Another day, another Game of Thrones bombshell.
First, we were (depending on how you look at it) gifted this spoiler from GOT Director David Nutter on the fate of John Snow, and now we have another leak.
Hinting at the direction of the upcoming sixth series of the swords, sex and dragons show, the leak appears to have sprung from a casting video released online (and swiftly deleted) for a new red priestess character.
The clip was reportedly a recording of British actress Tehima Sunny reading the part of a character named Kinvara, depicting a visit to Tyrion Lannister and Varys in Mereen.
Here’s the leaked script below, which reading through the jargon would very much suggest that Daerneys and her dragons may be in a spot of bother - or at least off screen for a little while…
Kinvara: "Her dragons are fire made flesh. A gift from the Lord of Light. But you've heard all of this before, haven't you? On the Long Bridge of Volantis? The dragons purify nonbelievers by the thousands, burning their sins and flesh away."
Tyrion/Varys: "Ideally, we'd avoid purifying many non-believers. The Mother of the Dragon has followers from many different faiths."
Kinvara: "You want your queen to be worshiped and obeyed. And while she's gone, you want her advisors to be worshiped and obeyed."
Tyrion: "I'd settle for obeyed."
Kinvara: "I will summon mummers and appoint priests. They will spread the word. Daenerys has been sent to lead the people against the darkness ... for this war, and the Great War yet to come."
Varys: "That sounds excellent. A man named Stannis Baratheon was appointed as the Chosen One by one of your priestesses. He too had a glorious destiny. He attacked King's Landing, and was soundly defeated by the man standing beside me. Last I heard, he'd been defeated again. This time at Winterfell ... and this time for good."