czarevich asked: Would you please elaborate more on how Moqorro is obviously leading Victarion to his death? I have always read Moqorros's scenes as a proxy for the Stannis/Mel relationship development we never got to see. And all of the ego massaging and general charlatanry (Thoros is as good a proof as any that the Red Priests where, at some point, just as much charlatans as the Warlocks of Qarth or the Pyromancers of King's Landing) that goes on for Victarion's benefit as standard operating procedure.
Okay, well, first, consider Victarion. He is…not a good person. Moreover, he is entirely oblivious to his own not-goodness, something we readers are clearly intended to take note of. So we must take his assessment of Moqorro’s feelings about him with a whole container of salt.
But mainly, it’s an issue of reading comprehension. I mean, dig this quote from Moqorro to Vic:
“The Lord of Light has shown me your worth, lord Captain. Every night in my fires I glimpse the glory that awaits you.”
That is positively dripping with irony and sarcasm. Dripping I say! Everything Moqorro tells Victarion can be interpreted as him being John the Baptist to Vic’s Jesus Christ, provided you are as narcissistic and oblivious as Victarion. Which is what Moqorro’s counting on.