Daeron II Targaryen
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|Full Name||Daeron Targaryen Second of His Name|
|Alias||Daeron the Good|
|Other Titles|| King of the Andals, the Rhoynar and the First Men|
Lord of the Seven Kingdoms
|Royal House||House Targaryen|
|Heir|| Baelor Breakspear |
|Issue|| Baelor Breakspear|
|Books|| The Hedge Knight (Mentioned)|
The Sworn Sword (Mentioned)
The Mystery Knight (Mentioned)
Daeron II, known as Daeron the Good, was the twelfth King of the Seven Kingdoms from House Targaryen. His bastard half-brother, Daemon Blackfyre, challenged his rule and the result was a terrible civil war, the Blackfyre Rebellion. The war was mostly won by his sons and his other half-brother, Brynden Rivers. Daeron died during the Great Spring Sickness in 209AL.
Character and Appearance
Daeron was dignified. He had a kind thoughtful face. He was round-shouldered, with thin legs and a small pot belly. His face has a certain quiet strength, though, and his eyes are clear and full of resolve. He wore his father's elaborate dragon crown. On his coinage, he was depicted as clean-shaven.
Daeron II was born the eldest son and heir to Aegon IV and his sister and wife, Naerys. After the failed Conquest of Dorne, King Baelor the Blessed, arranged the marriage of his cousin Prince Daeron to Princess Myriah Martell of Dorne as part of a dual marriage pact between the two kingdoms. He also officiated at the wedding ceremony.
Princess Myriah brought many of her native manners and customs with her, and many noble Dornishmen and women flocked to his court, all serving to give life in the Red Keep a foreign flavor, and alienating many of Daeron's nobles and courtiers. In 170AL they had their first son, whom they named Baelor in Baelor the Blessed's honor. Three other sons and at least one daughter followed.
Late in Aegon IV's reign, it was whispered he had come to believe that Daeron was not his son, but the product of an illegitimate union between his wife Naerys and their other brother, Aemon the Dragonknight, and was planning to disinherit Daeron in favour of a bastard son, Daemon. Daeron ascended to the throne, following Aegon IV's sudden illness and death.
Daeron was past his forties when he ascended to the Iron Throne. He negotiated the marriage of his much younger sister Daenerys to Prince Maron Martell, the ruling Prince of Dorne. Thereby Daeron joined Dorne to the Seven Kingdoms, finally uniting all of Westeros south of the Wall, two hundred years after Aegon the Conqueror first envisioned it.
Daeron survived the Blackfyre Rebellion against his reign led by his half-brother, Daemon Blackfyre. Daeron and Myriah Martell had four sons—Baelor, Aerys, Rhaegel, Maekar—and at least one daughter, Aelinor, who became her brother Aerys's queen. Daeron's eldest son and heir-apparent, Baelor Breakspear, the Prince of Dragonstone, served as his father's Hand of the King during the later portion of his reign, and was responsible for the successful resolution of the Blackfyre Rebellion. King Daeron II died during the Great Spring Sickness, along with many of his grandchildren.
|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|
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