Nymor Martell

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Nymor Martell
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Allegiance House Martell
Culture Dornishmen
Born In 47 BC[1]
Died In 1323 AC[1]
Mother Meria Martell
Spouse Unknown
Issue Deria Martell

Nymor Martell was the ruling Prince of Dorne and head of House Martell during the reign of King Aegon I Targaryen.[2][3]


During the War of Conquest, Dorne had defied the Targaryens and their dragons, but in 4 AC, King Aegon began his campaign on Dorne, in an attempt to finalize his Conquest. This First Dornish War would last until 13 AC.[2][3]

In 13 AC, Nymor's mother, Princess Meria Martell, the Yellow Toad of Dorne, died, and Nymor inherited the rule of Dorne. Already old and failing, Nymor wanted peace, so he send a delegation, led by his daughter and heir, Princess Deria Martell, to King's Landing, to negotiate a peace with King Aegon I - a peace between two Kingdoms, two equals, not a peace between a vassal and its overlord.[2][3]

Deria indeed suggested the peace, and it is said that King Aegon was about to refuse, when she handed him a letter from Nymor. King Aegon read the letter (and clenched it so hard his hands started to bleed), burned it once finished, and flew to Dragonstone on Balerion without a word. When he returned the next morning, he agreed to the peace and signed a treaty.[2][3]

It is unknown what content was in the letter that Nymor had written, but maesters have speculated. Had Nymor revealed to Aegon that his beloved sister-wife, Queen Rhaenys, had not died at Hellholt,[4] but was still alive, mutilated and broken, and had the offer been that Rhaenys' suffering would be ended if Aegon agreed to the peace? Or did Nymor threaten to hire a Faceless Man to kill Aegon's young son and heir, Prince Aenys?[2][3]

The answer to those questions is unknown, but the peace that Nymor and Aegon agreed on in 13 AC would last throughout Aegon's entire reign.[2][3]




  1. 1.0 1.1 See the Nymor Martell calculation.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Fire & Blood, Reign of the Dragon - The Wars of King Aegon I.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 The World of Ice & Fire, Dorne Against the Dragons.
  4. Rhaenys supposedly died in 10 AC at Hellholt, when Meraxes was shot down from the sky, falling to the ground together with Rhaenys on her back.