Dark Sister

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Visenya Targaryen, holding Dark Sister - by Amok©

Dark Sister is a famous Valyrian steel longsword, one of two ancestral swords of House Targaryen (the other being Blackfyre). Dark Sister was wielded by at least one woman during its history and may have been forged for a woman warrior originally as its slender blade is designed for a woman's hand. [1] The sword is last known to have been wielded by Brynden Rivers.

History

The sword was in the possession of the Targaryens since before the War of Conquest and probably passed down the line by inheritance. It was usually given to younger sons. It was known to be wielded by:

Whereabouts

It is unknown whether Bloodraven was allowed to take the sword with him when he was sent to the Night’s Watch. The sword's current whereabouts have as yet not been revealed.

Quotes about Dark Sister

She has a thirst for blood.[5]
Daemon Targaryen

References and Notes

  1. So Spake Martin: Targaryen Kings
  2. The World of Ice and Fire, The Reign of the Dragons: The Conquest.
  3. The World of Ice and Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon I.
  4. The World of Ice and Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Maegor I.
  5. 5.0 5.1 The Rogue Prince.
  6. The Princess and the Queen.
  7. The World of Ice and Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Viserys I.
  8. 8.0 8.1 The Sworn Sword.
  9. The World of Ice and Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Viserys II.

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