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'''Shiera Seastar''' was the last of the [[Great Bastards]] of [[Aegon IV]]. She was famous for her beauty.
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'''Shiera Seastar''' was the last of the [[Great Bastards]] of King [[Aegon IV Targaryen]]. She was famous for her beauty.
  
 
==Character and appearance==
 
==Character and appearance==
Shiera was renowned as a famous beauty and seductress, with long [[House Targaryen#History, traits and customs|Targaryen]] silver-gold hair, and a heart-shaped face. Although she had two mismatched eyes, (one blue, the other green), it was said that the "defect" only enhanced her beauty.  She was fond of ivory and lace and cloth-of-silver (but not gold, which she considered too vulgar).
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Shiera was renowned as a beauty and seductress, with long [[House Targaryen#History, traits and customs|Targaryen]] silver-gold hair, and a heart-shaped face. Although she had two mismatched eyes—one blue, the other green—it was said that the "defect" only enhanced her beauty.  She was fond of ivory and lace and cloth-of-silver, but not gold, which she considered too vulgar.
  
She was a great reader, even at an early age, spoke many languages, and maintained a large and arcane library. She also was reputed to share her mother's skill in the dark arts.<ref name=Shiera_Seastar>SSM: Shiera Seastar [http://www.westeros.org/Citadel/SSM/Entry/Shiera_Seastar/] (March 07, 2006)</ref> She was known to possess a famous heavy silver necklace, alternating star sapphires and emeralds to compliment her unusual eyes.
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She was a great reader, even at an early age, spoke many languages, and maintained a large and arcane library. She also was reputed to share her mother [[Serenei of Lys|Serenei's]] skill in the dark arts.<ref name=Shiera_Seastar>So Spake Martin: [http://www.westeros.org/Citadel/SSM/Entry/Shiera_Seastar/ Shiera Seastar] (March 07, 2006)</ref> She was known to possess a famous heavy silver necklace, alternating star sapphires and emeralds to compliment her unusual eyes.
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
 
[[File:Denkata5698_ShieraSeastar_IV.jpg‎|thumb|right|275px|Shiera Seastar, wearing her famous necklace of alternating sapphires & emeralds - by denkata5698©]]
 
[[File:Denkata5698_ShieraSeastar_IV.jpg‎|thumb|right|275px|Shiera Seastar, wearing her famous necklace of alternating sapphires & emeralds - by denkata5698©]]
Her father sired her upon the ninth and last of his mistresses, Lady [[Serenei of Lys]], the last daughter of an ancient but impoverished line of [[Valyria|Valyrian]] nobility. Shiera's mother was disliked by Aegon's courtiers and considered cold and haughty; it was rumored that she was much older than the king, practicing dark arts to retain her youth and beauty. Serenei was considered by many the most lovely of Aegon's mistresses. She died in childbed, bringing forth Shiera, her name meaning "Star of the Sea."<ref name=Shiera_Seastar>SSM: Shiera Seastar[http://www.westeros.org/Citadel/SSM/Entry/Shiera_Seastar/] (March 07, 2006)</ref>
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Aegon IV sired Shiera upon the ninth and last of his mistresses, Lady [[Serenei of Lys|Serenei]] of [[Lys]], the last daughter of an ancient but impoverished line of [[Valyria]]n nobility. Shiera's mother was disliked by Aegon's courtiers and considered cold and haughty; it was rumored that she was much older than the king, practicing dark arts to retain her youth and beauty. Serenei was considered by many the most lovely of Aegon's mistresses. She died in childbed bringing forth Shiera, the child's name meaning "Star of the Sea."<ref name=Shiera_Seastar/>
  
Shiera never married, but took many lovers, and numerous duels were fought for her favor. Her half-brother [[Brynden Rivers|Bloodraven]] was her most ardent suitor, and repeatedly proposed marriage to her. Although she refused to marry him, she did share her bed with him.<ref name=Shiera_Seastar>SSM: Shiera Seastar [http://www.westeros.org/Citadel/SSM/Entry/Shiera_Seastar/] (March 07, 2006)</ref> Her other half-brother [[Aegor Rivers|Bittersteel]] was said to have also desired her, which only served to increase the hatred between Bloodraven and Bittersteel.
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Shiera never married, but took many lovers, and numerous duels were fought for her favor. Her half-brother [[Brynden Rivers]], known as Bloodraven, was her most ardent suitor, and repeatedly proposed marriage to her. Although she refused to marry him, she did share her bed with him.<ref name=Shiera_Seastar/> Her other half-brother [[Aegor Rivers]], known as Bittersteel, was said to have also desired her, which only served to increase the hatred between Bloodraven and Bittersteel.
  
 
Her relationship with Bloodraven was widely known, and there were rumors that she bathed in the blood of maidens to retain her beauty.{{ref|tss}}
 
Her relationship with Bloodraven was widely known, and there were rumors that she bathed in the blood of maidens to retain her beauty.{{ref|tss}}
 
==Quotes==
 
==Quotes==
{{Quote|"She bathes in blood to keep her beauty." {{Ref|TSS}}}} - [[Egg]]
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{{Quote|'''Dunk''': You've known queens and princesses. Did they dance with demons and practice the black arts?<br>
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'''Egg''': Lady Shiera does. Lord [[Brynden Rivers|Bloodraven's]] paramour. She bathes in blood to keep her beauty.{{Ref|TSS}}}} - [[Dunk]] and [[Egg]]
  
  
{{Quote|[[Bittersteel]] and [[Bloodraven]] both loved Shiera Seastar, and the [[Seven Kingdoms]] bled.}} - Ser [[Barristan Selmy]]  
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{{Quote|[[Bittersteel]] and [[Bloodraven]] both loved Shiera Seastar, and the [[Seven Kingdoms]] bled.{{ref|ADWD|67}}}} - thoughts of [[Barristan Selmy]]  
  
 
==Family==
 
==Family==

Revision as of 17:05, 2 July 2014

Shiera Seastar
Sheria Seastar.jpg
Shiera by Amok©

Allegiance House Targaryen
Culture Westeros
Book(s) The Sworn Sword (Mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (Mentioned)

Shiera Seastar was the last of the Great Bastards of King Aegon IV Targaryen. She was famous for her beauty.

Character and appearance

Shiera was renowned as a beauty and seductress, with long Targaryen silver-gold hair, and a heart-shaped face. Although she had two mismatched eyes—one blue, the other green—it was said that the "defect" only enhanced her beauty. She was fond of ivory and lace and cloth-of-silver, but not gold, which she considered too vulgar.

She was a great reader, even at an early age, spoke many languages, and maintained a large and arcane library. She also was reputed to share her mother Serenei's skill in the dark arts.[1] She was known to possess a famous heavy silver necklace, alternating star sapphires and emeralds to compliment her unusual eyes.

History

Shiera Seastar, wearing her famous necklace of alternating sapphires & emeralds - by denkata5698©

Aegon IV sired Shiera upon the ninth and last of his mistresses, Lady Serenei of Lys, the last daughter of an ancient but impoverished line of Valyrian nobility. Shiera's mother was disliked by Aegon's courtiers and considered cold and haughty; it was rumored that she was much older than the king, practicing dark arts to retain her youth and beauty. Serenei was considered by many the most lovely of Aegon's mistresses. She died in childbed bringing forth Shiera, the child's name meaning "Star of the Sea."[1]

Shiera never married, but took many lovers, and numerous duels were fought for her favor. Her half-brother Brynden Rivers, known as Bloodraven, was her most ardent suitor, and repeatedly proposed marriage to her. Although she refused to marry him, she did share her bed with him.[1] Her other half-brother Aegor Rivers, known as Bittersteel, was said to have also desired her, which only served to increase the hatred between Bloodraven and Bittersteel.

Her relationship with Bloodraven was widely known, and there were rumors that she bathed in the blood of maidens to retain her beauty.[2]

Quotes

Dunk: You've known queens and princesses. Did they dance with demons and practice the black arts?
Egg: Lady Shiera does. Lord Bloodraven's paramour. She bathes in blood to keep her beauty.[2]

- Dunk and Egg


Bittersteel and Bloodraven both loved Shiera Seastar, and the Seven Kingdoms bled.[3]

- thoughts of Barristan Selmy

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daena
Targaryen
 
 
 
Aegon IV
Targaryen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Barba
Bracken
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daemon
 
Rohanne
of Tyrosh
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aegon
 
Aemon
 
Daemon
 
Haegon
 
Unknown
wife
 
Aenys
 
Two sons
 
Daughter(s)
 
Calla
 
Aegor Rivers
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daemon
 
Son(s)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daemon
 
Maelys
 

References and Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 So Spake Martin: Shiera Seastar (March 07, 2006)
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Sworn Sword.
  3. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 67, The Kingbreaker.

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