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| Character_name= Sheepstealer
 
| Character_name= Sheepstealer
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| image_caption = [[Nettles]] takes a sheep to Sheepstealer
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| Allegiance = [[Nettles]]
 
| Allegiance = [[Nettles]]
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| Date_of_Birth = after {{Date|48}}
 
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| Books = ''[[The Princess and the Queen]]'' (Appears)
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| Books = ''[[The World of Ice & Fire]]'' (mentioned)<br>''[[Fire & Blood]]'' (mentioned)<br>''[[The Princess and the Queen]]'' (mentioned)
 
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'''Sheepstealer''' was a wild [[dragon]] during the [[Dance of the Dragons]] with a taste for mutton.{{ref|tpatq}} It lived at the back of [[Dragonmont]] and would hunt between [[Driftmark]] and [[Wendwater]]. The [[smallfolk]] of [[Dragonstone]] named it for a self-evident reason. He is one of three wild dragons with [[Cannibal]] and [[Grey Ghost]].{{ref|tpatq}}
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{{Hatnote|For Harrag Sheepstealer, see [[Harrag Sharp]].}}
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'''Sheepstealer''' was a wild male{{Ref|FAB|The Dying of the Dragons - The Red Dragon and the Gold}} [[dragon]] during the [[Dance of the Dragons]] with a taste for mutton.{{Ref|TPATQ}}{{Ref|TWOIAF| The Targaryen Kings: Aegon II}}{{Ref|FAB|The Dying of the Dragons - The Red Dragon and the Gold}} It lived at the back of [[Dragonmont]] and would hunt between [[Driftmark]] and [[Wendwater]]. The [[smallfolk]] of [[Dragonstone]] named it for a self-evident reason. He is one of three wild dragons with [[the Cannibal]] and [[Grey Ghost]].{{Ref|TPATQ}}{{Ref|FAB|The Dying of the Dragons - The Red Dragon and the Gold}}
  
 
==Appearance==
 
==Appearance==
Sheepstealer's coloring was an ugly "mud brown". He was hatched when King [[Jaehaerys I Targaryen]] was young, which would put him around 80 years old at the time of the civil war.{{ref|tpatq}}
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Sheepstealer's coloring was an ugly "mud brown". He was hatched when King [[Jaehaerys I Targaryen]] was young, which would put him around 80 years old at the time of the civil war.{{Ref|TPATQ}}{{Ref|FAB|The Dying of the Dragons - The Red Dragon and the Gold}} He was not aggressive towards human unless provoked.{{Ref|FAB|The Dying of the Dragons - The Red Dragon and the Gold}}
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
[[Jacaerys Velaryon]] called for dragonriders during the [[Dance of the Dragons]]. [[Silver Denys]], a man who claimed to be a descendent of King [[Maegor I Targaryen]], tried to master the dragon. Sheepstealer tore off the man's arm but was chased off by the [[Cannibal]] before he could finish Silver.{{ref|tpatq}}
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[[Jacaerys Velaryon]] called for dragonriders during the [[Dance of the Dragons]]. [[Silver Denys]], a man who claimed to be a descendent of King [[Maegor I Targaryen]], tried to master the dragon. Sheepstealer tore off the man's arm but was chased off by [[the Cannibal]] before he could finish Silver.{{Ref|TPATQ}}
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During the taming, Sheepstealer killed more [[dragonseed|seeds]] than the other two wild dragons combined. [[Alyn Velaryon|Alyn of Hull]] tried to tame him, but received a burnt cloak for his troubles.{{Ref|TPATQ}}
  
During the taming, Sheepstealer killed more [[dragonseed|seeds]] than the other two wild dragons combined. [[Alyn Velaryon|Alyn of Hull]] tried to tame him, but received a burnt cloak for his troubles.{{ref|tpatq}}
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A [[bastard]] girl named [[Nettles]] finally tamed Sheepstealer by feeding him a sheep every morning. Along with [[Rhaenyra Targaryen]]'s other dragonriders, Nettles and Sheepstealer took part in the [[Battle of the Gullet]] and the [[Fall of King's Landing|rapid capture of King's Landing]].{{Ref|TPATQ}}
  
A [[bastard]] girl named [[Nettles]] finally tamed Sheepstealer by feeding him a sheep every morning. Along with [[Rhaenyra Targaryen]]'s other dragonriders, Nettles and Sheepstealer took part in the [[Battle of the Gullet]] and the [[Fall of King's Landing|rapid capture of King's Landing]].{{ref|tpatq}}
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When Rhaenyra named Nettles a traitor for taking [[Daemon Targaryen]] to bed, Nettles was allowed to flee from [[Maidenpool]]. The dragon and its rider were last seen flying over the [[Bay of Crabs]]. Many think that in despair, Nettles just kept flying out into the open ocean until her dragon was too tired to continue flying, and they both drowned.  Wild tales by the singers say that Nettles and Sheepstealer secretly escaped and subsequently picked up Daemon - who according to the legend, miraculously survived his fall during the [[Dance over Harrenhal]], and the two lovers dropped out of history. The veracity of this legend is unknown, but it is certain that Nettles and Sheepstealer played no further role in the Dance.{{Ref|TPATQ}}
  
When Rhaenyra named Nettles a traitor for taking [[Daemon Targaryen]] to bed, Nettles was allowed to flee from [[Maidenpool]].  The dragon and its rider were last seen flying over the [[Bay of Crabs]]. Many think that in despair, Nettles just kept flying out into the open ocean until her dragon was too tired to continue flying, and they both drowned.  Wild tales by the singers say that Nettles and Sheepstealer secretly escaped and subsequently picked up Daemon - who according to the legend, miraculously survived his fall during the [[Dance over Harrenhal]], and the two lovers dropped out of history. The veracity of this legend is unknown, but it is certain that Nettles and Sheepstealer were never seen again, and played no further role in the Dance.{{ref|tpatq}}
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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}}
  
==Known dragonriders of Sheepstealer==
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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}}
*[[Nettles]]{{ref|tpatq}}
 
  
==References and Notes==
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==Known dragonrider of Sheepstealer==  
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*[[Nettles]], the first and last rider.{{Ref|FAB|The Dying of the Dragons - The Red Dragon and the Gold}}
  
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==References==
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Sheepstealer
Netty.png
Nettles takes a sheep to Sheepstealer

Allegiance Nettles
Born In after 48 AC
Book(s) The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)
Fire & Blood (mentioned)
The Princess and the Queen (mentioned)

Sheepstealer was a wild male[1] dragon during the Dance of the Dragons with a taste for mutton.[2][3][1] It lived at the back of Dragonmont and would hunt between Driftmark and Wendwater. The smallfolk of Dragonstone named it for a self-evident reason. He is one of three wild dragons with the Cannibal and Grey Ghost.[2][1]

Appearance

Sheepstealer's coloring was an ugly "mud brown". He was hatched when King Jaehaerys I Targaryen was young, which would put him around 80 years old at the time of the civil war.[2][1] He was not aggressive towards human unless provoked.[1]

History

Jacaerys Velaryon called for dragonriders during the Dance of the Dragons. Silver Denys, a man who claimed to be a descendent of King Maegor I Targaryen, tried to master the dragon. Sheepstealer tore off the man's arm but was chased off by the Cannibal before he could finish Silver.[2]

During the taming, Sheepstealer killed more seeds than the other two wild dragons combined. Alyn of Hull tried to tame him, but received a burnt cloak for his troubles.[2]

A bastard girl named Nettles finally tamed Sheepstealer by feeding him a sheep every morning. Along with Rhaenyra Targaryen's other dragonriders, Nettles and Sheepstealer took part in the Battle of the Gullet and the rapid capture of King's Landing.[2]

When Rhaenyra named Nettles a traitor for taking Daemon Targaryen to bed, Nettles was allowed to flee from Maidenpool. The dragon and its rider were last seen flying over the Bay of Crabs. Many think that in despair, Nettles just kept flying out into the open ocean until her dragon was too tired to continue flying, and they both drowned. Wild tales by the singers say that Nettles and Sheepstealer secretly escaped and subsequently picked up Daemon - who according to the legend, miraculously survived his fall during the Dance over Harrenhal, and the two lovers dropped out of history. The veracity of this legend is unknown, but it is certain that Nettles and Sheepstealer played no further role in the Dance.[2]

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.[4] 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.[5]

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.[6][5]

Known dragonrider of Sheepstealer

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Red Dragon and the Gold.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 The Princess and the Queen.
  3. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon II.
  4. Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Short, Sad Reign of Aegon II.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Fire & Blood, The Lysene Spring and the End of Regency.
  6. The World of Ice & Fire, The Vale.