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Getting Ready For House of The Dragon : Meet The Dragons – Part 6

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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 :

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Tyraxes, as depicted in Game of Thrones: Histories & Lore.

 

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 :

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Histories and Lore: Game of Thrones animated series

 

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 :

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Histories & Lore of Game of Thrones animated series

 

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 :

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The storming of the Dragonpit, as depicted by Paulo Puggioni in The World of Ice & Fire

 

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!

Cover Pic: by Douglas Wheatley in Fire & Blood.

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