Malentine Velaryon

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Malentine Velaryon
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Title Ser
Allegiance House Velaryon
Race Valyrian
Culture Crownlands
Died In 132 AC, at Castle Driftmark
Book(s) Fire & Blood (mentioned)
The Rogue Prince (mentioned)

Ser Malentine Velaryon was a knight from House Velaryon. He was a nephew of Lord Corlys Velaryon by his youngest brother. He had four brothers, including Ser Rhogar, and several cousins.[1]

History

In 126 AC, When Malentine's uncle, Lord Corlys Velaryon, fell ill, the succession of Driftmark was called into question. Both of Corlys's children had died, and Corlys's eldest grandson stood to inherit the Iron Throne. When Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen suggested Corlys's second grandson, Lucerys Velaryon, instead, Malentine's cousin, Ser Vaemond Velaryon, protested on the grounds that Lucerys and his Velaryon brothers were bastards. After Vaemond was executed at the behest of Princess Rhaenyra, Malentine and his siblings brought their case before the sick and failing King Viserys I Targaryen at King's Landing. However, they made the mistake of questioning the legitimacy of Rhaenyra’s children in front of the king. Viserys had their tongues removed for this insolence, as per his earlier decree.[2][3] Malentine and his four brothers were thereafter known as the "silent five".[1]

When Lord Corlys died in 132 AC, he was succeeded as Lord of the Tides by his bastard grandson, Alyn of Hull. This succession was not uncontested. Malentine and his only surviving brother, Ser Rhogar, yet again took their own claim to the small council in King’s Landing. When the Hand of the King and the regents ruled against them, Malentine and Rhogar refused to accept the decision. As Mushroom put it in his testimony, "lacking tongues with which to make their appeal, they preferred to argue with swords". The plot of the silent brothers to assassinate Alyn failed when the guards at Castle Driftmark proved loyal to the Sea Snake's memory and his chosen heir. Ser Malentine was slain during the attempt, his brother Rhogar captured and later sent to the Night's Watch.[1]

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Corlys
 
Rhaenys
Targaryen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Son
 
Unknown
wife
 
 
 
 
 
Son
 
Unknown
wife
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Laena
 
Daemon
Targaryen
 
Rhaenyra Targaryen
 
Laenor
 
Marilda of Hull
 
Vaemond
 
Unknown
wife
 
Malentine
 
Rhogar
 
3 Sons
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jacaerys
 
Lucerys
 
Joffrey
 
 
Hazel
Harte
 
Daeron
 
Daemion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Addam
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daenaera
 
Aegon III Targaryen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rhaena Targaryen
 
Baela Targaryen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alyn
 
 
Elaena
Targaryen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Laena
 
Child
 
Jon Waters
 
Jeyne Waters
 


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - The Hooded Hand.
  2. The Rogue Prince.
  3. Fire & Blood, Heirs of the Dragon - A Question of Succession.