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| Character_name = Shiera Seastar
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| image_caption = Shiera by [http://en.amokanet.ru/gallery/martin/ Amoka©]
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| image_caption = Shiera by [http://en.amokanet.ru/gallery/martin/ Amok©].
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| Alias = Star of the Sea<ref name=SSM/>
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| Title = Lady{{Ref|TSS}}
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| Race = [[Valyria]]n
| Culture       = [[Westeros]]
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| Culture = [[Crownlands]]
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| Date_of_Birth  = or between {{Date|178}} and {{Date|184}}<ref name=ages>''See the [[Years after Aegon's Conquest/Calculations Ages (Continued3)#Shiera Seastar|Shiera Seastar]] calculation.''</ref>
 
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| Date_of_Death = or after {{Date|211}}<ref name=ages/>
| Books         = [[The Sworn Sword]]
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| Books = ''[[The World of Ice & Fire]]'' (mentioned)<br>''[[The Sworn Sword]]'' (mentioned)<br>''[[A Dance with Dragons]]'' (mentioned)
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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]], born to his last mistress, [[Serenei of Lys]]. The known lover of [[Brynden Rivers]], she is said to have been the most beautiful woman of the [[Seven Kingdoms]].{{Ref|TWOIAF| The Targaryen Kings: Aegon IV}}
  
==Character and appearance==
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==Appearance and Character==
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 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>
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:''See also: [[:Category:Images of Shiera Seastar|Images of Shiera Seastar]]''
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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 dark blue, the other bright 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.<ref name=SSM>[[So Spake Martin]]: [http://www.westeros.org/Citadel/SSM/Entry/Shiera_Seastar Shiera Seastar], March 7, 2006</ref>
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Shiera 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. Shiera was known to possess a heavy silver necklace, alternating star sapphires and emeralds to compliment her unusual eyes.<ref name=SSM/>
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
[[File:Denkata5698_ShieraSeastar_IV.jpg‎|thumb|left|275px|Shiera Seastar, wearing her famous necklace of alternating sapphires & emeralds - by denkata5698©]]
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King [[Aegon IV Targaryen]] sired Shiera upon the ninth and last of his mistresses, Lady [[Serenei of Lys]]. She died in childbed bringing forth Shiera, the child's name meaning "Star of the Sea."<ref name=SSM/>
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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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, Shiera did share her bed with him and was amused with his jealousy.<ref name=SSM/> Her other half-brother [[Aegor Rivers]], known as Bittersteel, also desired her, which only served to increase the hatred between Bloodraven and Bittersteel.{{Ref|TWOIAF| The Targaryen Kings: Aegon IV}}
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There were rumors that Shiera used [[Magic|sorcery]] to aid Bloodraven when he served as [[Hand of the King]] and [[master of whisperers]] to King [[Aerys I Targaryen]],{{Ref|TWOIAF| Aerys I Targaryen}} and that she bathed in the blood of [[maiden]]s to retain her beauty.{{Ref|tss}}
  
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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==Recent Events==
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[[File:Shiera%20seastar_by_berghots.jpg|thumb|right|300px|Shiera Seastar by Bella Bergolts ©.]]
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===''A Dance with Dragons''===
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[[Bran Stark]] trains [[beyond the Wall]] with the ancient [[three-eyed crow]], who calls himself Lord [[Brynden Rivers|Brynden]]. Bran learns that this last [[greenseer]] once desired a woman, but her name is not mentioned.{{Ref|ADWD|34}}
  
Her relationship with Bloodraven was widely known, and there were rumors that she bathed in the blood of maidens to retain her beauty.<ref>[[The Sworn Sword]]</ref> She was known to possess a famous necklace, alternating sapphires and emeralds to compliment her unusual eyes.
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==Quotes==
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{{Quote|'''Duncan:''' You've known queens and princesses. Did they dance with demons and practice the black arts?<br>
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'''Aegon:''' Lady Shiera does. Lord [[Brynden Rivers|Bloodraven's]] [[paramour]]. She bathes in blood to keep her beauty.{{Ref|TSS}}|[[Duncan the Tall]] and [[Aegon V Targaryen|Aegon Targaryen]]}}
  
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{{Quote|I have my own ghosts, Bran. A brother that I loved, [[Aegor Rivers|a brother]] that I hated, a woman I desired.{{Ref|ADWD|34}}|[[Brynden Rivers]] to [[Bran Stark]]}}
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==References and Notes==
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{{Quote|[[Aegor Rivers|Bittersteel]] and [[Brynden Rivers|Bloodraven]] both loved Shiera Seastar, and the [[Seven Kingdoms]] bled.{{Ref|ADWD|67}}|[[Barristan Selmy]]'s thoughts}}
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{{Quote|Though she never wed, she had many offers, and several lovers through the years. Duels were fought over the right to sit beside her, men killed themselves after falling from her favor, poets outdid each other writing songs about her beauty. Her most ardent admirer was her half-brother, [[Brynden Rivers|Bloodraven]], who proposed marriage to her half a hundred times. Shiera gave him her bed, but never her hand. It amused her more to make him jealous.<ref name=SSM/>|[[George R. R. Martin]]}}
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Latest revision as of 02:11, 16 March 2019

Shiera Seastar
Sheria Seastar.jpg
Shiera by Amok©.

Alias Star of the Sea[1]
Title Lady[2]
Allegiance House Targaryen
Race Valyrian
Culture Crownlands
Born In or between 178 AC and 184 AC[3]
Died In or after 211 AC[3]
Book(s) The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)
The Sworn Sword (mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)

Shiera Seastar was the last of the Great Bastards of King Aegon IV Targaryen, born to his last mistress, Serenei of Lys. The known lover of Brynden Rivers, she is said to have been the most beautiful woman of the Seven Kingdoms.[4]

Appearance and Character

See also: Images of Shiera Seastar

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 dark blue, the other bright 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.[1]

Shiera 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. Shiera was known to possess a heavy silver necklace, alternating star sapphires and emeralds to compliment her unusual eyes.[1]

History

King Aegon IV Targaryen sired Shiera upon the ninth and last of his mistresses, Lady Serenei of Lys. 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, Shiera did share her bed with him and was amused with his jealousy.[1] Her other half-brother Aegor Rivers, known as Bittersteel, also desired her, which only served to increase the hatred between Bloodraven and Bittersteel.[4]

There were rumors that Shiera used sorcery to aid Bloodraven when he served as Hand of the King and master of whisperers to King Aerys I Targaryen,[5] and that she bathed in the blood of maidens to retain her beauty.[2]

Recent Events

Shiera Seastar by Bella Bergolts ©.

A Dance with Dragons

Bran Stark trains beyond the Wall with the ancient three-eyed crow, who calls himself Lord Brynden. Bran learns that this last greenseer once desired a woman, but her name is not mentioned.[6]

Quotes

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

I have my own ghosts, Bran. A brother that I loved, a brother that I hated, a woman I desired.[6]

Bittersteel and Bloodraven both loved Shiera Seastar, and the Seven Kingdoms bled.[7]

Barristan Selmy's thoughts

Though she never wed, she had many offers, and several lovers through the years. Duels were fought over the right to sit beside her, men killed themselves after falling from her favor, poets outdid each other writing songs about her beauty. Her most ardent admirer was her half-brother, Bloodraven, who proposed marriage to her half a hundred times. Shiera gave him her bed, but never her hand. It amused her more to make him jealous.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 So Spake Martin: Shiera Seastar, March 7, 2006
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The Sworn Sword.
  3. 3.0 3.1 See the Shiera Seastar calculation.
  4. 4.0 4.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon IV.
  5. The World of Ice & Fire, Aerys I Targaryen.
  6. 6.0 6.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 34, Bran III.
  7. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 67, The Kingbreaker.