Alys Turnberry

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Alys Turnberry
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Alias Sweetberry[1]
Title Lady of Pebble[1]
Allegiance House Turnberry
House Pryor
Culture Westermen
Born In 67 AC[2]
Spouse Lord Dunstan Pryor[1]
Issue Bastard daughter[1]
Book(s) Fire & Blood (mentioned)

Alys Turnberry, called Sweetberry, was a lady companion to Princess Saera Targaryen.[1]

Appearance and Character

Queen Alysanne Targaryen considered Alys to be a pretty, vapid, empty-headed little fool from what she had seen of her. Grand Maester Elysar called her a trull.[1]

History

A maid of an age with Princess Saera Targaryen, Alys and Perianne Moore became the favorites and dearest friends of the princess in 82 AC. Saera named Alys Sweetberry.[1]

Alys, Saera, Perianne, Jonah Mooton, Lord Roy Connington, and Ser Braxton Beesbury, called Stinger, became inseparable at every feast and ball, hunted and hawked together, and once sailed across Blackwater Bay to Dragonstone.[1]

In 84 AC, Alys was questioned by the queen about an incident between Saera, her male favorites, and the king's fool, Tom Turnip at a brothel, the Blue Pearl. Before long, she was weeping and pleading for forgiveness, although her confessions said almost nothing about the incident she was being questioned for. She revealed that while playing kissing games, among themselves, Saera, Alys, and Perianne had starting kissing each other with their clothes off. Then, Alys was dared to kiss a real boy: a man grown. This began the ladies' affairs with Red Roy, Jonah, and Stinger.[1]

Sweetberry broke down, and sobbed and tore at her dressing gown. She apologized to the queen and claimed that Saera and Alys pressured her into sexual behavior. She revealed she was with child, and she did not know who the father was. Alysanne sent them to bed, and told them that they would make a confession to their septas and be forgiven by the Mother. Alys knew that her own mother would not forgive her, however.[1]

A hasty marriage was arranged for Alys, but Roy Connington refused her hand, claiming that she was pregnant with Stinger's child whom he would not make heir to Griffin's Roost and raise as his own. Alys was sent to the Motherhouse of Maris in Gulltown, where she gave birth to a girl with bright red hair like Lord Roy. Afterward she was wed to Lord Dunstan Pryor of Pebble.[1]

References

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 Fire & Blood, The Long Reign - Jaehaerys and Alysanne: Policy, Progeny, and Pain.
  2. See the Alys Turnberry calculation.