Dragonflame

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Three dragons destroy a castle with dragonflame. by Tomasz Jedruszek. © FFG
Balerion's breath heats the Iron Throne during its forging. © Lindsey Burcar
Valyrians using dragonflame to a forge a sword

Dragonflame or dragonfire is the fire produced by a dragon. The dragon expels its fire from its gullet and out of its mouth. The older and larger the dragon the more devastating its fire. The word dracarys is translated as meaning dragonfire in High Valyrian.[1]

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History

The Valyrian Freehold used dragonflame to make Valyrian steel.[2]

During the War of Conquest, Aegon I Targaryen used his dragonflame against Harrenhal and at the Field of Fire. Afterward, the flame of Balerion was used to create the Iron Throne.

Wildfire is said to be a close cousin of dragonflame.[3]

Colour

Dragonflame can come in different colors.[4][5] Where the flames of Balerion were as black as his scales,[4] the flames of the dragon Sunfyre were golden, while the Blue Queen is known to have breathed flames in the colour cobalt.[5]

Known dragon flames:

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Daenerys Targaryen teaches her fledgling dragon Drogon to loose his flame upon her command of "dracarys".

A Storm of Swords

At the start of the fall of Astapor Daenerys Targaryen commands Drogon to burn Kraznys mo Nakloz.[6] Her two other dragons Viserion and Rhaegal are also unleashed. During the battle all three dragons are airborne, loosing their flames.

A Dance with Dragons

Prince Quentyn Martell is mortally burned by Rhaegal while attempting to tame Viserion.[7]

Quotes

Drogon! Dracarys![6]
- Daenerys Targaryen to Drogon


What feeds a dragon's fire?[8]
- Marwyn's rhetorical question, to Samwell Tarly


Then the dragon opened its mouth, and light and heat washed over them. Behind a fence of sharp black teeth he glimpsed the furnace glow, the shimmer of a sleeping fire a hundred times brighter than his torch.[7]
- thoughts of Quentyn Martell


The dragon caught one burning body just as it began to fall, crunching it between his jaws as pale fires ran across his teeth.[9]
- thoughts of Tyrion Lannister

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