Baelor Targaryen

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Baelor Targaryen
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Alias Baelor Breakspear
Title Prince of Dragonstone
Hand of the King
Protector of the Realm
Allegiance House Targaryen
Born In 170AC
Died In 209AC, at Ashford
Book(s) The Hedge Knight (Appears)
The Sworn Sword (Mentioned)
The Mystery Knight (Mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (Mentioned)
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Baelor Targaryen by Amok. ©Roaring Studios©

Baelor Targaryen, known as Baelor Breakspear, was the eldest son of King Daeron II Targaryen and Myriah Martell. He was named after King Baelor I.[1] From 194 to 209 AL, Prince Baelor served as his father's Hand.

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Appearance

Prince Baelor had the dark hair of his mother, a Dornish princess. He kept it cut short and kept his jaw clean-shaven.[2] His nose had been broken twice.[2]

When the Blackfyre Rebellion was in its early stages, Prince Baelor advocated leniency toward Daemon Blackfyre, a position that was not favored over his uncle Bloodraven's hard line. Nonetheless, Baelor accepted the path towards war. He distinguished himself by leading the Dornish-Stormlands force which attacked the rearguard of the rebel army during the Battle of the Redgrass Field, smashing them against the shield-wall of his brother Prince Maekar and inspiring the song The Hammer and Anvil. After the battle, he was named Hand of the King by his father and was recognized as a good Hand and "the soul of chivalry."[2] At some point he was also given the title of Protector of the Realm.

The Hedge Knight

In the Ashford Tourney Prince Baelor vouches for Ser Duncan the Tall because he knew Duncan's old master, Ser Arlan of Pennytree. Baelor had jousted with Ser Arlan of Pennytree in a tourney at Storm's End and had unhorsed him after breaking four lances.[2] Due to Baelor`s intervention Duncan was allowed to enter the lists.

When Duncan attacked Prince Aerion Brightfire to defend an innocent puppeteer, Prince Baelor had a private word with Duncan and advised him. The next day Baelor sat together with Lord Leo "Longthorn" Tyrell and Lord Ashford in judgment of Duncan. Prince Aerion demanded a Trial of Seven, which was granted.

With the help of his squire Egg and Ser Raymun Fossoway, Duncan was able to recruit five men to fight for him. They needed one more and because Baelor believed Duncan, he fought for him even though his nephew was the accuser. His brother, Maekar, was furious but Baelor said:

“This man protected the weak, as every true knight must, let the gods determine if he was right or wrong.”[2]

Before the melee began, Baelor advised Dunk's champions to use tourney lances, which would strike before their opponents' shorter war lances in the opening tilt. He also noted that the three Kingsguard knights on the opposing side would be sworn not to harm him, allowing him to safely engage them. Dunk's defending party won the trial but Baelor received a mortal blow to his head from his brother, Prince Maekar.

Family

Baelor had two sons, Valarr and Matarys. Both sons died in The Great Spring Sickness, together with King Daeron II. Baelor's brother Aerys I succeeded their father and was later succeeded by their youngest brother, Maekar, who had dealt the blow that had killed Baelor.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daeron II
 
Myriah
Martell
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Baelor Breakspear
Targaryen
 
Aerys I
 
Aelinor Targaryen
 
Rhaegel Targaryen
 
Maekar I
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Valarr Targaryen
 
Matarys Targaryen
 
Twins
 
Twins
 
Daeron Targaryen
 
Aerion Targaryen
 
Maester
Aemon Targaryen
 
Aegon V
 
Rhae Targaryen
 
Daella Targaryen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Son
 
Son
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Feeble-witted
daughter
 
Son
 
 
 
 
 
Multiple
descendants
 
Unknown[3]
 
Unknown[3]

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