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The Blacksmith from Episode 1 plays a major role in House of the Dragon Season 2

Did you notice the Blacksmith who appeared before Aegon II?



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House of the Dragon season 2 episode 1 puts the upcoming narrative into perspective. Factions are gearing up for war and consolidating every alliance to get stronger against their enemy.

A few new characters were also introduced, including Blood and Cheese, who play important roles in this season. However, there’s one character that you may have missed noticing who will perhaps play a larger role in the Dance of the Dragons.

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Who is the Blacksmith in House of the Dragon season 2 episode 1?


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When Aegon II is holding council and listening to complaints from the general public, a Blacksmith named Hugh comes forward. He raises the issue of rising Iron prices and conveys the struggle faced by most blacksmiths in King’s Landing. Otto Hightower and Aegon II hear him out patiently.

Hugh further requests the King to pay them beforehand so that they can bear the costs of Iron that is needed to make a Scorpio, which is a special trap for dragons. While Aegon certainly accepts his request and promises to pay him well, we are yet to see how the same is actioned in the series.

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Who is Hugh Hammer?


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His full name is Hugh Hammer, a bastard Blacksmith of Valyrian descent. According to George R.R. Martin’s Fire and Blood, Hugh goes on to play a major role in House of the Dragon season 2.

Moreover, in Fire and Blood, Prince Jacaerys organizes an event to call for dragon riders. The Blacks have dragons but are short on riders who can help win the battle. We can expect Hugh to make his way to the Blacks and become one of the dragonseeds.

Possibly, when Aegon II fails to fulfill his promise, the Blacksmiths are forced to stop working for him. The coin in King’s Landing is rapidly declining owing to the war and as a king, Aegon II should have been wary of making empty promises.

Also Read: Who is Aegon Targaryen in House of the Dragon? Everything you know about Aegon II Targaryen

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Vidhi has been an entertainment writer for the past 4 years. She has a knack for identifying subtleties and intricacies of movies and television shows that can add a new dimension to her content. Having watched Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon countless times, she knows most details by heart and thrives in trivia contests related to the same!


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