Braavos was a city made for secrets, a city of fogs and masks and whispers. It’s very existence had been a secret for a century, the girl had learned; it’s location had been hidden thrice as long. The Nine Free Cities are the daughters of Valyria that was, the kindly man taught her. But Braavos is the bastard child who ran away from home. We are mongrel folk, the sons of slaves and whores and thieves.