The Saan family is a Lysene line of Valyrian descent that has produced a number of famous pirates over the centuries. Saans have been distinguished pirate-lords for at least three hundred years, dating back to the reign of King Aegon I Targaryen.
The Saan family at the end of the third century
- Salladhor Saan, self styled Prince of the Narrow Sea, pirate, sellsail, smuggler and trader, declared Lord of Blackwater Bay by Lord Alester Florent. Abandoned his contract to fight for Stannis Baratheon and now in the Stepstones engaging in piracy.
- Salassor Saan, a pirate-lord active in the Stepstones late in the reign of King Aegon I Targaryen. Aegon and his son Maegor (who later reigned as King Maegor I Targaryen) eventually had to lead an expedition to the Stepstones against him.
- Saathos Saan, a Lysene captain who led a fleet to the Basilisk Isles to clear out its pirates, only to turn pirate himself. He became a great pirate-lord, uniting and reigning them as King of the Basilisk Isles for thirty years. He lived at some point after the Basilisk Isles were resettled, which occurred during the reign of King Jaehaerys I Targaryen.
- Samarro Saan, the Last Valyrian, a member of the Band of Nine, during the reign of King Jaehaerys II Targaryen