Dorne has always considered itself separate but equal. According to the histories of Westeros, when the Andals invaded and defeated the First Men, they avoided Dorne completely. As did Aegon I Targaryen, when he and his sisters invaded on the backs of dragons and conquered the continent. After a fly over and a warning, they initially skipped Dorne. When they decided to go back for it in 4 AC, dragons did not help, and after a gorilla campaign where the Targaryens took ugly losses, including Queen Rhaenys, they retreated. It wasn’t until Dorne agreed to marry into the Targaryen clan generations later that the region became the seventh of The Seven Kingdoms. (For those who ever wondered why Rhaegar was married to Ellia Martell instead of wedding brother to sister as Targeryens so famously do, it was this tradition of keeping the Dorne in the kingdom through marriage that they were following.)
One would think the Dornish who are joining the cast this year would therefore bring an aloof and haughty air to their interviews on the subject of how it feels to be part of the Westerosi state that currently rules HBO. Not so! In fact, in talking to the Toronto Sun, they all seem to be quite excited for it.
Check out what they had to say, below!