Bellegere Otherys

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Bellegere Otherys
Bellegere Otherys.jpg
Aegon the Unworthy's mistress, by Magali Villeneuve, as depicted in The World of Ice & Fire

Alias The Black Pearl of Braavos
Title Captain of Widow Wind
Allegiance House Otherys
Race Mixed (Braavosi-Summer Islander)
Culture Braavosi
Issue Bellenora Otherys
Narha Otherys
Balerion Otherys
Book(s) The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (mentioned)
The Winds of Winter (mentioned)

Bellegere Otherys, also known as the Black Pearl of Braavos, was a smuggler, trader, occasional pirate, and the captain of the Widow Wind.[1]

Appearance

Bellegere is said to have been "as black as a pot of ink".[2]

History

Maester Yandel claims Bellegere's parents were the daughter of a Braavosi merchant and an envoy from the Summer Isles,[1] but that is not correct.[3] She was actually born of the union between the son of a Sealord of Braavos and a Summer Islander princess.[1][2]

After Princess Naerys Targaryen almost died in 161 AC after giving birth, King Baelor I Targaryen sent her husband, Prince Aegon Targaryen, to Braavos on a diplomatic mission. Aegon met Bellegere in the Free City. The Black Pearl's ensuing affair with the prince continued for ten years, though it was said that she had a husband in every port and that Aegon was one of many.[1]

Family

Bellegere gave birth to three children during the decade, two girls and a boy of doubtful paternity: Bellanora Otherys, Narha Otherys, and Balerion Otherys.[1] Bellanora became a famous courtesan under the name the Black Pearl of Braavos, and her descendants continued the tradition, until today's Black Pearl, who is also named Bellegere.[4][5]

Sealord
Otherys
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Son
 
Princess of the
Summer Isles
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bellegere
Otherys
 
Aegon IV
Targaryen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bellenora
Otherys
 
Narha
Otherys
 
Balerion
Otherys
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daughter
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bellonara
Otherys
 
 
 
 
Bellegere
Otherys
 


Quotes

The first Black Pearl was a pirate queen. A Westerosi prince took her for a lover and got a daughter on her, who grew up to be a courtesan. Her own daughter followed her, and her daughter after her, until you get to this one.[4]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon IV.
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Winds of Winter, Chapter , Mercy.
  3. Not a Blog: Wars, Woes, Work
  4. 4.0 4.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 34, Cat Of The Canals.
  5. The World of Ice & Fire, The Free Cities: Braavos.