Silver Denys

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Silver Denys
Allegiance Blacks
Race Valyrian
Culture(s) Crownlands
Died In 129 AC, at Dragonstone[1]
Issue Sons[1]
Book(s) Fire & Blood (mentioned)
The Princess and the Queen (mentioned)

Silver Denys was a man living on Dragonstone at the outset of the Dance of the Dragons.

Appearance and Character

Silver Denys claimed to be descended from a bastard son of King Maegor I Targaryen.[N 1] While none denied that Silver Denys had Valyrian blood due to his silver hair and purple eyes,[1] his claim of being a descendant of Maegor is questionable as the king was infamously unable to produce a living heir, despite marrying multiple fertile women.[2] It is possible that Silver Denys was fathered by a different Valyrian.

History

When Prince Jacaerys Velaryon called for dragonriders, Denys had his arm ripped off in his attempt to mount Sheepstealer. While his sons were trying to staunch the wound, the Cannibal descended on them and devoured Denys along with his sons.[1]

Notes

  1. In The Princess and the Queen, Silver Denys claims "to be a bastard son of King Maegor the Cruel". This was later changed into "to be descended from a bastard son of Maegor the Cruel" in Fire & Blood. George R. R. Martin most likely made this change to better fit the timeline as Maegor died eighty-one years before the Dance.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Red Dragon and the Gold.
  2. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Maegor I.