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↳ Sarella Sand alias Alleras the Sphinx, the fourth of the Sand Snakes
Sarella Sand is one of the famous Sand Snakes, the bastard children of Oberyn Martell. Her mother is a merchant from the Summer Islands and the captain of the Feathered Kiss.
Sarella has a reputation for insatiable curiosity and “pushing in where she didn’t belong”. It is widely believed that Sarella Sand is in disguise in Oldtown as the novice Alleras, studying for a maester's chain as her father did before her.
After Oberyn’s death, Prince Doran hopes that Sarella will show more sense than her older sisters.
Alleras, also called the Sphinx, has been at the Citadel for a year, and has forged three links in his Maester’s chain, the most recent of which is copper. He displays remarkable skill with a bow, which is consistent to the knowledge that Oberyn Martell trained all of his daughters with weapons.
By the time Samwell Tarly arrives in Oldtown, Alleras appears to have come into the confidence of Archmaester Marwyn. He seeks Samwell out as soon as he enters the Citadel and instructs him to go to Marwyn.
Alleras is described as a slim, slight, comely youth with slim arms and shoulders. He also has dark brown skin, curly black hair, a widow’s peak, and black eyes, which are well known features of Oberyn Martell.
Samwell was told by Maester Aemon that “the Sphinx is the riddle, not the riddler”, for Alleras’ figure is very mysterious.