Rhaenys by Amok©
|Born||In 25BC/26BC, at Dragonstone|
|Spouse||Aegon I Targaryen|
|Book(s)||A Game of Thrones (Mentioned)|
Queen Rhaenys Targaryen was the younger of Aegon I Targaryen's sister-queens. Rhaenys was Aegon's favourite sister-wife, though she may have dabbled with other bed-mates.
Appearance and Character
Rhaenys was a year or two younger than Aegon. She had the silver-gold Targaryen hair which she kept long and wore loose. Physically she was more slender and graceful than her sister. She was known as less stern and more playful and curious than her older sister, Visenya. She was also interested in music and poetry. She loved to ride her dragon Meraxes and spent twice as much time riding than her siblings. She surrounded herself with comely young men and there were whispers that she entertained men while Aegon was with Visenya - yet Aegon spent ten nights with Rhaenys for every one with Visenya. 
Rhaenys led her army into Dorne. However, the Dornish refused to give battle, instead melting away into the mountains and deserts, returning only to launch guerrilla raids on the army. Rhaenys captured holdfasts to no avail, as their people (learning of what happened to Harrenhal) had already fled, leaving only the elderly and infirm. Frustrated, Rhaenys flew directly to Sunspear to demand Princess Mariya's surrender. Mariya instead informed her that, "This is Dorne. You are not wanted here, return at your peril." Rhaenys replied that she would return with "Fire and blood", but Mariya simply replied, "Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken". The Targaryen army withdrew from Dorne, leaving the country untaken.
Rhaenys was the mother of Aenys I Targaryen and several other daughters, and it was her line that comprised the bulk of the Targaryen dynasty. Daenerys Stormborn is the last of her descendants who still bears the Targaryen name, although her progeny are to be found among Baratheons and Martells. Her first born daughter was born in 8/9 AC, her son, Aenys I, who was married to Alyssa Velaryon for political reasons, was born in 7 AC
References and Notes
This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at House Targaryen. The list of authors can be seen in the page history of House Targaryen. As with A Wiki of Ice and Fire, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.