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Greens
House Targaryen (Aegon II).svg
The greens carried the personal sigil of Aegon II Targaryen: a golden dragon, symbolizing Sunfyre
Symbol Queen Alicent's green gown
Type Political faction
Seat Red Keep
Region Westeros
Allegiance Aegon II Targaryen
Founder Alicent Hightower

The greens, originally known as the queen's party, were the faction of House Targaryen and their loyalists who supported the ascent of Aegon II as King of the Seven Kingdoms during the Dance of the Dragons and the years that preceded it.[1] They were opposed by the blacks.

History

Their name derives from a great tournament held in 111 AC at King's Landing on the fifth anniversary of the King Viserys I's marriage to Queen Alicent Hightower, his second wife. At the opening feast, Queen Alicent wore a green gown, whilst Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, Viserys’s daughter by his first wife, dressed dramatically in Targaryen red and black. Note was taken, and thereafter their respective factions at the royal court imitated the fashions they set - the "queen's party" dressing in green, and the "princess's party" dressing in black. In time, it became the custom to refer each party as simply "the greens" and "the blacks". [2]

Prominent Greens

Royal Targaryen Members

The royal greens

Green Council

Aegon II's Kingsguard

The Caltrops

Defected to the greens

Other notable greens

Crownlanders

Westermen

Men from the Reach

Stormlanders

Rivermen

Others

Foreign allies

References

  1. Fire & Blood, Heirs of the Dragon - A Question of Succession.
  2. The Princess and the Queen.
  3. Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Overthrown.
  4. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 8, Tyrion III.
  5. Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Blacks and the Greens.
  6. Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Red Dragon and the Gold.
  7. Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Short, Sad Reign of Aegon II.