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The Rogue Prince (mentioned)
Laenor had favored knights of his house, which he likely took as lovers. The first prominent knight was Ser Joffrey Lonmouth, whom Laenor's third son, Prince Joffrey Velaryon, was later named after. After Ser Joffrey's death, Qarl Correy became Laenor's new favorite.
Qarl slew Laenor over a quarrel at Spicetown. The reasons for the quarrel are not known. Correy was never seen again after escaping. According to The Testimony of Mushroom, Prince Daemon Targaryen paid Correy to kill Laenor to free Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen for himself and offered him escape from Spicetown but had him murdered and the body disposed.
Behind the Scenes
Qarl's name may be a reference by George R. R. Martin to Nine Princes in Amber by Roger Zelazny, which features a character called Carl Corey. Other homages by Martin to Zelazny include House Rogers and the Pattern.