Arrax washes up beneath Storm's End. By Ashley Hunter Rice
|Died||In 129 AC, at Storm's End|
The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)|
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The Princess and the Queen (mentioned)
Arrax's color is not stated in the published texts. However, the artist commissioned for the 2021 A Song of Ice and Fire Calendar, Sam Hogg, asked for clarification from George R. R. Martin's team and was told that Arrax's coloration was "pearlescent white with yellow flame, golden eyes and a golden chest"
At the outbreak of the Dance he was mature enough to be ridden, but still young and growing. He was five times smaller than Vhagar.
Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen's three eldest sons (each by Laenor Velaryon) were Jacaerys (born 114 AC), Lucerys (born 115 AC), and Joffrey (born 117 AC). The rival faction at court who supported her stepmother Alicent Hightower and her children spread the accusation that Rhaenyra's three sons were not really Laenor's, but bastards fathered by Harwin Strong. In an effort to confirm that he considered Rhaenyra and her sons the true heirs to the throne, her father King Viserys II decreed that a dragon egg would be put in the cradle of each of the boys, to bond with the dragons that hatched from them. Those who doubted the paternity of Rhaenyra's sons also doubted that the eggs would ever hatch, but they were quickly disappointed, as each of the eggs soon hatched in turn. The hatchlings were named Vermax (bonded with Jacaerys), Arrax (bonded with Lucerys), and Tyraxes (bonded with Joffrey). The exact date each hatched is not known but the last seems to have hatched by no later than about 120 AC.
At the start of the civil war Prince Jacaerys flew north as a messenger on Vermax. Arrax and his rider were slain by Prince Aemond Targaryen and Vhagar in the skies over Shipbreaker Bay. Three days later, the dragon's head and neck washed up beneath the cliffs below Storm's End, along with Prince Lucerys's corpse.
Known dragonriders of Arrax
- Lucerys Velaryon - first and only rider