Victor Risley

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Victor Risley
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Culture Reach
Died 136 AC
King's Landing[1]

Victor Risley was the Knight of Risley Glade and the head of House Risley during the civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons. He became the King's Justice during the reign of King Aegon III Targaryen.


Mushroom considered Victor to be a sot.[1]


Ser Victor was one of the Caltrops during the Dance of the Dragons.[2]

When Lord Unwin Peake became Hand of the King during the regency of Aegon III Targaryen, he had Victor named the King's Justice. During public executions, Victor used his headsman's axe to behead the false Shepherd and a Pentoshi captain accused of bringing the Winter Fever from Sisterton to King's Landing. Victor killed Orwyle, a former Grand Maester, with a sword.[2] He retained his office after Lord Peake resigned as Hand.[3]

During a plot against House Rogare in King's Landing in 135 AC, Victor was named by Ser Gareth Long as being an accomplice and he was arrested. The trial of the people involved in the plot took place the following year after a Great Council named a new Hand of the King and regents for Aegon III. During the trial, rather than join the Night's Watch, Victor demanded a trial by combat to prove his innocence. Victor was quickly slain in the duel by his accuser, Gareth, who had agreed to take the black.[1]

Behind the Scenes

Victor Risley's history may be a reference to the Arthurian legend of the Black Knight, in particular as reworked by Thomas Malory in Le Morte d'Arthur.


You always were a bloody fool, Victor.[1]

Gareth Long to Victor


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Fire & Blood, The Lysene Spring and the End of Regency.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - War and Peace and Cattle Shows.
  3. Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - The Voyage of Alyn Oakenfist.
Unknown King's Justice
133135 AC
Served under: Aegon III Targaryen
Next known title holder:
Ilyn Payne