Jaehaerys I Targaryen
Jaehaerys I by Amoka©
|Reign||48 AC - 103 AC|
|Full Name||Jaehaerys Targaryen First of His Name|
|Alias|| The Conciliator |
The Old King
|Other Titles||King of the Seven Kingdoms|
|Died in||103 AC, at King's Landing|
|Royal House||House Targaryen|
Jaehaerys was the first-born child of King Aenys I. For unknown reasons, his uncle, Maegor I, took the Iron Throne before him. After Maegor's died without issue, Jaehaerys took the throne. He inherited from his uncle's reign a war with the Faith Militant known as the Faith Militant uprising. Maegor had used brutal methods to eradicate the rebellion, such as placing bounties on the heads of all members of the Faith Militant, but the rebellion had continued. Jaehaerys pacified the rebellion with the offer of amnesty for all participants and the disbanding of the Faith Militant. The offer was accepted and the orders disbanded on the condition that the Iron Throne would always defend the Faith. This act earned him the name "The Conciliator."
Jaehaerys ruled for over five decades, becoming the longest ruling of the Targaryen Kings, which led him to also being referred to as the "Old King." Jaehaerys brought to the realm a time of great peace, aided by his beloved sister-wife Good Queen Alysanne. Alysanne convinced him to abolish the lord's right to the First Night. Jaehaerys choose as Hand, Septon Barth, a smith's son who served him for 40 years.
Jaehaerys was known for his love to travel and once visited the North with Queen Alysanne, six dragons and half his court. It was during his reign that the Night's Watch castle Deep Lake was built, which was paid for by his wife's jewels and built by the men Jaehaerys sent north.
He was succeeded by his grandson Viserys I.
According to a semi-canon source, Jaehaerys looked wise and dignified even into his later years, with a long white, flowing beard. Not a warrior, his crown was a simple gold band with seven different colored stones inset.