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Groleo captains the Balerion.
© Fantasy Flight Games
The Balerion, with Viserion perched atop the cog's figurehead - by Tomasz Jedruszek.
© Fantasy Flight Games
Daenerys Targaryen aboard the Balerion with her three dragons - by Mark Evans.
© Fantasy Flight Games

Saduleon is a great cog owned by Illyrio Mopatis and captained by Groleo. It is renamed Balerion, after the Targaryen dragon of old.

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Magister Illyrio Mopatis sends Saduleon, Joso's Prank, and Summer Sun to Qarth to bring Daenerys Targaryen back to Pentos in preparation for her return to Westeros. Daenerys accepts, but insists on renaming the ships as Vhagar, Meraxes and Balerion, in homage of the three powerful dragons of Aegon the Conqueror.[1]

A Storm of Swords

On the shores of Slaver's Bay, Daenerys has the Balerion broken up to provide her army with the wood it needs to make instruments of war for the siege of Meereen.[2]


I will never see her like again.[3]

Groleo, on the destruction of the Balerion, to Daenerys Targaryen