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| Character_name = [[File:Ball.png|50px|left]] Quentyn Ball [[File:fireball_crest.png|50px|right]]
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| Character_name = [[File:House Ball.svg|50px|left]] Quentyn Ball [[File:House Ball (Quentyn).svg|50px|right]]
 
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| Alias = Fireball
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| Alias = Fireball{{Ref|TMK}}
| Title = [[Knight|Ser]]
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| Title = [[Knight|Ser]]{{Ref|TMK}}<br>[[Master-at-arms]] at the [[Red Keep]]{{Ref|TMK}}
| Allegiance = [[House Ball]]
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| Allegiance = [[House Ball]]<br>[[House Targaryen]]<br>[[House Blackfyre]]
 
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| Culture = [[Reach]]
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| Spouse = Unknown{{Ref|TMK}}
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| Issue = [[Glendon Flowers]] (disputed){{Ref|TMK}}
 
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| Place_of_Death = near [[Redgrass Field]]
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| Place_of_Death = near [[Redgrass Field]]{{Ref|TMK}}
| Date_of_Death = {{Date|196}}
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| Date_of_Death = {{Date|196}}{{Ref|TMK}}
| Books = ''[[The Sworn Sword]]'' (mentioned)<br>''[[The Mystery Knight]]'' (mentioned)
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| Books = ''[[The World of Ice & Fire]]'' (mentioned)<br>''[[The Sworn Sword]]'' (mentioned)<br>''[[The Mystery Knight]]'' (mentioned)
 
| coat-of-arms = A fireball blazing red and yellow across a night black field{{Ref|TMK}}
 
| coat-of-arms = A fireball blazing red and yellow across a night black field{{Ref|TMK}}
 
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Ser '''Quentyn Ball''', better known as '''Fireball''', was a [[knight]] of [[House Ball]] during the reigns of [[Aegon IV Targaryen]] and [[Daeron II Targaryen]]. His personal coat-of-arms was a fireball blazing red and yellow across a night black field.{{Ref|TMK}}
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Ser '''Quentyn Ball''', known as '''Fireball''', was a [[knight]] from [[House Ball]] during the reigns of kings [[Aegon IV Targaryen]] and [[Daeron II Targaryen]]. His personal coat-of-arms was a fireball blazing red and yellow across a night black field.{{Ref|TMK}}
  
 
==Appearance and Character==
 
==Appearance and Character==
He was red-haired, with a fiery temper, hence the moniker ''Fireball''.
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Quentyn was red-haired, with a fiery temper, hence the moniker ''Fireball''.{{Ref|TMK}} He was considered to be one of the greatest [[knight]]s of his day.{{Ref|TSS}}
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
 
===During the reign of Aegon IV===
 
===During the reign of Aegon IV===
In [[King's Landing]] Quentyn was the master-at-arms of the [[Red Keep]] during King [[Aegon IV Targaryen]]'s days. At some point, Aegon promised Quentyn a place in the [[Kingsguard]] once an opening were to become apparent. In order to facilitate this Quentyn made his wife join the [[Silent Sisters]]. Aegon died before an opening in the Sworn Brotherhood became vacant.{{Ref|awoiaf| Daeron II Targaryen}}
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Quentyn was the [[master-at-arms]] of the [[Red Keep]] during King [[Aegon IV Targaryen]]'s days. In that office, he taught the sons of Prince [[Daeron II Targaryen|Daeron Targaryen]] ([[Baelor Targaryen (son of Daeron II)|Baelor]], [[Aerys I Targaryen|Aerys]], [[Rhaegel Targaryen|Rhaegel]] and [[Maekar I Targaryen|Maekar]]) as well as the [[Great Bastards]] ([[Daemon I Blackfyre|Daemon Waters]], [[Aegor Rivers]] and [[Brynden Rivers]]) how to fight.{{Ref|TMK}} At some point, Aegon promised Quentyn a place in the [[Kingsguard]] once an opening were to become apparent. In order to facilitate this Quentyn made his wife join the [[silent sisters]]. Aegon died before an opening in the Sworn Brotherhood became vacant, however.{{Ref|TWOIAF|The Targaryen Kings: Daeron II Targaryen}}
  
 
===First Blackfyre Rebellion===
 
===First Blackfyre Rebellion===
When a place in the Kingsguard later became available under [[Daeron II Targaryen]], son and heir of Aegon, Quentyn reminded him of his father's promise. However Fireball was refused the white cloak for reasons unknown and it was given to Ser [[Willem Wylde]] instead. This betrayal is what caused Quentyn to choose [[Daemon I Blackfyre|Daemon Blackfyre]]'s side during Daemon's rebellion. It was rumoured that he had as much a part as did [[Aegor Rivers|Bittersteel]] in convincing Daemon to claim the [[Iron Throne]].{{Ref|awoiaf| Daeron II Targaryen}}  
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When a place in the [[Kingsguard]] became available under King [[Daeron II Targaryen]], son and heir of Aegon IV, Quentyn reminded him of his father's promise. Fireball was refused the white cloak for reasons unknown, and it was instead given to Ser [[Willem Wylde]]. This betrayal caused Quentyn to choose [[Daemon I Blackfyre|Daemon Blackfyre]]'s side during Daemon's rebellion. It was rumored that Fireball had as much a part as did [[Aegor Rivers|Bittersteel]] in convincing Daemon to claim the [[Iron Throne]].{{Ref|TWOIAF|The Targaryen Kings: Daeron II Targaryen}}
  
It was Fireball that rescued Daemon when King Daeron sent the Kingsguard to arrest him. During the [[First Blackfyre Rebellion]], he killed Lord [[House Lefford|Lefford]] at [[Lannisport]] and sent Lord [[Damon Lannister (Lord)|Damon Lannister]] back to [[Casterly Rock]] when he came out to confront him. At the crossing of the [[Mander]] he slew all the sons of Lady [[House Penrose|Penrose]] save for the youngest, whom he spared as a kindness to her. He was slain by a common archer on the eve of the [[battle of the Redgrass Field]] when he stopped for a drink of water.{{Ref|TSS}}{{Ref|TMK}}
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It was Fireball who rescued Daemon when King Daeron sent the Kingsguard to arrest him. During the [[First Blackfyre Rebellion]], Quentyn killed Lord [[House Lefford|Lefford]] at [[Lannisport]] and sent Lord [[Damon Lannister (lord)|Damon Lannister]] back to [[Casterly Rock]] when he came out to confront him. At the crossing of the [[Mander]] he slew all the sons of Lady [[House Penrose|Penrose]] save for the youngest, whom he spared as a kindness to her. Quentyn was slain by a common archer on the eve of the [[Battle of the Redgrass Field]] when he stopped for a drink of water.{{Ref|TSS}}{{Ref|TMK}}
  
It is possible he fathered a [[bastard]] son named [[Glendon Flowers]].{{Ref|TMK}}
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A young boy named [[Glendon Flowers]] believed himself to be Quentyn's [[bastard]] son.{{Ref|TMK}}
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==Family==
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{{Ball tree Dunk & Egg}}
  
 
==Behind the Scenes==
 
==Behind the Scenes==
According to [[George R. R. Martin]] Fireball was loosely inspired by Sir [[w:Henry Percy (Hotspur)|Hotspur Percy]], a late medieval English nobleman.<ref>The Citadel. ''Private Meeting'' Santa Fe, NM (May 4, 2004), [http://www.westeros.org/Citadel/SSM/Month/2004/05/ So Spake Martin]</ref>
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According to [[George R. R. Martin]] Fireball was loosely inspired by Sir [[w:Henry Percy (Hotspur)|Henry Percy]], a late medieval English nobleman known as Hotspur.<ref>[[So Spake Martin]]: [http://www.westeros.org/Citadel/SSM/Month/2004/05/ Private Meeting (Santa Fe NM) (May 4, 2004)]</ref>
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
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Latest revision as of 14:00, 11 October 2020

House Ball.svg
Quentyn Ball
House Ball (Quentyn).svg
Alias(es) Fireball[1]
Title(s) Ser[1]
Master-at-arms at the Red Keep[1]
Allegiance House Ball
House Targaryen
House Blackfyre
Culture(s) Reach
Died In 196 AC[1], at near Redgrass Field[1]
Spouse(s) Unknown[1]
Issue Glendon Flowers (disputed)[1]
Book(s) The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)
The Sworn Sword (mentioned)
The Mystery Knight (mentioned)
Personal arms A fireball blazing red and yellow across a night black field[1]

Ser Quentyn Ball, known as Fireball, was a knight from House Ball during the reigns of kings Aegon IV Targaryen and Daeron II Targaryen. His personal coat-of-arms was a fireball blazing red and yellow across a night black field.[1]

Appearance and Character

Quentyn was red-haired, with a fiery temper, hence the moniker Fireball.[1] He was considered to be one of the greatest knights of his day.[2]

History

During the reign of Aegon IV

Quentyn was the master-at-arms of the Red Keep during King Aegon IV Targaryen's days. In that office, he taught the sons of Prince Daeron Targaryen (Baelor, Aerys, Rhaegel and Maekar) as well as the Great Bastards (Daemon Waters, Aegor Rivers and Brynden Rivers) how to fight.[1] At some point, Aegon promised Quentyn a place in the Kingsguard once an opening were to become apparent. In order to facilitate this Quentyn made his wife join the silent sisters. Aegon died before an opening in the Sworn Brotherhood became vacant, however.[3]

First Blackfyre Rebellion

When a place in the Kingsguard became available under King Daeron II Targaryen, son and heir of Aegon IV, Quentyn reminded him of his father's promise. Fireball was refused the white cloak for reasons unknown, and it was instead given to Ser Willem Wylde. This betrayal caused Quentyn to choose Daemon Blackfyre's side during Daemon's rebellion. It was rumored that Fireball had as much a part as did Bittersteel in convincing Daemon to claim the Iron Throne.[3]

It was Fireball who rescued Daemon when King Daeron sent the Kingsguard to arrest him. During the First Blackfyre Rebellion, Quentyn killed Lord Lefford at Lannisport and sent Lord Damon Lannister back to Casterly Rock when he came out to confront him. At the crossing of the Mander he slew all the sons of Lady Penrose save for the youngest, whom he spared as a kindness to her. Quentyn was slain by a common archer on the eve of the Battle of the Redgrass Field when he stopped for a drink of water.[2][1]

A young boy named Glendon Flowers believed himself to be Quentyn's bastard son.[1]

Family

Unknown
wife
 
Quentyn
Ball
 
Penny
Jenny
 
Unknown
man
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Glendon
Flowers
 
Daughter
 


Behind the Scenes

According to George R. R. Martin Fireball was loosely inspired by Sir Henry Percy, a late medieval English nobleman known as Hotspur.[4]

References