“Game of Thrones” Season 6 Episode 5 Trailer introduce a new servant of the Lord of Light by the name of Kinvara. Sounds really…unfamiliar.
Kinvara appears in the trailer telling Varys and Tyrion that knowledge has made them powerful but there is still so much that they don’t know, which begs the question: Who is she?
According to the Independent, she is a high priestess of R’hllor from Volantis, one of the free cities of Essos. She bears the titles ‘High Priestess of the Red Temple of Volantis, the Flametruth, the Light of Wisdom, and First Servant of the Lord of Light’.
Kinvara takes on the role of Benerro from the book who is also a high priest of the Lord of Light in Volantis. If the novels are to be followed she is currently in Mereen to offer her support to Tyrion and Varys while Daenerys is still absent.
From the leaked ‘Game of Thrones‘ audition dialogue obtained by Watchers on the Wall, it is also revealed that Tyrion and Varys want her to convince the people of Mereen that Daenerys Targaryen, the conqueror of their city is their savior. She also learns that Tyrion defeated Stannis Baratheon, the one whom another Red Priestess predicted to be Azor Ahai the chosen prince.
Kinvara bears a striking resemblance to Melisandre both in their manner dress and their expressions when talking to others. She also wears a similar necklace to the one worn by Melisandre, which might suggest that they have identical powers.
She could even be older than Melisandre considering that she is higher in rank than the priestess from Asshai. Her true age masked by the same powers that provided youthful beauty to Melisandre.
Whatever she brings to the table, we will eventually find out in later episodes. Watch ‘Game of Thrones’ episode 5 this Sunday exclusively on HBO.
Watch the trailer here:
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