Marilda of Hull

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Marilda
Alias Mouse
Allegiance House Velaryon
Born In 97 AC, at Hull
Book(s) The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)
Fire & Blood (mentioned)

Marilda of Hull, also called Mouse, was a trader and captain from Hull on Driftmark. She was the mother of Ser Addam Velaryon, a dragonrider, and Alyn Velaryon, Lord of the Tides.[1]

Appearance

Marilda was a pretty woman, small and quick. She was intelligent and adventurous.[2]

History

Marilda was the daughter of a shipwright at Hull. She was frequently seen at the shipyards, often underfoot. Marilda was sixteen years old when she gave birth to Addam in 114 AC, and she was barely eighteen when Alyn was birthed in 115 AC. She refused to name the father of her sons.[2]

After her father's death a decade later, Marilda sold his shipyard and used the proceeds to captain a trading cog she called Mouse. By 130 AC Marilda owned seven ships, which her sons served on.[2]

When Prince Jacaerys Velaryon called for dragonseeds during the Dance of the Dragons, Marilda claimed that her children, who had silver hair and purple eyes, had been fathered by Ser Laenor Velaryon, who had died in 120 AC. Grand Maester Munkun and Septon Eustace agree with Marilda's claim, but Mushroom wrote that Addam and Alyn had actually been fathered by Laenor's own sire, Lord Corlys Velaryon, a frequent visitor to Driftmark's shipyards. After Addam became a dragonrider on Seasmoke, Corlys and Jacaerys convinced Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen to legitimize the bastard brothers as Velaryons.[2] Addam eventually died in the Second Battle of Tumbleton.[1]

After the death of Rhaenyra in the fall of Dragonstone and the pardoning of Corlys by Queen Alicent Hightower, Alyn agreed to transport King Aegon II Targaryen from Dragonstone back to King's Landing. Protected by a dozen Velaryon galleys, Marilda sailed the king to the capital aboard Mouse.[3]

When Corlys died in King's Landing in 132 AC, Marilda and Lord Alyn sailed his body back to Driftmark aboard Mermaid's Kiss. Corlys's remains were then buried at sea near Dragonstone aboard Sea Snake.[4]

When Alyn Oakenfist led a fleet of merchantmen to Dorne and the Free Cities in 136 AC, the Lord of the Tides commanded from a galley named Bold Marilda.[5]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon II.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Red Dragon and the Gold.
  3. Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Short, Sad Reign of Aegon II.
  4. Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - The Hooded Hand.
  5. Fire & Blood, The Lysene Spring and the End of Regency.