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|Book(s)||The Princess and the Queen (mentioned)|
Character and Appearance
Afred had a sullen disposition and a sour manner.
Alfred joined the garrison of Dragonstone during the reign of the Old King, Jaehaerys I Targaryen. By the time civil war broke out between Rhaenyra Targaryen and Aegon II Targaryen, Alfred was the most senior knight of Dragonstone. When Rhaenyra led the blacks to capture King's Landing, she named Ser Robert Quince as castellan of Dragonstone, rather than the sullen Alfred.
Unbeknownst to Rhaenyra, Aegon and later his dragon, Sunfyre, went into hiding on the island of Dragonstone. Aegon's supporters, the greens, were able to find potential allies amongst the castle's garrison, including Ser Alfred. He participated in the coup against Robert, personally slaying the castellan with a spear. After the duel between Sunfyre and Moondancer, Ser Marston Waters prevented Alfred from slaying Moondancer's dragonrider, Baela Targaryen.
When Rhaenyra and her few remaining companions returned to Dragonstone after the storming of the Dragonpit, Alfred led the forty-strong escort that accompanied her from the port to the castle. When they arrived at the castle, Rhaenyra was shocked to see the charred corpse of Robert. Alfred had his men slay Rhaenyra's remaining Queensguard, Ser Harrold Darke, Ser Adrian Redfort, and Ser Loreth Lansdale, although the latter knight slew two of Alfred's guards. Alfred's cloak caught fire when Sunfyre bathed Rhaenyra with flame. Alfred advised Aegon II to kill Rhaenyra's son, Aegon III Targaryen, but the king decided to keep the boy as a hostage. Ser Marston Waters prevented Alfred from harming Baela Targaryen.