Will Tyrion Betray Daenerys To Pay His Debt To Jaime? And 6 More Game Of Thrones Questions
Before Drogon set everyone on fire during the "loot train attack," Cersei told Tycho Nestoris from the Iron Bank that she wanted to make "overtures" to the Golden Company, a sellsword group of tens of thousands of mercenaries in Essos. If this sounds familiar, then good. You've been paying attention. Ser Jorah Mormont, the former Lord of Bear Island, fought with them following his exile from Westeros. Cersei wants the Golden Company to boost her forces against Daenerys's army of Dothraki and Unsullied. However, being mercenaries, these guys from the East are only in it for the money, a stark contrast to the loyalty Dany's forces have for their queen. Think of the conversation Missandei has with Davos and Jon at Dragonstone. Dany's army doesn't fight for her because they have to; they do so because they want to.
So hiring the Golden Company is a risky move, but it may be Cersei's only option after losing so many men on the field to Daenerys's devastating aerial attack. If anything, at least humanity has 10,000 more men on their side against the fast-approaching war with the White Walkers. Or, you know, the Night's King has 10,000 more wights to make.