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Getting Ready For House of The Dragon : Meet The Dragons – Part 2

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Dragons are magical flying reptilian creatures, which existed on the continents of Westeros and Essos. They were considered to have been extinct for almost one hundred and fifty years until the events of Game of Thrones. In the TV series, we witnessed the rise of three majestic beasts who were brought to life from three petrified eggs, magically hatched by Daenerys. However, in the upcoming prequel House of The Dragon, we will get to see even more of these beautiful creatures. Today’s article is a continuation of Wiki of Thrones special ‘Getting Ready For House of The Dragon’ segment. For the next few days, here at Wiki of Thrones, you’ll find information about various dragons that might appear on the prequel series. If we missed your favourite dragon, do not worry, leave a comment below and we’ll cover your beloved beast in the next issue!

Today’s post covers three important dragons from the Dance of The Dragons lore – Caraxes, Sunfyre and Meleys. They are most certainly to appear in the upcoming prequel.

 

1. Caraxes :

Caraxes, the Blood Wyrm, was one of the fiercest dragons of the Dance of the Dragons event. He was first received as an egg by Prince Aemon Targaryen in the night following his birth in 55 AC on Dragonstone. Not long after 72 AC, Aemon claimed Caraxes, the fiercest of the young dragons present in the Dragonpit at the time. Aemon died in 92 AC, after which Caraxes was claimed by Prince Daemon Targaryen before his knighthood in 97 AC.

Getting Ready For House of The Dragon : Meet The Dragons – Part 2

Caraxes was red, huge, and lean. In battle he was formidable, fearsome, and experienced. During the Dance of the Dragons, Caraxes was about half the size of the huge Vhagar, but still bigger than most other dragons of his time.

Prince Aemon first used Caraxes against the Dornish fleet during the Fourth Dornish War. Daemon used Caraxes during the War for the Stepstones. At the start of the Dance of the Dragons, Daemon landed Caraxes atop Kingspyre Tower during the assault on Harrenhal.

Caraxes and his rider Daemon died in 130 AC in a one-on-one battle over the Gods eye lake with Vhagar and Aemond Targaryen. None of them survived the brutal battle. While in freefall, even as Vhagar’s claws opened up Caraxes’s belly and used her teeth to tear off one of his wing-arms, Caraxes locked his teeth onto the larger dragon’s throat and tore it out. Vhagar and Aemond did not survive the fall. Caraxes somehow managed to live long enough to pull himself out of the water and onto the shore, even though his entrails were falling out and one of his arms had been torn clean off. The dragon soon died in front of the walls of Harrenhal. Daemon’s body was never found.

Caraxes will play a key role in House of The Dragon, and hence is sure to appear.

 

2. Sunfyre :

Sunfyre the Golden, was a splendid young male dragon ridden by King Aegon II Targaryen. He was often described as the most beautiful dragon ever in Westerosi lore. Sunfyre had gleaming golden scales, which shined like beaten gold in the sunlight, and pale pink wing membranes. His flames were golden as well. Huge and heavy, Sunfyre was a formidable fighter despite being young.

Getting Ready For House of The Dragon : Meet The Dragons – Part 2

Sunfyre was born on Dragonstone. Although Sunfyre’s exact year of birth has never been stated, he was described as being a young dragon in 120 AC and 129 AC. Sunfyre is known to have been older than Tessarion. Although it is unknown when exactly Prince Aegon Targaryen claimed Sunfyre as his mount, he is known to have been claimed by the prince by 120 AC.

Sunfyre participated in the battle of Rook’s Rest, one of the first major battles of Dance of the Dragons. Even though he was accompanied by Vhagar, he was badly injured in the skirmish with the dragon Meleys. Although Vhagar and Sunfyre emerged victorious from the fight, Sunfyre’s one wing had been half torn from his body during the fight and was left flightless for quite a while. King Aegon was grievously injured as well, his body covered with major burns caused by the dragon fire.

Unable to fly and too huge and heavy to be moved, Sunfyre remained near Rook’s Rest to allow him time to heal. Ser Criston Cole stationed men near the dragon to guard him and feed him. Sunfyre’s wing had healed in a weird angle, but had given him enough strength to fly to a remote fishing village, where he recovered more for another half a year. He eventually made his way back to Dragonstone, reuniting with King Aegon. On his way back, he had fought and killed the wild dragon, Grey Ghost, suggesting he had gained a significant amount of his strength back.

Aegon captured Dragonstone with Sunfyre’s help. They met Lady Baela Targaryen and her dragon Moondancer in battle, which would also prove to be Sunfyre’s last battle. Although younger and smaller, Moondancer was also quicker than Sunfyre. She managed to injure Sunfyre further in battle and for a time was able to evade his flames, but was blinded when a blast of Sunfyre’s golden flames hit her directly in the eyes. Despite the fire, Moondancer advanced on Sunfyre, slamming into him and falling to the ground with him. Although both dragons survived the fall, upon the ground Moondancer’s speed could not defeat Sunfyre’s size and weight. Sunfyre eventually killed the younger dragon.

The battle with Moondancer had left Sunfyre even more injured than he had been before. He was covered in fresh scars along his back, had huge wounds along his neck and scabs on his belly, and had lost his right eye. He was rendered permanently flightless in the fight.

On the twenty-second day of the tenth moon of 130 AC, a captive Rhaenyra Targaryen was fed to Sunfyre by King Aegon II. Sunfyre stopped eating after that, and perished from his wounds in a few weeks. King Aegon wept upon his death.

Sunfyre will play a key role in House of The Dragon, and hence is sure to appear.

 

3. Meleys :

Meleys, called the Red Queen, was a she-dragon ridden by Princess Alyssa Targaryen and Princess Rhaenys Targaryen. She had scarlet scales and pink membranes on her wings, for which she received her alias, The Red Queen. Her crest, horns, and claws were bright as copper.

In 75 AC, Meleys was considered to be one of the swiftest dragons in Westeros, easily outpacing Caraxes and Vhagar. By 129 AC, Meleys had grown lazy, but was still fearsome when roused. Meleys was old, cunning and no stranger to battle.

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Meleys resided in the Dragonpit in King’s Landing, never ridden before. She was claimed in the year 75 AC by Princess Alyssa Targaryen. Meleys became riderless when Princess Alyssa died in childbed in 84 AC. In 87 AC, Meleys was claimed by Princess Rhaenys Targaryen. In 89 AC, Rhaenys flew on Meleys to Highgarden, to accompany King Jaehaerys I Targaryen further on his progress to the Shield Islands. When Rhaenys married Lord Corlys Velaryon in 90 AC, she insisted on arriving at the wedding flying on Meleys.

Meleys fought her last battle in the siege of Rook’s Rest in 129 AC. Rhaenys flew Meleys to the castle to lend aid, destroying Criston Cole’s scorpions and spearmen. When Vhagar and Sunfyre appeared above Rook’s Rest, Meleys fought them in the air. She might have stood a chance against the older Vhagar alone, but not against Vhagar and Sunfyre combined. Meleys managed to close her jaw around Sunfyre’s neck, until Vhagar fell upon them, after which the three dragons crashed to the ground half a league from Rook’s Rest. Meleys and Rhaenys did not survive the fall. Rhaenys’ body was burnt to ashes, and Meleys was ripped to pieces.

Meleys will play a key role in House of The Dragon, and hence is sure to appear.

Which other dragons do you think should appear on House of The Dragon? Tell us about your favourite beasts in the comments below!







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Well, let’s see.. The Blacks Daemon Targaryen -> Caraxes Rhaenyra Targaryen -> Syrax Rhaenys Targaryen -> Meleys Jacaerys Velaryon -> Vermax Lucerys Velaryon -> Arrax Joffrey Velaryon -> Tyraxes Baela Targaryen -> Moondancer Rhaena Targaryen -> Morning (though she hatches only after the Dance) Aegon III Targaryen -> Stormcloud Laenor Velaryon -> Seasmoke (1st on-screen rider) Addam Velaryon -> Seasmoke (2nd on-screen rider) Laena Velaryon -> Vhagar (1st on-screen rider) Nettles -> Sheepstealer The Greens Aegon II Targaryen -> Sunfyre Helaena Targaryen -> Dreamfyre Aemond Targaryen -> Vhagar (2nd on-screen rider) Daeron Targaryen -> Tessarion Hugh Hammer -> Vermithor Ulf… Read more »

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Here’s a list of all the Game of Thrones references in Lucifer

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Here’s a list of all the Game of Thrones references in Lucifer

Lucifer Season 6 is finally out! The comic book/supernatural based hit series came to an emotional end on September 10 this year with the release of its final season. The show paid a lot of homages to various pop culture icons, including Game of Thrones. Let’s have a look at all the times Game of Thrones was referenced by various characters on Lucifer.

 

Season 3 Episode 14

Cain aka Marcus Pierce (Tom Welling) has been roaming the earth for thousands of years. He’s tired of losing his loved ones due to an immortality curse placed on him by God. After a long and bloody skirmish with Amenadiel (D.B. Woodside), he says and believes he has ‘nothing to live for‘. Amenadiel replies, “Have you tried Game of Thrones?”

 

Season 4 Episode 8

Here’s a list of all the Game of Thrones references in Lucifer

Lucifer is dealing with his emotional issues, after getting back with his ex Eve (Inbar Lavi). Chloe (Lauren German) tells Lucifer about a prophecy, that apocalyptic events will occur on earth and Hell will freeze over if Lucifer meets his true love. To which he replies, “Perhaps winter is coming.

 

Season 5 Episode 9

Here’s a list of all the Game of Thrones references in Lucifer

God (Dennis Haysbert) is on earth and organizes a small family reunion at Linda’s (Rachael Harris) house. Lucifer considers himself the smartest in the family, much like Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones. He drags the chair to sit at the other head of the table in an equal position to his father. Tyrion does something similar at the small council in King’s Landing.

 

Season 5 Episode 16

Here’s a list of all the Game of Thrones references in Lucifer

Michael and Lucifer (both played by Tom Ellis) have agreed to decide who will be the new God of their universe, by a poll that Lucifer is most likely to lose. All the angels show up at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, and Michael is wearing a special medieval warrior-like attire for the occasion. Lucifer mocks him for his poor fashion sense, asking him “Is winter coming or something?

 

Season 5 Episode 16

Here’s a list of all the Game of Thrones references in Lucifer

Lucifer and Michael are locking horns for a final showdown, because Michael is willing to kill those who won’t obey him. In a dramatic and long-drawn-out battle, Lucifer defeats Michael with Chloe’s help. He orders him to stand down and ‘bend the knee’, and then goes on to cut off his wings. “Bend the knee” is frequently used by Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones, whenever she subdues an enemy.

Have you noticed any other Game of Thrones references we might have missed out on? Tell us in the comments below!







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Legendary Valyrian Steel Swords to look out for in House of The Dragon: Part 2

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Legendary Valyrian Steel Swords to look out for in House of The Dragon: Part 2

Valyrian Steel Swords are very priceless and magical weapons that are possessed by very few. By the time of Game of Thrones, we see only a handful of individuals who have access to them. But 300 years ago, during the events of House of the Dragon, they were much more in number.

We have seen a few of them in HBO’s TV adaptation of Game of Thrones. But there will be a lot more in the prequel show House of The Dragon. There have been about 227 Valyrian steel swords that have been recorded in the history of Westeros, most of them have been lost or destroyed. Let’s have a look at a few of them that might make an appearance in House of The Dragon. We covered a few of them in the previous article, here’s the link. Do check it out!

 

Lamentation

Lamentation was a famed Valyrian steel sword that belonged to House Royce. Ser Willam Royce wielded the blade during the Dance of the Dragons. The sword was torn from the hand of Willam, however, when he was killed during the Ride of the Seven. With Willam’s death, the sword was carried off, never to be found again. However, some rumours claim that Ser Warrick Wheaton slashed a wing off of Syrax with a Valyrian steel sword, likely Lamentation, during the Storming of the Dragonpit.

 

Dark Sister

Dark Sister is a famous longsword of Valyrian steel. It is one of two ancestral swords of House Targaryen. Dark Sister had a slender blade originally designed for a woman’s hand. It was wielded by Visenya Targaryen during Aegon’s conquest of Westeros. During the Dance of the Dragons, it was the prime weapon of choice for Prince Daemon Targaryen. Dark Sister was lost when the last wielder of the sword, Brynden Rivers, went missing beyond the Wall in 252 AC.

 

Longclaw

Legendary Valyrian Steel Swords to look out for in House of The Dragon: Part 2

Jon Snow wielding Longclaw in Battle of The Bastards, Game of Thrones (HBO)

Longclaw is the ancestral Valyrian steel sword of House Mormont. It is the same sword Jeor Mormont gifts to Jon Snow at the Night’s Watch in Game of Thrones. The Mormonts supported the Starks in their allegiance with Rhaenyra Targaryen during the Dance of the Dragons.

 

Lady Forlorn

Lady Forlorn is the ancestral longsword made of Valyrian steel belonging to House Corbray. The sword has a heart-shaped ruby in its pommel and its blade is smokey-grey in appearance. Ser Corwyn Corbray wielded Lady Forlorn during the Dance of the Dragons. It was in the possession of Ser Lyn Corbray in Game of Thrones.

 

Is there any Valyrian steel sword you’d wish to own? Tell us in the comments below!

 

Buy: Ned Stark Ice foam sword with collector box

Buy: Ned Stark Ice foam sword with collector box

 

Source: A Wiki of Ice and Fire

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Visenya Targaryen by Berkan Ozkan







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Legendary Valyrian Steel Swords to look out for in House of The Dragon: Part 1

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House of The Dragon’s Co-showrunner Ryan Condal confirms the existence of 3 famous Valyrian steel swords in the show

Valyrian steel swords have always been a source of fascination for the fans of Game of Thrones. Made of a fictional metal in the ancient land of Valyria, not many such weapons survive since its doom. They are very rare, priceless, magic-infused and are often passed down as family heirlooms. We have seen a few of them in HBO’s TV adaptation of Game of Thrones. But there will be a lot more in the prequel show House of The Dragon. There have been about 227 Valyrian steel swords that have been recorded in the history of Westeros, most of them have been lost or destroyed. Let’s have a look at a few of them that might make an appearance in House of The Dragon.

 

Vigilance

Vigilance is a Valyrian steel longsword belonging to House Hightower. It was last wielded by Ormund Hightower during the Dance of the Dragons and he fought for King Aegon II Targaryen. Ormund was slain by Roderick Dustin during the first battle of Tumbleton, after which the sword was lost forever.

 

Ice

Legendary Valyrian Steel Swords to look out for in House of The Dragon: Part 1

Ned Stark wielding Ice, Game of Thrones (HBO)

Ice is the ancestral greatsword of House Stark made of Valyrian steel. It is the sword that was wielded by Ned Stark in Game of Thrones. The sword was wielded by Lord Cregan Stark during the Dance of the Dragons, who was the Warden of the North during the period. He supported Rhaenyra Targaryen due to his pledge known as the Pact of Ice and Fire.

 

Truth

Truth was a Valyrian steel longsword carried by Moredo Rogare, a Lysene noble from the wealthy banking Rogare family. During the Dance of the Dragons, the Rogare Bank rivalled the Iron Bank of Braavos in size. We might get a glimpse of the sword in House of The Dragon.

 

Orphan-Maker

Orphan-Maker is a Valyrian steel longsword belonging to House Roxton with a black blade. Ser Jon Roxton wielded the blade during the Dance of the Dragons. He sided with King Aegon II Targaryen and the sword was used in the Battle of Honeywine and the second battle of Tumbleton. The sword later came into the possession of Lord Unwin Peake, after which its whereabouts are unknown.

 

Blackfyre

Blackfyre is the fabled hand-and-a-half longsword of Valyrian steel once wielded by Aegon the Conqueror. It is perhaps the most famous sword in all of Westeros. Aegon II Targaryen’s possession of Blackfyre enhanced his legitimacy against his rival, Rhaenyra Targaryen, during the Dance of the Dragons. It was lost after the Blackfyre rebellion.

Is there any Valyrian steel sword you wish to own? Tell us in the comments below!

 

Buy: Game of Thrones Longclaw Replica Foam Sword

Game of Thrones Long Claw Replica Foam Sword

 

Source: A Wiki of Ice and Fire

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Aegon I Targaryen by Clark Ocleasa







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