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'''Dreamfyre''' was a mature she-[[dragon]].  She was once the mount of Princess [[Rhaena Targaryen (daughter of Aenys I)|Rhaena Targaryen]], and later became the mount of Princess [[Helaena Targaryen]].{{ref|tpatq}}
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'''Dreamfyre''' was a she-[[dragon]], ridden by Princess [[Rhaena Targaryen (daughter of Aenys I)|Rhaena Targaryen]] and later by Princess [[Helaena Targaryen]].{{ref|tpatq}}
  
 
==Description==
 
==Description==
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Dreamfyre was a slender she-dragon. Her coloration was primarily pale blue, with silver markings. By {{Date|35}}, Dreamfyre was large enough for the twelve-year old [[Rhaena Targaryen (daughter of Aenys I)|Rhaena Targaryen]] to mount her..{{Ref|tsotd}}
  
Dreamfyre was slender for a dragon.  Her coloration was primarily pale blue, with silver markings (presumably along her horns and wing membranes). Dreamfyre was big enough for the 12 year old Rhaena Targaryen to ride in {{date|35}}.{{Ref|tsotd}}
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By {{date|43}}, she had already laid two clutches of eggs.{{Ref|tsotd}}
 
 
Dreamfyre was explicitly described as a "she-dragon":  by {{date|43}}, she had already laid two clutches of eggs.{{Ref|tsotd}}
 
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
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Dreamfyre was hatched during the reign of King [[Aegon I Targaryen]]. She bonded with Aegon I's first grandchild, Princess [[Rhaena Targaryen (daughter of Aenys I)|Rhaena Targaryen]], who became Dreamfyre's [[dragonrider|rider]] in {{Date|35}} at the age of twelve.{{Ref|TWOIAF| The Targaryen Kings: Maegor I}}{{ref|tsotd}}
  
Dreamfyre was hatched at some point during the reign of Aegon I Targaryen - apparently one of the half dozen or so hatchlings that had been born on Dragonstone later in the Conqueror's reign.  Dreamfyre bonded with Aegon I's first grandchild, Princess [[Rhaena Targaryen (daughter of Aenys I)|Rhaena Targaryen]], and when Rhaena herself was 12 years old she began riding Dreamfyre (in {{date|35 AC}}, two years prior to Aegon I's death).{{Ref|TWOIAF| The Targaryen Kings: Maegor I}}{{ref|tsotd}}
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After the death of Rhaena's father, King [[Aenys I Targaryen]], and the coronation of his half-brother, [[Maegor I Targaryen|Maegor I]], in {{Date|42}} and the death of Rhaena's [[Aegon Targaryen (son of Aenys I)|husband]] in {{Date|43}}, Princess Rhaena sent her twin daughters [[Aerea Targaryen|Aerea]] and [[Rhaella Targaryen (daughter of Aegon)|Rhaella]] into hiding. However, she felt that she could not hide herself, as she had Dreamfyre with her, who was not easily hidden. Therefore she flew Dreamfyre to [[Fair Isle]] off the coast in the [[Sunset Sea]], where they stayed at [[Faircastle]]. There they remained until {{date|47}}, when Maegor commanded Rhaena to return to [[King's Landing]]. Not wanting to bring Maegor's wrath and Balerion's fires down on Fair Isle, Rhaena flew on Dreamfyre to the [[Red Keep]].{{Ref|tsotd}}
 
 
When the [[Faith Militant uprising]] broke out in {{date|42}}, Rhaena and her brother-husband Prince [[Aegon Targaryen (son of Aenys I)|Aegon]] were at [[Crakehall]] in the [[westerlands]] on a royal progress:  angry mobs of [[Poor Fellows]] soon besieged them in the castle - apparently without Rhaena's dragon.  Rhaena and Aegon's father King [[Aenys Targaryen|Aenys]] died a few weeks later on Dragonstone, however, and his half-brother [[Maegor Targaryen]] usurped the throne ahead of young Aegon.  The [[Faith Militant]] forces withdrew from Crakehall to face Maegor's armies to the east, allowing Rhaena and young Aegon to flee to [[Casterly Rock]], where Lord [[Lyman Lannister]] offered them [[Guest right]], but would not agree to openly march his armies against their half-uncle.
 
 
 
Through as-yet unexplained circumstances, at some point in the next year, young Aegon acquired his father Aenys's own dragon, [[Quicksilver]] - as by {{date|43}} it seems that Quicksilver and Dreamfyre were present with Rhaena and Aegon at Casterly Rock. 
 
 
 
Young Aegon then rallied enough forces from lesser Houses in the westerlands and the riverlands to march east against his half-uncle, leading an army 15,000 strong along with Quicksilver.  Dreamfyre did not accompany them on this campaign, for unclear reasons.  Possibly because Dreamfyre was too young or slight to be of much use, or more probably, because Rhaena had only just recently given birth to twin daughters and was not yet strong enough to ride.  Whatever the case, Aegon an Maegor's armies clashed at the [[Battle Beneath the Gods Eye]], where Maegor and [[Balerion]] killed Aegon and Quicksilver. 
 
 
 
Rhaena sent her twin daughters into hiding, but realized she couldn't easily hide her dragon. Therefore she flew Dreamfyre west to hide a [[Faircastle]], on [[Fair Isle]] off the coast in the [[Sunset Sea]].  Rhaena knew that it was a matter of when, not if, Maegor would find where she was hiding.  Therefore she simply waited with Dreamfyre on Fair Isle - resting, reading and praying. When Faircastle ultimately did receive messages from Maegor in {{date|47}} commanding Rhaena to return to [[King's Landing]], she was not surprised, but did not wish to bring Maegor's wrath and Balerion's fires down on Fair Isle.  Therefore she voluntarily acquiesced, and flew Dreamfyre back to the Red Keep.
 
 
 
Maegor forced Rhaena to marry him - the man who had killed her own brother-husband Aegon - as one of three "Black Brides" in a triple marriage ceremony.  But Maegor's already tyrannical reign started spiralling out of control during the following year.  After Maegor killed his other wives [[Alys Harroway]] and [[Tyanna of the Tower|Tyanna of Pentos]] in rapid succession, much of the realm began to openly turn against him. In {{date|48}} at [[Storm's End]], Rhaena's youngest brother [[Jaehaerys I Targaryen]] returned from exile and declared himself king.  Their sister [[Alysanne Targaryen]] was with him as well, along with both of their young dragons:  Jaehaerys's [[Vermithor]] and Alysanne's [[Silverwing]].
 
  
When word reached the Red Keep that rebel forces were gathering to Jaehaerys at Storm's End, Rhaena daringly escaped from the Red Keep mounted on Dreamfyre - along with her elder daughter [[Aerea Targaryen|Aerea]], and Maegor's sword [[Blackfyre]], stolen from his scabbard while he slept.  Soon Maegor was dead and Jaehaerys was crowned king.{{ref|tsotd}}  
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The next year, Rhaena fled the Red Keep upon her dragon, together with her elder daughter [[Aerea Targaryen|Aerea]], and Maegor's [[Valyrian steel]] sword [[Blackfyre]], to join her only surviving brother, [[Jaehaerys I Targaryen|Jaehaerys]].{{ref|tsotd}}  
  
Dreamfyre later bonded with Queen [[Helaena Targaryen]]. During the [[Dance of the Dragons]], after Helaena's [[Jaehaerys Targaryen (son of Aegon II)|six year old son]] was slain during the civil war, Helaena spent her days in darkness, weeping, and was not capable of riding her dragon. She eventually went mad with grief and threw herself from her window in [[Maegor's Holdfast]] and died.  At the moment of her death Dreamfyre rose suddenly with a roar that shook the [[Dragonpit]] and snapped two of the chains that bound her.{{ref|tpatq}}   
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During the reign of King [[Viserys I Targaryen]], Dreamfyre bonded Princess [[Helaena Targaryen]]. During the [[Dance of the Dragons]], after Helaena's [[Jaehaerys Targaryen (son of Aegon II)|six-year old son]] was slain during the civil war, Helaena spent her days in darkness, weeping, and was not capable of riding Dreamfyre anymore. Dreamfyre resided in the [[Dragonpit]], and it is said that when Helaena threw herself to her death from her window in [[Maegor's Holdfast]] Dreamfyre rose suddenly with a roar that shook the Dragonpit and snapped two of the chains that bound her.{{ref|tpatq}}   
  
During the [[Storming of the Dragonpit]] the four dragons lairing within the dome were in chains.  Dreamfyre was the only dragon able to break free when the mob broke in. She broke from her remaining bonds and took wing.  She circled the cavernous interior of the dome and swooped down to attack the men below.  She slew more men that the other three dragons combined. The mob pushed through her attacks and she was within easy reach of archers and crossbowmen. They loosed arrows and quarrels at the her. Wherever she landed men swarmed to attack her driving her back into the air. Eventually one of her eyes was nicked by a crossbow bolt. Half-blind and maddened Dreamfyre flew into the Dragonpit’s great dome above. The already weakened dome cracked on impact and half of it came tumbling down, crushing her and dragonslayers under tons of broken stone and rubble.{{ref|tpatq}}
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Dreamfure remained chained in the Dragonpit when the people of King's Landing [[Storming of the Dragonpit|stormed the pit]]. Out of the four dragons present, Dreamfyre was the only dragon able to break free of her chains when the mob broke in. She took wing, circled the cavernous interior of the dome and swooped down to attack the men below.  She slew more men than the other three dragons combined. Archers and crossbowmen loosed arrows and quarrels at the her, and whenever she landed men swarmed her to attack, driving her back into the air. Eventually one of her eyes was nicked by a crossbow bolt. Half-blind and maddened Dreamfyre flew into the Dragonpit's great dome above, which cracked on impact. Half of it came tumbling down, crushing her and the dragonslayers under tons of broken stone and rubble.{{ref|tpatq}}
  
 
==Known dragonriders of Dreamfyre==  
 
==Known dragonriders of Dreamfyre==  
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* [[Helaena Targaryen]]{{ref|tpatq}}
  
==References and Notes==
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Revision as of 11:59, 10 November 2017

Dreamfyre
Allegiance Rhaena Targaryen
Helaena Targaryen
Race dragon
Died In 130 AC, at the Dragonpit
Book(s) The Sons of the Dragon (mentioned)
The Rogue Prince (mentioned)
The Princess and the Queen (mentioned)
The World of Ice and Fire (mentioned)

Dreamfyre was a she-dragon, ridden by Princess Rhaena Targaryen and later by Princess Helaena Targaryen.[1]

Description

Dreamfyre was a slender she-dragon. Her coloration was primarily pale blue, with silver markings. By 35 AC, Dreamfyre was large enough for the twelve-year old Rhaena Targaryen to mount her..[2]

By 43 AC, she had already laid two clutches of eggs.[2]

History

Dreamfyre was hatched during the reign of King Aegon I Targaryen. She bonded with Aegon I's first grandchild, Princess Rhaena Targaryen, who became Dreamfyre's rider in 35 AC at the age of twelve.[3][2]

After the death of Rhaena's father, King Aenys I Targaryen, and the coronation of his half-brother, Maegor I, in 42 AC and the death of Rhaena's husband in 43 AC, Princess Rhaena sent her twin daughters Aerea and Rhaella into hiding. However, she felt that she could not hide herself, as she had Dreamfyre with her, who was not easily hidden. Therefore she flew Dreamfyre to Fair Isle off the coast in the Sunset Sea, where they stayed at Faircastle. There they remained until 47 AC, when Maegor commanded Rhaena to return to King's Landing. Not wanting to bring Maegor's wrath and Balerion's fires down on Fair Isle, Rhaena flew on Dreamfyre to the Red Keep.[2]

The next year, Rhaena fled the Red Keep upon her dragon, together with her elder daughter Aerea, and Maegor's Valyrian steel sword Blackfyre, to join her only surviving brother, Jaehaerys.[2]

During the reign of King Viserys I Targaryen, Dreamfyre bonded Princess Helaena Targaryen. During the Dance of the Dragons, after Helaena's six-year old son was slain during the civil war, Helaena spent her days in darkness, weeping, and was not capable of riding Dreamfyre anymore. Dreamfyre resided in the Dragonpit, and it is said that when Helaena threw herself to her death from her window in Maegor's Holdfast Dreamfyre rose suddenly with a roar that shook the Dragonpit and snapped two of the chains that bound her.[1]

Dreamfure remained chained in the Dragonpit when the people of King's Landing stormed the pit. Out of the four dragons present, Dreamfyre was the only dragon able to break free of her chains when the mob broke in. She took wing, circled the cavernous interior of the dome and swooped down to attack the men below. She slew more men than the other three dragons combined. Archers and crossbowmen loosed arrows and quarrels at the her, and whenever she landed men swarmed her to attack, driving her back into the air. Eventually one of her eyes was nicked by a crossbow bolt. Half-blind and maddened Dreamfyre flew into the Dragonpit's great dome above, which cracked on impact. Half of it came tumbling down, crushing her and the dragonslayers under tons of broken stone and rubble.[1]

Known dragonriders of Dreamfyre

References