Meet the Dragons – Part 7
It is said that dragons are fire made flesh. A great heat emanates from the body of the dragons, to the point that they smoke during the cold nights. Dragons only eat cooked meat and use the extremely hot flame they breathe to cook their meat before eating it. Today’s article follows up on Wiki of Thrones special segment “Preparing for the House of the Dragon”. For the next few days, here on Wiki of Thrones, you’ll find information on various dragons that may appear in the prequel series. If we missed out on your favorite dragon, don’t worry, leave a comment below and we’ll cover your beloved beast in the next issue!
Today’s article covers three important dragons of the The dance of the dragons know – Silver wing, Tessarion and Moon dancer. They will most definitely appear in the next prequel.
1. Silver wing
Silverwing was a silver wrist strap from House Targaryen. She was ridden by the queen Alysanne Targaryen, and later by Ulf White during the Dance of the Dragons. She was born from a dragon egg that had been placed in Alysanne’s cradle by her sister Rhaena, in 36 AC.
Silverwing contributed his flames to the king’s funeral pyre Aenys I Targaryen, with the dragons Mercury and Vermithor. By AD 48, Alysanne had become a dragon rider by flying on Silverwing. She helped her brother Jaeherys to claim the Iron Throne flying over the dragon.
In 54 AC, Alysanne flew Silverwing to Oldtown for the funeral of the High Septon. The dragon landed on top of the Hightower, fanning the flames of the tower lighthouse with its wings, causing the city to gasp. At the end of the year, when Rhaena flew to King’s Landing in search of her missing daughter Zoned, Silverwing and Vermithor stood up and roared at Dreamfyre’s arrival, and those watching feared the dragons would fight.
In 56 AC, when the Targaryens began harboring dragons in the Dragon Pit, Silverwing and Vermithor did not join. Balerion and three younger dragons, but remained in the Red Keep, where they would be close to their riders.
In 58 AC, Alysanne flew Silverwing to White Harbor, Winterfell, and later the Wall, on a planned royal progression that Jaehaerys was initially unable to accompany due to his duties at King’s Landing.
At Castle Black, the men of the Night’s Watch were as impressed with Silverwing as the people of White Harbor had been, but Alysanne noted that Silverwing “don’t like this wall. “The dragon hissed and cracked with each gust of cold wind from the Wall. Alysanne attempted three times to fly Silverwing north past the Wall, but the dragon refused and veered south each time. Alysanne made three attempts to fly Silverwing north past the Wall, but the dragon refused and veered south each time. wrote to Jaehaerys that she was troubled that Silverwing refused to fly over the wall, although she had never refused his orders before. Alysanne then brought Silverwing back to Winterfell to find Jaehaerys, and from there they flew to Torrhen’s Square, Barrowton and back to King’s Landing.
In 93 AC, Silverwing was ridden by Alysanne for the last time. Alysanne cried, lifting herself up painfully from the back of her dragon. Silverwing became horseman upon Alysanne’s death in 100 AC.
Silverwing returned to Dragonstone after Alysanne’s death, where she made her lair in one of the smoldering caverns of the Dragonmont. She remained there, without a rider, until 129 AC. When the prince Jacaerys Velaryon decided that his mother, the queen At Rhaenyra Targaryen faction, the blacks, needed more dragon riders, he sent out a call for the men to claim one of the riderless dragons on Dragonstone, in an event known as the Seed sowing.
During sowing, Silverwing accepted a dragonseed-at-arms named Ulf the White as his rider. Ulf rode Silverwing to fight in the Battle of the Gullet. With Vermithor, Sheep thief, Vermax, and Sea smoke, Silverwing descended on the ninety warships sailing under the banners of the Three Daughters. Ulf rode Silverwing into battle in the first battle at tumble. Ulf and Hugh Hammer, who had claimed Vermithor, switched allegiance, betraying Rhaenyra in favor of Aegon II Targaryen. Silverwing, Vermithor and Tessarion, the dragon of the prince brother of Aegon II Daeronunleashed their flames on Tumbleton.
During the Second Battle of Tumbleton, Ulf slept during the battle, but even without a rider, Silverwing took flight during the battle. At one point, a crossbowman shot the dragon. Silverwing dodged another battle and instead circled the battlefield for hours. She did not descend until the next day, after sunset, and landed between Vermithor, Seasmoke and Tessarion killed. Silverwing attempted to lift Vermithor’s wing three times. When the sun rose again, Silverwing began to fly listlessly across the field, where she was feeding on the burnt carcasses of men and animals.
Ulf White was poisoned to death after insisting on claiming the Iron Throne, which again left Silverwing without a rider. Silverwing was one of the four dragons still alive at the end of the Dance of the Dragons. Although accustomed to men, Silverwing grew wild during the reign of Aegon II Targaryen, and made its haunt on a small island in Red Lake northwest of the Reach. She died there somewhere between 136-153 AC, most likely due to old age.
Silverwing has a central role to play in House of The Dragon and is sure to appear.
Tessarion, also known as Blue queen, was a wrist strap. She was ridden by Prince Daeron Targaryen. It was a beautiful blue strap. Its wings were dark cobalt, while its claws, crest, and abdominal scales were the color of shiny beaten copper. Its flames were also a cobalt blue color.
In 129 AC, Tessarion was of combat size. During the Dance of the Dragons, she was the youngest fightingweight dragon belonging to the followers of Aegon II Targaryen, meaning she was younger than Vhagar, Dreamfire, and Sunfyre. In 130 AC, Tessarion was a third the size of Vermithor. A young dragon at the time, Tessarion was nimble in the air.
In 120 AC, Tessarion had bonded with Prince Daeron Targaryen, although Daeron had not yet ridden him at the time. Although unknown when Daeron first piloted Tessarion, Daeron had become a dragon tree in 129 AC.
During the Dance of the Dragons, Daeron rode Tessarion into battle over the honey wine in reach to save Lord Ormund High Tower and his army. Due to their arrival and participation in the battle, Hightower’s army was victorious. Daeron flew over Tessarion ahead of the army’s main column to scout, which proved invaluable to the Southern army. Rhaenyra loyalists would often flee at first sight of Tessarion, unwilling to face dragonfire in battle.
Tessarion participated in the First Battle of Tumbleton. Tessarion’s Horseman was killed at the start of the Second Battle of Tumbleton. Without a rider, Tessarion flew away, screaming and spitting flames, and encountered Addam velaryon and Seasmoke in combat. The dragons rushed in again and again and at one point, Tessarion vanished into the clouds, reappearing behind Seasmoke spewing flames. It was later said that the fight between Tessarion and Seasmoke seemed to be more of a nuptial dance than a battle. When Vermithor took flight, Addam Velaryon turned Seasmoke to the older dragon. In their struggle, Tessarion suddenly attacked. The battle between the three dragons had a deadly outcome for all. Seasmoke and Vermithor died early, but Tessarion was the last to die. Three times she tried to fly again, but failed each time. In the late afternoon the day after the battle, she seemed to be in pain. At the command of the Lord Benjicot Blackwood, Billy Burley, Blackwood’s top archer, shot three arrows into the dying dragon’s eye, killing her.
Tessarion has an important role to play in House of The Dragon, so he is sure to appear.
3. Moon dancer
Moondancer was a young dragon, ridden by Lady Baela Targaryen. She was a slender pale green. Its horns, crest, and wing bones were mother-of-pearl. She was very fast, both in the sky and on the ground. Although in 129 AC Moondancer was not yet considered big enough to carry thirteen-year-old Baela Targaryen on his back, a year later Baela was able to ride the dragon. At the time, she was no bigger than a war horse and weighed less.
Moondancer remained in Dragonstone with his date, Lady Baela Targaryen, for most of the first two years of the Dance of the Dragons. When Dragonstone fell to Aegon II Targaryen, Baela was able to escape capture by escaping from his bedroom with the door smashed. She managed to reach Moondancer in the stable, loosened the dragon’s chains, and attached a saddle to him. As Aegon II flew over Sunfyre above the smoldering peak of Dragonmont, planning to land triumphantly in the castle courtyard, Baela and Moondancer rose to meet.
The two dragons fought fiercely in the air. The younger and smaller Moondancer was much more agile than the half-paralyzed Sunfyre, and she managed to escape her flames, jaws and claws for a while, while severely injuring Sunfyre in the back and wing. malformed. Moondancer was blinded when an explosion of flames from Sunfyre hit her directly in the eyes. Despite the fire, Moondancer advanced on Sunfyre, slamming him and falling to the ground with him. Although both dragons survived the fall, Moondancer’s speed on the ground couldn’t defeat Sunfyre’s size and weight. The young dragon was eventually killed by Sunfyre.
Moondancer will certainly appear as one of the young dragons in House of The Dragon.
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