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==History==
 
==History==
Elaena was the third daughter and youngest child of King [[Aegon III Targaryen]] and Queen [[Daenaera Velaryon|Daenaera]] of [[House Velaryon]], and was born in {{Date|150}}. She had two older brothers, [[Daeron I Targaryen|Daeron]] and [[Baelor I Targaryen|Baelor]], and two older sisters, [[Daena Targaryen|Daena]] and [[Rhaena Targaryen (daughter of Aegon III)|Rhaena]]. Elaena's most cherished possession was a dragon's egg whose stony shell showed the same colors as her hair.  
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Elaena was the third daughter and youngest child of King [[Aegon III Targaryen]] and Queen [[Daenaera Velaryon|Daenaera]] of [[House Velaryon]], and was born in {{Date|150}}. She had two older brothers, [[Daeron I Targaryen|Daeron]] and [[Baelor I Targaryen|Baelor]], and two older sisters, [[Daena Targaryen|Daena]] and [[Rhaena Targaryen (daughter of Aegon III)|Rhaena]].{{Ref|TWOIAF| Appendix: Targaryen Lineage}} Elaena's most cherished possession was a dragon's egg whose stony shell showed the same colors as her hair.<ref name="ssm"></ref>
  
Elaena and her sisters were the infamous sisters of King [[Baelor I Targaryen|Baelor I]] who were housed in the [[Red Keep|Maidenvault]]. The three sisters were known aftwerwards as the "Three Maids in the Tower". Baelor imprisoned them in comfortable confinement so the sight of them would not tempt him or others in his court to mortal lusts.  
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Elaena and her sisters were the infamous sisters of King [[Baelor I Targaryen|Baelor I]] who were housed in the [[Red Keep|Maidenvault]]. The three sisters were known aftwerwards as the "Three Maids in the Tower". Baelor imprisoned them in comfortable confinement so the sight of them would not tempt him or others in his court to mortal lusts.{{Ref|TWOIAF| Baelor I}}<ref name="ssm"></ref>
Elaena was locked away at age of eleven. Overall, she married three times in her life, twice at a king's behest and once for passion, and gave birth to seven children in total. She then declared that if seven was sufficient for the [[Faith of the Seven|Gods]], it would do for her as well.  
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Elaena was locked away at age of eleven. Overall, she married three times in her life, twice at a king's behest and once for passion, and gave birth to seven children in total. She then declared that if seven was sufficient for the [[Faith of the Seven|Gods]], it would do for her as well.<ref name="ssm"></ref>
  
Although she had three husbands during her lifetime, the great love of her life was her cousin, [[Alyn Velaryon]], She wished to marry him but he later disappeared at sea. She had two bastard children, [[Jon Waters|Jon]] and [[Jeyne Waters]]. These were for first two children. 
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Although she had three husbands during her lifetime, the great love of her life was her cousin, [[Alyn Velaryon]], She wished to marry him, but he disappeared at sea. A year after his disappearance, she agreeed to marry elsewhere. Elaena had birthed Alyn two bastard children, the twins [[Jon Waters|Jon]] and [[Jeyne Waters]].{{Ref|TWOIAF| The Sisters of Baelor I}}
  
She married her first husband the wealthy but elderly [[Ossifer Plumm]] in {{date|176}}. He died on their wedding night (supposedly after seeing her naked), she claimed he impregnated her though and gave birth to a son called [[Viserys Plumm]] (her third child), though many were dubious of his parentage, and had suspicions on who might actually be the boys [[Aegon IV Targaryen|father]], none dared speak their suspicions aloud however.  
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She married her first husband, the wealthy but elderly Lord [[Ossifer Plumm]], in {{date|176}}. He died on their wedding night (supposedly after seeing her naked), but Elaena had become pregnant and gave birth to a son called [[Viserys Plumm]]. There were those who were dubious of the boy's parentage, and had suspicions on who might actually be the boys [[Aegon IV Targaryen|father]]. None dared speak their suspicions aloud however.{{Ref|TWOIAF|
 
    
 
    
Her second husband [[Ronnel Penrose]] she wed in the reign of [[Daeron II Targaryen|Daeron the Good]]. He sat on the king's [[small council]] as [[Master of Coin]], they had four children together. It was widely known that she was the one performing the duties as the Master of Coin, as she was very shrewd and intelligent with money while Ser Ronnel while being a good man was one without a great facility for numbers. King Daeron trusted her with many important matters of state and she grew influential.  
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Elaena married her second husband, [[Ronnel Penrose]], in the reign of King [[Daeron II Targaryen]]. He sat on the king's [[small council]] as [[Master of Coin]], though it was widely known that she was the one performing the duties, as she was very shrewd and intelligent with money while Ronnel, while being a good man, was one without a great facility for numbers. King Daeron trusted her with many important matters of state and she grew influential.{{Ref|TWOIAF| The Sisters of Baelor I}}<ref name="ssm"></ref> Elaena birthed Ronnel four children: [[Robin Penrose|Robin]], [[Laena Penrose|Laena]], [[Jocelyn Penrose|Jocelyn]], and [[Joy Penrose]].{{Ref|TWOIAF| Appendix: Targaryen Lineage}}
  
After her husbands death her third and final marriage was for love and by her own choosing. Ser [[Michael Manwoody]] who was an envoy on behalf of the [[Iron Throne]] to the [[Iron Bank of Braavos]]. Elaena said it wasn't Michaels intelligence or wit she fell in love with but his love of music. {{ref|twoiaf| The Sisters of Baelor I}}
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After Ronnel's death Elaena married once more. This marriage was for love and by her own choosing. With King Daeron II's blessing, Elaena was married to Ser [[Michael Manwoody]], not long after Ronnel's death. Manwoody had come to court earlier, to attend the court of Queen [[Mariah Martell]]. Manwoody was send as an envoy to [[Braavos]] on several occasions, and there is record of correspondence between him and the key holders of the Iron Bank. These letters, while signed with Manwoody's name, and fixed with his own seal, appear to have been in the handwriting of Princess Elaena. Elaena said it wasn't Michaels intelligence or wit that had caused her to fall in love with him, but his love of music. When Manwoody died, Elaena therefor commanded his effigy to be carved with him holding a harp, instead of a sword and spurs of knighthood.{{ref|twoiaf| The Sisters of Baelor I}}
  
 
==Family==
 
==Family==

Revision as of 18:31, 13 December 2014

For the daughter of Gaemon Targaryen, Lord of Dragonstone, see Elaena Targaryen
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Allegiance House Targaryen
Culture Valyrian
Born In 150 AC[1]
Spouse 1st: Ossifer Plumm
2nd: Ronnel Penrose
3rd: Michael Manwoody

Princess Elaena Targaryen was the third daughter and youngest child of King Aegon III Targaryen and his wife, Queen Daenaera Velaryon.

Appearance and Character

According to semi-canon sources, Elaena was not a great beauty like her sisters, and at age eleven was even described as a skinny little thing, though her beauty matured as she got older, and men said that she was more beautiful at age seventy than at age seventeen. Her eyes were a soft lilac, her mouth thin-lipped and often angry. Her hair was a platinum white with a bright golden streak down the middle, an unusual color even for the Targaryens. She wore it long, pulled back, and braided, and was always being told it was her crowning beauty. She did however cut it off, in retaliation against her brother Baelor, for imprisoning her in the Maidenvault. Afterwards she wore her hair in short for years. While appearance-wise she differed much from her sisters, character-wise, she had more than a little of her sister Daena's wilfullness, as she would prove when she grew older. She liked to dress in black as a child, simply because Daena also dressed in black.[2]

History

Elaena was the third daughter and youngest child of King Aegon III Targaryen and Queen Daenaera of House Velaryon, and was born in 150 AC. She had two older brothers, Daeron and Baelor, and two older sisters, Daena and Rhaena.[3] Elaena's most cherished possession was a dragon's egg whose stony shell showed the same colors as her hair.[2]

Elaena and her sisters were the infamous sisters of King Baelor I who were housed in the Maidenvault. The three sisters were known aftwerwards as the "Three Maids in the Tower". Baelor imprisoned them in comfortable confinement so the sight of them would not tempt him or others in his court to mortal lusts.[4][2] Elaena was locked away at age of eleven. Overall, she married three times in her life, twice at a king's behest and once for passion, and gave birth to seven children in total. She then declared that if seven was sufficient for the Gods, it would do for her as well.[2]

Although she had three husbands during her lifetime, the great love of her life was her cousin, Alyn Velaryon, She wished to marry him, but he disappeared at sea. A year after his disappearance, she agreeed to marry elsewhere. Elaena had birthed Alyn two bastard children, the twins Jon and Jeyne Waters.[5]

She married her first husband, the wealthy but elderly Lord Ossifer Plumm, in 176 AC. He died on their wedding night (supposedly after seeing her naked), but Elaena had become pregnant and gave birth to a son called Viserys Plumm. There were those who were dubious of the boy's parentage, and had suspicions on who might actually be the boys father. None dared speak their suspicions aloud however.{{Ref|TWOIAF|

Elaena married her second husband, Ronnel Penrose, in the reign of King Daeron II Targaryen. He sat on the king's small council as Master of Coin, though it was widely known that she was the one performing the duties, as she was very shrewd and intelligent with money while Ronnel, while being a good man, was one without a great facility for numbers. King Daeron trusted her with many important matters of state and she grew influential.[5][2] Elaena birthed Ronnel four children: Robin, Laena, Jocelyn, and Joy Penrose.[3]

After Ronnel's death Elaena married once more. This marriage was for love and by her own choosing. With King Daeron II's blessing, Elaena was married to Ser Michael Manwoody, not long after Ronnel's death. Manwoody had come to court earlier, to attend the court of Queen Mariah Martell. Manwoody was send as an envoy to Braavos on several occasions, and there is record of correspondence between him and the key holders of the Iron Bank. These letters, while signed with Manwoody's name, and fixed with his own seal, appear to have been in the handwriting of Princess Elaena. Elaena said it wasn't Michaels intelligence or wit that had caused her to fall in love with him, but his love of music. When Manwoody died, Elaena therefor commanded his effigy to be carved with him holding a harp, instead of a sword and spurs of knighthood.[5]

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aegon II
 
Helaena
 
Aemond
 
Daeron
 
Rhaenyra
 
Daemon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jaehaerys
 
Maelor
 
Jaehaera
 
Aegon III
 
Daenaera
Velaryon
 
 
 
 
 
Viserys II
 
Larra
Rogare
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daeron I
 
Rhaena
 
 
Elaena
 
Alyn
Velaryon
 
Baelor I
 
Daena
 
Aegon IV
 
Naerys
 
Aemon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ossifer
Plumm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jeyne
Waters
 
Jon
Waters
 
 
Daemon
Blackfyre
 
Daeron II
 
Myriah
Martell
 
Daenerys
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Viserys
Plumm
 
 
 
Michael
Manwoody
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ronnel
Penrose
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
House
Longwaters
 
 
House
Blackfyre
 
 
 
House
Targaryen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Robin
Penrose
 
Laena
Penrose
 
Jocelyn
Penrose
 
Joy
Penrose
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

References and Notes

  1. So Spake Martin mentions that Elaena was 11 when locked up. This was shortly after Baelor's coronation.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 So Spake Martin, Three Maidens in the Tower (June 27, 2006)
  3. 3.0 3.1 The World of Ice & Fire, Appendix: Targaryen Lineage.
  4. The World of Ice & Fire, Baelor I.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 The World of Ice & Fire, The Sisters of Baelor I.