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Byan Votyris is a captain of a trading caravan from Norvos.
Byan is a small man with weather-beaten skin, and he wears a splendid blue-dyed mustache extending from one ear to the other.[N 1]
A Game of Thrones
Byan is the captain of a caravan encamped in the Western Market of Vaes Dothrak. He is the bearer of a letter from Magister Illyrio Mopatis addressed to Ser Jorah Mormont. Princess Daenerys Targaryen is trading in the market when she is nearly poisoned by a wine trader of the caravan. Aghast, Byan gives the poisoner into the custody of the princess's guards and his goods to Daenerys as a token of regret.
- ↑ Byan adopts the freeborn Norvoshi tradition of wearing a long mustache as facial hair (The World of Ice and Fire - The Free Cities: Norvos). However, dying facial hair is a common custom from Tyrosh. (The World of Ice and Fire - The Free Cities: The Quarrelsome Daughters: Myr, Lys, and Tyrosh).
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 54, Daenerys VI.