Silent five

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The silent five was the nickname used to refer to the five nephews of Lord Corlys Velaryon by his youngest brother, which included Rhogar and Malentine Velaryon.[1]

History

When the seventy-three years old Corlys Velaryon fell ill in 126 AC and maesters feared for his life, the issue of succession of Driftmark arose. The old Sea Snake had outlived both of his children, Laena and Laenor Velaryon, by law Laenor's eldest son Jacaerys stood to inherit after Corlys. However, Jacaerys also stood to inherit the Iron Throne one day after his mother, Rhaenyra Targaryen, the Princess of Dragonstone. Rhaenyra urged Corlys to named her second son, Lucerys, his heir instead. This did not sit well with Corlys's six nephews who considered their claims to be superior to those of Rhaenyra's sons on the ground that they were in fact bastards sired by Ser Harwin Strong. Rhaenyra sent her husband, Prince Daemon Targaryen after Ser Vaemond Velaryon, the eldest of Corlys's nephews, and he beheaded him. In response, Vaemond's five cousins, his wife and his two sons, Daemion and Daeron Velaryon sailed to King's Landing to put their claims forward directly in front of King Viserys I Targaryen. The king listen to them but when the five brothers repeated the rumors regarding the paternity of Rhaenyra's sons, Viserys had their tongues removed. Thereafter the five brothers were know as the "silent five".[2]

The silent five still resentful towards Rhaenyra and Daemon, chose to fight for Aegon II Targaryen and the greens in the Dance of the Dragons, despite the fact that House Velaryon had declared for Rhaenyra and the blacks. Three of them died during the war.[1]

When Lord Corlys died in 132 AC, he was succeeded as Lord of the Tides by his bastard grandson, Alyn of Hull. The two remaining silent five, Ser Malentine and Ser Rhogar, yet again took their own claims to the small council in King's Landing. When the Hand of the King and the regents ruled against them, Malentine and Rhogar refused to accept the decision and plotted to assassinate Alyn. Malentine was slain during the attempt, and Rhogar captured and later sent to the Night's Watch.[1]

Daemion and Daeron also advanced their own claims to Driftmark but they reconciled with Alyn after the regents ruled against them.[1]

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


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - The Hooded Hand.
  2. Fire & Blood, Heirs of the Dragon - A Question of Succession.