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Baelor Targaryen by Oznerol-1516©
|Title|| Prince of Dragonstone |
Hand of the King
Protector of the Realm
|Died||In 209AL, at Ashford|
|Book(s)|| The Hedge Knight (Appears)|
The Sworn Sword (Mentioned)
The Mystery Knight (Mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (Mentioned)
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. From 194 to 209 AL, Prince Baelor served as his father's Hand.
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." 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. 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.”||”|
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.
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.
|Aerys I||Aelinor Targaryen||Rhaegel Targaryen||Maekar I|
|Valarr Targaryen||Matarys Targaryen||Twins||Twins||Daeron Targaryen||Aerion Targaryen||Maester|
|Aegon V||Rhae Targaryen||Daella Targaryen|
References and Notes
- ↑ The Sworn Sword, page 57
- ↑ The Hedge Knight,Legends, ISBN 0-312-86787-5, page 484 of 457-533.
- ↑ The Hedge Knight,Legends, ISBN 0-312-86787-5, page 529 of 457-533.
- ↑ The Hedge Knight,Graphic Novel, page 26.
- ↑ The Hedge Knight,Legends, ISBN 0-312-86787-5, pages 485-486 of 457-533; Graphic Novel, page 25.
- ↑ The Hedge Knight,Legends, ISBN 0-312-86787-5, page 520 of 457-533; Graphic Novel, page 55.
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 35, Samwell.