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Viserys Targaryen

Viserys Targaryen

The only surviving male heir of House Targaryen, the young Viserys was sent with his newborn sister Daenerys to Essos to live in safety. In exile he grew obsessed with retaking his family's throne, but Khal Drogo executed him with a crown of molten gold before he could claim his post as king.

Daenerys Targaryen

Daenerys Targaryen

The death of her husband, Khal Drogo, did not stop Daenerys from strategizing her return to the Seven Kingdoms to take back the Iron Throne. Impervious to fire, Dany used the heat of Drogo's funeral pyre to hatch the dragon eggs she received as a wedding gift, and considers her dragons her children. Dany rallied the Unsullied of Astapor to her cause and continues to grow her army as she marches across Essos.


Khal Drogo

A fierce warrior who led a tribe of horsemen in Essos, Drogo had never been defeated in battle until he succumbed to a wound that festered after the meddling of the witch Mirri Maz Duur.

Jorah Mormont

Jorah Mormont

The son of Jeor Mormont, Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, Jorah hails from Bear Island but now lives in exile in Essos. Advisor to Daenerys, he originally joined her company to spy on her in exchange for a pardon, but he is now devoted to Dany and committed to keeping her safe. It is one of the few traits he shares with her other counselor, Ser Barristan Selmy.

Barristan Selmy

Barristan Selmy

Also known as "Barristan the Bold," the former Lord Commander of the Kingsguard never wavered in his commitment to his oath. But after King Joffrey ousted him from his lifetime post, Ser Barristan left King's Landing to fulfill his promise to watch over the Targaryens. Although he and Lord Jorah Mormont do not always see eye to eye, they are united by their faith in Daenerys.


Missandei Slave

A slave girl in Astapor, Missandei is fluent in the Common Tongue and High Valyrian, among other languages. Impressed by her demeanor, Daenerys took on the girl's services as a translator.

Grey Worm

Grey Worm Unsullied

Grey Worm is one of the highly-trained Unsullied fighters from Astapor. His fellow soldiers named him as their leader when Daenerys Targaryen set them free.

Daario Naharis

Daario Naharis

A mercenary with the Second Sons, Daario defied his order to kill Daenerys Targaryen and helped her conquer Yunkai instead. When the slave masters of that city rebelled, Daario returned to Yunkai to restore Dany’s rule.

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House Targaryen

  • Flag Targaryen

  • The Targaryens came from the ancient civilization of Valyria, bringing dragons from the eastern continent and settling on the island of Dragonstone. After a mysterious disaster known as the Doom of Valyria wiped out their homeland and killed most of the world’s dragons, the Targaryens invaded Westeros, becoming the ruling family. Robert’s rebellion eliminated most of the Targaryens and cost them the kingdom. Keenly aware of her birthright, Daenerys Targaryen returned to Westeros after years of exile in Essos. She put her plans to reclaim the Iron Throne on hold to align with Jon Snow against the Army of the Dead.

  • ➲ Aegon I Targaryen
  • Aegon I Targaryen was the first king of the Targaryen dynasty. He was a warlord and Lord of Dragonstone who, with his two sister-wives Visenya and Rhaenys, three great dragons and a small army, invaded and unified six of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros in the War of Conquest; only Dorne managed to successfully resist the Targaryens, using guerilla tactics to resist the dragons until voluntarily joining the Seven Kingdoms with a peaceful marriage alliance.

    Afterwards, Aegon founded the city of King's Landing, began construction on the Red Keep, and forged the Iron Throne from the swords of his defeated enemies, melted with dragonfire. His descendants ruled the Seven Kingdoms for a further three centuries.

  • ➲ The Crownlands
  • The Crownlands is one of the nine constituent regions of the Seven Kingdoms. Instead of being ruled by a Lord Paramount, the Crownlands are ruled directly by the monarch on the Iron Throne from the city of King's Landing, the largest city in Westeros and the capital of the Seven Kingdoms.

    The Crownlands were never a sovereign nation, instead being contested between the Riverlands, the Stormlands, and other regions for thousands of years until Aegon the Conqueror seized control of the area during his invasion and made it his primary foothold on the continent, three centuries before the death of King Robert Baratheon. It is therefore the newest of the regions in Westeros, and as a result, does not have much of a distinct "cultural identity", so much as it is shaped by its distinction as the region containing the capital city.

    The Riverlands were always more of a borderland frequently changing hands between rival strong kingdoms and were not an independent kingdom at the time of the Targaryen Conquest, and thus are technically not counted as one of the "Seven" Kingdoms. The Crownlands are even younger than the Riverlands (which are loosely the "eighth" kingdom), which at least existed as a loose cultural area for thousands of years even if they weren't always politically independent, thus the Crownlands functionally make up the ninth "kingdom" within the realm anachronistically known as "the Seven Kingdoms". Culturally and historically, the Crownlands were primarily an extension of the Riverlands, but with cultural influences from neighboring regions which periodically captured territory in the region, such as the Stormlands, the Reach, and even the Iron Islands. One of the main reasons Aegon the Conqueror began his invasion in the area which would become the Crownlands is because it was where the borders between these three powerful rival kingdoms met. None of them wanted to deal with the Targaryen threat directly, and each wasted so much time arguing that Aegon was really the problem of the other two respective kingdoms that the Targaryens were able to land all of their forces and establish a firm beachhead unopposed.

    For most of its three centuries of existence the Crownlands were ruled directly by House Targaryen and their subordinate vassals. When House Targaryen was deposed at the end of Robert's Rebellion, seventeen years before the War of the Five Kings, Robert took the throne, and his new House Baratheon of King's Landing took up the rule of the Crownlands. On Robert's death, control of the Crownlands and King's Landing passed to King Joffrey Baratheon. Following the death of Joffery and Tommen, Crownlands are ruled by Cersei Lannister.

    The Crownlands is politically subdivided into two areas: the mainland part administered directly by the King on the Iron Throne and his Small Council from the city of King's Landing, and the offshore islands under the authority of the Prince of Dragonstone, traditionally the heir to the throne. Bastards born in the Crownlands are given the surname Waters.