Visenya by Amoka©
|Born||In 29 BC, at Dragonstone|
|Spouse||Aegon I Targaryen|
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Appearance and Character
Aegon's eldest sister was a passionate, temperamental woman. She was a warrior, more comfortable in ringmail than in silk, she was apt to dress as a warrior, with her hair in braided coils or bound in rings. She wielded the Valyrian steel sword Dark Sister. She was described as having a "harsh beauty" and was reputed to have dabbled in sorcery. It is said that her brother-husband Aegon spent ten nights with Rhaenys for every one with her. 
After the death of Harren the Black at Harrenhal, Visenya was sent by Aegon I to demand the submission of the lords of Crackclaw Point. The lords understood that they had no chance, so they laid their swords at her feet. Visenya took them as her own men and they would owe no fealty but to the Iron Throne.
After the field of Fire she was charged with subduing the Vale while Rhaenys was charged with conquering Dorne. House Arryn sent an army to the Bloody Gate but Visenya simply flew on her dragon Vhagar straight up to the courtyard of the Eyrie to obtain the surrender of the Vale. She succeeded and the Vale was taken bloodlessly.
She was the mother of Maegor I who would later be known as Maegor the Cruel. She is mainly remembered and respected as a strong, capable warrior, something few women are acknowledged as in Westeros history.
References and Notes
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