Morning

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Morning
Allegiance Rhaena Targaryen
Born In 129 AC or 130 AC[1], at The Vale
Died In or before 153 AC[1]
Book(s) The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)
Fire & Blood (mentioned)

Morning was a she-dragon[2] which hatched during the Dance of the Dragons. It belonged to Lady Rhaena Targaryen, the daughter of Prince Daemon Targaryen and Lady Laena Velaryon.[3]

Appearance

Morning's scales were pale pink, but with black horns and crest.[4] During the third month of 135 AC, Morning was big enough for Rhaena to ride.[5]

History

Morning was born during the Dance of the Dragons from one of the three eggs that Lady Rhaena Targaryen brought with her to the Vale. News of Morning's birth reached the greens around the start of 131 AC, greatly troubling them, as they had lost all of their dragons during the fighting. Dowager Queen Alicent Hightower feared that the smallfolk would consider the blacks as more legitimate, due to Morning's birth.[4] The war lasted only for another half a year,[6] during which time Morning was still too young to be ridden.[3]

Morning was one of four dragons to survive the Dance of the Dragons - and the only one still controlled by the Targaryens.[3] Rhaena and Morning arrived in King's Landing after the death of King Aegon II Targaryen in mid-131 AC. While the smallfolk became ecstatic at the sight of Morning, Rhaena's brother, King Aegon III Targaryen, who was fearful of dragons, paled when he saw the dragon for the first time and commanded his guards to "get that wretched creature out of my sight."[7]

During their time at King's Landing, Rhaena would often visit throughout the city, usually with Morning coiled about her shoulders like a stole.[8] By the start of 134 AC, Morning had made her lair in the Dragonpit.[2] On the third day of the third month of 135 AC, Rhaena rode upon the back of Morning for the first time. They returned to the Dragonpit after circling once around the city, and subsequently went forth every day, flying a farther each time. Rhaena landed Morning inside the Red Keep on only one occasion, where Queen Daenaera Velaryon was delighted by the dragon, but King Aegon III again refused to go and see the dragon. Shortly thereafter, Rhaena traveled on the dragon's back to Dragonstone, where, according to Rhaena, she and her dragon would be more welcome.[5]

When Rhaena's husband, Ser Corwyn Corbray, was killed in the Vale that same year, Rhaena's sister Baela traveled to Dragonstone to ensure that Rhaena would not use Morning to attempt to avenge her husband's death.[5]

When in 136 AC preparations were being made for a royal progress to he held after King Aegon III turned sixteen, Rhaena desired to accompany the progress on Morning, but this suggestion was delicately deflected by the Hand of the King and the council of regents.[5]

Known dragonriders of Morning

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 See the Morning calculation
  2. 2.0 2.1 Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - The Voyage of Alyn Oakenfist.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon II.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Short, Sad Reign of Aegon II.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Fire & Blood, The Lysene Spring and the End of Regency.
  6. The Princess and the Queen.
  7. Fire & Blood, Aftermath - The Hour of the Wolf.
  8. Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - The Hooded Hand.