- "Vaes Dothrak...the city of the horselords."
- ―Jorah Mormont.
Vaes Dothrak (Common Tongue: City of Riders) is the sacred city of the Dothraki, their only permanent settlement and the only city in the Dothraki Sea. It is located to the northeast of the Dothraki Sea, beneath the Mother of Mountains and near a lake, the Womb of the World. Vaes Dothrak is unique amongst cities in the Known World for not having any walls, being completely open on all sides. The city itself is inhabited by slaves and ruled (while khalasars are not present) by the dosh khaleen, the wives of the khals who have come before. It is forbidden to wear a blade or shed a free man's blood within the confines of the city.