Malentine Velaryon

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Malentine Velaryon
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Title Ser
Allegiance House Velaryon
Race Valyrian
Culture Crownlands
Died In 132 AC, at Castle Driftmark
Book(s) Fire & Blood (mentioned)
The Rogue Prince (mentioned)

Ser Malentine Velaryon was a knight from House Velaryon. He was a nephew of Lord Corlys Velaryon by his youngest brother. He had four brothers, including Ser Rhogar, and several cousins.[1]

History

During the reign of King Viserys I, Malentine's cousin Ser Vaemond Velaryon had put himself forward as the true heir to Driftmark, on the grounds that Lord Corlys' chosen successor, his grandson Lucerys, was a bastard. Their cousin lost his head at the behest of Lucerys' mother, Princess Rhaenyra, who had Prince Daemon seize him, behead him and feed his carcass to her dragon. Yet when Ser Malentine and his siblings took their case before the sick and failing Viserys, they made the grievous mistake of questioning the legitimacy of his daughter Rhaenyra’s children. Viserys had their tongues removed for this insolence, though he let them keep their heads.[2][3] Malentine and his four brothers were thereafter known as the "silent five".[1]

The succession of the baseborn Alyn of Hull as Lord of the Tides, was not uncontested. Three of the "silent five" died during the Dance of the Dragons, but Malentine and his brother, Ser Rhogar, survived the war and yet again took their own claim to the small council in King’s Landing. When the Hand and the regents ruled against them, Ser Vaemond's sons, Daemion and Daeron Velaryon choose to accept this decision. However, Malentine and Rhogar didn't. As Mushroom put it in his testimony, "lacking tongues with which to make their appeal, they preferred to argue with swords". The plot of the silent brothers to assassinate Alyn failed when the guards at Castle Driftmark proved loyal to the Sea Snake's memory and his chosen heir. Ser Malentine was slain during the attempt, his brother captured. Condemned to death, Ser Rhogar saved his head by taking the black.[1]

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Corlys
 
Rhaenys
Targaryen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Son
 
Unknown
wife
 
 
 
 
 
Son
 
Unknown
wife
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Laena
 
Daemon
Targaryen
 
Rhaenyra Targaryen
 
Laenor
 
Marilda of Hull
 
Vaemond
 
Unknown
wife
 
Malentine
 
Rhogar
 
3 Sons
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jacaerys
 
Lucerys
 
Joffrey
 
 
Hazel
Harte
 
Daeron
 
Daemion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Addam
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daenaera
 
Aegon III Targaryen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rhaena Targaryen
 
Baela Targaryen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alyn
 
 
Elaena
Targaryen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Laena
 
Child
 
Jon Waters
 
Jeyne Waters
 


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - The Hooded Hand.
  2. The Rogue Prince.
  3. Fire & Blood, Heirs of the Dragon - A Question of Succession.