Difference between revisions of "Daemon Velaryon"

From A Wiki of Ice and Fire
Jump to: navigation, search
 
Line 14: Line 14:
 
| Date_of_Birth = or before [[Years before Aegon's Conquest|22 BC]]<ref>''See the [[Years after Aegon's Conquest/Calculations Ages#Daemon Velaryon|Daemon Velaryon]] calculation.''</ref>
 
| Date_of_Birth = or before [[Years before Aegon's Conquest|22 BC]]<ref>''See the [[Years after Aegon's Conquest/Calculations Ages#Daemon Velaryon|Daemon Velaryon]] calculation.''</ref>
 
| Place_of_Death = [[battle in the waters off Gulltown|Gulltown]]{{Ref|TWOIAF|The Reign of the Dragons: The Conquest}}
 
| Place_of_Death = [[battle in the waters off Gulltown|Gulltown]]{{Ref|TWOIAF|The Reign of the Dragons: The Conquest}}
| Date_of_Death = [[Years before Aegon's Conquest|2 BC]]{{Ref|TWOIAF|The Reign of the Dragons: The Conquest}}
+
| Date_of_Death = [[Years before Aegon's Conquest|2 BC]]
 
| Books = ''[[The World of Ice & Fire]]'' (mentioned) <br> ''[[Fire and Blood]]'' (mentioned)
 
| Books = ''[[The World of Ice & Fire]]'' (mentioned) <br> ''[[Fire and Blood]]'' (mentioned)
 
| coat-of-arms =
 
| coat-of-arms =
 
}}
 
}}
  
'''Daemon Velaryon''' was the [[Lord of the Tides]], [[Master of Driftmark]], and head of [[House Velaryon]] during [[Aegon's Conquest]]. Amongst the oldest supporters and closest friends of [[House Targaryen]], Daemon served as the first [[master of ships]] to [[Aegon I Targaryen|Aegon the Conqueror]].{{ref|twoiaf|The Reign of the Dragons: The Conquest}}{{ref|FAB|The Year of the Three Brides - 49 AC}}
+
'''Daemon Velaryon''' was the [[Lord of the Tides]], [[Master of Driftmark]], and head of [[House Velaryon]] during [[Aegon's Conquest]]. Amongst the oldest supporters and closest friends of [[House Targaryen]], Daemon served as the first [[master of ships]] to [[Aegon I Targaryen|Aegon the Conqueror]].{{Ref|TWOIAF|The Reign of the Dragons: The Conquest}}{{Ref|FAB|The Year of the Three Brides - 49 AC}}
  
Lord Daemon was the father of Ser [[Corlys Velaryon (Kingsguard)|Corlys]] and [[Aethan Velaryon]].{{ref|FAB|The Year of the Three Brides - 49 AC}} Aethan's [[Daemon Velaryon (son of Aethan)|eldest son]] shared his name with Lord Daemon, his grandfather.{{ref|FAB|The Year of the Three Brides - 49 AC}}{{ref|twoiaf|The Targaryen Kings: Maegor I}}
+
Lord Daemon was the father of Ser [[Corlys Velaryon (Kingsguard)|Corlys]] and [[Aethan Velaryon]].{{Ref|FAB|The Year of the Three Brides - 49 AC}} Aethan's [[Daemon Velaryon (son of Aethan)|eldest son]] shared his name with Lord Daemon, his grandfather.{{Ref|FAB|The Year of the Three Brides - 49 AC}}{{Ref|TWOIAF|The Targaryen Kings: Maegor I}}
 +
 
 +
==Character==
 +
One of the oldest supporters of [[House Targaryen]],{{Ref|TWOIAF|The Reign of the Dragons: The Conquest}} Daemon was also one of the closest friends to [[Aegon I Targaryen|Aegon Targaryen]], [[Lord of Dragonstone]], and his sisters, [[Visenya Targaryen|Visenya]] and [[Rhaenys Targaryen|Rhaenys]].{{Ref|FAB|The Year of the Three Brides - 49 AC}}
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
Daemon was one of the closest friends to [[Aegon I Targaryen|Aegon Targaryen]], [[Lord of Dragonstone]], and his sisters, [[Visenya Targaryen|Visenya]] and [[Rhaenys Targaryen|Rhaenys]].{{ref|FAB|The Year of the Three Brides - 49 AC}} After Aegon was crowned as [[King of All Westeros]] after [[Aegon's Landing]], Lord Velaryon was counted as one of the oldest supporters of [[House Targaryen]]. Daemon was therefore given the honor of becoming Aegon's [[master of ships]], in control of the new [[royal fleet]].{{ref|twoiaf|The Reign of the Dragons: The Conquest}}
+
A wealthy vassal of [[House Targaryen]], Daemon was among the closest friends of [[Aegon I Targaryen|Aegon Targaryen]], [[Lord of Dragonstone]], and his sisters, [[Visenya Targaryen|Visenya]] and [[Rhaenys Targaryen|Rhaenys]]. After deciding to invade and conquer [[Westeros]], Aegon summoned his bannermen and friends to [[Dragonstone]] for counsel, Daemon among them. After planning his conquest with Daemon and his allies, the Lord of Dragonstone announced his intentions to the [[Seven Kingdoms]], beginning [[Aegon's Conquest]].{{Ref|TWOIAF|The Reign of the Dragons: The Conquest}}
  
After [[House Arryn]] refused to bend the knee during [[Aegon's Conquest]], the king sent his admiral to take the city of [[Gulltown]] on the coast of the [[Vale of Arryn]]. A hastily-assembled Arryn fleet, augmented by a dozen [[Braavos]]i warships, managed to repel the royal fleet, and Daemon perished during the [[battle in the waters off Gulltown]]. While the Valemen sank a third of the royal fleet, Visenya avenged Daemon by burning the Arryn fleet with her [[dragon]], [[Vhagar]].{{ref|twoiaf|The Reign of the Dragons: The Conquest}}
+
Daemon's ships carried Aegon's soldiers across [[Blackwater Bay]],{{Ref|FAB|Heirs of the Dragon - A Question of Succession}} landing his army at the mouth of the [[Blackwater Rush]]. After Aegon was crowned as [[King of All Westeros]] shortly after [[Aegon's Landing|landing]] on the mainland, Daemon was counted as one of the oldest supporters of House Targaryen. Daemon was therefore given the honor of becoming Aegon's [[master of ships]] and given control of the new [[royal fleet]],{{Ref|TWOIAF|The Reign of the Dragons: The Conquest}} the bulk of which was formed from the warships of the [[Velaryon fleet]].{{Ref|FAB|Heirs of the Dragon - A Question of Succession}}
  
Daemon's son [[Aethan Velaryon|Aethan]] succeeded him as [[Lord of the Tides]] and the [[Master of Driftmark]], as well as the [[master of ships]] on the [[small council]].{{ref|FAB|The Year of the Three Brides - 49 AC}} Another son, Ser [[Corlys Velaryon (Kingsguard)|Corlys]], became the first [[Lord Commander of the Kingsguard|Lord Commander]] of the newly-established [[Kingsguard]].{{ref|twoiaf|The Targaryen Kings: Aegon I}}
+
After [[House Arryn]] refused to bend the knee to House Targaryen, the king sent his admiral to take the city of [[Gulltown]] on the coast of the [[Vale of Arryn]]. A hastily assembled Arryn fleet, augmented by a dozen [[Braavos]]i warships, managed to repel the royal fleet, and Daemon perished during the [[battle in the waters off Gulltown]]. While the Valemen sank a third of the royal fleet, Visenya avenged Daemon by burning the Arryn fleet with her [[dragon]], [[Vhagar]].{{Ref|TWOIAF|The Reign of the Dragons: The Conquest}}
  
 
==Family==
 
==Family==
 +
Daemon's son [[Aethan Velaryon|Aethan]] succeeded him as [[Lord of the Tides]] and the [[Master of Driftmark]], as well as the [[master of ships]] on the [[small council]].{{Ref|FAB|The Year of the Three Brides - 49 AC}} Another son, Ser [[Corlys Velaryon (Kingsguard)|Corlys]], became the first [[Lord Commander of the Kingsguard|Lord Commander]] of the newly established [[Kingsguard]].{{Ref|TWOIAF|The Targaryen Kings: Aegon I}}
 +
 +
Daemon's relation to Lady [[Valaena Velaryon]], the mother of [[Aegon I Targaryen|Aegon the Conqueror]] and his sisters,{{Ref|TWOIAF|The Reign of the Dragons: The Conquest}} is unknown.
 
{{Velaryon tree Aegon I}}
 
{{Velaryon tree Aegon I}}
  
Line 41: Line 47:
  
 
[[Category:House Velaryon]]
 
[[Category:House Velaryon]]
 +
[[Category:Admirals|Velaryon, Daemon]]
 
[[Category:Casualties of Aegon's Conquest|Velaryon, Daemon]]
 
[[Category:Casualties of Aegon's Conquest|Velaryon, Daemon]]
 
[[Category:Characters from the Crownlands|Velaryon, Daemon]]
 
[[Category:Characters from the Crownlands|Velaryon, Daemon]]

Latest revision as of 23:47, 23 May 2020

House Velaryon.svg
Daemon Velaryon
House Velaryon.svg
Title Lord of the Tides[1]
Master of Driftmark[1]
Master of ships[1]
Allegiance House Velaryon[1]
House Targaryen[1]
Race Valyrian[1]
Culture crownlands[1]
Born In or before 22 BC[2]
Died In 2 BC, at Gulltown[1]
Issue Aethan Velaryon[3]
Corlys Velaryon[3]
Book(s) The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)
Fire and Blood (mentioned)

Daemon Velaryon was the Lord of the Tides, Master of Driftmark, and head of House Velaryon during Aegon's Conquest. Amongst the oldest supporters and closest friends of House Targaryen, Daemon served as the first master of ships to Aegon the Conqueror.[1][3]

Lord Daemon was the father of Ser Corlys and Aethan Velaryon.[3] Aethan's eldest son shared his name with Lord Daemon, his grandfather.[3][4]

Character

One of the oldest supporters of House Targaryen,[1] Daemon was also one of the closest friends to Aegon Targaryen, Lord of Dragonstone, and his sisters, Visenya and Rhaenys.[3]

History

A wealthy vassal of House Targaryen, Daemon was among the closest friends of Aegon Targaryen, Lord of Dragonstone, and his sisters, Visenya and Rhaenys. After deciding to invade and conquer Westeros, Aegon summoned his bannermen and friends to Dragonstone for counsel, Daemon among them. After planning his conquest with Daemon and his allies, the Lord of Dragonstone announced his intentions to the Seven Kingdoms, beginning Aegon's Conquest.[1]

Daemon's ships carried Aegon's soldiers across Blackwater Bay,[5] landing his army at the mouth of the Blackwater Rush. After Aegon was crowned as King of All Westeros shortly after landing on the mainland, Daemon was counted as one of the oldest supporters of House Targaryen. Daemon was therefore given the honor of becoming Aegon's master of ships and given control of the new royal fleet,[1] the bulk of which was formed from the warships of the Velaryon fleet.[5]

After House Arryn refused to bend the knee to House Targaryen, the king sent his admiral to take the city of Gulltown on the coast of the Vale of Arryn. A hastily assembled Arryn fleet, augmented by a dozen Braavosi warships, managed to repel the royal fleet, and Daemon perished during the battle in the waters off Gulltown. While the Valemen sank a third of the royal fleet, Visenya avenged Daemon by burning the Arryn fleet with her dragon, Vhagar.[1]

Family

Daemon's son Aethan succeeded him as Lord of the Tides and the Master of Driftmark, as well as the master of ships on the small council.[3] Another son, Ser Corlys, became the first Lord Commander of the newly established Kingsguard.[6]

Daemon's relation to Lady Valaena Velaryon, the mother of Aegon the Conqueror and his sisters,[1] is unknown.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unknown
Velaryon
 
Unknown
Targaryen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daemon
 
Unknown
wife
 
 
 
 
 
 
Valaena
 
Aerion
Targaryen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aethan
 
Alarra
Massey
 
Corlys
 
 
 
 
 
 
House
Targaryen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daemon
 
Unknown
wife
 
 
 
 
Aenys I
Targaryen
 
Alyssa
 
Rogar
Baratheon
 
Son(s)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Corwyn
 
Jorgen
 
Victor
 
Daughters
[Note 1]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lianna
 
Larissa
 
Son of Lord
Tarth
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
House
Targaryen
 
House
Baratheon
 
 
 
 
 
Daughter
 
Lord
Estermont
 
 
Notes:
  1. Daemon had at least four daughters.


References

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 The World of Ice & Fire, The Reign of the Dragons: The Conquest.
  2. See the Daemon Velaryon calculation.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Fire & Blood, The Year of the Three Brides - 49 AC.
  4. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Maegor I.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Fire & Blood, Heirs of the Dragon - A Question of Succession.
  6. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon I.