Laenor Velaryon

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Laenor Velaryon
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Title Ser
Prince consort
Allegiance House Velaryon
House Targaryen
Race Valyrian
Culture crownlands
Born In 94 AC[1]
Died In 120 AC[2], at Spicetown
Spouse Rhaenyra Targaryen
Book(s) The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)
Fire & Blood (mentioned)
The Rogue Prince (mentioned)
The Princess and the Queen (mentioned)

Ser Laenor Velaryon was a knight from House Velaryon and was the first husband of Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen. He was a dragonrider whose dragon was Seasmoke.[3]

Appearance and Character

Laenor had an aquiline nose, silver-white hair, and purple eyes.[2] Ser Criston Cole alluded that boys were not safe around him.[3] It was widely accepted that at the age of 19, Laenor had not shown any interest in women, instead preferring the company of men his own age.[2]

History

Laenor was the son of Lord Corlys Velaryon and Princess Rhaenys Targaryen.[4] He was one year younger than his sister, Laena. During the Great Council of 101 AC, some lords spoke for Laenor.

Laenor was knighted a fortnight before his wedding with Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen in 114 AC. His groom and likely lover, Ser Joffrey Lonmouth, was mortally wounded by Ser Criston Cole during the wedding's tourney. Laenor refused to leave Joffrey's side during his passing. Laenor returned to High Tide while Rhaenyra remained at court in King's Landing. Laenor eventually found a new favorite, the household knight Ser Qarl Correy.[2]

Ser Laenor and Princess Rhaenyra had three sons, Princes Jacaerys, Lucerys, and Joffrey Velaryon, the last named after Joffrey Lonmouth. It was noted none of the children resembled either Laenor or their mother in appearance, causing many to suspect that the children's real father was Ser Harwin Strong.[2]

Laenor was slain by his friend Qarl over a quarrel in Spicetown in 120 AC. King Viserys I Targaryen brought his court and dragons to Driftmark for the funeral.[2] None of Laenor's sons survived the later civil war, the Dance of the Dragons.[3]

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Corlys
 
Rhaenys
Targaryen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Son
 
 
 
Son
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Laena
 
Daemon
Targaryen
 
Rhaenyra Targaryen
 
Laenor
 
Marilda of Hull
 
Vaemond
 
Malentine
 
Rhogar
 
Three
Sons
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jacaerys
 
Lucerys
 
Joffrey
 
 
 
 
 
Daemion
 
Daeron
 
Hazel
Harte
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Addam
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aegon III Targaryen
 
Daenaera
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rhaena Targaryen
 
Baela Targaryen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alyn
 
 
 
 
 
Elaena
Targaryen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Laena
 
Child
 
 
Jon Waters
 
Jeyne Waters
 
 


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