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'''Nettles''', also known as '''Netty''', was the first and last rider of the [[dragon]] [[Sheepstealer]].
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'''Nettles''', also known as '''Netty''', was a [[dragonseed]] and the first and possibly last [[dragonrider]] of the [[dragon]] [[Sheepstealer]].{{ref|FAB|The Dying of the Dragons - The Red Dragon and the Gold}}{{ref|TWOIAF|The Targaryen Kings: Aegon III}}
  
==Appearance & Character==
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==Appearance and Character==
Netty was a small brown-skinned girl with black hair and brown eyes. She was skinny, foul-mouthed, filthy and fearless. She was sixteen years old at the start of the [[Dance of the Dragons|civil war]].
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Netty was a small brown-skinned girl with black hair and brown eyes.{{ref|FAB|The Dying of the Dragons - The Red Dragon and the Gold}} The skinny girl had crooked teeth and a scarred nose. According to [[Gyldayn]], she could not be called pretty.{{ref|FAB|The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Triumphant}}
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Nettles was foul-mouthed, filthy, and fearless.{{ref|FAB|The Dying of the Dragons - The Red Dragon and the Gold}}
  
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==History==
 
==History==
During the civil war, when it was decided by Prince [[Jace|Jacaerys]] that [[the Blacks]] needed more dragonriders, many on [[Dragonstone]] came forward to answer the Prince's call. Netty was one of them and tamed [[Sheepstealer]].
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[[File:Season5Dance of DragonsNettles.png|thumb|Nettles from ''[[Game of Thrones]]'' Blu-ray]]
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According to [[Mushroom]], Nettles was a [[bastard]] of uncertain birth, born to a dockside [[whore]].{{ref|FAB|The Dying of the Dragons - The Red Dragon and the Gold}} She grew up homeless in [[Spicetown]] and [[Hull]] on the island of [[Driftmark]].{{ref|FAB|The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Triumphant}} According to Septon [[Eustace (Dance of the Dragons)|Eustace]], the girl's nose was slit after she was caught thieving.{{ref|FAB|The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Triumphant}}
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When it was decided by Prince [[Jacaerys Velaryon]] that the [[blacks]] needed more [[dragonriders]] during the [[Dance of the Dragons]], several "[[dragonseeds]]" on [[Dragonstone (island)|Dragonstone]] came forward to answer the prince's call in {{date|129}}. Then sixteen years of age, Nettles was able to tame the wild dragon [[Sheepstealer]] by bringing it a freshly slaughtered sheep each morning, allowing Sheepstealer to become accustomed to the girl.{{ref|FAB|The Dying of the Dragons - The Red Dragon and the Gold}}
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Netles fought valiantly on behalf of Queen [[Rhaenyra Targaryen]] in the [[Battle of the Gullet]]. While her fellow dragonriders [[Hugh Hammer|Hugh the Hammer]] and [[Ulf White|Ulf the White]] celebrated after the battle, Nettles was upset by the death of Jacaerys.{{ref|FAB|The Dying of the Dragons - The Red Dragon and the Gold}} During the [[fall of King's Landing]], Nettles landed Sheepstealer on [[Visenya's Hill]].{{ref|FAB|The Dying of the Dragons - The Red Dragon and the Gold}}
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While searching the [[riverlands]] for Prince [[Aemond Targaryen]] and [[Vhagar]], Prince [[Daemon Targaryen]], Rhaenyra's husband, was constantly accompanied by Nettles, both in the sky and at their base, [[Maidenpool]]. According to Mushroom, Daemon had come to love the girl and took her as his bedmate. In contrast, [[Norren (House Mooton)|Norren]], the maester at Maidenpool, stated the dragonriders had separate bedrooms and that Daemon doted upon Nettles "as a man might dote upon his daughter". Norren described Daemon teaching Nettles common courtesies and giving her fine gifts such as an ivory hairbrush, a silvered looking glass, a velvet and satin cloak, and leather riding boots. Maidservants said Daemon showed Nettles how to wash, sharing a single tub at times.{{ref|FAB|The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Triumphant}}
  
Netty fought valiantly in the [[Battle in the Gullet]].
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Queen Rhaenyra's court at the [[Red Keep]] was outraged by the [[treasons of Tumbleton]] done by Ulf and Hugh. Lady [[Mysaria]], long Daemon's paramour, fed the growing distrust of Rhaenyra against the dragonseeds with rumors about Nettles and Daemon's relationship. Rhaenyra raged, declaring that Nettles used [[magic|spells]] to bond with Sheepstealer and to seduce the prince. The queen sent a [[raven]] to [[Manfryd Mooton]], Lord of Maidenpool, requesting the girl's head and ordering Daemon to return to the capital. Manfryd and his advisors disobyed, however. When Maester Norren informed Daemon that Rhaenyra had declared Nettles a traitor, Daemon allowed her to escape. After killing a large black ram and feeding it to her dragon, a tearful Nettles flew Sheepstealer into the morning mists of the [[Bay of Crabs]].{{ref|FAB|The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Triumphant}}
  
While searching the [[Riverlands]] for [[Aemond Targaryen]], [[Daemon Targaryen (husband of Rhaenyra)|Daemon Targaryen]] took her for his bedmate. When [[Rhaenyra Targaryen]] declared her a traitor, Daemon allowed her to escape. She was never seen again.
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The disappearance of Nettles enraged Rhaenyra.{{ref|FAB|The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Overthrown}} Instead of returning to his wife, Daemon flew to [[Harrenhal]], where he perished fighting Aemond in the [[Battle Above the Gods Eye]] in {{date|130}}. Since Daemon's body was never found in the [[Gods Eye]], some songs claim that he survived the encounter and found his way back to Nettles.{{ref|FAB|The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Triumphant}}
  
==References and Notes==  
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When King [[Aegon II Targaryen]] regained the [[Iron Throne]] after Rhaenyra's death, there were reports that Sheepstealer had been seen at [[Crackclaw Point]] and the [[Mountains of the Moon]].{{ref|FAB|The Dying of the Dragons - The Short, Sad Reign of Aegon II}} In {{date|134}} during the reign of King [[Aegon III Targaryen]], Ser [[Robert Rowan]] led a royal army to the [[Vale of Arryn]] to support Ser [[Joffrey Arryn]]. Robert's men encountered Sheepstealer and a ragged Nettles in a cave, and in the ensuing fight sixteen men were slain and threescore more were wounded. Nettles and her dragon were last seen flying deeper into the Mountains of the Moon.{{ref|FAB|The Lysene Spring and the End of Regency}}
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Some [[maesters]] believe that the [[Burned Men]] originated from members of the [[Painted Dogs]] who worshipped a fire-witch and her dragon in a hidden vale after the Dance, bringing gifts to the dragon woman and displaying burns as proof of their valor.{{ref|TWOIAF|The Vale}}{{ref|FAB|The Lysene Spring and the End of Regency}}
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==Quotes==
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{{quote|A skinny brown girl on [[Sheepstealer|a skinny brown dragon]].{{ref|FAB|The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Triumphant}}|writings of [[Munkun]]}}
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{{quote|She is a [[smallfolk|common thing]], with the stink of [[sorcery]] upon her.{{ref|FAB|The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Triumphant}}|declaration of [[Rhaenyra Targaryen]]}}
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Latest revision as of 17:23, 29 June 2019

Nettles
Nettles.jpg
Art by Enife

Alias Netty
Allegiance Blacks
Born In 113 AC, at Driftmark
Book(s) The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)
Fire & Blood (mentioned)
The Princess and the Queen (mentioned)

Nettles, also known as Netty, was a dragonseed and the first and possibly last dragonrider of the dragon Sheepstealer.[1][2]

Appearance and Character

Netty was a small brown-skinned girl with black hair and brown eyes.[1] The skinny girl had crooked teeth and a scarred nose. According to Gyldayn, she could not be called pretty.[3]

Nettles was foul-mouthed, filthy, and fearless.[1]

History

Nettles from Game of Thrones Blu-ray

According to Mushroom, Nettles was a bastard of uncertain birth, born to a dockside whore.[1] She grew up homeless in Spicetown and Hull on the island of Driftmark.[3] According to Septon Eustace, the girl's nose was slit after she was caught thieving.[3]

When it was decided by Prince Jacaerys Velaryon that the blacks needed more dragonriders during the Dance of the Dragons, several "dragonseeds" on Dragonstone came forward to answer the prince's call in 129 AC. Then sixteen years of age, Nettles was able to tame the wild dragon Sheepstealer by bringing it a freshly slaughtered sheep each morning, allowing Sheepstealer to become accustomed to the girl.[1]

Netles fought valiantly on behalf of Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen in the Battle of the Gullet. While her fellow dragonriders Hugh the Hammer and Ulf the White celebrated after the battle, Nettles was upset by the death of Jacaerys.[1] During the fall of King's Landing, Nettles landed Sheepstealer on Visenya's Hill.[1]

While searching the riverlands for Prince Aemond Targaryen and Vhagar, Prince Daemon Targaryen, Rhaenyra's husband, was constantly accompanied by Nettles, both in the sky and at their base, Maidenpool. According to Mushroom, Daemon had come to love the girl and took her as his bedmate. In contrast, Norren, the maester at Maidenpool, stated the dragonriders had separate bedrooms and that Daemon doted upon Nettles "as a man might dote upon his daughter". Norren described Daemon teaching Nettles common courtesies and giving her fine gifts such as an ivory hairbrush, a silvered looking glass, a velvet and satin cloak, and leather riding boots. Maidservants said Daemon showed Nettles how to wash, sharing a single tub at times.[3]

Queen Rhaenyra's court at the Red Keep was outraged by the treasons of Tumbleton done by Ulf and Hugh. Lady Mysaria, long Daemon's paramour, fed the growing distrust of Rhaenyra against the dragonseeds with rumors about Nettles and Daemon's relationship. Rhaenyra raged, declaring that Nettles used spells to bond with Sheepstealer and to seduce the prince. The queen sent a raven to Manfryd Mooton, Lord of Maidenpool, requesting the girl's head and ordering Daemon to return to the capital. Manfryd and his advisors disobyed, however. When Maester Norren informed Daemon that Rhaenyra had declared Nettles a traitor, Daemon allowed her to escape. After killing a large black ram and feeding it to her dragon, a tearful Nettles flew Sheepstealer into the morning mists of the Bay of Crabs.[3]

The disappearance of Nettles enraged Rhaenyra.[4] Instead of returning to his wife, Daemon flew to Harrenhal, where he perished fighting Aemond in the Battle Above the Gods Eye in 130 AC. Since Daemon's body was never found in the Gods Eye, some songs claim that he survived the encounter and found his way back to Nettles.[3]

When King Aegon II Targaryen regained the Iron Throne after Rhaenyra's death, there were reports that Sheepstealer had been seen at Crackclaw Point and the Mountains of the Moon.[5] In 134 AC during the reign of King Aegon III Targaryen, Ser Robert Rowan led a royal army to the Vale of Arryn to support Ser Joffrey Arryn. Robert's men encountered Sheepstealer and a ragged Nettles in a cave, and in the ensuing fight sixteen men were slain and threescore more were wounded. Nettles and her dragon were last seen flying deeper into the Mountains of the Moon.[6]

Some maesters believe that the Burned Men originated from members of the Painted Dogs who worshipped a fire-witch and her dragon in a hidden vale after the Dance, bringing gifts to the dragon woman and displaying burns as proof of their valor.[7][6]

Quotes

A skinny brown girl on a skinny brown dragon.[3]

—writings of Munkun

She is a common thing, with the stink of sorcery upon her.[3]

—declaration of Rhaenyra Targaryen

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Red Dragon and the Gold.
  2. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon III.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Triumphant.
  4. Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Overthrown.
  5. Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Short, Sad Reign of Aegon II.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Fire & Blood, The Lysene Spring and the End of Regency.
  7. The World of Ice & Fire, The Vale.