Tyanna of the Tower

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Tyanna of the Tower
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Tyanna of the Tower, by Magali Villeneuve, as depicted in The World of Ice and Fire

Alias The king's raven
Title Queen
Mistress of whisperers
Allegiance House Targaryen
Born At Pentos
Died In 48 AC
Spouse King Maegor I Targaryen
Book(s) The World of Ice and Fire (mentioned)

Tyanna of the Tower was a Pentoshi woman who became a queen of King Maegor I Targaryen.[1]



Tyanna was rumored to be the natural daughter of a Pentoshi magister who began as a tavern dancer and rose to become a courtesan. She was also said to dabble in sorcery and alchemy.[2]

Relationship with Maegor the Cruel

The beautiful Tyanna became Maegor's lover during his exile in Pentos; she was rumored to be Queen Alys Harroway's paramour as well.

After Maegor was crowned king in 42 AC, his rule was challenged by the Faith of the Seven with a trial of seven. Maegor won but was grievously wounded. Twenty-eight days later Alys arrived from Pentos with Tyanna. The Dowager Queen, Visenya Targaryen, after meeting with Tyanna, gave the king over to her care alone, which troubled Maegor's supporters.[1] Tyanna married Maegor in the same year.[2]

The Dowager Queen died in 44 AC. In the confusion after her death, Aenys I Targaryen's widow, Queen Alyssa Velaryon, slipped away from Dragonstone with her children, as well as with the sword Dark Sister. Alyssa and Aenys's second son, Prince Viserys, had been kept at the Red Keep as the king's squire, however, and he suffered for her flight. He died after nine days of questioning at the hands of Tyanna of the Tower.[1]

Tyanna served as mistress of whisperers on her husband's small council and was dubbed "the king's raven". When Queen Alys gave birth to a monstrosity in 44 AC,[3] Queen Tyanna convinced Maegor that it was due to Alys having secret affairs. This led to the extinction of House Harroway.[2]

Tyanna eventually confessed her responsibility for the abominations that were born of Maegor's seed, claiming she had poisoned his other brides. She was killed by Maegor's own hand in 48 AC, her heart cut out with the sword Blackfyre and thrown to his dogs.[2]

References and Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Maegor I.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Maegor I: The Brides of Maegor the Cruel.
  3. Westeros.org: Inconsistency or Intentional?