Qarth urgently. Currently Pyat Pree is still after her.

In "The Forsaken" sample chapter of the sixth novel, Aeron Greyjoy is held prisoner at Euron's ship. Several more prisoners are brought to his cell, two of them are warlocks of the east. Their flesh is as white as mushrooms and lips are purplish­-blue. One of those has lost his legs. The mutes hang him from a rafter, and he cries “Pree” repeatedly as he swings. It is unclear if that warlock is Pyat Pree.

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