- "What good is war now? We're not ready."
- ―Illyrio to Varys.
Magister Illyrio Mopatis is an influential magister of Pentos, and a staunch supporter of House Targaryen. Formerly a poor bravo in the city, Illyrio met and befriended Varys, and both of them would eventually rise to powerful statuses: Illyrio as a magister, and Varys as the master of whisperers in Westeros. Illyrio would eventually aid Viserys and Daenerys Targaryen in hiding from their enemies during their exile, on the premise that he would become master of coin once Viserys became king. He remained in Pentos when they left for Vaes Dothrak, and remains there to this day.