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|Born||In 116 AC, at Pentos|
|Spouse||Lord Alyn Velaryon|
The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)|
The Rogue Prince (mentioned)
The Princess and the Queen (mentioned)
Appearance and Character
Baela's appearance is unknown. Baela was as fearless as her father.
Baela was born in Pentos in 116 AC. She was named after her paternal grandfather, Prince Baelon Targaryen. When Baela was half a year old, she and her mother and twin sister sailed from Pentos to Driftmark. In 117 AC, she and Rhaena were presented to the King, Viserys I Targaryen, by their father, Prince Daemon Targaryen. In 118 AC, with the blessing of the king, Baela was betrothed, at the age of two, to Prince Jacaerys Velaryon, her cousin. Rhaena and Baela each had a dragon egg. Rhaena's hatchling was unhealthy and died within hours of emerging from the egg. However, Baela's hatchling, Moondancer, was healthy. Baela grew up on Dragonstone.
Towards the end of the civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons, as Dragonstone fell to King Aegon II Targaryen, Baela was able to escape from her bedchambers as the door was being smashed down. She managed to reach Moondancer in the stable where the castle dragons were kept. There she loosed her chains and strapped a saddle onto her. As Aegon II flew Sunfyre over Dragonmont's smoking peak and made his descent, Baela rose up on Moondancer to meet him.
The dragons fought in the pre-dawn sky, eventually slamming into the ground still fighting. Aegon jumped from the saddle twenty feet from the ground but Lady Baela stayed with Moondancer all the way down. Burned and battered, she still found the strength to undo her saddle chains and crawl away from her dragon as Moondancer coiled into her death throes. Ser Alfred Broome drew his sword to slay Baela, but Ser Marston Waters wrenched the blade from his hand. Tom Tangletongue carried her to Maester Hunnimore.
Baela and her sister introduced Daenaera Velaryon to their half-brother King Aegon III Targaryen, leading to the couple's marriage. Baela herself married her cousin Lord Alyn Velaryon and had children.
So it came to pass that when King Aegon II flew Sunfyre over Dragonmont's smoking peak and made his descent, expecting to make a triumphant entrance into a castle safely in the hands of his own men, with the queen's loyalists slain or captured, up to meet him rose Baela Targaryen, Prince Daemon's daughter by the Lady Laena, and fearless as her father.
|House Velaryon||Six daughters||House Targaryen||House Targaryen|
- The Princess and the Queen.
- The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon III.
- The Rogue Prince.
- The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Viserys I.
- The World of Ice & Fire, Appendix: Targaryen Lineage.
- Prince Daemon Targaryen was married to Lady Rhea Royce from 97 AC until 115 AC. He then married Lady Laena Velaryon in 115 AC; their marriage lasted until Laena's death in 120 AC. That same year, Daemon married his niece, Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen.