Daenaera Velaryon

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Title Queen
Allegiance House Velaryon
House Targaryen
Race Valyrian
Culture crownlands
Born In 127 AC[1]
Spouse Aegon III Targaryen

Lady Daenaera Velaryon was the queen consort and second wife of King Aegon III Targaryen, and a member of House Velaryon.[2] Daenaera was the daughter of Daeron Velaryon, who was a cousin of Lord Alyn Velaryon.[2]

Appearance

Daenaera was a "surpassingly beautiful" child, and was also called beautiful when she came to adulthood.[2]

History

Young King Aegon III Targaryen's first marriage to Princess Jaehaera Targaryen had ended tragically in 133 AC with Jaehaera's apparent suicide. The Hand of the King, Lord Unwin Peake, attempted to betroth his own daughter to the 13-year-old king, but was prevented in this by Aegon's regents. However, Lord Peake did not give up his attempts, and declared a great ball in 133 AC to find a new wife for the king. Daenaera was only six years old when Aegon's half-sisters, the princesses Rhaena and Baela Targaryen, presented her to him, the last of a thousand maidens.[2]

Lord Peake was greatly frustrated by Aegon's choice of Daenaera. His efforts to have the marriage put aside were opposed by both Aegon and the other regents, and resulted in his resignation as Hand in 134 AC. Later, an attempted poisoning was made on Aegon and Daenaera, which resulted in the death of Aegon's friend and food taster Gaemon Palehair.[2]

While Aegon and Daenaera were married young, the marriage was not consummated until long after Daenaera had flowered. Aegon was very melancholy, and had come to dislike being touched, even by the hand of his beautiful queen.[2] But eventually Aegon called Daenaera to his bed, and they had five children in their marriage: Daeron (born 143 AC), Baelor (born 144 AC), Daena (born 145 AC), Rhaena (born 147 AC), and Elaena (born 150 AC). King Aegon III died in 157 AC.[3]

Legacy

Daenaera's two sons reigned after her husband's death. Daeron I Targaryen, the Young Dragon, became famous for his conquest of Dorne, though his conquest lasted only for four years.[3]

When Daeron died childless, his younger brother was crowned Baelor I Targaryen in 161 AC. Baelor, who had been married to Daenaera's eldest daughter Daena, had his marriage undone, and locked his three sisters in what would become known as the Maidenvault. Baelor the Blessed was known for being pious, and fasted often, and long. One such fast eventually killed him.[4]

During her captivity in the Maidenvault, Daena had an affair with her cousin, Prince Aegon. She gave birth to a bastard son, named Daemon, in the end of Baelor's reign. In 182 AC King Aegon IV gave Daemon the Targaryen sword Blackfyre, and Daemon choose the name Blackfyre for himself.[5] Daemon was legitimized on Aegon's deathbed in 184 AC, and House Blackfyre eventually caused several wars that threatened the Targaryen dynasty.

Daenaera's second daughter, Rhaena, joined the Faith and became a septa.[4]

The youngest girl, Elaena, was married three times, and gave birth to seven children.[4] Her first two children were illegitimate, fathered by Lord Alyn Velaryon: Jon and Jeyne Waters. Descendants of Jon live until this day, under the name Longwaters. Subsequently she married Lord Ossifer Plumm, by whom she had one child, Viserys Plumm (though he is rumoured to have actually been fathered by King Aegon IV); and Lord Ronnel Penrose, by whom she had four children (Robin Penrose, Laena Penrose, Jocelyn Penrose, and Joy Penrose). Her final marriage to Ser Michael Manwoody was childless.

Family

Ancestors

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Corlys
 
Rhaenys
Targaryen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unknown
Siblings
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Laena
 
Daemon
Targaryen
 
Marilda of Hull
 
Laenor
 
Rhaenyra Targaryen
 
5 sons
 
Vaemond
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rhaena
Targaryen
 
Baela Targaryen
 
Alyn "of Hull"
 
Addam "of Hull"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unknown
son(s)
 
Daeron
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
House Velaryon
 
Jacaerys
 
Lucerys
 
Joffrey
 
 
 
 
 
Aegon III Targaryen
 
Daenaera
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Issue


Descendants

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aegon II
 
Helaena
 
Aemond
 
Daeron
 
Rhaenyra
 
Daemon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jaehaerys
 
Maelor
 
Jaehaera
 
Aegon III
 
Daenaera
Velaryon
 
 
 
 
 
Viserys II
 
Larra
Rogare
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daeron I
 
Rhaena
 
 
Elaena
 
Alyn
Velaryon
 
Baelor I
 
Daena
 
Aegon IV
 
Naerys
 
Aemon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ossifer
Plumm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jeyne
Waters
 
Jon
Waters
 
 
Daemon
Blackfyre
 
Daeron II
 
Mariah
Martell
 
Daenerys
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Viserys
Plumm
 
 
 
Michael
Manwoody
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ronnel
Penrose
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
House
Longwaters
 
 
House
Blackfyre
 
 
 
House
Targaryen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Robin
Penrose
 
Laena
Penrose
 
Jocelyn
Penrose
 
Joy
Penrose
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


References and Notes

  1. See the Daenaera Velaryon calculation.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon III.
  3. 3.0 3.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Daeron I.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Baelor I.
  5. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon IV.

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