"MELISANDRE OF ASSHAI"
Lady Melisandre of Asshai is a priestess of R'hllor in service to Stannis Baratheon. She is a beautiful woman, always dressed in red, with a heart-shaped face and red eyes. Great heat emanates from her body. She displays numerous magical abilities that seem to come from her devotion to R'hllor. Though she has a smooth, controlled, and often friendly disposition, many people feel intimidated or threatened by her presence. She has converted Lady Selyse Baratheon to worship R'hllor.
Melisandre has prophetic powers that give her partial knowledge of future events. Unlike many other people in Westeros with access to prophecy, Melisandre has absolute faith in her own interpretation. She makes Stannis believe that he is the messianic figure of R'hllor called Azor Ahai. She councils him so that he can gain the necessary power to fight the Other, the great enemy of R'hllor. Through use of her magic, a creature of shadow, apparently Stannis', is able to assassinate Stannis' rivals or enemies.
Alias: Red Priestess
Place of birth: Asshai
Book(s): A Clash of Kings; A Storm of Swords (George R. R. Martin)