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Aurane Waters, the Bastard of Driftmark - Fantasy Flight Games ©
|Alias||Bastard of Driftmark|
|Title|| Grand Admiral
(Master of Ships)|
Lord of the Waters
|Born||In +/- 278 AL|
|Book(s)|| A Clash of Kings (Appears)|
A Feast for Crows (Appears)
A Dance with Dragons (Mentioned)
Aurane is handsome and thin, with silver-gold hair and grey-green eyes. He has a cleft in his chin and has a beard. His appearance reminds Cersei Lannister of Rhaegar Targaryen, although Aurane's face is narrower. He is twenty-two years old. It is possible that Lord Monford Velaryon is his father.
A Clash of Kings
Aurane is a scion of House Velaryon and fights for Stannis Baratheon as a sellsail during the War of the Five Kings. After the Battle of the Blackwater, Aurane Waters is captured and bends the knee to King Joffrey Baratheon.
A Feast for Crows
Aurane is forgiven for fighting for Stannis and wins the favor of Queen Cersei Lannister, who believes that Aurane desires her. Cersei grants him the position of Grand Admiral, Master of Ships, on King Tommen Baratheon's small council, and he receives funds to build a small fleet of dromonds. Grand Maester Pycelle disagrees with Aurane's plan to captain the dromonds with younger men, rather than veterans of the Blackwater.
Aurane tells Cersei that Ser Loras Tyrell was wounded during the siege of Dragonstone. Cersei thinks Aurane covets Dragonstone, but she feels Rosby would be more fitting for him. Because of increasing unrest in the capital after the arrest of Queen Margaery Tyrell, Aurane tells Queen Cersei that he will launch her new dromonds on the Blackwater Rush to keep the peace and potentially prevent Lord Mace Tyrell from rescuing his daughter, Margaery. During her imprisonment by the Faith of the Seven, Cersei Lannister is visited by Qyburn, who tells the queen that Lord Waters fled King's Landing with the new ships after her arrest.
The Winds of Winter
According to Valena Toland, a new pirate king has set up on Torturer's Deep, styling himself the Lord of the Waters, with three-decked warships. It is likely this is Aurane Waters, since he oversaw the creation of new ships for King Tommen's fleet that match the description Valena gives. Furthermore, Waters is reported by Qyburn to have fled King's Landing the moment Queen Cersei's fortunes turned. His name would be a play on both his bastard surname, and the traditional Velaryon title, "Lord of the Tides."
|“||Aurane is strong and vigorous.||”|
References and Notes
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 43, Cersei.
- ↑ The Winds of Winter, Arianne sample chapter
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 17, Cersei.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 12, Cersei.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 16, Jaime.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 65, Sansa.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 24, Cersei.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 36, Cersei.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 39, Cersei.