Bellenora Otherys

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Bellenora Otherys
Alias Black Pearl of Braavos
Born In or between 161 AC and 170 AC[1]
Book(s) A Feast for Crows (mentioned)
The World of Ice and Fire (mentioned)

Bellenora Otherys was the eldest of the three bastard children of King Aegon IV Targaryen and his fourth mistress, Bellegere Otherys.[2]

History

After Princess Naerys Targaryen had almost died giving birth in 161 AC, her husband, Prince Aegon was sent to Braavos as an envoy, so Naerys would have sufficient time to recover. In Braavos, Aegon met Bellegere Otherys, with whom he started an affair. Aegon and Bellegere had an affair for ten years, during which Bellegere gave birth to three children: Bellanora, Narha and Balerion. Their paternity remains doubtful, as Bellegere is said to have had a husband in every port she visited.[2]

Bellenora became a courtesan and took the name of "Black Pearl of Braavos", acclaimed by singers of her day as the most beautiful woman in all the world.[3] The courtesan tradition was continued by her daughter.[4][3]

Family

 
 
Aegon IV
Targaryen
 
Bellegere
Otherys
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bellenora
Otherys
 
Narha
Otherys
 
Balerion
Otherys
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bellonara
Otherys
 
 
 
Bellegere
Otherys


Quotes

The first Black Pearl was a pirate queen. A Westerosi prince took her for a lover and got a daughter on her, who grew up to be a courtesan. Her own daughter followed her, and her daughter after her, until you get to this one.[4]

References and Notes

  1. See the Balerion (son of Aegon IV) calculation.
  2. 2.0 2.1 The World of Ice and Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon IV.
  3. 3.0 3.1 The World of Ice and Fire, The Free Cities: Braavos.
  4. 4.0 4.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 34, Cat Of The Canals.

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