Daemon Velaryon (master of ships)
Lord of the Tides|
Master of Driftmark
Master of ships
|Died||In 2 BC, at Gulltown|
The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned) |
Fire and Blood (mentioned)
Daemon Velaryon was the Lord of the Tides, Master of Driftmark, and head of House Velaryon during Aegon's Conquest. Amongst the oldest supporters and closest friends of House Targaryen, Daemon served as the first master of ships to Aegon the Conqueror.
Lord Daemon Velaryon was one of the closest friends to Lord Aegon Targaryen and his sisters, Visenya and Rhaenys. After Aegon was crowned as King of All Westeros after Aegon's Landing, Lord Velaryon was counted as one of the oldest supporters of House Targaryen. Daemon was therefore given the honor of becoming Aegon's master of ships, in control of the new royal fleet.
After House Arryn refused to bend the knee, Aegon sent his admiral to take the city of Gulltown off the coast of the Vale of Arryn. A hastily assembled Arryn fleet, augmented by a dozen Braavosi warships, managed to repel the royal fleet. Daemon perished during the battle in the waters off Gulltown. While the Valemen sank a third of the royal fleet, Visenya avenged Daemon by burning the Arryn fleet with her dragon, Vhagar.
His son, Aethan, succeeded him as Lord of the Tides and the Master of Driftmark, as well as the master of ships on the small council. His other son, Ser Corlys, became the first ever Lord Commander of Aegon's newly established Kingsguard.