Visenya Targaryen

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Visenya Targaryen
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Visenya by Amoka©

Title Queen
Allegiance House Targaryen
Culture Valyrian
Born In 29 BC, at Dragonstone
Spouse Aegon I Targaryen
Book(s) A Game of Thrones (Mentioned)
A Clash of Kings (Mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (Mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (Mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (Mentioned)

Visenya Targaryen was the older of Aegon I's sisters. She was also one of his two wives, the other being her sister Rhaenys. During the War of Conquest, she rode the dragon, Vhagar, to battle.

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. [1]

History

The Conquest

Visenya Targaryen riding Vhagar into battle.Copyright HBO©

She accompanied the Targaryen fleet to Gulltown on her dragon. After the Arryn fleet defeated the Targaryen fleet in the battle of Gulltown she had Vhagar burn the Arryn fleet.

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.[2]

She along with her siblings Rhaeneys and Aegon secured the victory on the Field of Fire when all three dragons were unleashed together for the first and only time in the war.

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.[3]

Later Life

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 Westerosi history.

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Valaena
Velaryon
 
Aerion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Visenya
 
Aegon I
 
Rhaenys
 
 
Orys
Baratheon
 
Argella
Durrandon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ceryse
Hightower
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aenys I
 
Alyssa
Velaryon
 
 
House
Baratheon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Elinor
Costayne
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alys
Harroway
 
 
Maegor I
 
Rhaena
 
Aegon
 
Viserys
 
Jaehaerys I
 
Alysanne
 
Vaella
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jeyne
Westerling
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tyanna of
the Tower
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rhaella
 
Aerea
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
House
Targaryen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


References and Notes

  1. Chicon 7 Reading (September 02, 2012) So Spake Martin
  2. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 20, Brienne
  3. Bubonicon Report, August 25, 2012 So Spake Martin

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