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    Visenya I Targaryen

    Reigned: 489 AC - 515 AC
    Spouses: Cormond Strongblood
    Children: Jaehaerys and Jeyne Targaryen, Aurion Targaryen, Orys Targaryen (Later known as Septon Orys)

    Visenya Targaryen, First of Her Name, known as Visenya the Golden due to her dragonstreak and Visenya of the Stones due to the nickname given to her faction during the Second Dance of Dragons, was the Twenty-Eighth Monarch of the Seven Kingdoms, the first reigning Queen on the Iron Throne and the rider of the dragon Wrathion. She earned victory against her Uncle, King Daemon the Usurper, in the Second Dance of Dragons, and would be the last ruler of the Iron Throne as it existed under Aegon I Targaryen, thanks to the territorial expansion of her son.

    Three moons after the end of the Dance, the Queen gave birth to twins, her son and heir, Jaehaerys, and a daughter named after her own mother, Jeyne. The boy would go on to be known as ‘the Fireknight’ due to his fighting and tourney skill. In addition, he would marry the first Sword of the Morning in over two centuries, Alienor Dayne.

    Oddly, for such a significant figure in the history of the Iron Throne, there is very little one can write of the first reigning Queen besides how she came to the throne. Most of her reign was spent travelling and fixing the wounds caused by the Second Dance, especially in the Reach, Riverlands and Stormlands. In her six-and-twenty years on the throne, she close to a decade was spent travelling the realm. The peace she forged would last well into her granddaughter’s reign, when the Martell’s rose in rebellion.

    Despite having been proven as the lies of Queen Jeyne Blackwood, Visenya I Targaryen wore the same crown as her father, Aenys II Targaryen, as if to reinforce this. Her small council including former ‘Wood’s’ (supporters of her Uncle, Daemon the Usurper), although their authority was curtailed by the ‘Stones’, her own supporters. This included the Hand of the King, Lord Edric Slynt of Duskendale and her husband and Master of Whispers, Cormond Strongblood.

    Visenya I Targaryen died in 515 AC, at the age of four-and-forty, just as her Uncle did. The cause was likely a mix of exhaustion and illness. She was succeeded by her son, Jaehaerys IV Targaryen.

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    Cormond Strongblood (III): The last High King of Andalos, and later King-Consort of Westeros. He had a daughter, Bella, from his first marriage. It is thought that, prior to her marriage to Lord Olyvar Tully, she would marry her half-brother and future King, Jaehaerys. Cormond himself was known to be a lover of music and song, and bred horses as a hobby. Whilst he was sometimes bitter about losing his own throne, he was always faithful and loyal to his wife and Queen, and never once overstepped. After he died in 507AC, his wife took to wearing nothing but mourning attire. House Strongblood would go extinct in 520 AC.

    Rokon of Leng: A Lengi exile that befriended Cormond Strongblood before the fall of Andalos. He would stay with the deposed King when he married Queen Visenya. He was made Master-of-Arms of the Red Keep, and remained so well after his former master's death. He would also serve as Commander of the Gold Cloaks in his later years, making the streets of the capital as safe as they were during Daemon I Targaryen's time leading the Gold Cloaks.

    Doniphos Erosenes: The first ‘Emperor’ of New Valyria. Doniphos was first elected as High Magister of the Freehold of Lys, before he declared himself Emperor. When Joryllo Rogare rose to overthrow him with the support of many of the Free Cities, he fought a fighting retreat to the Erosenes’ northern holdings of Saath and Morosh. The Rogare patriarch declared victory, but both Freehold and Empire would have minor skirmishes for the next century.

    Daenysa Otherys: A ‘Black Pearl of Braavos’ that would acquire the city of Moonsbridge as a gift from the then High Sealord, Syrano Nestoris. Daenysa would become the first woman to lead the Braavosi Freehold, breaking fifty years of Nestoris dominance. Her husband, Bharrala Bandry, was a member of the ruling family of the Summer Islands.

    Lao Zhao: Appearing for a second time in these lists. Lao Zhao would, in 497 AC, lead a rebellion in Yi Ti. His victory saw the end of the Temurid’s Lavender dynasty. Zhao thus became the first of the Carmine God-Emperors. During the first decade of his reign, the Dothraki Sea would gain independence from the Empire in a series of mass rebellions. Despite this, his reign was seen as a golden age.

    Irier Temurid: The last of the Lavender dynasty to rule Yi Ti, and with it the one hundred and two year rule of the Temurid family. She would outlive her overthrow by twelve years, dying in exile somewhere within the Bone Mountains.

    Amqa Temurid: The Jhat of Ibben at the time of the fall of the Temurid imperial line, Amqa became High Moonsinger at the age of three-and-twenty after the death of Irier Temurid (mentioned above), and during the Dothraki rebellions, she called her family and loyalists to Ibben, and declared independence. She would be successful, and ruled Ibben as its first ‘High Moonsinger’.
     
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    Jaehaerys IV Targaryen

    Reigned: 515 AC - 530 AC
    Spouses: Alienor Dayne, the Sword of the Morning.
    Children: Aegon Targaryen, Tyanna Targaryen, Alienor Targaryen, Rhaenyra Targaryen

    Jaehaerys Targaryen, Fourth of His Name, known as The Fireknight due to his tourney and combat prowess, was the Twenty-Ninth Monarch of the Seven Kingdoms, and the rider of the Great Dragon Drakkisath. He is famous for making the first expansion of the dominions of the Iron Throne since Aegon the Conqueror founded the Kingdom, due to his invasion of the Stepstones.

    The first five years of his reign were peaceful. Winter came and went within those years, banditry was at a low, and trust in House Targaryen was at a near all time high. Jaehaerys IV held a large tourney every year, to the approval and joy of the smallfolk.

    In 520AC, Ronnel I Rykker, King of the Stepstones, died. His son and heir was a boy of just seven name days. Taking advantage of this, and as an excuse to leave the capital, Jaehaerys IV declared that he would take the troublesome islands, and bring justice and the rule of law to the wretched hive of scum and villainy.

    Aided by the Crownlands and Stormlands, he (and, let us not forget, his Wife and Queen) led simultaneous attacks on each island. Lords Swann and Baratheon took The Skulls and Dark Den respectively, with Lords Lothston, Longwaters and Slynt attacking Last Refuge, Grey Gallows and Shame Isle. The Queen led the attack on Sunstone, and the King took Bloodstone. This would leave one last island, Wreckstone. Ser Bywin Rykker, regent of the Kingdom, offered to surrender the island. At the parley, and reportedly with a broad smile on his face, he handed over his seven nameday old King to his enemy in rags and chains.
    Jaehaerys, incensed at his betrayal, had Bywin hanged. But, unfortunately for King Cleos, it didn’t matter. He had already been defeated. The boy-King stood tall, looking Jaehaerys in the eye, and, if the stories are true, asked to join the Kingdoms of the Iron Throne. This amused the Fireknight so much that he accepted the request.It is more than likely, however, that this story is false, due to the age of Jaehaerys’ foe.

    Like Aegon I Targaryen before him, Jaehaerys allowed House Rykker to keep their lands, and thus the former Lords of Duskendale, exiled from the mainland, were elevated to the position of Lords Paramount of the Stepstones. Cleos Rykker, Jaehaerys’ foe, was taken on as a squire by the King.

    For ten years, the appointed regent of the Stepstones, Ser Clifford Mullendore did his utmost to bring the Stepstones properly into the Kingdom. Thanks to upheaval in the Freehold of Lys, this process was more or less peaceful.

    In mid 530AC, an army of Clansmen under the command of Chief Rherd of the Painted Dogs came down from the Mountains of the Vale and raided countless villages. Crown Prince Aegon was sent to put them down. But the Prince’s dragon, Therepentous, was young, and took many arrows from the wildlings. The rebellion was crushed utterly, but the Prince’s wounds were great. He made it to Stokeworth, before he could go no further.

    Jaehaerys IV Targaryen died in late 530 AC, he was 41. He was succeeded by his son, Aegon, but due to his injuries, the eighth Aegon would be dead barely a moon’s turn later.

    Kingsguard at the end of Jaehaerys IV Targaryen’s Reign
    Ser Ormond Serrett, Lord Commander of the Kingsguard
    Ser Criston Hasty
    Ser Jaymar Cox
    Ser Emrick Marbrand
    Ser Bryan Cuy
    Ser Tywin Ameland
    Ser Mors Manwoody



    Notable People:

    Cleos Rykker: The last King of the Stepstones, and first Lord Paramount of the Stepstones. He was a boy of just seven namedays when he lost his crown. He was taken as a squire to the King, and became fast friends with both Konrad Goodbrother and Prince Aegon.

    Alienor Dayne: The first Sword of the Morning in over two hundred years. Alienor swore that she would only marry the man that could beat her in a duel. After two years, and a chain of fifty victories, she was beaten, albeit barely, by the then Prince of Dragonstone, Jaehaerys. She would, eventually, join her daughter's Queensguard, becoming only the second woman to do so in history.

    Konrad Goodbrother: The heir and later Lord of the Iron Isles. He squired to Jaehaerys IV Targaryen, alongside Cleos Rykker. He converted to the Faith of the Seven, and attempted to bring it to the Iron Isles. It was this attempt that would lead to a Civil War, and in turn, the most devastating conflict of the 500’s, the Drumm Uprising.
     
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    Aegon VIII Targaryen

    Reigned: 2nd day of the Eleventh Moon - 7th day of the Twelfth Moon, 530AC
    Spouses: Tyanna Targaryen
    Children: Aegon Targaryen (born after death)

    Aegon Targaryen, Eighth of His Name, known as ‘The Moon King’, was the Thirtieth Monarch of the Seven Kingdoms, and the rider of the dragon, Therepentous. His was the shortest reign in the history of the Iron Throne, at little over a moon's turn. He was well known for his dark brown hair with silver dragon streak. He wielded Dark Sister.

    In 530AC, he led a defensive campaign against Rherd of the Painted Dogs. Whilst he achieved a crushing victory, he suffered grievous injuries. His dragon also suffered great injury. His forces marched to bring him home, but only made it as far as Stokeworth before moving him became impossible.

    It was here that he received news that his father was dead..and that his wife was with child.

    He was crowned at Stokeworth by the High Septon, and with his pregnant Queen ruling in the Capital, ‘ruled’ from Stokeworth until his death on the seventh day of the twelfth Moon, 530AC. He was succeeded by his sister-wife, Tyanna.


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    Rherd of the Painted Dogs: The would-be King of the Mountain Clans, Rherd was as cunning as he was savage. He led a series of attacks on villages and small towns. When Crown Prince Aegon came to deal with him, Rherd utilised smoke and arrows to bring his dragon down. Whilst he would die in flames, Rherd's foe would not long outlast him.
     
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    Book 4: The Uprisings of the Fifth Century

    The last of Maester Jon's Masterworks. This particular work focuses on the reigns of Tyanna I and Aegon IX, followed by the reigns of his three sons, Rhaegar II, Daeron III and Orys I. Also covered in this book were two rebellions: the Martell Rebellion during Tyanna I's reign, and the Drumm Uprising that would claim the lives of two Kings.

    Maester Jon finished this work in 725 AC.​
     
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    Tyanna I Targaryen

    Reigned: 530AC - 551AC
    Spouses: Aegon Targaryen, Lucerys Fyreblood, Daemon Westford
    Children: Aegon Targaryen, Naerys Targaryen, Aemon Targaryen, Maega Fyreblood, Aerys Truedrake

    Tyanna Targaryen, First of Her Name, was the Thirty-First Monarch of the Seven Kingdoms, the second Queen Regnant and the final rider of the Great Dragon, Sintharia. She was the sister-wife of her predecessor, Aegon VIII, and inherited the throne from him in what remains unique circumstances.

    She married Lucerys Fyreblood in 352AC. Consort Lucerys was frail and often ill, but that did not stop the royal couple from siring three children. Lucerys would die of a short illness in 535AC, a few moons before the birth of his daughter Maega. Due to the fact the House Fyreblood only had one member at the time of Maega’s birth (that being Lucerys’ brother, Lord Rhaegel), Tyanna granted Maega her father’s name.

    In 536AC the Princess of Dorne, Richelle Martell, declared independence from the Iron Throne. She first launched an attack on the Stepstones, and even managed to occupy half of the islands before the armies of the Reach and Stormlands even managed to enter Dorne itself.
    To their credit, the Dornish held fast for three years. House’s Yronwood and Dayne in particular proved difficult to overcome. The two military powers of Dorne managed to hold off the armies of the Reach and Stormlands. At least until the Queen came down from the South atop The Suneater. House Dayne bent the knee, but the Yronwoods refused. This refusal lasted until Sintharia appeared in the skies above Castle Yronwood itself.
    The rebellion ended in 539AC, with the Surrender of Sunspear. The Reach, Stormlands and Stepstones wished to carve Dorne up between the three of them, and were it not for Hand of the Queen Harys Melcolm, this might well have been the outcome of the war, due to how publicly the Queen supported the idea. Instead, House Dayne, due to their blood ties to the Queen, were chosen to take House Martell's place as Princes of Dorne.

    Tyanna married Ser Daemon Westford in 540AC. House Westford of Wyndhall were one of the few Houses to boast a Valyrian look at this point in time, and were amongst House Redclaw’s most loyal supporters. As part of the marriage deal, Daemon’s youngest brother was granted a place on the Kingsguard.
    It was an open secret that Ser Daemon preferred men, so Tyanna took a lover in the form of her brother-by-law, Eerl Volmark, her sister Alienor’s husband. She would give birth to his son, Aerys, in 541AC. He would go on to found House Truedrake.

    In 546AC, the Commander of the Shadow Tower, Dickon Baratheon, rebelled against the Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, Humfrey Hawick. Once more, Tyanna flew out on the Suneater to aid the Night’s Watch, and easily put an end to Baratheon's betrayal.

    During Tyanna’s reign, a number of Great Dragons died, the most important of these was the Queen’s own mount, Sintharia, the very first Jaehaerian Dragon, in 551AC. The Suneater had seen two hundred and nineteen namedays at the time of her death. Thus passed the last living creature from the days of the War for the Dawn.

    A moon’s turn later, Tyanna I Targaryen was dead. Whilst the cause was never entirely decided upon. Maester Runceford posited that it was a mix of Tyanna’s unhealthy lifestyle and some pseudo-mystic connection that dragon riders have with their mounts. She was succeeded by her son, Aegon IX Targaryen.

    Tyanna’s reign was, aside from the two brief periods of conflict, peaceful and prosperous. The Royal coffers were more filled than they had been in generations despite the near monthly feasts and balls the Queen hosted, and there were few if any outbreaks of illness. Compounded by constant good harvests and weather, many felt that the Long Summer had finally come.

    They were sadly incorrect.

    Kingsguard at the end of Tyanna I Targaryen’s Reign
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    Ser Harys Deddings
    Ser Tywin Sarwyck
    Ser Royce Inchfield
    Ser Davos Lothston
    Ser Laswell Peake
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    Eerl Volmark: The Master of Whispers for a decade, Eerl is famous not for his skill at information control, but for the fact that he was the lover of the Queen and both of her sisters, Alienor and Rhaenyra. It is unsurprising that he ended up murdered in his sleep. His son by Queen Tyanna would go on to found House Truedrake of Rayonet.

    Richelle Martell: The last Martell to rule Dorne. Richelle rose in rebellion in 536AC. The reasons for her rebellion are lost to time, as are the reasons she thought she could actually succeed at such a feat. After the war, she was forced to become a Silent Sister.
     
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    Aegon IX Targaryen

    Reigned: 551AC - 572AC

    Spouses:
    Naerys Targaryen and Maega Fyreblood
    Children: Baena Targaryen, Tyanna Targaryen, Rhaegar Targaryen, Daeron Targaryen, Orys Targaryen.

    Aegon Targaryen, Ninth of His Name, was the Thirty-Second Monarch of the Seven Kingdoms and the rider of the dragon Occulus. He married both of his sisters in a Valyrian ceremony, much like Aegon’s I and VI.

    The ninth Aegon was known for his love of tourneys and flying. Whilst he was often overweight, he was known for his masterful skill at the Braavosi art of ‘Water-Dancing’. His wives were known as keen hunters. Aegon himself was a capable administrator, although predictably, he had a poor relationship with the High Septon due to his polyamorous marriage.

    In 554AC Danelle Fowler, a girl of seven-and-ten namedays, rose up in rebellion of Dayne rule. Whilst her rebellion would sputter out within half a year, she did manage to cripple the main Dayne army, which allowed her fellow Dornishmen more freedom to act against their new overlords.

    In late 567AC, Lord Eldiss Drumm overthrew Lord Paramount Hagon Goodbrother, bringing an end to two hundred and thirty seven years of Goodbrother rule of the Iron Isles. It is suspected that Eldiss rebelled due to the Goodbrother’s conversion to the Faith of the Seven. Less than a decade later, the ‘Drumm Uprising’ would see the deaths of two King’s.

    Aegon IX Targaryen died in his sleep in 572AC. He was succeeded by his eldest son, Rhaegar.

    Kingsguard at the end of Aegon IX Targaryen’s Reign
    Ser Manly Westford, Lord Commander of the Kingsguard
    Ser Harys Deddings
    Ser Ellery Rightheart
    Ser Morton Baratheon
    Ser Mychel of the Towers
    Ser Androw Vikary
    Ser Renly Buckler


    .Notable People:
    Eldiss Drumm: Known as Eldiss the Cruel, the Drumm patriarch was a zealous follower of the Old Way. He overthrew the ruling House Goodbrother, likely due to their conversion to the Seven.
    Barkhaz zo Marlaq: His Imperial Magnificence, Barkhaz zo Marlaq, First of that most Noble Name, Emperor of the Ghiscari Empire and one true Master of Slaver's Bay and the Gulf of Grief was the thirteenth ruler of the Restored Ghiscari Empire. He ended the ‘Shattered Realm’ era, and reunited the Empire after a period of nearly sixty years of civil war.
     
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    Rhaegar II Targaryen

    Reigned: 572AC - 576 AC
    Spouses: Tyanna Targaryen
    Children: None

    Rhaegar Targaryen, Second of His Name, was the Thirty-third Monarch of the Seven Kingdoms and the rider of the Great Dragon Rask. He was the eldest son of Aegon IX Targaryen, and brother to the future Kings Daeron III and Orys I.

    In his first two years of rule, Rhaegar II was little more than an arrogant young man distracted by wine and women and tourneys. After all, he was barely eight-and-ten when he took the throne, more content to bully his brothers than ruling a Kingdom.

    In 574 AC, House Drumm, Lords Paramount of the Iron Isles, rose up in rebellion. Eldiss Drumm declared himself Iron King, and rapidly started to raid the Reach and the Westerlands.

    Rhaegar marched immediately, calling all of his loyal Lords to Casterly Rock where he intended to set out from. It was here that he would die. A night attack, led by Maron Myre, whilst the forces were still assembling. Ten thousand reavers struck late in the evening, sacked and burned Lannisport, and forced the King into a position that meant he could not utilise his dragon in battle.

    A stray arrow was all it took to end the reign of the second Rhaegar. It was father’s former squire, Ser Renly Baratheon, that rallied the loyalist forces, and promptly slaughtered the reavers. It is likely this act that would prompt Orys I Targaryen to place him in charge of the 'Isles of the Dragon' after the Drumm Uprising.

    His body was taken back to the Capital, and his brother Daeron was proclaimed King.

    Barely over a year later, he would be dead.
     
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    Daeron III Targaryen

    Reigned: 576AC - 578 AC
    Spouses: Baena Targaryen
    Children: -

    Daeron Targaryen, Third of His Name, was the Thirty-fourth Monarch of the Seven Kingdoms and the rider of the dragon Searinox. He was the second son of Aegon IX, and brother to Kings Rhaegar II and Orys I.

    Daeon III was not a martial man, but despite this he still led the invasion of the Iron Isles after the death of his brother, Rhaegar II. It is believed that Daeron III wished simply to cease with the conflict and leave the Ironborn to it. But at the urging of his younger brother Orys, his Hand, Ser Lyonel Tarth, and the Lord-Commander of his Kingsguard, Manly Westford, he assented to continue the war.

    He personally commanded the attack on Pyke and on Great Wyk, and was present at the final siege of the war, at Hammerhorn. Late into the siege, the King took severe wounds, and had to be taken away from the battlefield.

    On the night before the final siege of Hammerhorn, King Daeron III Targaryen died of his wounds in his tent. His brother Orys was crowned in the camp, and led the retaliation. What he ordered in the aftermath would mar Orys’ reign:

    1. He ordered the purging of all Lords of the Iron Isles, along with their wives and children.
    2. He stripped all of the Ironborn Nobles that remained of their lands and titles.
    3. He banned the faith of the Drowned God.
    4. Hammerhorn was renamed “Daeron’s Rest”
    5. The Isles themselves were renamed “The Isles of the Dragon”
    6. Ser Renly Baratheon was named the first Lord Paramount of the Isles of the Dragon.

    Daeron III Targaryen would be the last King(at the time Maester Jon was writing) that died in battle. His 'reign' would not be fondly remembered by his subjects, although that is due in no small part due to the bloody vengeance Orys I took in his name.

    Stygg Goodbrother, Lord of Sealskin Point, whilst Daeron was distracted at Pyke, took his family and followers to their holdings Beyond-the-Wall. Within two years, he would be King-Beyond-The-Wall, beginning the second real dynasty of Wildling Kings (the first being the Baratheons).
     
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    Orys I Targaryen

    Reigned: 578AC - 603 AC
    Spouses: Rhaeys Truedrake
    Children: Aurane Targaryen, Saerys Targaryen, Maegor and Visenya Targaryen

    Orys Targaryen, First of His Name, known as ‘The Butcher of the Ironborn’, was the Thirty-fifth Monarch of the Seven Kingdoms and the rider of the Great Dragon, Nefarian. He was the youngest son of Aegon IX, and brother to KingsRhaegar II and Daeron III. His reign would begin a series of four Kings that would be first of their names. He would be the last ruler that Maester Jon would write about.

    Orys was just a boy of nine when he claimed the oldest and most fearsome of the dragons at the time, Nefarian. It is thought that he did this to outdo his eldest brother Rhaegar II, who had tamed another Great Dragon, Rask.

    As the third born son, Orys was not expected to take any form of authority. Indeed, it had been an unspoken tradition in House Targaryen that any sons beyond the second-born join the faith. But the future King refused, due in no small part to his utter disdain for the Faith.

    Then the Drumm Uprising happened. It was rumoured, though never truly taken seriously, that the Uprising was actually ignited by Orys and his cohorts. Although this rumour only really began to be widely believed after his death. However, the mere existence of this rumour is evidence to how widely disliked and distrusted Orys I was.

    Aside from the bloody way it began, Orys’ reign was remarkably peaceful, albeit an uneasy one. The King travelled often, holding court at whatever Castle he was visiting, and even random fields on more than one occasion. It was his Queen, Rhaeys Truedrake, that remained in the Capital with their children as Orys went on his Progresses.

    This, somewhat unsurprisingly, caused a rift between Orys and his family. And after the death of his Queen in 597AC, he was forcibly made to surrender power, although not his throne. This was due to the fact that the latter part of his reign was dominated by the influence of his son and Prince of Dragonstone, Aurane Targaryen. Acting as his father’s Hand for the last half-decade of his reign, Aurane began amassing influence at a rapid pace. In fact, the only part of the main Royal power structure that Aurane did not have influence over was the Kingsguard. Nonetheless, Orys was placed under a form of House arrest, and forbidden from leaving his chambers of the Red Keep.

    The Butcher of the Ironborn was rendered a prisoner in his own home by his own son, much like his ancestor Rhaegar I was by his own son, Aegon VI.

    Orys I died in 603AC at the age of eight-and-forty, apparently due to a sudden illness. The circumstances were suspicious, as it came at a time that the Kingsguard were seeking to return him to full power, but no one was ever truly investigated in relation to the probable regicide.

    His Kingsguard is remembered as one of the most respected in the institution's history.

    Kingsguard at the end of Orys I Targaryen’s Reign
    Ser Androw Vikary, Lord Commander of the Kingsguard
    Ser Jeomar Westford
    Ser Hoster Slynt
    Ser Corwyn Corbray
    Ser Owen of the Crossing
    Ser Lorimar Longwaters
    Ser Symon Belmont


    .Notable People:

    Renly Baratheon:
    The founder of House Baratheon of Daeron’s Rest and Lord Paramount of the Isles of the Dragon. Renly was the squire of King Aegon IX Targaryen and a close friend to Orys I and the Kingsguard Symon Belmont. During the Battle of Lannisport, he rallied the Loyalist forces to beat back the Ironborn after the death of Rhaegar II Targaryen.

    Phalinas Mallarawan: Leader of both the Ancient Guild of Spicers and later of the Empire of Qaath. Phalinas would end the brutal civil war between the Spicers and the Tourmaline Brotherhood, and become so renowned in Eastern Essos that after her death, it was decreed that no one was to name a daughter ‘Phalinas’ again, so that anyone that heard her name would instantly know who it was that was being referred to.
     
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