Alyssa Velaryon

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Alyssa Velaryon
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Title Lady
Queen
Dowager Queen
Queen Regent
Lady of Storm's End
Allegiance House Velaryon
House Targaryen
House Baratheon
Race Valyrian
Culture crownlands
Born In 7 AC[1]
Spouse 1st: King Aenys I Targaryen
2nd: Lord Robar Baratheon
Book(s) The World of Ice and Fire (mentioned)

Alyssa Velaryon was a member of House Velaryon who became the queen of King Aenys I Targaryen.[2] She served as Queen Regent to her son, King Jaehaerys I Targaryen.[3] Later she married Lord Robar Baratheon and became Lady of Storm's End.[4]

History

Alyssa was the daughter of King Aegon I Targaryen's master of ships, Lord Aethon Velaryon,[1] and the granddaughter of Aegon's first master of ships, Lord Daemon Velaryon. She was Targaryen on her mother's side.[2]

Alyssa married her cousin, the Prince of Dragonstone Aenys Targaryen, in 22 AC.[2] The marriage was a political match.[5] She gave birth to six children during this marriage: Rhaena, Aegon, Viserys, Jaehaerys, Alysanne and Vaella Targaryen.[6]

Aenys became king in 37 AC, but died after only five years of troubled rule in 42 AC.[2] Alyssa became a hostage of her good-brother, King Maegor I Targaryen, when he usurped the Iron Throne from Aenys's and Alyssa's eldest son, Prince Aegon. Alyssa remained a captive on Dragonstone until the death of Dowager Queen Visenya Targaryen in 44 AC; the chaos afterwards gave her an opportunity to escape with Jaehaerys and Alysanne, her two youngest living children. She also took Dark Sister, Visenya's Valyrian steel sword.[7]

Alyssa's escape lead to the death of her eldest living son, Viserys, who was tortured for nine days until he died. His body was was left in the courtyard of the Red Keep, as Maegor hoped Alyssa would come to claim his body, but she did not.[7] Alyssa rallied lords to the claim of her only surviving son, Jaehaerys; the first to proclaim for him was Robar Baratheon, Lord of Storm's End.[4][7]

Upon Jaehaerys's coronation in 48 AC, Alyssa became his regent.[3] She kept this position until Jaehaerys reached his majority two years later. Half a year after stepping down as regent, she married the Hand of the King, Lord Robar Baratheon.[4] With him Alyssa had two more children, Boremund and Jocelyn Baratheon.[4][6]

Family

 
 
Unknown
Velaryon
 
Unknown
Targaryen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Valaena
 
Aerion
Targaryen
 
Daemon
 
Unknown wife
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Visenya
Targaryen
 
Aegon I
Targaryen
 
Rhaenys
Targaryen
 
 
 
Aethon
 
Unknown
Targaryen
 
Corlys
 
Daemon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aenys I Targaryen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alyssa
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Robar Baratheon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maegor I Targaryen
 
Rhaena Targaryen
 
Aegon Targaryen
 
 
Jaehaerys I
Targaryen
 
Alysanne
Targaryen
 
 
 
Jocelyn
Baratheon
 
Boremund
Baratheon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Offspring
 
Viserys
Targaryen
 
House Targaryen
 
Vaella
Targaryen
 
 
 
 
House Baratheon
 

References and Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Sons of the Dragon reading (notes) (semi-canon source) [1]
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 The World of Ice and Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aenys I.
  3. 3.0 3.1 The World of Ice and Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Jaehaerys I.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 The World of Ice and Fire, The Stormlands: House Baratheon.
  5. George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, Aenys Targaryen.
  6. 6.0 6.1 The World of Ice and Fire, Appendix: Targaryen Lineage.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 The World of Ice and Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Maegor I.

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