Daemon Sand

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Daemon Sand
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Alias Bastard of Godsgrace
Title Ser
Allegiance House Allyrion
Culture Dornishmen
Born In 275 AC or 276 AC[1]
Book(s) A Storm of Swords (appears)
A Feast for Crows (mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (appears)
The Winds of Winter (appears)

TV series Season 4

Ser Daemon Sand, known as the Bastard of Godsgrace, is the bastard son of Ser Ryon Allyrion, the heir of House Allyrion. He is one of Dorne's finest swords.

Ser Daemon Sand as he appears in Game of Thrones.


See also: Images of Daemon Sand

Daemon is handsome, with a strong jaw, sky blue eyes, and light sandy brown hair. He has a close-cropped beard, and dimples when he smiles.


Daemon is not much older than Princess Arianne Martell.[2] He took Arianne's maidenhead when they were both fourteen years old, and their couplings had been both clumsy and ardent. Arianne Martell recalls that it had been sweet.[2] Although Arianne's father, Prince Doran Martell, eventually learned of this, he did not react to it.[3] Daemon asked Doran for Arianne's hand and was refused,[4] and relations between Daemon and Arianne were not the same after.[2]

Daemon squired for Prince Oberyn Martell[5] and received his knighthood from the Red Viper himself.[2] There are rumours that he also became Oberyn's lover, though this is seldom said to his face.[2]

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A Storm of Swords

Daemon is part of the nobles and knights that accompany Prince Oberyn Martell to King's Landing to take his place on the small council, as had been negotiated by Oberyn's brother.[6] When Oberyn champions Tyrion's cause in a trial by combat, Ser Daemon serves as his squire.[7]

A Feast for Crows

After Oberyn's death at the hands of Ser Gregor Clegane, Daemon sends a bird to Nymeria Sand, telling of the fates of Oberyn and Clegane.[8] He later returns to Dorne, and is swiftly imprisoned by Doran Martell.[5]

A Dance with Dragons

He is freed by Prince Doran, along with Obara, Tyene and Nymeria Sand, and is present at the feast when Ser Balon Swann of the Kingsguard arrives in Sunspear to deliver the head of Ser Gregor Clegane. When Ricasso raises a toast to King Tommen I Baratheon, Daemon Sand declines the toast.[9]

The Winds of Winter

He becomes the sworn shield to Princess Arianne Martell, and travels with her and her companions to Ghost Hill.[2]


Of all the knights in Dorne, why did my father chose this one to be my shield? He knows our history.[2]


Ynys Yronwood
Daemon Sand
Two sons


  1. See the Daemon Sand calculation.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 The Winds of Winter, Arianne I
  3. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 13, The Soiled Knight.
  4. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 40, Princess In The Tower.
  5. 5.0 5.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 24, Cersei V.
  6. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 38, Tyrion V.
  7. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 70, Tyrion X.
  8. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 2, The Captain Of Guards.
  9. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 38, The Watcher.

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