Game of Thrones

history has suggested that, on balance, what Daenerys wants, Daenerys gets: dragons, an army of slaves to free, control over Meereen and a feasible claim on the Iron Throne.

So when it comes to a small case of curing a doomed, enamoured faithful servant such as Jorah Mormont of a life-threatening disease, that's child's play.

In Season 6 we saw Jorah, the oldest love-struck puppy around, sent around the world on a medical gap year to cure his swiftly advancing greyscale: a disease that turns its sufferer's skin hard and stone-like, eventually driving them mad.

Greyscale is taking over Jorah Mormont's body. Photo / HBO
Greyscale is taking over Jorah Mormont's body. Photo / HBO

In a world reliant on ravens - metaphorical ones embedded in trees, as well as the usual avian kind - for communication, this seems like quite the challenge.

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However, one savvy fan has pointed out on Reddit that there could be solution on the horizon: Quaithe of the Shadow.

If you can't remember the name, you'll probably remember the face: Quaithe made a couple of appearances during Season 2 in a fetching balaclava made of gold coins, predicted the future and told Jorah that yes, she knew he loved Daenerys, and she knew where her dragons were.

What Jorah rebuffed at the time, however, was another useful tip, which can now be seen as a prediction after his fateful journey to Old Valeryia, home of greyscale, in Season 5:

In the books, Quaithe implies that she is capable of shadow magic, like Melisandre. It's unlikely that this could cure Jorah's greyscale, but she does seem to know how to prevent it.


Of course, this is assuming that Jorah will even appear in Season 7. Thankfully, the actor who plays him, Iain Glen, has been spotted on a plane to Belfast, where much of Game of Thrones is filmed, with fellow Thrones actress Gwendoline Christie in June.

While a fan on the plane spotted Glen reading a script, it probably wasn't for Season 7: at Comic-Con at the weekend the cast said they hadn't received those yet.

Instead, Christie and Glen may have been going over for either a costume fitting or some stunt choreography. Either way, he shall appear after the seventh season starts next summer. As for how scaley Jorah will be, however, we'll just have to wait and see.