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Rhaella Targaryen (daughter of Aegon)

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Rhaella Targaryen
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Title Princess
Allegiance House Targaryen
Race Valyrian
Culture crownlands
Born In 42 AC[1], at Casterly Rock[1]
Book(s) The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)
The Sons of the Dragon (mentioned)

Princess Rhaella Targaryen was a daughter of Prince Aegon and Princess Rhaena Targaryen. She had an older twin sister, Aerea.[2][1]

History

Rhaella's parents, Prince Aegon and Princess Rhaena, were married in 41 AC. As this was an incestuous marriage, it led to a rebellion of the Faith of the Seven.[3] When Rhaella's grandfather, King Aenys I Targaryen, died, Aegon was not crowned king, even though he was Aenys's eldest son and heir. Instead, Aenys's younger brother was crowned Maegor I Targaryen.[4]

Aegon was killed in battle in 43 AC. Rhaena disguised Rhaella and twin sister Aerea and sent them away with allies — even refusing to know where they were, for further protection — but the children were found by Tyanna, and used to force Rhaena to marry Maegor in 47 AC. Because Maegor had no children of his own Aerea was named his heir, while her uncle, Prince Jaehaerys, was disinherited.[4][1]

As she was the younger of the two girls, Rhaella was sent to Oldtown as a ward of House Hightower, while her twin sister and mother remained at King's Landing. When her mother learned that her brother, Prince Jaehaerys, had announced his claim to the Iron Throne, she fled King's Landing on Dreamfyre to join Jaehaerys's cause, taking Aerea and the Valyrian steel sword Blackfyre with her. An enraged Maegor sent a rider to Oldtown, commanding Lord Hightower to behead Rhaella as punishment for Rhaena's betrayal. However, Lord Hightower refused and instead imprisoned the messenger.[1]

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aenys I
 
Alyssa
Velaryon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rhaena
 
Aegon
 
Viserys
 
Jaehaerys I
 
Alysanne
 
Vaella
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aerea
 
Rhaella
 
Aegon
 
Aemon
 
Alyssa
 
Baelon
 
 
Daella
 
Aeryn
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vaegon
 
Maegelle
 
Valerion
 
Viserra
 
Gaemon
 
Saera
 
Gael


Behind the Scenes

Rhaella's name is misspelled as "Rhalla" in earlier prints of The World of Ice & Fire. This was corrected to "Rhaella" in later editions.[5]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 The Sons of the Dragon.
  2. The World of Ice & Fire, Appendix: Targaryen Lineage.
  3. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aenys I.
  4. 4.0 4.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Maegor I.
  5. A Forum of Ice and Fire: The Book of Swords - The Sons of the Dragon SPOILERS (November 10, 2017)