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Alias Mushroom
Allegiance House Targaryen
Died In or after 136AC[1]
Book(s) The World of Ice and Fire (mentioned)
The Rogue Prince (mentioned)
The Princess and the Queen (mentioned)

Mushroom was a dwarf fool at the courts of Viserys I Targaryen, Aegon II Targaryen, Rhaenyra Targaryen, and Aegon III Targaryen. He was believed to be a lackwit, which caused nobles to speak freely around him. His tales of plots, murders, trysts and debaucheries were recorded in The Testimony of Mushroom by an unknown scribe.[2]

Mushroom made various claims, and is cited in several history books, where his record of events is included along with the views of somewhat more accurate historians. Septon Eustace's account often disputes many of his wild claims.[2][3][4]

An example of a claim made by Mushroom: he claimed Daemon Targaryen took the maidenhead of Alicent Hightower.[3]

Copies of the Testimony of Mushroom were burned on orders of Baelor the Blessed,[5] but some must have survived to be referred to in Maester Gyldayn's histories.[2]


Mushroom was three feet tall, with a very large head. He also claimed to have a large penis to match the size of his head.[2]


Joffrey Velaryon: Mother, what if they kill Tyraxes?
Rhaenyra Targaryen: They are vermin. Drunks and fools and gutter rats. One taste of dragonflame and they will run.
Mushroom: Drunks they may be, but a drunken man knows not fear. Fools, aye, but a fool can kill a king. Rats, that too, but a thousand rats can bring down a bear. I saw it happen once, down there in Flea Bottom.
I mean to give the smallfolk peace and food and justice. If that will not suffice to win their love, let Mushroom make a progress.

References and Notes

  1. See the Mushroom calculation.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 The World of Ice and Fire.
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Rogue Prince.
  4. 4.0 4.1 The Princess and the Queen.
  5. The World of Ice and Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Baelor I.
  6. The World of Ice and Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon III.

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