Valarr Targaryen, by Mike S. Miller
|Alias||The Young Prince|
|Title|| Prince |
Hand of the King (possibly)
|Born||In or between 183 AC and 193 AC|
|Died||In 209 AC, at King's Landing|
|Spouse||Kiera of Tyrosh|
|Book(s)|| The Hedge Knight (Appears)|
The Sworn Sword (Mentioned)
The Mystery Knight (Mentioned)
|Personal Arms||Black, the red three-headed dragon of House Targaryen, with a red border|
- See also: Images of Valarr Targaryen
Valarr looked very much like his father, though he was smaller and thinner. He had brown hair, with a streak of silver-gold running through it. He had blue eyes.
Prince Valarr Targaryen was born the eldest son of the Prince of Dragonstone, Baelor Targaryen, and his wife Lady Jena Dondarrion. He had one younger brother, Prince Matarys. At some point, Valarr was married to Kiera of Tyrosh. They had sons, but all were stillborn.
In 209 AC, Valarr was one of the original champions for the daughter of Lord Ashford at the start of the Ashford Tourney, but his status as a Targaryen prince, grandson of the king, and future heir to the Iron Throne prevented him from facing any truly dangerous opponent. He won at least nine jousts, including against Ser Abelar Hightower and Lord Gawen Swann, and remained a champion after the first day's jousting.
During Duncan the Tall's Trial of Seven, Valarr's father Prince Baelor decided to take part as the seventh knight on Dunk's side. However, as Baelor had not expected to fight in the tourney, he had not brought any armor to Ashford with him. Therefore he borrowed Valarr's armor, causing Dunk to briefly believe Valarr was about to champion him.
Valarr's father died in the trial, and Valarr stood vigil by his body at the funeral. When Dunk tried to offer his sympathies, Valarr dismissed him.
|“||My father was only nine-and-thirty. He had it in him to be a great king, the greatest since Aegon the Dragon. Why would the gods take him, and leave you? Begone with you, Ser Duncan. Begone.||”|
In 211 AC, Valarr appeared to Ser Duncan the Tall in a dream, telling him that his father, Prince Baelor, would have been the best king since Aegon the Dragon. Later that same year, Dunk and Prince Aegon Targaryen heard a septon in Stoney Sept preach about how the Hand of the King, Brynden Rivers, had killed Prince Valarr's sons in their mother's womb. The septon even suggested that Bloodraven was responsible for Valarr's death. The septon was later beheaded for speaking treason.
References and Notes
- ↑ It is uncertain whether the list of the deaths of "His Grace King Daeron, sweet Matarys and bold Valarr, the Hand..." indicates that Valarr was Hand, or that King Daeron, Matarys, Valarr, and an unnamed Hand of the King died during the Great Spring Sickness.
- ↑ See the Valarr Targaryen calculation.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 The World of Ice and Fire, Appendix: Targaryen Lineage.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 The Hedge Knight.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 The Mystery Knight.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 The Sworn Sword.
- ↑ Kiera of Tyrosh was widowed when Valarr Targaryen died from the Great Spring Sickness; some time later she married his cousin Daeron.