Black council

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Black council
Rhaenyra Targaryen.svg
The sigil of Rhaenyra Targaryen
Type Council
Seat Dragonstone
Red Keep (briefly)
Region Westeros
Allegiance Rhaenyra Targaryen
Founder Rhaenyra Targaryen
Founded 129 AC
Disbanded 130 AC

The black council was a version of the small council which advised Rhaenyra Targaryen during the Dance of the Dragons. Formed at the start of the civil war, the black council's main composition was:[1]

There were also a dozen lesser lords, bannermen and vassals of Dragonstone, including:

After the Fall of King's Landing, Rhaenyra took the Iron Throne and named several members to her small council.


And so the dance began, as the princess called a council of her own. "The black council", setting it against the "green council" of King's Landing.[1]

—writings of Gyldayn


  1. 1.0 1.1 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Blacks and the Greens.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 The Rise of the Dragon, The Reign of Aegon II: The Dance of the Dragons.