Valarr Targaryen

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Valarr Targaryen
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Valarr Targaryen, by Mike S. Miller

Alias The Young Prince
Title Prince
Hand of the King (possibly)[1]
Allegiance House Targaryen
Culture Valyrian
Born In or between 183 AC and 193 AC[2]
Died In 209 AC, at King's Landing
Spouse Kiera of Tyrosh[3]
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[4]

Prince Valarr Targaryen, known as the Young Prince,[4] was the oldest son of Prince Baelor Breakspear and Lady Jena Dondarrion.[3]

Appearance

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.[4]

History

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. Valarr was married to Kiera of Tyrosh.[3] They had sons, but all were stillborn.[5]

The Hedge Knight

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 and grandson of the king 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.[4]

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.[4]

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.[4]

The Sworn Sword

Valarr died later in 209 AC from the Great Spring Sickness, mere hours before his grandfather, King Daeron II Targaryen.[6]

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.[6]

The Mystery Knight

Later that year, Dunk and Egg 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. When Dunk and Egg left the town, they noticed a head on a spike on the walls; it was the septon, beheaded for speaking treason.[5]

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daeron II
 
Mariah
Martell
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Baelor
 
Jena
Dondarrion
 
Aerys I
 
Aelinor
Penrose
 
Rhaegel
 
Alys
Arryn
 
Maekar I
 
Dyanna
Dayne
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Valarr
 
Kiera of
Tyrosh
[7]
 
Matarys
 
Aelora
 
Aelor
 
Daenora
 
Aerion
 
Daeron
 
Kiera of
Tyrosh
[7]
 
Aemon
 
Daella
 
Aegon V
 
Rhae
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sons
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maegor
 
 
 
 
 
Vaella
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unknown
descendants
 
House Targaryen
 
Unknown
descendants
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

References and Notes

  1. 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.
  2. See the Valarr Targaryen calculation.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 The World of Ice and Fire, Appendix: Targaryen Lineage.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 The Hedge Knight.
  5. 5.0 5.1 The Mystery Knight.
  6. 6.0 6.1 The Sworn Sword.
  7. Kiera of Tyrosh was widowed when Valarr Targaryen died from the Great Spring Sickness; some time later she married his cousin Daeron.

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