Tourmaline Brotherhood

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The Tourmaline Brotherhood is a powerful guild of merchant princes within Qarth. They battle for prominence in the city with the Thirteen, the Ancient Guild of Spicers, and the Pureborn.[1] The Brotherhood owns approximately eight hundred ships.[2] According to Xaro Xhoan Daxos the Brotherhood is full of pirates.[1]

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A Clash of Kings

Daenerys Targaryen with her crown from the Brotherhood, art by Amok

The Tourmaline Brotherhood gives Daenerys Targaryen a crown wrought in the shape of a three-headed dragon, the symbol of House Targaryen. The coils are made of yellow gold, the wings are made of silver, and the heads consist of jade, ivory, and onyx.[1]

After the destruction of the House of the Undying, the Brotherhood calls openly for Daenerys's expulsion from Qarth.[2]

A Storm of Swords

After the siege of Meereen, Daenerys wears the crown she received from the Tourmaline Brotherhood.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 40, Daenerys III.
  2. 2.0 2.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 63, Daenerys V.
  3. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 71, Daenerys VI.