Now, let's go check in on Daxos and Daenerys in Qarth. He's called a meeting of the Thirteen to look into the important dragon-stealing issue, but he assures her that her dragons mean nothing to him personally. She says they're more valuable than anything in the world. He points out that he's super-rich already. He keeps talking about all the riches stashed in his vault, but we've never seen any of it. She asks why he would help her find her dragons, and he says he's the one that invited her into the town. He needs to back up his words because if people call him a liar, he's nothing. She doesn't care about any of this. She just wants to stomp around and shout about her missing dragons.
Back to Snow and Ygritte. Trudge trudge trudge. Oh, how they trudge. She says the Free People may not live in castles, but they're free. And they don't serve a king who is only king because of his father. Snow objects that they all serve Mance Rayder, but she says that the difference is that they chose Mance. She encourages him to leave the Night's Watch and feel the glory of sleeping in and having casual sex with people like her. But even the enticement of girls clawing each other's eyes out to get at him won't do it. He says he knows how to have sex, and she tells him he knows nothing. Actually, that line seems to be a big touch point for fans of the books, so I guess I should recap it in full. So here you go: "You know nothing, Jon Snow," she says.
Hey! It's Robb Stark! He's holding court in his tent (which could be called "holding tent," I guess), finding out what Cersei thought of his offer of peace. He's talking to a Lannister by the name of Ser Alton, who doesn't want to say, but eventually admits that Cersei tore the paper in half. Robb magnanimously announces that Ser Alton's pen should be cleaned, so he can be comfortable in his hostagehood. Unfortunately, it's full. And so are all the other pens. In fact, they have so many prisoners that they no longer have room to lie down. A boy named Torrhen is told to take Alton to Jaime's pen. Well, it's called "The Kingslayer's Pen," which sounds a little classier. It's like the Presidential Suite!
After Alton is hustled out, one man wants to talk to Robb, but Talisa (the local medic-lady) wants him first. And she gets him. The man mopes away, sad that Robb would rather talk to an attractive lady with medical training. She says she's been treating his wounded men, and Robb objects that she also treats his enemies. Her point is that she needs more supplies. Specifically, silk for stitching up wounds, fennel root, willow bark and "milk of the poppy." I am increasingly annoyed that they call it "milk of the poppy." That's just the sort of extra-wordy phrase that gets thrown in to make things feel like "Fantasy." And she knows where to find them, so what's her problem? Well, she wants Robb to take a shopping list along with him when he goes to the Crag to negotiate a surrender. He wants her to come with him instead. Do you think he feels emasculated by having to do her shopping? Or does he just want to be in the company of a pretty lady?