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 Robert's Rebellion that that would ultimately end her family's reign. Before she was born, following the defeat at the Battle of the Trident, her pregnant mother and brother, Viserys, were sent from King's Landing to Dragonstone for safekeeping, the family ancestral seat.
Daenerys was born as a fierce storm struck Dragonstone, and so was called Stormborn. Her mother died as a result of the labor. By that time the war was lost, Robert Baratheon had claimed the throne, all of her family dead, but her and her older brother, Viserys. The garrison at Dragonstone decided to surrender and turn them over to the rebels for their lives, but before they could act on this plan, Ser Willem Darry Darry and several other loyal retainers rescued the children and smuggled them into the Free City of Braavos. Read more....
- "Winter is Coming." – The words of House Stark
- “Night gathers, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. I shall take no wife, hold no lands, father no children. I shall wear no crowns and win no glory. I shall live and die at my post. I am the sword in the darkness. I am the watcher on the walls. I am the fire that burns against cold, the light that brings the dawn, the horn that wakes the sleepers, the shield that guards the realms of men. I pledge my life and honor to the Night’s Watch, for this night and all the nights to come.” – Oath of the Night’s Watch 
- “I don’t know who my mother was.” – Jon Snow
“Some woman, no doubt. Most of them are.” – Tyrion Lannister 
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- Wyman Manderly has the titles: Lord of White Harbor, Warden of the White Knife, Shield of the Faith, Defender of the Dispossessed, Lord Marshal of the Mander, and A Knight of the Order of the Green Hand.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 22, Arya.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 48, Jon.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 68, Jon.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 5, Jon, 40.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 45, Catelyn.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 10, Sansa.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 19, Davos.
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