Rickard Thorne

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Rickard Thorne
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Rickard Thorne defending Prince Maelor Targaryen as depicted by Douglas Wheatley in Fire & Blood.

Alias(es) False knight[1]
Title(s) Ser
Allegiance House Thorne
Culture(s) Crownlands
Died In 130 AC, at Bitterbridge[2]
Book(s) The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)
Fire & Blood (mentioned)
The Princess and the Queen (mentioned)

Ser Rickard Thorne was a knight from House Thorne and a member of the Kingsguard during the reigns of kings Viserys I and Aegon II Targaryen.[1]


He wielded a longsword.[3]


After the death of King Viserys I Targaryen, Rickard choose the side of King Aegon II Targaryen in the ensuing civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons.[1]

During the fall of King's Landing, Lord Larys Strong, the master of whisperers, smuggled King Aegon II, Princess Jaehaera, and Prince Maelor Targaryen to safety through a secret passage known only to Larys within Maegor's Holdfast. The party was accompanied by Rickard and Ser Willis Fell of the Kingsguard.[1] Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen offered rewards for information about the vanished "false knights", and King Aegon's rival also sent knights inquisitor in search of Ser Willis and Rickard.[1]

Rickard was commanded to see Prince Maelor safely to Oldtown.[1] At Bitterbridge, however, Rickard was brought down by a mob, and Maelor was torn apart as smallfolk sought to claim him as their own prize.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 The Princess and the Queen.
  2. 2.0 2.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon II.
  3. Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Triumphant.