Victor the Valiant

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Victor the Valiant
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Title Ser
Allegiance House Royce
Kingsguard
Died In 59 AC, at King's Landing
Book(s) Fire & Blood (mentioned)

Ser Victor the Valiant was a knight of the Kingsguard during the reign of King Jaehaerys I Targaryen. Prior to joining the Kingsguard, he was a sworn knight to House Royce of Runestone.

Character

Victor was described as good-hearted.[1]

History

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.[2]

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.[2]

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.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Fire & Blood, The Long Reign - Jaehaerys and Alysanne: Policy, Progeny, and Pain.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Fire & Blood, The Year of the Three Brides - 49 AC.