Quicksilver

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Quicksilver
Aegon and Quicksilver.jpg
Quicksilver and his rider, Prince Aegon Targaryen, dying during the Battle Beneath the Gods Eye, as depicted by Michael Komarck in The World of Ice and Fire.

Allegiance Aenys I Targaryen
Aegon Targaryen
Race Dragon
Died In 43 AC, at Gods Eye
Book(s) The World of Ice and Fire (mentioned)
For the ship see Quicksilver (ship).

Quicksilver was the dragon of King Aenys I Targaryen[1] and his son, Prince Aegon Targaryen.[2]

History

Prince Aenys Targaryen was three years old when his mother, Queen Rhaenys Targaryen, died in Dorne in 10 AC.[3] Always weak and sickly, the death of his mother shattered the boy, and there were doubts as to whether he would live.[4] He even went back to crawling around as if he were a baby.[5] But when Aenys was given the hatchling dragon Quicksilver, his condition quickly improved, and "as the dragon grew, so too did Aenys." The rumors that he was not Aegon's son ended at this time.[1]

Aenys suceeded his father Aegon I Targaryen as king in 37 AC, but reigned for only five years, until his own death in 42 AC. Within the few months that followed, Quicksilver was claimed by Aenys's eldest son, Prince Aegon. Despite Aegon's status as Aenys's heir, Aenys's half-brother Maegor claimed the Iron Throne. Aegon attempted to win back the throne that by rights was his, but in 43 AC both Quicksilver and Aegon died fighting Maegor upon his dragon Balerion during the Battle Beneath the Gods Eye.[2]

Known riders

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aenys I.
  2. 2.0 2.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Maegor I.
  3. The World of Ice & Fire, Dorne: Dorne Against the Dragons.
  4. The Sons of the Dragon, reading at LonCon (August 15, 2014), Report 1
  5. The Sons of the Dragon, reading at LonCon (August 15, 2014), Report 2


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