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Princess Daenerys Targaryen is a member of House Targaryen, the former royal family of the Seven Kingdoms. Her father was King Aerys II, and her mother was his sister-wife, Queen Rhaella. Daenerys was conceived during the end of Robert's Rebellion, the war that ultimately ended her family's reign. Following the death of her eldest brother Rhaegar at the Battle of the Trident, her father sent her mother and other brother, Viserys, to Dragonstone for safety. Aerys died shortly after, together with Rhaegar's wife and two young children.

Months later, Daenerys was born on Dragonstone during a fierce summer storm, and is thus called Stormborn. Her mother died as a result of the labor, leaving her and Viserys as the only two Targaryens. The Iron Throne had been claimed by King Robert I Baratheon, and had ordered his brother Stannis to assault Dragonstone. With the Targaryen fleet destroyed in the storm during Daenerys's birth, the castle's garrison wanted to sell the children to Robert. Before the garrison could act on this plan, Ser Willem Darry and several other loyal retainers rescued the children and smuggled them to the Free City of Braavos. They lived in Braavos for five years, until Darry died and Viserys and Daenerys were put out of the house in which they had been living. Daenerys and Viserys travelled around in Essos, visiting most of the Free Cities, in search for support to regain the Iron Throne. Read more...


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