Originally Posted by Cronicmolemolereturns
is prince oberyn really that important and tough as everyone is making it seem.. also.. if i ask why he is called the red viper will it be a spoiler?
No spoilers, but gonna put it in one anywaysWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
In his youth, Oberyn was fostered at Sandstone.At sixteen, Oberyn was found in bed with the paramour of Lord Edgar Yronwood, so the lord challenged him to a duel. The duel was to first blood, given the prince’s youth and high birth, and both took cuts. Lord Edgar's wounds festered and killed him. Oberyn has been known as the "Red Viper" ever since by friends and foes alike, due to rumors that he fought the duel with a poisoned blade.