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Alias Mushroom
Title Court fool
Allegiance House Targaryen
Died In or after 136 AC[1]
Book(s) The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)
The Rogue Prince (mentioned)
The Princess and the Queen (mentioned)

Mushroom was a dwarf fool at the courts of Viserys I Targaryen, Aegon II Targaryen, Rhaenyra Targaryen, and Aegon III Targaryen. He was believed to be a lackwit, which caused nobles to speak freely around him. His tales of plots, murders, trysts, and debaucheries were recorded in The Testimony of Mushroom by an unknown scribe.[2]


Mushroom was three feet tall, with a very large head. He also claimed to have a large penis to match the size of his head.[2]


Mushroom made various claims, and is cited in several history books, where his record of events is included along with the views of somewhat more accurate historians. Septon Eustace's account often disputes many of his wild claims.[2][3][4]

An example of a claim made by Mushroom: he claimed Prince Daemon Targaryen took the maidenhead of Lady Alicent Hightower.[3]

Copies of The Testimony of Mushroom were burned on orders of King Baelor the Blessed,[5] but some survived the fires to be referred to in Archmaester Gyldayn's histories.[2][6]


Joffrey: Mother, what if they kill Tyraxes?

Rhaenyra: They are vermin. Drunks and fools and gutter rats. One taste of dragonflame and they will run.

Mushroom: Drunks they may be, but a drunken man knows not fear. Fools, aye, but a fool can kill a king. Rats, that too, but a thousand rats can bring down a bear. I saw it happen once, down there in Flea Bottom.[4]

I mean to give the smallfolk peace and food and justice. If that will not suffice to win their love, let Mushroom make a progress.[7]


  1. See the Mushroom calculation.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 The World of Ice & Fire.
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Rogue Prince.
  4. 4.0 4.1 The Princess and the Queen.
  5. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Baelor I.
  6. Fire & Blood, Heirs of the Dragon - A Question of Succession.
  7. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon III.