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Mater Draconum.

In times long past, a blend of sweet and spicy notes was created from the resin of the Dragon’s Blood tree. Earthy and powerful, the scent has a practical history as an ingredient in dyes, toothpaste, varnish, ink, and medicines. Yet it has as well a mystical past as part of shamanic, pagan and folk magic rituals. The Dosh Khaleen of George R. R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire universe fulfill both practical and mystical purposes in the Dothraki culture. The wives of fallen horselord kings, they are destined to live out the remainder of their days in their nomadic people’s only city, serving as seers and spiritual leaders. They are trapped, but trapped on a pedestal; their voices are respected, but their visions feared; they negotiate the fates of others, but not themselves. While warlike men rule the Dothraki, the Dosh Khaleen uphold the traditions and structures that sustain their society. Not for the faint of heart, Dosh Khaleen is perfect to intimidate houseguests or plan world domination from the comfort of your living room.