Victor the Valiant

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Victor the Valiant
Title Ser
Culture Westeros
Born 13 BC – 33 AC[1]
Died 59 AC
King's Landing

Ser Victor the Valiant was a knight of the Kingsguard during the reign of King Jaehaerys I Targaryen.


Victor was described as good-hearted.[2]


By 49 AC the young king Jaehaerys I still had five vacant spots in the Kingsguard to fill. At the wedding of his mother Alyssa Velaryon and Lord Rogar Baratheon, it was decided to fill the remaining five slots by a test of arms since knights from all over the realms had come to attend the wedding. Jaehaerys agreed, but with a twist - the knights must fight on foot, not the joust, for foes seldom strike a king from horseback.[3]

The wild melees and bloody duels that followed were dubbed by maesters as the War for the White Cloaks with hundreds of knights competing for the honor of serving in the Kingsguard. Ser Victor the Valiant was one of the five champions and was given a white cloak. Prior to this event, Victor was in the employ of the Royces of Runestone.[3]

In 59 AC when the winter disease known as the Shivers came to King's Landing, Victor and his sworn brother Ser Samgood of Sour Hill were among those carried off by the disease.[2]


  1. See the Victor the Valiant calculation.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Fire & Blood, The Long Reign - Jaehaerys and Alysanne: Policy, Progeny, and Pain.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Fire & Blood, The Year of the Three Brides - 49 AC.