Daeron I Targaryen
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|Reign||157AL - 161AL|
|Full Name||Daeron Targaryen First of His Name|
|Alias|| The Young Dragon |
The Boy King
|Other Titles||King of the Seven Kingdoms|
|Royal House||House Targaryen|
|Mother||Unknown of House Velaryon|
Daeron I, known as the Young Dragon, was the eldest son of Aegon III and the eighth king to sit the Iron Throne from 157-161. He ascended to the throne at the age of fourteen and is famous for conquering Dorne.
Character and Appearance
Daeron was a warrior and conquerer, self-confident and very charismatic. He was young and very handsome, being clean-shaven with long hair. He wore the crown of Aegon the Conqueror. He was noted to be very brave on the battlefield, where he wore an elaborate suit of gold and black plate.
Daeron had long felt that the continued independence of Dorne represented unfinished business for the Targaryens, and upon his ascension he vowed to rectify his ancestors' mistake. Upon taking the throne he set to conquer Dorne, which he succeeded in, becoming the first Targaryen King to conquer Dorne and unite all seven kingdoms for the first time.
Following his conquest he wrote the book Conquest of Dorne about his achievement. The book was known for its style and simplicity but in it Daeron exaggerated the numbers of his foes to make his conquest seem greater.
Unfortunately, Daeron's conquest didn't last. It was undone in a fortnight when a clever trap killed the steward, Lord Tyrell, that Daeron had left to rule Dorne. His death sparked a great uprising that overthrew most of the conquest. Daeron lost forty thousand men trying to hold Dorne, culminating in his own death during the uprising. At that time he was only eighteen.
Although married, Daeron died without issue and was succeeded by his brother, Baelor the Blessed.
|“|| Jon: Daeron Targaryen was only fourteen when he conquered Dorne.
Benjen: A conquest that lasted a summer. Your Boy King lost ten thousand men taking the place, and another fifty trying to hold it. Someone should have told him that war isn't a game.
|Viserys I||Alicent Hightower|
|unknown son||unknown son||Rhaenyra||Aegon II||Aemond||Daeron||Helaena|
|Aegon III||Unknown of|
|Daeron I||Rhaena||Elaena||Baelor I||Daena||Aegon IV||Naerys||Aemon the |
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