Dragons are intelligent creatures. They can be trained to serve as battle mounts and understand vocal commands. They are said to be capricious and have to be trained to keep them from destroying everything around them. 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 Game of Thrones 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 five dragons from the Dance of The Dragons lore – Tyraxes, Vermax, Stormcloud, Morghul and Shrykos. They are most certainly to appear in the House of The Dragon.
1. Tyraxes :
Tyraxes was a young male dragon ridden by Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen’s youngest son Prince Joffrey Velaryon. It was slightly smaller than Vermax or Arrax, large enough to fly long distances with a rider but not fit for battle yet. Rhaenyra forbade Joffrey to fly Tyraxes into battle because of the same reason. Tyraxes bonded with Joffrey somewhere around 120 AC.
During the Dance of The Dragons, Tyraxes was chained most of the time in his lair. He had only flown once when Joffrey flew to Vale to get his cousin Rhaena of Pentos. Tyraxes killed loads of dragon-slayers before he was killed by the mob in the Storming of the Dragon Pit.
2. Vermax :
Vermax was a young male dragon claimed by Prince Jacaerys Velaryon, the oldest son of Rhaenyra Targaryen. He was claimed by the young prince somewhere around 120 AC and was big enough to ride during the civil war. Jacaerys flew north on his back, as a messenger for his mother, to negotiate an alliance with Lady Jeyne Arryn, Lord Manderly, and Lord Cregan Stark. His mission was successful.
Jacaerys used Vermax in battle, during the Battle in the Gullet. Vermax attacked a fleet, but he flew too low and went crashing down into the sea. Jacaerys and Vermax were never seen again, presumably dead.
3. Stormcloud :
Stormcloud was a young male dragon bonded with King Aegon III Targaryen, a half-brother of Jacaerys Velaryon. During the civil war, it was decided by Prince Jacaerys that his half-brothers Aegon and Viserys Targaryen should be sent to Pentos for their safety. In 129 AC the duo left for Pentos in a ship, but were attacked on the way by enemy warships.
Prince Aegon somehow managed to survive and flew to Dragonstone, desperately clinging to his dragon’s neck. Stormcloud, however, was badly injured. His body was riddled with countless arrows and a scorpion bolt to his neck. The dragon died within an hour while trying to save the young prince. Aegon never flew again after Stormcloud’s death.
4. Morghul :
Morghul was a young dragon bound to Princess Jaehaera Targaryen, wife and cousin of King Aegon III Targaryen. At the time of the Dance, Morghul was big enough to fly but was never ridden. He was killed in the Storming of the dragon pit by the ‘Burning Knight‘. Morghul killed scores of attackers before being slain by the dying knight’s spear.
5. Shrykos :
Shrykos was a young she-dragon bound to Prince Jaehaerys Targaryen, son of King Aegon II Targaryen. She was young enough to fly but was never ridden. She was kept in the dragon pit bound with chains. The dragon was slain by the angry mob that ransacked the pit during the Storming. The final blow was dealt by a woodsman known as Hobb the Hewer who leapt onto her neck driving his axe into her skull. Shrykos killed loads before dying by Hobb’s axe, who struck her seven times calling out the name of each of the Seven.
Which other dragons would you like to see in House of The Dragon? Tell us in the comments below!
7 details you might have missed in the House of the Dragon teaser trailer
HBO gave a huge surprise by releasing the House of the Dragon teaser trailer and Game of Thrones fans couldn’t contain their excitement. The trailer is short, but it still gives us enough information to keep us excited till the time the prequel airs. As usual, we watched the teaser trailer multiple times to spot anything that seemed interesting and we have found out a few details that you might’ve missed in the House of the Dragon teaser trailer. So let’s get started.
1. We have a Dragon in the trailer
The trailer starts and we have a blink and miss appearance by what seems like a dead Dragon. Can this be Balerion, the Black Dread? We know that Balerion died before the events of Dance of the Dragons occured and looking at the number of candles lit in front of the skull, it sure looks like the Dragon has to be someone as special as Balerion. If you think otherwise, please let us know in the comments.
We finally got a glimpse of the legendary Valyrian steel sword, Blackfyre and it is held by Paddy Considine, who’s playing King Viserys I Targaryen. Blackfyre is a Valyrian steel sword that was once wielded by Aegon the Conqueror and it is the most famous Valyrian steel sword owned by House Targaryen.
3. Dark Sister
The trailer also gives us a glimpse of another legendary Valyrian steel sword, Dark Sister, though it is really difficult to spot it in the trailer and it is barely visible for a second. Dark Sister is the other ancestral Valyrian steel sword owned by House Targaryen and it was wielded by Aegon Targaryen’s sister/wife, Queen Visenya Targaryen. In the prequel, the sword will be wielded by Daemon Targaryen. So thanks to the sword, we know that Daemon Targaryen is fighting in the scene.
4. Catspaw dagger
The most interesting part of the teaser trailer features Alicent Hightower holding the Valyrian Catspaw dagger in her hand and this is the third Valyrian blade that we get to see in the teaser trailer. The Catspaw dagger has played a major role in the Game of Thrones TV series. The dagger was used by Arya Stark to kill the Night King and it also featured in a number of important scenes in the show.
5. Tourney at Horn Hill
We see a jousting event happening with two big banners of House Tarly in the background. That can mean only one thing, that the tourney is happening at Horn Hill. Also, in the same scene, we can see the sigils of both the participants.
One happens to be a knight of House Tarly and the other belongs to House Cole and we are assuming that it might be Ser Criston Cole, who will be played by Fabien Frankel in the prequel. If you take a look at the knight on the right side, he’s holding a shield bearing the sigil of House Cole.
We can see the sigil of House Tarly in the photo below.
6. Stark sigil
This is a minor and maybe insignificant piece of information but seeing House Stark sigil in the trailer felt really good and we can also see the sigil of House Bolton next to the Stark sigil.
7. New Iron Throne
It appears that House of the Dragon is going to do things differently and Iron Throne looks different from the one that we have been used to seeing all these years in the Game of Thrones TV series.
As we mentioned in our earlier article, the Iron Throne looks similar to what George R.R. Martin imagined it to look like. Here’s the most accurate depiction of the Iron Throne according to George R.R. Martin. The artwork was done by Marc Simonetti for George R.R. Martin’s 2013 Ice & Fire calendar.
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Who is Ser Harrold Westerling? Here’s who Graham McTavish is playing on House of The Dragon
Not long ago, several pictures of Graham McTavish were leaked on the internet, wearing a full-scale Kingsguard body armour from the set of House of The Dragon. Recently, it has been confirmed by House of The Dragon’s official Twitter handle that he’s playing Ser Harrold Westerling on the show. Here’s a quick look at McTavish’s newest persona.
Ser Harrold Westerling is a knight of House Westerling and the Lord Commander of Viserys I Targaryen’s Kingsguard. Harrold is one of the longest-serving members of the Kingsguard. He was once a powerful knight with a successful military background, and eventually succeeded Ser Ryam Redwyne as Lord Commander. He is tasked by the king to watch over and guard Rhaenyra Targaryen.
Harrold Westerling was announced as a recurring character in House of the Dragon on December 8, 2020. The character description on HBO’s official website reads as follows:
“The Commander and longest-serving member of the Kingsguard who still remembers the lustre of the storied Seven Knights. A once-powerful Knight and a successful military background so a man with presence and status. Given the responsibility to the King to watch over and guard the Princess. In the current regime, where widespread peace has led to complacency and indulgence, he feels something of a loss of purpose, but nevertheless serves the King with a fierce, if quiet, loyalty.”
This makes sense as the recent leaks from the House of The Dragon set pictured him in the same vicinity as Olivia Cooke and Milly Alcock, who play Queen Alicent Hightower and a young Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen respectively.
What do you think of the casting? Talk to us in the comments below!
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
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
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
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
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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