Hill of Rhaenys

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Rhaenys's Hill, illustrated by Franz Miklis © Fantasy Flight Games

The Hill of Rhaenys[1][2][3] or hill of Rhaenys,[4][5] also called Rhaenys's Hill,[6][7] is one of the three hills that dominate the city of King's Landing, the others being Visenya's Hill and Aegon's High Hill. Atop the hill lies the Dragonpit, a cavernous ruin which once housed the dragons of House Targaryen.[4] The Street of the Sisters runs between the Hill of Rhaenys and Visenya's Hill.[4]

History

The Sept of Remembrance was raised on the Hill of Rhaenys as a memorial to Queen Rhaenys Targaryen,[3] who was lost during the First Dornish War.[8] In 42 AC during the Faith Militant uprising, King Maegor I Targaryen destroyed the sept with the dragonfire of Balerion,[7] as the building had been fortified by Warrior's Sons during the reign of King Aenys I Targaryen.[9]

Maegor decreed that a large domed structure would be built on the hill for Targaryens to house its royal dragons.[7] This Dragonpit was later destroyed during the Dance of the Dragons, however.[2]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Tyrion Lannister learns that Lord Rossart had stored jars of wildfire in a cellar beneath the Dragonpit.[10]

References and Notes

  1. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 8, Daenerys I.
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Princess and the Queen.
  3. 3.0 3.1 The World of Ice and Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon I.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 18, Catelyn IV.
  5. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 20, Tyrion V.
  6. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 15, Tyrion III.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 The World of Ice and Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Maegor I.
  8. The World of Ice and Fire, Dorne: Dorne Against the Dragons.
  9. The World of Ice and Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aenys I.
  10. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 49, Tyrion XI.

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