Daemon Sand

From A Wiki of Ice and Fire
Revision as of 21:37, 6 June 2016 by Noneofyourbusiness (talk | contribs) (History)
Jump to: navigation, search
Daemon Sand
The Bastard of GodsgraceJBC.png
© Fantasy Flight Games

Alias Bastard of Godsgrace
Title Ser
Allegiance House Allyrion
Culture Dornishmen
Born In 275 AC or 276 AC[1]
Book(s) A Storm of Swords (appears)
A Feast for Crows (mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (appears)
The Winds of Winter (appears)

TV series Season 4

Ser Daemon Sand, known as the Bastard of Godsgrace, is the bastard son of Ser Ryon Allyrion, the heir of House Allyrion. He is one of Dorne’s finest swords.

Ser Daemon Sand as he appears in Game of Thrones.


See also: Images of Daemon Sand

Daemon is handsome with a strong jaw, sky blue eyes and light sandy brown hair he has a close-cropped beard. He has dimples when he smiles.


Daemon is not much older than Princess Arianne Martell.[2] He took Arianne's maidenhead when they were both fourteen years old, and their couplings had been both clumsy and ardent. Arianne Martell recalls that it had been sweet.[2] Although Arianne's father, Prince Doran Martell, eventually learned of this, he did not react to it.[3] Daemon asked Doran for Arianne's hand and was refused,[4] and relations between Daemon and Arianne were not the same after.[2]

Daemon squired for Prince Oberyn Martell and received his knighthood from the Red Viper himself.[5] There are rumours that he also became Oberyn's lover, though this is seldom said to his face.[2]

Recent Events

A Storm of Swords

Daemon, who had at some point become a knight, was part of the nobles and knights that accompanied Prince Oberyn Martell to King's Landing to take his place on the small council as had been negotiated by Oberyn's brother.[6] When Oberyn championed Tyrion's cause, Ser Daemon served as his squire.[7]

A Feast for Crows

After Oberyn's death at the hands of Ser Gregor Clegane, Daemon sent a bird to Nymeria Sand telling of the fates of Oberyn and Clegane.[8] He later returned to Dorne and was swiftly imprisoned by Doran Martell.[5]

A Dance with Dragons

He is later freed by Prince Doran along with Obara, Tyene and Nymeria Sand and is present at the feast when Ser Balon Swann of the Kingsguard arrives in Sunspear to deliver the head of Ser Gregor Clegane. When Ricasso raises a toast to King Tommen I Baratheon Daemon Sand declined the toast.[9]

The Winds of Winter

He becomes the sworn shield to Princess Arianne Martell and travels with her and her companions to Ghost Hill.[2]


Of all the knights in Dorne, why did my father chose this one to be my shield? He knows our history.[2]

Arianne Martell


2 Sons

References and Notes

  1. See the Daemon Sand calculation.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 The Winds of Winter, Arianne I
  3. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 13, The Soiled Knight.
  4. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 40, Princess In The Tower.
  5. 5.0 5.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 24, Cersei V.
  6. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 38, Tyrion V.
  7. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 70, Tyrion X.
  8. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 2, The Captain Of Guards.
  9. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 38, The Watcher.

External Links