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Westeros Blog: A Kingsguard and a Crone

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Via WiCnet, we learn that HBO has confirmed actor Ian Beattie has been cast in the role of Ser Meryn Trant, one of the seven knights of the Kingsguard. He’s due to film at the end of October with Miltos Yerolemou, who plays Syrio Forel. Miltos recently revealed that he’s due to film a scene that’s brand new and not from the books, as well. Possibly Lord Stark’s hiring of Arya’s “dancing master”... ?

Also intriguingly, we have a report that a casting call has gone out for a “head priestess” of the Dothraki, described as being in her 50’s, mixed race or Mediterranean. At a guess, this would be one of the dosh khaleen, the crones who rule over Vaes Dothrak and maintain the rituals of the Dothraki people. Although there’s no clear hierarchy to the dosh khaleen, in the novel the crone who is depicted most is a “bent and shrivelled stick of a woman”, suggesting that the oldest of the women—who are all former khaleesis, consigned to this ritual role following the death of the khal to whom they were wed—takes a leading role in rituals.

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Miltos recently revealed that he’s due to film a scene that’s brand new and not from the books, as well. Possibly Lord Stark’s hiring of Arya’s “dancing master”... ?

Well, that, or the scene where he escapes from the Red Keep after Trant fails to kill him. :fencing:

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Well, that, or the scene where he escapes from the Red Keep after Trant fails to kill him. :fencing:

I think this is unlikely, since Miltos (the actor) said that this scene does not belong to episode 8, which is the one with Eddard's downfall and his fight with Meryn.

And also, because, you know: Syrio doen't survive the fight... :P

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