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Alias Netty
Allegiance Blacks
Born In 113 AC
Book(s) The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)
The Princess and the Queen (mentioned)

Nettles, also known as Netty, was a dragonseed and the first and possibly last dragonrider of the dragon Sheepstealer.

Appearance and Character

Netty was a small brown-skinned girl with black hair and brown eyes. She was skinny, foul-mouthed, filthy and fearless. She was sixteen years old at the start of the Dance of the Dragons.[1]


During the civil war, when it was decided by Prince Jacaerys Velaryon that the blacks needed more dragonriders, several "dragonseeds" on Dragonstone came forward to answer the prince's call. Nettles was able to tame the wild dragon Sheepstealer by bringing it a freshly slaughtered sheep each morning, allowing Sheepstealer to become accustomed to the girl. She fought valiantly in the Battle in the Gullet.[1]

While searching the riverlands for Prince Aemond Targaryen, Prince Daemon Targaryen took Nettles for a bedmate and made their base in Maidenpool. When Maester Norren informed them that Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen, Daemon's wife, had declared her a traitor, Daemon allowed her to escape. Nettles was last seen flying Sheepstealer into the morning mists of the Bay of Crabs.[1]

Some maesters believe that the Burned Men originated from members of the Painted Dogs who worshipped a fire-witch and her dragon in the Mountains of the Moon following the Dance.[2]