Greens

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The greens carried the personal sigil of Aegon II Targaryen: a golden dragon

The greens were the faction of House Targaryen and their loyalists who supported the ascent of Aegon II as King of the Seven Kingdoms during the Dance of the Dragons. They were opposed by the blacks.

History

Their name derives from a great tournament held in 111 AC at King's Landing on the fifth anniversary of the King Viserys I's marriage to Queen Alicent Hightower, his second wife. At the opening feast, Queen Alicent wore a green gown, whilst Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, Viserys’s daughter by his first wife, dressed dramatically in Targaryen red and black. Note was taken, and thereafter their respective factions at the royal court imitated the fashions they set - the "queen's party" dressing in green, and the "princess's party" dressing in black. In time, it became the custom to refer each party as simply "the greens" and "the blacks". [1]

Prominent Greens

Royal Targaryen Members

Green Council

Aegon II's Kingsguard

The Caltrops

Defected to the greens

Other notable greens

Westermen

Men from the Reach

Stormlanders

Rivermen

References and Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Princess and the Queen.
  2. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 8, Tyrion III.
  3. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon II.

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