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Rhaenyra by Amoka©
|Alias|| The Realm's Delight|
The Whore of Dragonstone
King Maegor with Teats
The Half-Year Queen
|Title|| Princess of Dragonstone|
Queen Regnant of the Andals, the Rhoynar and the First Men (claimant)
Lady of the Seven Kingdoms (claimant)
|Allegiance|| House Targaryen|
|Died||In 130AL, at Dragonstone|
|Spouse|| 1st Laenor Velaryon|
2nd Daemon Targaryen
|Book(s)|| The Hedge Knight (Mentioned)|
A Feast for Crows (Mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (Mentioned)
The Princess and the Queen
Rhaenyra Targaryen cheered as the Realm's Delight when she was young, was the first-born child of King Viserys I. Her claim to the Iron Throne was challenged by her younger half-brother Aegon II, sparking the civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons.
Character and Appearance
Pampered from an early age, Rhaenyra was a pudgy girl and a stout woman, with a thick waist and a very large bosom. She was very proud and stubborn, and there was a certain petulance to her small mouth.
Rhaenyra had her family's Valyrian looks, wearing her silver-gold hair in a long braid in the manner of Aegon I's warrior wife Visenya, though Rhaenyra was no warrior herself. She always dressed richly, favoring purple and maroon velvets and golden Myrish lace in intricate patterns. Her bodice often glittered with pearls and diamonds, and there were always rings on her fingers. Whenever she was anxious, she would turn them compulsively, round and round.
Though Rhaenyra could be charming, she was quick to anger and never forgot a slight. During the Dance of the Dragons, she wore her father's crown.
Rhaenyra was King Viserys I's only living child by his first wife a Lady of House Arryn. She grew up expecting to become the first ruling Queen of Westeros.
When the second of her brothers died soon after being born, Viserys I himself began to treat Rhaenyra as his heir, keeping her by his side in court and at council meetings. Many of the nobles of the realm took note, so the young princess was surrounded by flatterers and favor-seekers all throughout her childhood.
Her mother's death and her father's second marriage to Alicent Hightower did little to disturb her expectations, but when his new queen gave the king three healthy sons (Aegon, Aemond, Daeron) and a daughter (Helaena) in rapid succession, the seeds of the Dance of the Dragons were sown.
She wed Ser Laenor Velaryon, the son of Lord Corlys Velaryon and Princess Rhaenys Targaryen. They had three sons together: Jacaerys 'Jace' Velaryon, Lucerys 'Luke' Velaryon, and Joffrey Velaryon. All of them were near adulthood and had dragons of their own when Rhaenyra's father Viserys I died. It is rumored that those sons of Rhaenyra's were actually fathered by her lover, Ser Harwin Strong.
Rhaenyra's other sons, the future Aegon III and Viserys II were fathered by her second husband, her uncle Prince Daemon Targaryen, the most experienced warrior of his time. Her father's intention that she should follow him on the Iron Throne was confirmed by proclamation and the will of Viserys I.
In 111 AL, a great tourney was held at King’s Landing on the fifth anniversary of the King Visery's marriage to Queen Alicent. At the opening feast, the queen wore a green gown, whilst the Princess Rhaenyra dressed dramatically in Targaryen red and black. Note was taken, and thereafter it became the custom to refer to “greens” and “blacks” when talking of the queen’s party and the party of the princess, respectively. In the tourney itself, the blacks had much the better of it when Ser Criston Cole, wearing Princess Rhaenyra’s favor, unhorsed all of the queen’s champions, including two of her cousins and her youngest brother, Ser Gwayne Hightower. 
Rhaenyra gave birth to a deformed stillborn girl, Visenya, at the time of Viserys's death.
Dance of the Dragons
- See also: Dance of the Dragons
After the death of her father King Viserys I, his will stated that Princess Rhaenyra would succeed him. However, Ser Criston Cole, Lord Commander of the Kingsguard, defied the King's will and instead crowned Rhaenyra's half-brother Aegon II, who was ten years younger. This brought about a Targaryen civil war, known as the Dance of the Dragons, where dragonriders fought each other;during the war Rhaenyra rode her dragon Syrax.
Rhaenyra took the capital and sat in the throne for a brief time. Those present witnessed the throne leaving several cuts on her legs and hands. The dripping blood was taken as a sign that the throne had rejected her; her days as ruler would be few. She exacted a bit too much revenge on the denizens of King's Landing, and the smallfolk turned against her. She had grown so cruel and vindictive that they named her "King Maegor with Teats." She grew paranoid and declared Addam Velaryon, Corlys Velaryon, and Nettles all traitors.
After the Storming of the Dragonpit Rhaenyra fled King's Landing. Terrorized and despairing, she grew grey and haggard.
Rhaenyra's bid failed and her half-brother Aegon II had her fed to his own dragon. Her three sons she had with her Velaryon husband or her Strong lover all died fighting during the Dance of the Dragons. Her known surviving sons, Aegon III and Viserys II were fathered by her second husband, her uncle Prince Daemon Targaryen. The war ended when Aegon II died shortly after his victory in 131AL with no male issue, and was succeeded by Rhaenyra's son, Aegon III.
|Viserys I||Alicent Hightower|
|unknown son||unknown son||Rhaenyra||Aegon II||Aemond||Daeron||Helaena|
|Aegon III||Unknown of|
|Daeron I||Rhaena||Elaena||Baelor I||Daena||Aegon IV||Naerys||Aemon the |
References and Notes