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Aurane Waters, the Bastard of Driftmark - Fantasy Flight Games ©

Alias Bastard of Driftmark
Title Grand Admiral (Master of Ships)
Lord Waters[1]
Lord of the Waters[2]
Allegiance House Velaryon
Culture Valyrian
Born In 277 AC or 278 AC[3]
Book(s) A Clash of Kings (Appears)
A Storm of Swords (Mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (Appears)
A Dance with Dragons (Mentioned)

Aurane Waters, also called the Bastard of Driftmark, is a bastard member of House Velaryon.



See also: Images of Aurane Waters

Aurane is handsome and thin, with silver-gold hair and grey-green eyes. He has a cleft in his chin and has a beard.[4] His appearance reminds Cersei Lannister of Rhaegar Targaryen, although Aurane's face is narrower.[5] The current ruler of Driftmark, Lord Monford Velaryon, is his half-brother.[6]

Recent Events

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.[7]

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.[4] Grand Maester Pycelle disagrees with Aurane's plan to captain the dromonds with younger men, rather than veterans of the Blackwater.[8]

Aurane tells Cersei that Ser Loras Tyrell was wounded during the siege of Dragonstone.[9] Cersei thinks Aurane covets Dragonstone, but she feels Rosby would be more fitting for him.[10] 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.[1]

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[11], with three-decked warships. This description matches that of the new ships for King Tommen's fleet (at the time they were made).


Unknown woman
Aurane Waters
Unknown wife


Aurane is strong and vigorous.[12]
- Cersei Lannister to Jaime Lannister

References and Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 43, Cersei.
  2. The Winds of Winter, Arianne sample chapter
  3. See the Aurane Waters calculation.
  4. 4.0 4.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 17, Cersei.
  5. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 12, Cersei.
  6. A World of Ice and Fire
  7. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 65, Sansa.
  8. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 24, Cersei.
  9. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 36, Cersei.
  10. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 39, Cersei.
  11. "Waters" is the surname for noble bastards from the Crownlands such as Aurane Waters himself. The traditional title for the head of House Velaryon is "Lord of the Tides"
  12. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 16, Jaime.
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