House Targaryen

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House Targaryen of King's Landing
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Coat of arms A three-headed dragon, red on black.
Words Fire and Blood
Seat Red Keep (formerly)
Dragonstone (formerly)
Lord Queen Daenerys Targaryen
Region King's Landing
Dragonstone
Valyria
Title King of the Seven Kingdoms
Lord of the Andals, the Rhoynar and the First Men
Prince of Dragonstone (heir apparent)
Overlord None
Cadet Branch House Blackfyre
House Baratheon
Ancestral Weapon Blackfyre
Dark Sister
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House Targaryen Family tree

House Targaryen is a noble family of Valyrian descent that escaped the Doom. They lived for centuries on the island of Dragonstone until Aegon Targaryen and his sisters rode their dragons to the conquest of the Seven Kingdoms. House Targaryen ruled as the Kings of Westeros for nearly 300 years, until their ouster in the War of the Usurper. Their seats were the capital city of King's Landing and the island castle of Dragonstone.[1]

Culture

Customs

House Targaryen's sigil is a three-headed dragon breathing flames, red on black. The three-headed dragon represents Aegon the Conqueror and his two sisters, Rhaenys and Visenya.[2][3] Their house words are "Fire and Blood."[4] Although the Targaryen kings took their seat at King's Landing, the place where Aegon and his army first landed in Westeros and made their first fort, Dragonstone remained the traditional seat of the heir-apparent to the throne.

House Targaryen historically followed the gods of Valyria. Sometime before the conquest of the Seven Kingdoms, the Targaryens abandoned the Valyrian gods and converted to the Faith of the Seven, the predominant religion in Westeros. However, they continued to follow the Valyrian practice of incestuous marriage, wedding brother to sister, cousin to cousin, uncle to niece and aunt to nephew, holding themselves apart from and above the noble Westerosi families.

Deceased Targaryens are traditionally cremated.[5]

Traits

The phrase "blood of the dragon" refers to what are considered typical Targaryen features: silvery-gold (or platinum) hair and violet eyes. The Targaryens can tolerate a bit more heat than most ordinary people, though they are by no means immune to fire.[6]

Another trait typical to Targaryens, and one that was passed on to the cadet branch, House Blackfyre, was the ability to have premonition-like dreams.[7] Before the Doom, a noble in Valyria called Aenar Targaryen had a maiden daughter whose visions moved him to relocate his family to Dragonstone, twelve years before the Doom. Her visions were written down and published in a book called Signs and Portents, which is now lost.

Probably due to their incestuous practices, the Targaryens are prone to madness; King Jaehaerys II said that with the birth of a new Targaryen, the gods tossed a coin to decide whether the child would be a genius or a lunatic.

Dragons

The Targaryens are known as dragonlords, and seem to be closer to dragons than other men are. Aegon I introduced dragons to Westeros when he conquered it, and dragons were kept and ridden by the Targaryens until the last one perished in the reign of Aegon III Dragonbane.

The Targaryens kept dragons for much of their reign in Seven Kingdoms. To house them they built an immense domed structure in King's Landing called the Dragonpit. New dragons were bred from Aegon's original three: Vhagar, Meraxes, and the dreaded Balerion. However, violent deaths in battle and a growing infirmity in each following generation caused the family's stable to dwindle. The last Targaryen dragon was a deformed and sterile creature that died very young. It is not clearly understood what caused the last dragons to die out. A legend holds that Aegon III poisoned them, but Archmaester Marwyn suggested that the maesters were somehow responsible. Others have also claimed that raising dragons in enclosed spaces, even the Dragonpit, was unnatural and stunted their growth.

History

Origins and Conquests

House Targaryen was one of the forty ancient noble houses known as dragonlords who ruled the Valyrian Freehold, a great empire spanning most of the eastern continent. They were traditionally not one of the most important of these families, however. Daenys the Dreamer, the daughter of the head of House Targaryen, Aenar, had visions of a cataclysm that would come over Valyria. Aenar led House Targaryen and their five dragons, including Balerion, to the westernmost outpost of Valyrian influence, the island of Dragonstone, off the east coast of Westeros. Twelve years later the Doom descended on the city of Valyria, leading to the collapse of the Freehold. The Targaryens were one of the few families to survive the destruction of their home and were the only dragonriders of Valyria to survive. Thereafter four of the dragons died under unknown circumstances, possibly due to infighting among the family, but two more were born from eggs, Vhagar and Meraxes.

Following the Doom, there was pressure for the Targaryens to go east and ally themselves with Volantis, who attempted to restore the Freehold by conquering the rest of the Valyrian colonies to survive the Doom, now known as the Free Cities. However, the Targaryens remained on Dragonstone for another century. After flying to the Disputed Lands and joining an alliance to crush Volantene aspirations, the young Aegon the Conqueror developed ambitions toward Westeros.

Aegon aspired to unite the seven Westerosi kingdoms under one ruler, himself. A hundred years after the Doom, Aegon set forth from Dragonstone with his sister/wives Rhaenys and Visenya, their dragons, and a small force, landing at the mouth of the Blackwater Rush and beginning the Wars of Conquest. During his campaigns, Aegon was anointed king by the High Septon in Oldtown, leading to the unification of the Seven Kingdoms under Targaryen rule from the Iron Throne, starting a dynasty that lasted nearly 300 years. The area where the Targaryens began their conquest became the site of their new capital, King's Landing. Dragonstone was used as the seat of the heir to the throne. The region around these strongholds became known as the Crownlands, and several houses of the area, such as the Velaryons, Darklyns, and the lords of Crackclaw Point, were among the staunchest Targaryen loyalists. Another close ally was House Baratheon; Aegon had installed his bastard brother Orys Baratheon to rule the Stormlands.



Early Dynasty and the Faith Militant Uprising

Despite converting to the Faith of the Seven, the Targaryens held themselves apart from the laws of gods and men, and continued to follow the Valyrian practice of incestuous marriage, which was a sin in the eyes of the Seven. Indeed, Aegon married both of his sisters. When Aegon died 37 years after his landing and was succeeded by his incest-born son and heir, Aenys I, local populations revolted in what is known as the Faith Militant uprising. Early Targaryen kings often appointed those of the blood royal to act as their Hand. Such was the case with Aenys, who was served by his brutal half-brother and cousin, Prince Maegor. Maegor conducted the suppression of these revolts, and seized the throne for himself after Aenys's death, going on to earn the moniker "the Cruel" in his attempts to crush the rebellion. Construction of the Red Keep in King's Landing was finished during Maegor's reign. After his mysterious death in 48 AL he was succeeded by Aenys's son Jaehaerys the Conciliator, who disbanded the Faith Militant. His rule was long and wise.

Death of the Dragons

After his death in 103 AL, Jaehaerys was succeeded by his grandson Viserys I, who ruled well except in marriage. Viserys raised his daughter Rhaenyra as his heir, but his wishes were defied by the Lord Commander of his Kingsguard, Ser Criston the Kingmaker, who earned his epithet by crowning Aegon II, a son of a second marriage. In the resulting war of succession, called the Dance of the Dragons (129-131 AL), both of the monarchs perished, as did many lesser branches of House Targaryen, and most of their dragons. During the reign of Aegon III, the son of Rhaenyra who held the Iron Throne at the war's conclusion, the last dragon died, earning him the nickname "Dragonbane." The loss of their signature war mounts and the deaths of so many family members severely weakened the Targaryens' grip on the Seven Kingdoms.

Since the Dance, House Targaryen has practiced a highly modified version of agnatic primogeniture, placing female claimants in the line of succession behind all possible male ones, even collateral relations.

Incorporating Dorne

Since resisting the conquest of Aegon I, the Martell princes of Dorne had ruled their land as a sovereign realm. Upon assuming the throne in 157 AL, Aegon III's fourteen-year old son Daeron I, the Young Dragon, decided to end that. Despite his youth and lack of dragons, Daeron defeated the Dornishmen in a successful invasion. His rule of Dorne did not last, however, and he and 40,000 men died trying to defeat an uprising. Dead at eighteen without issue, the Young Dragon was succeeded by his brother Baelor the Blessed, who was in training to become a septon. One of Baelor's first acts was to make peace with Dorne by marrying his cousin, Prince Daeron, to Myriah Martell. Baelor is well-remembered by the smallfolk, but maesters and others learned in history recall his piety as his undoing. As his Hand, Baelor retained his uncle Viserys, who had also served Daeron. Viserys held the realm together while Daeron warred and Baelor prayed. During his reign, Baelor locked his three sisters in the "Maidenvault" of the Red Keep to avoid carnal thoughts. One, Daena the Defiant, carried on an affair with their cousin Aegon. When Baelor died childless as well in 171, his uncle took the throne as Viserys II. After a brief reign, Viserys was succeeded by his son Aegon, who reigned as Aegon IV and was called "the Unworthy". It was during the reign of Aegon's son Daeron II that Dorne finally joined the Targaryen empire, after Daeron's sister Daenerys, daughter of Aegon IV, wed Prince Maron Martell.

The Blackfyre Pretenders

Aegon IV kept many mistresses and sired several bastards by them. The oldest of them, by Princess Daena, had strong Targaryen features; he grew up to be a promising young knight and was granted Blackfyre, the Valyrian steel blade of Aegon the Conqueror. He became known as Daemon Blackfyre. Before his death in 184, Aegon IV legitimized all of his natural children, placing them in the succession, albeit behind his trueborn son, Daeron II. Nobles such as Aegor "Bittersteel" Rivers, one of Aegon IV's Great Bastards, did not care for Daeron's bookish nature or the Dornish flavor of his court, and whispered that Daeron was not the son of Aegon IV, but of his brother, Prince Aemon the Dragonknight, casting doubts over Daeron's right to rule. Finally, Daemon Blackfyre was bitter over the loss of Princess Daenerys, Daeron's sister, whom he had promised to Prince Maron Martell. For these reasons, Daemon and his supporters launched the First Blackfyre Rebellion against Daeron's rule. This was crushed by Daeron's sons, Baelor Breakspear and Maekar, and his bastard brother Brynden "Bloodraven" Rivers, Bittersteel's rival for the affections of their half-sister Shiera Seastar. Daemon was killed by Bloodraven in the Battle of the Redgrass Field, and Bittersteel was driven into exile across the narrow sea, where he founded the Golden Company, a sellsword army bent on naming a Blackfyre son as King of Westeros. Prince Baelor was named his father's Hand as well as heir, but died in 209 in a Trial of Seven at the Ashford Tourney fighting opposite his brother Maekar for the honor of a hedge knight called Dunk. Maekar's son, Aerion Brightflame, was sent into exile after the trial, and Maekar allowed another son, nicknamed "Egg", to continue squiring for Dunk in order to teach him humility and honor. During Daeron's reign, the third major Targaryen palace was built at Summerhall, in the Dornish Marches.


Mounting Problems

The Great Spring Sickness of 209 AL killed King Daeron II and several of his grandchildren. His equally bookish son Aerys I took the throne, appointing his uncle Bloodraven as Hand. Aerys ignored the realm's problems (including plague, drought, dwindling trade, rising banditry, and the reaving of Dagon Greyjoy) as Bloodraven focused on dealing with minor Blackfyre rebellions instigated by Bittersteel. Prince Maekar, who had expected to be named Aerys's Hand, succeeded his brother on the throne in 221 and had Bloodraven thrown into the Red Keep's dungeons. Across the Narrow Sea, House Blackfyre continued to be a distant threat to the main Targaryen line. In 233 King Maekar fell in battle against a rebel lord, presumably a Blackfyre supporter.

A series of misfortunes and deaths over the years culminated in a Great Council being held upon Maekar's demise in 233 AL. The council bypassed the mad Prince Daeron's lackwit daughter and the infant son of the dead and mad Aerion Brightflame, leading to the crowning of Maekar's son "Egg" as Aegon V, called “The Unlikely” for being the fourth son of a fourth son. Aegon's elder brother, Aemon, had been quietly offered the throne before him, but Aemon refused the crown since he had taken a maester's vows, forswearing his inheritance and going on to join the Night's Watch lest he be used in plots against Aegon. The new king emptied the dungeons to accompany Aemon to the Wall, including their great-uncle Bloodraven, who went on to become Lord Commander of the Night's Watch. As Lord Commander of his Kingsguard, Aegon V appointed Ser Duncan the Tall, the hedge knight Dunk for whom he had squired in his youth.


In the latter part of Aegon's reign, he sent a host to the Stepstones to defeat Maelys the Monstrous, the last Blackfyre. The Blackfyre pretender and his supporters were defeated in the War of the Ninepenny Kings, and Maelys slain. Hearing a prophecy from a woods witch that their line would bear the Prince That Was Promised to defeat the Others, Egg arranged the marriage of his grandchildren Aerys and Rhaella. Since he had done so, Aegon allowed his children to marry for love, earning him bitter enemies instead of friends. His daughter Rhaelle married into House Baratheon. His son Duncan the Small, Prince of Dragonflies, "cast aside a crown" for Jenny of Oldstones, leading in some way to the Tragedy of Summerhall, where Aegon V and both Duncans lost their lives in 259. Aegon's sickly son Jaehaerys II reigned for a few years before dying in 262. Amiable, clever, and able, he nonetheless was seen as weak by those martial lords prejudiced against his frail constitution. He was succeeded by his eldest son, Aerys II.

Downfall

Aided by his able Hand, Lord Tywin Lannister, King Aerys II began his reign with promise, but became paranoid and increasingly mad after being abducted during a failed revolt of the longtime Targaryen loyalists of House Darklyn and Tywin's cautious response. His heir, Prince Rhaegar, resolved to be a better monarch and set forth to prove himself, and to fulfill the prophecy of the Prince That Was Promised. Aerys chose Tywin's heir, Ser Jaime, for his Kingsguard, robbing Tywin of his heir and provoking him to resignation because the King had also rejected Tywin's proposal of a marriage between Rhaegar and Jaime's twin sister, Cersei Lannister. Also during the Tourney at Harrenhal, Rhaegar offended Robert Baratheon by naming his betrothed, Lyanna Stark, as Queen of Love and Beauty rather than his own wife, Princess Elia Martell.

Shortly after the tourney, Prince Rhaegar ran off with Lyanna. When Lyanna's brother and father protested, Aerys had them killed, starting a civil war. Rhaegar took command of the royal troops, leading them to defeat in the Battle of the Trident, where he was killed by Robert Baratheon. Prince Viserys and the pregnant Queen Rhaella fled to Dragonstone. Perfidious Lannisters killed Aerys, Elia, Rhaenys, and the infant Aegon in King's Landing. On Dragonstone, Rhaella died giving birth to Princess Daenerys, who was spirited to the Free Cities along with Viserys by the loyal Ser Willem Darry. Robert Baratheon was crowned king, partially due to his having a Targaryen grandmother.

King Aerys II Targaryen was the last king in a dynasty which had held for nearly 300 years of unbroken rule. Where the Targaryens had begun as untouchable demigods atop fire-breathing dragons, their power had fallen noticeably since the time of those beasts, with many more large-scale civil wars featuring pitched battles. In the short term, Aerys's madness had provoked the nobles to action, but such open defiance would not have occurred if his family's prestige had not been in decline for some time. This loss of influence is perhaps shown by the fact that Aegon V was invited to rule by a council rather than claiming a divine right. The Defiance of Duskendale by House Darklyn, one of the staunchest traditional royal allies, is another sign of the house's loss of influence.

Recent Events

Daenerys and her three fledgling dragons‎ - © 2012 John Picacio

A Game of Thrones

Across the Narrow Sea, the Mad King's surviving son claims legitimacy as "Viserys III." He and his sister Daenerys Targaryen wander the Free Cities, seeking aid from various merchant princes to restore House Targaryen. Few take his claim seriously, calling him the Beggar King.

In 288 AL, Viserys betroths his sister to Drogo, a mighty khal of the Dothraki, hoping to use his horde to retake the Seven Kingdoms. Viserys alienates the horselord with his arrogance and is eventually killed. After the death of Khal Drogo, Daenerys takes command of the khalasar's ragged remnants, and is able to hatch three dragon eggs, the first in a century and a half.

At the Wall, the century-old Maester Aemon, brother to King Aegon V, imparts wisdom to a new recruit of the Night's Watch, Jon Snow, regarding the conflict of loyalty between family and duty.

A Clash of Kings

Daenerys nurtures her young dragons, Drogon, Rhaegal, and Viserion, and her people, bringing them through the Red Waste to the strange city of Qarth.

A Storm of Swords

Traveling to Slaver's Bay, Daenerys conquers the cities of Astapor, Yunkai, and Meereen. However, her campaign of liberation seems to cause more conflict than it solves, so she decides to remain in Meereen to bring order and to learn to rule. One of her officers, Ben Plumm, claims to have Targaryen ancestry.

Maester Aemon pushes Jon Snow to take command of Castle Black when the Wall is besieged by wildlings. Jon is subsequently elected Lord Commander of the Night's Watch.

A Feast for Crows

Lord Commander Snow orders Maester Aemon to Oldtown to avoid the red sorceress Melisandre, who might wish to sacrifice him to R'hllor for his kingsblood. Unfortunately, Aemon does not survive the voyage, leaving the lore of the Night's Watch in the hands of Samwell Tarly.

A Dance with Dragons

As she hones her skills of leadership in Meereen, Daenerys tries to tell good counsel from bad and how to make decisions of dubious morality. She refuses a marriage proposal from Quentyn Martell, whose father, Doran Martell, is attempting to honor a secret pact made to wed Viserys to Arianne Martell. Daenerys's control of Meereen is threatened by a coalition led by Yunkai. She flees from Daznak's Pit on the back of her dragon Drogon and ends up in the Dothraki Sea, where she encounters the khalasar of Khal Jhaqo. Meanwhile, her other dragons, Rhaegal and Viserion, are released and wreak havoc upon Meereen.

It is claimed that, unbeknownst to the Lannisters, Crown Prince Rhaegar's infant son Aegon Targaryen, Daenerys's nephew, survived the Sack of King's Landing thanks to Varys, who had a peasant baby killed in his place. The purported Aegon was raised in secret across the narrow sea by Rhaegar's friend Jon Connington, who nicknamed the youth Young Griff. He lands in the Stormlands with the Golden Company at his back, calling himself Aegon VI.

Beyond the Wall, the three-eyed crow who has been appearing to Bran Stark in his dreams is strongly implied to be none other than Bloodraven, Brynden Rivers, kept alive by sorcery and living in a cave.

Timeline

Targaryen kings
Aegon I 1 AL37 AL
Aenys I 37 AL42 AL
Maegor I 42 AL48 AL
Jaehaerys I 48 AL103 AL
Viserys I 103 AL129 AL
Aegon II 129 AL131 AL
Aegon III 131 AL - 157 AL
Daeron I 157 AL -161 AL
Baelor I 161 AL - 171 AL
Viserys II 171 AL - 172 AL
Aegon IV 172 AL - 184 AL
Daeron II 184 AL - 209 AL
Aerys I 209 AL - 221 AL
Maekar I 221 AL - 233 AL
Aegon V 233 AL - 259 AL
Jaehaerys II 259 AL - 262 AL
Aerys II 262 AL - 283 AL

All dates are given relative to Aegon's Landing (AL).

before ca. -200 AL
House Targaryen relocates to the island of Dragonstone, off the coast of Westeros.
The Doom of Valyria (ca. -100 AL)
The Doom destroys the freehold of Valyria.
The Wars of Conquest (ca. 1 AL)
Aided by his two sisters and their dragons Vhagar, Meraxes, and Balerion, the armies of Aegon the Conqueror invade the seven kingdoms of Westeros, sparking the Wars of Conquest. In the battle known as the "Field of Fire," Aegon's army conquers the combined forces of the Rock and of the Reach; the three dragons kill nearly four thousand men. Many other kings bend the knee to Aegon, and in the end, only Dorne remains unconquered.
Faith Militant uprising (37-48 AL)
The two armed wings of the church rise against Aegon's incest-born son Aenys I. Aenys's half-brother and Hand, Maegor I seizes the throne after his death and fails to crush the rebels. Aenys's son Jaehaerys I succeeds and outlaws both military orders.
The Dance of the Dragons (129-131 AL), the Targaryen civil war.
Aegon II's claim to the throne is disputed by his elder sister Rhaenyra; both perish in the resulting war. Several dragons and lesser branches of the house are extinguished.
Conquest of Dorne (ca. 157 AL)
Aged 14, Daeron I conquers Dorne, but is unable to hold it. He dies along with tens of thousands.
The Battle of the Redgrass Field (196 AL)
The first Blackfyre Rebellion ends when the rebel Daemon Blackfyre's forces are defeated in the Battle of the Redgrass Field. These events are recounted in The Sworn Sword.
Tourney at Ashford (208 AL)
Baelor Breakspear dies from wounds sustained in trial by combat. These events are recounted in The Hedge Knight.
The Great Spring Sickness (209 AL)
A plague engulfs large parts of Westeros, killing King Daeron II and his grandsons Valarr and Matarys.
Great Council (233 AL)
A great council passes over the infant bastard son of Aerion Brightflame and the idiot daughter of Prince Daeron, crowning Aegon V, the Unlikely.
War of the Usurper (282-283 AL)
The Targaryen reign ends when Lord Robert Baratheon takes the Iron Throne and King Aerys II is killed by his sworn knight Ser Jaime Lannister.


House Targaryen at the end of the third century

The known Targaryens during the timespan of the events described on A Song of Ice and Fire are:

  • {King Viserys III}, called "the Beggar King", Khal Rhae Mhar (The Sorefoot King), and Khal Rhaggat (The Cart King) and self-proclaimed King of the Andals, the Rhoynar and the First Men and Lord of the Seven Kingdoms, in exile. Fatally "crowned" in Vaes Dothrak.
  • Queen Daenerys I, called, Daenerys Stormborn, Mother of Dragons, sister of Viserys and last known Targaryen heir, Queen of the Andals and the Rhoynar and the First Men, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Shackles/Chains, Queen of Meereen.
    • her dragons, Drogon, Viserion, Rhaegal,
    • {Khal Drogo}, her first husband. Euthanized after disabling wounds.
      • {Rhaego}, her son by Drogo. Died at birth.
    • King Hizdahr zo Loraq XIV, her second husband, King of Meereen, Scion of Ghis, Octarch of the Old Empire, Master of the Skahazadhan, Consort to Dragons, Blood of the Harpy. A Ghiscari noble of Meereen.
  • {Maester Aemon}, sworn to the Night's Watch. Great-granduncle to the Mad King. Died of a chill at sea, at the age of one hundred and two.
  • Prince Aegon, Rhaegar's son. Believed to have died at Gregor Clegane's hand in the Sack of King's Landing, but is purported by some to be alive under the identity of Young Griff and with the Golden Company. If true his claim supersedes his aunt Daenerys', and he is Aegon VI.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aenar
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gaemon
 
 
 
 
 
Daenys
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aegon
 
 
 
 
 
Elaena
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maegon
 
Aerys
 
wife
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aelyx
 
Baelon
 
Daemion
 
wife
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Valaena Velaryon
 
Aerion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Visenya
 
Aegon I
1–37 AC
 
 
 
 
 
Rhaenys
 
Orys Baratheon
 
 
 
 
 
Argella Durrandon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ceryse
Hightower
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aenys I
37–42 AC
 
Alyssa Velaryon
 
 
 
 
House Baratheon
 
 
 
 
Elinor
Costayne
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alys Harroway
 
 
Maegor I
42–48 AC
 
Rhaena[N 1]
 
Aegon
 
Viserys
 
Jaehaerys I
48–103 AC
 
Alysanne
 
Vaella
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jeyne
Westerling
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tyanna
 
 
 
 
Aerea
 
Rhaella
 
Aegon
 
 
Daenerys
 
 
Gaemon
 
Valerion
 
 
Vaegon
 
 
Maegelle
 
Viserra
 
Saera
 
Gael
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jocelyn
Baratheon
 
Aemon
 
Daella
 
Rodrik
Arryn
 
Baelon
 
Alyssa
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Corlys
Velaryon
 
Rhaenys
 
 
 
 
 
Aemma Arryn
 
 
 
Viserys I
103–129 AC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alicent Hightower
 
Daemon[N 2]
 
Aegon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rhea Royce
 
Daemon[N 2]
 
 
 
Laena Velaryon
 
 
 
 
Laenor Velaryon
 
 
 
 
 
Rhaenyra[N 3]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daemon[N 2]
 
Baelon
 
son
 
 
Aegon II
129–131 AC
 
Helaena
 
Aemond
 
Daeron
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alyn Velaryon[N 4]
 
Baela
 
Corwyn Corbray
 
Rhaena
 
Garmund Hightower
 
Jacaerys Velaryon
 
Lucerys Velaryon
 
Joffrey Velaryon
 
Visenya
 
Viserys II
171–172 AC
 
Larra
Rogare
 
Daenaera Velaryon
 
Aegon III
131–157 AC
 
Jaehaera
 
Jaehaerys
 
Maelor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
House Velaryon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
six daughters
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aemon
 
Naerys
 
Aegon IV
172–184 AC
 
Daena
 
Baelor I
161–171 AC
 
Daeron I
157–161 AC
 
Rhaena
 
Alyn Velaryon[N 4]
 
Elaena[N 5]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Michael Manwoody
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daemon
Blackfyre
 
Rohanne of Tyrosh
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jon Waters
 
Jeyne Waters
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ossifer Plumm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daenerys
 
Maron Martell
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mariah Martell
 
Daeron II
184–209 AC
 
 
 
House Blackfyre
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
House Longwaters
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ronnel Penrose
 
Viserys Plumm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
issue
 
wife
 
son
 
Baelor
 
Jena
Dondarrion
 
Aerys I
209–221 AC
 
Aelinor
Penrose
[N 6]
 
Rhaegel
 
Alys
Arryn
 
Dyanna
Dayne
 
 
Maekar I
221–233 AC
 
 
Robin
Penrose
 
Laena
Penrose
 
Jocelyn
Penrose
 
Joy
Penrose
 
House Plumm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
House Martell
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Matarys
 
 
 
 
 
Aelor
 
Aelora
 
Daenora
 
Aerion
 
 
Aemon
 
Daella
 
unknown
 
Aegon V
233–259 AC
 
Betha
Blackwood
 
Rhae
 
unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maegor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
issue
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
issue
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Valarr
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kiera
of Tyrosh
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daeron
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
sons (stillborn)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vaella
 
Jenny of
Oldstones
 
Duncan
 
Jaehaerys II
259–262 AC
 
Shaera
 
Daeron
 
Rhaelle
 
Ormund
Baratheon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aerys II
262–283 AC
 
 
 
 
 
Rhaella
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
House Baratheon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Elia
Martell
 
Rhaegar
 
 
 
 
 
Shaena
 
Daeron
 
stillbirth
 
Aegon
 
Jaehaerys
 
Viserys[N 7]
 
Drogo
 
Daenerys[N 8]
 
Hizdahr zo Loraq
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rhaenys
 
Aegon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rhaego
 
 
 
 


Daenerys' Household

The Queen's protectors:

  • Ser Barristan Selmy, called Barristan the Bold, Lord Commander of the Queensguard and Hand of the Queen.
    • his two known knights:
    • his lads, squires training for knighthood:
      • Larraq, called 'The Lash', of Meereen.
      • the Boys, three Ghiscari brothers and freedmen.
  • Belwas, called Strong Belwas, eunuch and former pit fighter.
  • her Dothraki bloodriders:
    • Jhogo, the whip, blood of her blood and ko. Currently a hostage of the Yunkish
    • Aggo, the bow, blood of her blood and ko. Away from Meereen seeking Daenerys.
    • Rakharo, the arakh, blood of her blood and ko. Away from Meereen seeking Daenerys.
  • Ser Jorah Mormont, called 'Jorah the Andal', former Lord Commander. Banished. Currently with the Second Sons.

The Queen's captains and commanders:

  • Grey Worm, a eunuch, commander of the Unsullied, a company of eunuch infantry.
  • {Mollono Yos Dob}, commander of the Stalwart Shields, a company of freedmen named for the martyred Unsullied. Died of the Pale Mare.
    • Tal Toraq, new commander of the Stalwart Shields.
  • Symon Stripeback, commander of Free Brothers, a company of freedmen.
  • Marselen, commander of the Mother's Men, a company of freedman, a eunuch, brother to Missandei.
  • {Groleo} of Pentos, formerly captain of the great cog Saduleon, made an admiral without a fleet. Executed by the Yunkai'i.
  • Rommo, a jaqqa rhan of the Dothraki, he represents Daenerys' khalasar at council.
  • Daario Naharis, a Tyroshi sellsword, captain of the Stormcrows, a free company.
    • The Widower, second in command and acting joint-commander of the Stormcrows.
    • Jokin, commander of the archers and acting joint-commander of the Stormcrows.
  • Ben Plumm, called 'Brown Ben', a mongrel sellsword, captain of the Second Sons, a free company. Defected to Yunkai.

The Queen's Meereenese court:

The Queen's handmaids and servants:

Young Griff/Prince Aegon's followers

Quotes

Like their dragons the Targaryens answered to neither gods nor men.[9]

- Catelyn Tully's thoughts


Every child knows that the Targaryens have always danced too close to madness.[10]

- Ser Barristan Selmy


I will kill every Targaryen I can get my hands on, until they are as dead as their dragons, and then I will piss on their graves. [11]

- Robert Baratheon


What did any Targaryen ever know of honor? Go down into your crypt and ask Lyanna about the dragon’s honor! [11]

- Robert Baratheon to Eddard Stark


References and Notes

  1. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 23, Daenerys III.
  2. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 3, Daenerys I.
  3. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 62, Tyrion VIII.
  4. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 23, Daenerys II.
  5. So Spake Martin, July 27, 2008
  6. "Interview with the Dragon" Copyright © 2003 Robert Shaw.
  7. The Mystery Knight.
  8. Kiera of Tyrosh was widowed when Valarr Targaryen died from the Great Spring Sickness; some time later she married his cousin Daeron.
  9. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 33, Catelyn IV.
  10. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 71, Daenerys VI.
  11. 11.0 11.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 12, Eddard II.

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