Desmond Manderly

From A Wiki of Ice and Fire
Jump to: navigation, search
House Manderly.svg
Desmond Manderly
House Manderly.svg
Title Lord of White Harbor
Warden of the White Knife
Shield of the Faith
Defender of the Dispossessed
Lord Marshal of the Mander
Knight of the Order of the Green Hand
Allegiance House Manderly
blacks
Culture Northmen
Died In 132 AC, at White Harbor
Issue Medrick Manderly
Torrhen Manderly
Daughters
Book(s) Fire & Blood (mentioned)

Desmond Manderly was Lord of White Harbor and the head of House Manderly during the Dance of the Dragons.

Character

Desmond was a shrewd negotiator.[1]

History

At the start of the Dance of the Dragons, Lord Desmond hosted Jacaerys Velaryon when the prince came to White Harbor. Desmond cited that the Old King had promised to redress the usurpation and exile of the Manderlys' ancient lands and promised House Manderly the hand of Princess Viserra Targaryen. In return for his youngest daughter being betrothed to Jace's brother, Prince Joffrey Velaryon, Desmond agreed to support Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen and her blacks against King Aegon II Targaryen and his greens.[1] Desmond's sons, Ser Medrick and Ser Torrhen, led White Harbor's soldiers during the war.[2]

Torrhen served in the regency of Aegon III. When Desmond and his heir, Medrick, died of Winter Fever in 132 AC, Torrhen returned to White Harbor to take his father's place.[3]

Quotes

Mine own forebears were despoiled of their birthright when our enemies drove us into exile on these cold northern shores. When the Old King visited us so long ago, he spoke of the wrong that had been done to us and promised to make redress. In pledge of that, His Grace offered the hand of his daughter Princess Viserra to my great-grandsire, that our two houses might be made as one, but the girl died and the promise was forgotten.[1]

—Lord Desmond Manderly to Prince Jacaerys Velaryon

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Theomore
 
Unknown
four wives
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sibling(s)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Son
 
Sons
[Note 1]
 
Mara
 
Jessamyn
 
Daughter
[Note 2]
 
Lord Darklyn
 
Nephew
[Note 3]
 
Nieces
[Note 4]
 
 
 
 
 
Son
 
 
 
 
 
Desmond
 
Unknown
wife
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daughters
 
Medrick
 
Torrhen
 
Unknown
wife
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daughters
 
 
 
Jeyne
 
Rickon
Stark
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Issue
 
 
 
 
 
 
Notes:
  1. Lord Theomore is known to have had at least three sons.
  2. Lord Theomore is known to have had at least two daughters, Jessamyn and Mara, but it is unknown whether he had other daughters as well. One of Theomore's daughters, not identified by name, married Lord Darklyn in 72 AC.
  3. Lord Theomore is known to have had at least one nephew.
  4. Lord Theomore is known to have had at least three nieces.


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - A Son for a Son.
  2. Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Triumphant.
  3. Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - The Hooded Hand.