Septons insist that prayer, sacrifice, and fasting are the cure. It is also colloquially believed that severing any affected appendages may stop the disease from spreading, but this treatment is not always effective.
Some say that washing a person with vinegar helps prevent greyscale from spreading. Haldon is inclined to doubt the vinegar wash, but he sees no harm in trying it. He was captured in battle, and hung in a cage at Chroyane to see the enslavement of his people.
The prince called down a curse upon the conquerors, entreating Mother Rhoyne to avenge her children, and that night the Rhoyne flooded out of season and a thick fog fell upon the river, and the Valyrian conquerors began to die of greyscale. To this day, the Sorrows is known for its foul fogs and waters, and the ruins of Chroyane are haunted by stone men , people suffering from the later stages of greyscale.
Tyrion Lannister falls into the Rhoyne , but Jon Connington manages to pull him out, saving his life. At the Wall , Val becomes wary of Shireen Baratheon because of her greyscale scars. Val tells Jon Snow that the child is not clean and should be killed, and that she would have given Shireen the gift of mercy long ago.
She says that the free folk believe the disease never truly goes away in survivors, and insists that Gilly's son and his wet nurses not live in the same tower as Shireen. Death had lost its terror for Tyrion Lannister , but greyscale was another matter.
It should move freely and sit snugly against the throat. Make sure the metal is solid with no cracks, severe pitting, or rusted-through sections. Replacing a damper is not a do-it-yourself job; if the damper is in bad shape, hire a professional to replace it. Using a high-powered flashlight or worklight, look up the flue to check for damage.
Metal flue liners should be clean and the joints well aligned. Tile or masonry flue liners should be solid and free of cracks. All repairs should be done by a certified professional. Make sure the chimney is unobstructed of leaves and other debris that may have fallen into the chimney.
Chimneys are also favorite nesting places for birds and squirrels, even if it's only been a few months since the fireplace was last used. If you can't see the entire flue from below, you'll have to check from the roof.
If you're at all uncomfortable doing this or have no experience working on a roof, hire a professional chimney sweep to inspect and clean the chimney. A picture like this is reason enough to hire a sweep to clean your fireplace and chimney! Schedule regular cleanings by a chimney sweep if you use your fireplace often. A good fireplace cleaning starts at the top. Cleaning a fireplace is dirtywork -- dark, too. If you choose to clean the chimney yourself, start by getting the right brushes.
Chimney-cleaning brushes are large, with stiff wire or plastic bristles. The handle of this type of brush is threaded so you can attach a series of flexible, fiberglass rods that allow the brush to reach and clean the full length of the flue. Inside the house, lay dropcloths around the hearth area and close the glass doors. Have a heavy-duty shop vacuum ready to remove the debris loosened by the cleaning. Start at the chimney opening, brushing the entire surface of the flue within reach.