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Is there any connection between the girl who gives a scorpion to Daenerys and Pyat Pree? Did Pyat Pree order the girl to do it? Because I thought Pyat Pree was already dead when the dragons burned him.

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    I'm pretty sure it's a Manticore, not a scorpion. – user24620 Aug 1 '14 at 2:36
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    Yes, the assassin used a manticore, which could be mistaken for a scorpion due to the tail. – Justin Ethier Aug 1 '14 at 14:03
  • @Justin: Of course, even more so since manticores are legendary creatures which may or may not exist in an imaginary kingdom, whereas scorpions exists here on earth. I just tried to be a bit more accurate is all. :-) – user24620 Aug 1 '14 at 14:37
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Yes, the young girl is a warlock, as she has blue-stained lips and uses magic to escape. Presumably she was sent by other warlocks of the House of the Undying to assassinate Dany for killing Pyat Pree:

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In the books the assassination attempt plays out slightly different. The warlocks want revenge on Dany for

burning down their House of the Undying. So they hire one of the Sorrowful Men to assassinate her.

Dany recalls in Chapter 8 of ASOS:

Back in Qarth, the warlock Pyat Pree had sent a Sorrowful Man after her to avenge the Undying she'd burned in their House of Dust. Warlocks never forgot a wrong, it was said, and the Sorrowful Men never failed to kill.

  • If my memory serves me right when Ser Barristan thwarts the assassination attempt, the child exposes blueish mouth, which is probably how they knew it was the warlocks. – user24620 Aug 1 '14 at 2:39
  • @LordSnow - Good catch, I don't remember the scene that well. This would be a great opportunity for someone to dig up a picture :) – Justin Ethier Aug 1 '14 at 2:56
  • Done and done. – user24620 Aug 1 '14 at 3:05
  • In the books it was a Sorrowful Man because Dany hears him say "I am so sorry" but doesn't quite catch it. – Möoz Aug 1 '14 at 3:32
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    In the books, Pyat Pree does not die, and he and his allies are hunting Dany, seeking revenge. One can find that they are captured by Euron Greyjoy, if reading between the lines. – TLP Aug 1 '14 at 11:04
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The child is an Unidentified Warlock, most likely a surviving member of the Warlocks of Qarth. Note that her lips only go the blue shade once her assassination attempt has failed and she escapes.

Warlock offers Dany the ball The warlock reveals herself

Compare the colour of her lips to those of Pyat Pree and you can see they are pretty much the same.

Pyat Pree

As for if there's any connection, well the warlock is probably from the same group as Pyat Pree. Though he is already dead, having dies in Season 2 Episode 10, "Valar Morghulis". They probably wanted to get revenge on Dany. After Barristan Selmy saves Dany from the Manticore she comes to the same conclusion.

Daenerys: The Warlocks
Game of Thrones, Season 3 Episode 1, Valar Dohaeris

You can watch the scene here.

On a side note it is a manticore that the warlock uses in the attempt not a scorpion. The venom of this creature is what Oberyn Martell uses on his weapon in his fight against the Mountain so you can see it is highly dangerous.

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