Melissa Blackwood

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Melissa Blackwood
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Alias Missy
Allegiance House Blackwood
Born In or between 156AC and 160AC[1]
Book(s) The World of Ice and Fire (Mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (Mentioned)

Lady Melissa Blackwood,[2][3] nicknamed Missy,[2] was a member of House Blackwood during the reign of Aegon IV Targaryen. She was King Aegon IV's sixth mistress.


Both younger and prettier than Lady Barba (albeit far less buxom), as well as more modest, Missy had a kind heart and generous nature that led even Queen Naerys, the Dragonknight and Prince Daeron to befriend her.[4]

The godswood of Raventree Hall contains a statue of Lady Melissa, whom Hoster Blackwood claims was much more beautiful than Barba Bracken. While Barba was buxom, Melissa had a slender frame. When Barba joked that Melissa was flat as a board, Aegon had the Teats renamed from Barba's Teats to Missy's Teats to honor his new mistress.[2]


During the five years of her "reign," Missy bore the king three bastards, Mya Rivers, Gwenys Rivers and Brynden "Bloodraven" Rivers.[4]

References and Notes

  1. See the Melissa Blackwood calculation.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 48, Jaime.
  3. A World of Ice and Fire, Brynden Rivers.
  4. 4.0 4.1 The World of Ice and Fire, Aegon IV.
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