Dreamfyre

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Dreamfyre
Allegiance Rhaena Targaryen
Helaena Targaryen
Died In 130 AC, at the Dragonpit
Book(s) The Rogue Prince (Mentioned)
The Princess and the Queen (Appears)
The World of Ice and Fire (Mentioned)

Dreamfyre was a mature she-dragon. She was once the mount of Princess Rhaena Targaryen, and later became the mount of Princess Helaena Targaryen.[1]

Description

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 35 AC.[2]

Dreamfyre was explicitly described as a "she-dragon": by 43 AC, she had already laid two clutches of eggs.[2]

History

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, and when Rhaena herself was 12 years old she began riding Dreamfyre (in 35 AC AC, two years prior to Aegon I's death)[3][2]

Dreamfyre later bonded with Queen 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 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.[1]

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.[1]

Known dragonriders of Dreamfyre

References and Notes