an endless list of awesome characters | visenya targaryen“Visenya was Aegon I. Targaryen’s sister-wife and Queen of Westeros. She dressed as a warrior and fought like one, her sword was called Dark Sister. She rode her dragon Vhagar into battle and was feared as well as respected in Westeros.”
History and Lore » In the snowcapped Mountains of the Moon, standing high above the rich lands of the Vale, stands the Eyrie - a storied and impregnable fortress said to have been built by the legendary mountain kings in the Age of Heroes.
It is the stronghold of House Arryn, one of the oldest noble families in Westeros - their sigil, a soaring falcon over a crescent moon, their words, “As high as honor”. The Arryns are direct descendants of Andal invaders, who sailed across the Narrow Sea and came ashore at the Fingers.
According to legend, Ser Artys Arryn - known as the Winged Knight - soared through the sky atop a giant falcon, landing on the peak of the highest mountain, where he defeated the Griffin King in battle. It was the Andals’ first great victory over the First Men, and Ser Artys was duly rewarded. He was declared King of the Mountain and the Vale, and the region was renamed the Vale of Arryn.
Thousands of years later Aegon the Conqueror arrived in Westeros. House Arryn bent the knee to Aegon and his dragons and were allowed to maintain their control of the region as Lords Paramount of the Vale and Wardens of the East.
Over the centuries, House Arryn remained loyal to the Targaryen dynasty, until Lord Jon Arryn joined with Houses Baratheon and Stark in rebellion against Mad King Aerys.
Upon winning the Iron Throne, Robert named Lord Jon Hand of the King - a position he held until his mysterious death. [x]
I know she is proud. How not? What is left to her but pride? I know she is strong. How not? The Dothraki despise weakness. If Daenerys had been weak, she would have perished with Viserys. I know she is fierce. Astapor, Yunkai and Meereen are proof enough of that. She has survived assassins and conspiracies and fell sorceries, grieved for a brother and a husband and a son, tro the cities of the slavers to dust beneath her dainty sandaled feet.
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Daenerys Targaryen, the First of Her Name, Queen of Meereen, Queen of the Andals and the Rhoynar and the First Men, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms, Protector of the Realm, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, called Daenerys Stormborn, the Unburnt, Mother of Dragons, Princess of Dragonstone.