How Did Obara Sand manage this?

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In the final episode of Game of Thrones season five, Ellaria and Doran Martell with her daughters, the King of Dorne were seeing off Myrcella, Trystane, Jaime and Bronn who were leaving for Kings Landing.

The last season left off at the sequence where Myrcella falls, and then Ellaria is shown bleeding from her nose, due to the poison she used to kill her.

Now in the season 6 premiere, we see Jaime arriving in Kings Landing (it is right now almost sun down). The show then takes us to Dorne, Ellaria with one of her daughter is in the same clothes as they were in last season. So it is the same day from the final season, only that it just got brighter instead of darker. They get the message about Myrcella, then Doran is killed. Next Trystane is killed (who is seen painting the stone that is put on the eyes of the dead, so he must be in Kings Landing for Myrcella's funeral) but suddenly Obara Sand appears.

What's going on? It makes no sense, the first sequence shows Jaime in Kings Landing, the next show Ellaria and Doran talking and it seems like they have just returned from the port.

Best Answer

Prince Trystane was assassinated while on a ship that was at King's Landing some time after the assassination of Prince Doran.

The episode doesn't really make this clear, because events in Game of Thrones can be quite apart in time, despite being shown in a linear fashion.

You are completely correct. The events in Dorne do appear to happen directly after the last episode of Season 5.

However since Prince Trystane was on a ship that went to King's Landing, some time must have passed.

How much time? I'm no sailor but the distance between the two looks quite big and I would guess at least several weeks.

Dorne to King's Landing map

Presumably Obara and Nymeria Sand also sailed to King's Landing just behind Trystane Martell.

Things are being shown happening at very different times.

Further evidence for this is that the events at Castle Black all appear to happen in a single day in the episode. I.e. the men watching over Jon Snow and later being confronted by Alliser Thorne.

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What happens to Nymeria sand?

Nymeria and Obara Sand, facing off against Hot Euron Greyjoy in an annoyingly blurry combat sequence, were murdered with their own weapons. It was a brutal end for two brutally boring characters.

How old is Obara Sand?

Obara SandObara Sand by Eldritch-historian\xa9Culture(s)DornishmenBornIn 271 AC or 272 AC (age 28), at OldtownFatherOberyn MartellMotherAn Oldtown whore6 more rows

How old are the Sand Snakes?

The younger four Sand Snakes do not appear prominently in the first five novels, due to their ages: Elia Sand, the eldest, is fourteen years old near the end of the fifth novel, and Loreza (the youngest) is only around six years old.

What happens to the Sand Snakes?

The Sand Snakes All Died From Their Weapon Of Choice Obara and Nymeria were the first to die in Game of Thrones season 7. The Sand Snakes joined Yara Greyjoy on her quest to Sunspear, but the ship was ambushed by Euron and his Iron Fleet.

All Martell Household Deaths ( All Martell Deaths, Game of Thrones Deaths )

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Answer 2

Simple explanation, Trystane was sent back by Jaime to Dorne.

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The Princess Myrcella died by poison on our return journey. I suspect Ellaria and not you, but my sister will demand war. I doubt Ellaria's head will appease her but it's a start, along with your neices. Your son cannot stay in King's Landing so I am sending him back on the same ship.

(This is the letter that was sent to Doran by Jaime, as seen in HBO's official blog about Making Game of Thrones)

I assume there will be a big explanation next sunday. Stay tuned ;)

Answer 3


  • Jaime sails off dorne heading for Kings Landing, accompanied by Bronn (who's completely not seen in E1/S6 by the way), Trystane and dead Myrcella
  • two of the three Sand Snakes head also for King's Landing, some time behind Jaime's vessel. The third one and Ellaria stay in Dorne
  • asap, Jaime writes to Doran about Myrcella's death. Just this moment Ellaria and the her daughter assasinate Doran and his bodyguard.
  • the same moment the two other girls kill Trystane

Ellaria and her daughter wearing 'the same' clothes as on Jaime's departure isn't a point since all in Dorne seem to wear the same yellow-fashioned sandy style clothes every day as a sign of their dornish identity.

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