Daeron Targaryen (son of Maekar I)

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Daeron Targaryen
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Alias Daeron the Drunken
Title Prince of Summerhall
Allegiance House Targaryen
Born In 190 AC or 191 AC[1]
Died In or between 221 AC and 233 AC[1]
Book(s) The Hedge Knight (Appears)
The Mystery Knight (Mentioned)
A Clash of Kings (Mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (Mentioned)

Prince Daeron Targaryen, sometimes referred to as Daeron the Drunken, was the eldest son of Maekar I Targaryen.[2] Maester Aemon served at Daeron's keep until Daeron died of a pox he caught from a whore. He left one feeble-witted daughter as issue.[3]

Appearance

Daeron had sallow skin, sandy brown hair and a blonde beard.[2]

History

The Hedge Knight

Maekar sent his sons Daeron and Aegon to the Tourney at Ashford, hoping they would outshine his brother Baelor Targaryen's son Valarr, but being frightened of horses and weapons he decided to steal away from his escort, and dragged his brother and squire Aegon with him. He shaved Aegon's head to hide his Targaryen features and went to an inn to get drunk, where he lost Aegon.

Thinking that something may have happened to his sons, Maekar went out in search of Daeron and Aegon. When Daeron was found he told his father that a "huge robber knight made off with Aegon" and that he spent the whole time pursuing them. Later he went to Ser Duncan to apologize for lying and said that he had not even noticed that Aegon was gone.

He also told Ser Duncan about a dream he had. A great red dragon would fall on Ser Duncan, dead, but the knight would walk off alive. He said he did not know what it meant, but that his dreams came true and that he was scared of Ser Duncan. Daeron also told Ser Duncan that he would not fight, and at the first blow in the Trial of Seven he would stay on the ground and would also withdraw his accusations.

The Mystery Knight

Egg mentions that "Someday the dragons will return. My brother Daeron's dreamed of it, and King Aerys read it in a prophecy."[4]

References in the books

A Clash of Kings

Lord Commander Jeor Mormont tells his steward Jon Snow that maester Aemon and his oldest brother Daeron, together with their other brothers, had been summoned to court when their father Maekar had been crowned King. Daeron, as the Prince of Dragonstone, was joined by his second brother Aemon, who would be serving as Daeron's maester. Mormont then tells Jon Snow that Daeron died of the pox, leaving only a feeble-witted daughter behind as his heir.[3]

A Feast for Crows

During one of his last good days, maester Aemon wonders if he will be reunited with his siblings, Daeron amongst them, when he dies.

Will I talk with Egg again, find Dareon whole and happy, hear my sisters singing to their children?[5]

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daeron II
 
Myriah
Martell
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Baelor
 
Jena
Dondarrion
 
Aerys I
 
Aelinor
Penrose
 
Rhaegel
 
Alys
Arryn
 
Maekar I
 
Dyanna
Dayne
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Valarr
 
Kiera of
Tyrosh
[6]
 
Matarys
 
Aelora
 
Aelor
 
Daenora
 
Aerion
 
Daeron
 
Kiera of
Tyrosh
[6]
 
Aemon
 
Daella
 
Aegon V
 
Rhae
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stillborn sons
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maegor
 
 
 
 
 
Vaella
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unknown
descendants
 
House Targaryen
 
Unknown
descendants
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

References and Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 See the Daeron Targaryen (son of Maekar I) calculation.
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Hedge Knight.
  3. 3.0 3.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 6, Jon I.
  4. The Mystery Knight.
  5. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 35, Samwell IV.
  6. Kiera of Tyrosh was widowed when Valarr Targaryen died from the Great Spring Sickness; some time later she married his cousin Daeron.