The Shadow Men or Shadowmen are the people settled along the mountainous region of Essos known as the Shadow Lands, in the Further East of the known world. Shadow Men are known for covering their bodies in tattoos and wearing red lacquered wooden masks.
Some Shadow Men have engaged in piracy and reaving. The maroon emperors of Yi Ti kept their court in Jinqi to better guard the borders of the Golden Empire from reavers from the Shadow Lands.
A Game of Thrones
During her stay at Vaes Dothrak to be presented to the dosh khaleen, Daenerys Targaryen often spends her mornings in the Eastern Market. She enjoys watching the people there, including dour and frightening masked Shadow Men.
A Clash of Kings
Quaithe of the Shadow helps bring Daenerys from the red waste to Qarth.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 54, Daenerys VI.
- ↑ George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, Shadow.
- ↑ The World of Ice & Fire, The Bones and Beyond: Yi Ti.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 12, Daenerys I.