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Daenerys Targaryen is a member of House Targaryen, the former royal family of the Seven Kingdoms. Her father was King Aerys II, and her mother was his sister-wife Queen Rhaella. Daenerys was conceived during Robert's Rebellion that that would ultimately end her family's reign. Before she was born, following the defeat at the Battle of the Trident, her pregnant mother and brother, Viserys, were sent from King's Landing to Dragonstone for safekeeping, the family ancestral seat.
Daenerys was born as a fierce storm struck Dragonstone, and so was called Stormborn. Her mother died as a result of the labor. By that time the war was lost, Robert Baratheon had claimed the throne, all of her family dead, but her and her older brother, Viserys. The garrison at Dragonstone decided to surrender and turn them over to the rebels for their lives, but before they could act on this plan, Ser Willem Darry and several other loyal retainers rescued the children and smuggled them into the Free City of Braavos. Read more....
- "You may well have the better claim, but I have the larger army." – Renly Baratheon 
- "You know the saying about the Hand?" – Robert Baratheon
"What the King dreams, the Hand builds." – Eddard Stark
"I bedded a fishmaid once who told me the lowborn have a choicer way to put it. The king eats, they say and the Hand takes the shit." – Robert 
- "Never fear the darkness, Bran. The strongest trees are rooted in the dark places of the earth. Darkness will be your cloak, your shield, your mother's milk. Darkness will make you strong." – Three-eyed crow to Bran Stark 
Did you know...
- Wyman Manderly has the titles: Lord of White Harbor, Warden of the White Knife, Shield of the Faith, Defender of the Dispossessed, Lord Marshal of the Mander, and A Knight of the Order of the Green Hand.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 31, Catelyn.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 4, Eddard.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 34, Bran.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 45, Catelyn.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 10, Sansa.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 19, Davos.
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