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Biographical Information
Full Name Alysanne of House Targaryen
Other Titles Queen
Died in several years before 103AL
Family
Royal House House Targaryen
Consort Jaehaerys I
Father Aenys I
Mother Alyssa Velaryon

Alysanne Targaryen, known as Good Queen Alysanne, was a Queen of the Seven Kingdoms. She was the daughter of Aenys I and Alyssa Velaryon. Following the customs of the Targaryens she married her brother Jaehaerys I the Conciliator. Like her brother-husband she lived a long life, although she did predecease him by several years [1]. Alysanne was a dragonrider. Her dragon was Silverwing.

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Appearance & Character

According to semi-canon sources, Alysanne was slim of waist and small of breast, with a long neck, a fair complexion and a high forehead. She was tall and straight, unbowed by time. She had clear, blue eyes and high cheekbones. In old age her hair turned white as snow. She wore it in a bun, pulled back and pinned behind her ears. Age left crow's feet around her eyes and laugh lines about her mouth, but her face never lost its strength. She often wore a slimmer, more feminine version of her brother-husband's crown at court. [2] GRRM has compared Alysanne to Eleanor of Aquitaine. [3]

History

In her youth Alysanne was a fine archer and hunter, and loved to fly atop her dragon to all the distant parts of the realm.

Good Queen Alysanne had great influence over Jaehaerys. She convinced him to abolish the lord's right to the First Night.

Later, when the couple visited the North, the queen travelled to the Wall on her dragon Silverwing. According to stories she was so impressed by the bravery of the Night's Watch that she asked Jaehaerys to double the size of the Watch's land. The acquired land was called "the New Gift." During her visit she stayed in castle Snowgate, which was re-named Queensgate in her honour.[4] She also convinced the Night's Watch to build a new castle, Deep Lake, as a replacement for the Nightfort.[5]

According to semi-canon sources, she was very close to her husband, his most trusted counselor. She had many charities and was loved by the people. [6]

Together with her husband, Alysanne had 9 children. Two of those children were Prince Aemon and Prince Baelon. Alysanne had at least 3 grandchildren[7].

There is a song, Alysanne, that may be about her. It is a sad song.[8]

Family

Ancestors

 
 
 
 
 
 
Valaena Velaryon
 
 
 
 
 
Aerion Targaryen
 
 
 
 
 
?
 
Argilac the Arrogant
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Visenya
 
 
 
Aegon I
 
 
 
Rhaenys
 
Orys
Baratheon
 
 
 
 
 
Argella Durrandon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jeyne Westerling
 
Maegor I
 
 
 
Aenys I
 
Alyssa Velaryon
 
 
 
 
House
Baratheon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rhaena
 
Jaehaerys I
 
Alysanne
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jocelyn Baratheon
 
Aemon
 
Baelon
 
Unknown
wife
 
7 other children
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rhaenys
 
 
 
 
 
Viserys I
 
Daemon
 
 


Descendents

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jaehaerys I
 
Alysanne
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Baelon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jocelyn
Baratheon
 
Aemon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daemon
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unknown
Arryn
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Viserys I
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alicent
Hightower
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
unknown son
 
unknown son
 
Rhaenyra
 
Aegon II
 
Helaena
 
Aemond
 
Daeron
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jaehaera
 
Aegon III
 
Daenaera
Velaryon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Viserys II
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daeron I
 
Rhaena
 
Elaena
 
Baelor I
 
Daena
 
Aegon IV
 
Naerys
 
Aemon the
Dragonknight
 
 
 

Quotes about Alysanne

She was his most trusted counsellor and his right hand. [9]

References and Notes

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  1. http://grrm.livejournal.com/360936.html?thread=18813416#t18813416
  2. Good Queen Alysanne and Rhaenyra. (June 18, 2006) So Spake Martin
  3. Westeros Forum. Bubonicon 45, Mar 28 2013
  4. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 40, Bran
  5. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 56, Bran
  6. Good Queen Alysanne and Rhaenyra. (June 18, 2006) So Spake Martin
  7. A World of Ice and Fire
  8. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 10, Sansa
  9. Good Queen Alysanne and Rhaenyra. (June 18, 2006) So Spake Martin
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