Dreamfyre

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Dreamfyre
Allegiance Rhaena Targaryen
Helaena Targaryen
Race dragon
Died In 130 AC, at the Dragonpit
Book(s) The Sons of the Dragon (mentioned)
The Rogue Prince (mentioned)
The Princess and the Queen (mentioned)
The World of Ice and Fire (mentioned)

Dreamfyre was a she-dragon, ridden by Princess Rhaena Targaryen and later by Princess Helaena Targaryen.[1]

Appearance

Dreamfyre was a slender she-dragon. Her coloration was primarily pale blue, with silver markings. By 35 AC, Dreamfyre was large enough for the twelve-year old Rhaena Targaryen to mount her.[2]

History

Dreamfyre was hatched during the reign of King Aegon I Targaryen. She bonded with Aegon I's first grandchild, Princess Rhaena Targaryen, who became Dreamfyre's rider in 35 AC at the age of twelve.[3][2] By 43 AC, she had laid two clutches of eggs.[2]

After the death of Rhaena's father, King Aenys I Targaryen, and the coronation of his half-brother, Maegor I, in 42 AC and the death of Rhaena's husband in 43 AC, Princess Rhaena sent her twin daughters Aerea and Rhaella into hiding. However, she felt that she could not hide herself, as she had Dreamfyre with her, who was not easily hidden. Therefore she flew Dreamfyre to Fair Isle off the coast in the Sunset Sea, where they stayed at Faircastle. There they remained until 47 AC, when Maegor commanded Rhaena to return to King's Landing. Not wanting to bring Maegor's wrath and Balerion's fires down on Fair Isle, Rhaena flew on Dreamfyre to the Red Keep.[2]

The next year, Rhaena fled the Red Keep upon her dragon, together with her elder daughter Aerea, and Maegor's Valyrian steel sword Blackfyre, to join her only surviving brother, Jaehaerys.[2]

During the reign of King Viserys I Targaryen, Dreamfyre bonded with Princess Helaena Targaryen. During the Dance of the Dragons, after Helaena's six-year old son was slain during the civil war, Helaena spent her days in darkness, weeping, and was not capable of riding Dreamfyre anymore. Dreamfyre resided in the Dragonpit, and it is said that when Helaena threw herself to her death from her window in Maegor's Holdfast Dreamfyre rose suddenly with a roar that shook the Dragonpit and snapped two of the chains that bound her.[1]

Dreamfyre remained chained in the Dragonpit when the people of King's Landing stormed the pit. Out of the four dragons present, Dreamfyre was the only dragon able to break free of her chains when the mob broke in. She took wing, circled the cavernous interior of the dome and swooped down to attack the men below. She slew more men than the other three dragons combined. Archers and crossbowmen loosed arrows and quarrels at the her, and whenever she landed men swarmed her to attack, driving her back into the air. Eventually one of her eyes was nicked by a crossbow bolt. Half-blind and maddened Dreamfyre flew into the Dragonpit's great dome above, which cracked on impact. Half of it came tumbling down, crushing her and the dragonslayers under tons of broken stone and rubble.[1]

Known dragonriders of Dreamfyre

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