Cover art 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)
|Black, a red three headed dragon of House Targaryen with a red border|
Prince Valarr Targaryen, known as the Young Prince, was the oldest son of Baelor Breakspear. He died during the Great Spring Sickness, a few hours before his grandfather, Daeron II Targaryen. His wife bore him two stillborn sons. The personal coat of arms of the prince Valarr Targaryen consists of coat of arms House Targaryen with a red border.
- See also: Images of Valarr Targaryen
He 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.
The Tourney at Ashford Meadow
Valarr was one of the original champions for Lady Ashford at the start of the Ashford Tourney, but his status as a Targaryen prince and grandson of the king prevented him from facing any really dangerous opponent. He won at least nine jousts, including against Ser Abelar Hightower and Lord Gawen Swann, to still remain a champion after the first day's jousting.
After Ser Duncan the Tall struck Prince Aerion Targaryen, the Prince demanded a Trial of Seven. Ser Duncan needed one more person to take his side in the trial, a knight whom he originally thought was Valarr, but turned out to be his father wearing Valarr's armour, joined his cause.
Ser Duncan met with Prince Valarr standing vigil over his fallen father, tried to offer his sympathies but the Prince just 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.||”|
As they ride past a head on a spike, Dunk recognizes the priest who had been preaching three days earlier about how Bloodraven had killed Prince Valarr's sons in their mothers womb. The priest even suggested that Bloodraven was responsible for Valarr's death.
References and Notes
- ↑ It is unknown whether "...sweet Matarys and Valarr, the Hand." indicates that Valarr was Hand, or that Matarys, Valarr, and an unnamed Hand of the King died during the Spring Sickness.
- ↑ See the Valarr Targaryen calculation.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 The Sworn Sword.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 The Mystery Knight.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 The Hedge Knight.