Chapter Thirty-Four - Arya 6 - A Storm of Swords | A Song of Ice and Fire (ASOIAF)
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Arya and Co. finally meet Beric Dondarrion. He gives Sandor Clegane a trial-by-combat, which the Hound wins. But Dondarrion is dead for only a brief moment. Mackelly and Simon do a head-whip double-take with everyone else.
Arya Stark, Gendry, and their companions from the Brotherhood Without Banners reach a secret hideout where Thoros of Myr, Beric Dondarrion, and the higher-ups of the Brotherhood reside. The other prisoner, Sandor Clegane is brought before the Brotherhood, where a list of accusations is leveled against him. None really hold water.
Thoros was known to the Hound as a false priest, but the Myrhenese insists that he really has found his true calling now. The rest of the Brotherhood seem to be firm believers in R'hllor. Lord Beric, a battered version of the man that Arya recalls Jeyne Poole swooning over, grants the Hound a trial by combat.
Dondarrion’s sword bursts into flames when he slices his own palm with it. Scaring the pyrrophobic Hound. The battle ebbs and flows, but a huge Clegane blow breaks the burning sword and cuts through Beric’s kneck down into his chest killing him instantly. The Hound puts out the flames that threaten to engulf him, while Dondarrion’s body is dragged away by his followers. Arya tries to take matters into her own hands, but is restrained. She tells the Hound to go to hell, to which a revived Dondarrion replies “he has."
Arya Stark - Younger daughter of Ned and Catelyn Stark.
Gendry - Friend of Arya. Former armorer’s apprentice. Bastard son of King Robert Baratheon.
Tom of Sevenstreams - Singer in the Brotherhood Without Banners.
Lem Lemoncloak - Soldier in the Brotherhood Without Banners.
Anguy - Archer in the Brotherhood Without Banners.
Harwin: Soldier in the Brotherhood Without Banners. Former member of the Stark household guard.
Sandor “The Hound” Clegane - Former personal bodyguard to King Joffrey Baratheon, younger brother of the Mountain (Gregor Clegane), deserter from the Lannister forces.
Beric Dondarrion - Lightning Lord. Head of the Brotherhood without Banners.
Thoros of Myr - Priest of R’hellor, former drinking companion of King Robert Baratheon. Friend of Beric Dondarrion and member of the Brotherhood Without Banners.
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