House Targaryen
House Targaryen of The Seven Kingdoms
House Targaryen
"Fire and Blood"
Head of House: Viserys I Targaryen
Title King of the Andals and the First Men, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms
Predecessor: Jaehaerys I Targaryen
Heir: Rhaenyra Targaryen
Colors: Red and Black
Seat: The Seven Kingdoms
Region: The Crownlands


House Targaryen was one of the forty ancient noble houses known as dragonlords who ruled the Valyrian Freehold, a great empire spanning most of the eastern continent. They were traditionally not one of the most important of these families, however. Daenys the Dreamer, the daughter of the head of House Targaryen, Aenar, had visions of a cataclysm that would come over Valyria. Aenar led House Targaryen and their five dragons, including Balerion, to the westernmost outpost of Valyrian influence, the island of Dragonstone, off the east coast of Westeros. Twelve years later the Doom descended on the city of Valyria, leading to the collapse of the Freehold. The Targaryens were one of the few families to survive the destruction of their home and were the only dragonriders of Valyria to survive. Thereafter four of the dragons died under unknown circumstances, possibly due to infighting among the family, but two more were born from eggs, Vhagar and Meraxes.

Following the Doom, there was pressure for the Targaryens to go east and ally themselves with Volantis, who attempted to restore the Freehold by conquering the rest of the Valyrian colonies to survive the Doom, now known as the Free Cities. However, the Targaryens remained on Dragonstone for another century. After flying to the Disputed Lands and joining an alliance to crush Volantene aspirations, the young Aegon the Conqueror developed ambitions toward Westeros.
Aegon aspired to unite the seven Westerosi kingdoms under one ruler, himself. A hundred years after the Doom, Aegon set forth from Dragonstone with his sister/wives Rhaenys and Visenya, their dragons, and a small force, landing at the mouth of the Blackwater Rush and beginning the Wars of Conquest. During his campaigns, Aegon was anointed king by the High Septon in Oldtown, leading to the unification of the Seven Kingdoms under Targaryen rule from the Iron Throne, starting a dynasty that lasted nearly 300 years. The area where the Targaryens began their conquest became the site of their new capital, King's Landing. Dragonstone was used as the seat of the heir to the throne. The region around these strongholds became known as the Crownlands, and several houses of the area, such as the Velaryons, Darklyns, and the lords of Crackclaw Point, were among the staunchest Targaryen loyalists. Another close ally was House Baratheon; Aegon had installed his bastard brother Orys Baratheon to rule the Stormlands.

Family Tree

Herewith a very simplified tree, showing the relationships of a number of PCs (shown in bold) to the main line of Targaryen kings. Please note: there are many other Targaryens, past and present. This is just for the convenience of those players who would like to know how they're related to other players and/or to prove that it does fork after all.

It is not compulsory to be on the tree. Far from it.

  • Aegon I Targaryen (b. 27 BC, d. 37 AC)
  • (m. ) Rhaenys Targaryen (d. 10 AC)
    • Aenys I Targaryen (b. 7 AC, d. 42 AC)
    • (m. before 23 AC) Alyssa Velaryon (b. 7 AC, d. after 61 AC)
      • Jaehaerys I Targaryen (b. 34 AC, d. 103 AC)
      • (m. 50 AC) Alysanne Targaryen (b. 36 AC, d. 99 or 100 AC)
        • Baelon Targaryen (b. 53-64 AC, d. 101 AC)
        • (m. before 77 AC) Alyssa Targaryen (b. 51-60 AC, d. ?? AC)
          • Viserys I Targaryen (b. 77 AC)
          • Daemon Targaryen (b. 81 AC)
          • (m. ??) Rhea Royce, Lady of Runstone. Referred to as the "Bronze Bitch." Died hawking. (b. ??, d. 115 AC)
          • (m. 115) Laena Velaryon (b. 93, d. 120)
          • Aegon Targaryen (b. 83)
          • (m. 101 AC) Vyraena Targaryen (b. 80)
        • (two unknown Targaryens)
          • Aevarys Targaryen (b. ?? AC)
          • (m. before 97 AC) Aevara Targaryen (b. ?? AC)
            • Aevanar Targaryen (b. 92 AC)
            • (a liaison with a smallfolk woman named Rose)
            • Aevander Targaryen (b. 97 AC)
            • Daevon Targaryen (b. 101 AC), the Maiden's Knight
            • Visenya Targaryen (b. 101 AC)
            • (m. 122 AL) Torren Nymeros Martell (b. 87 AC), the Prince of Dorne
              • Aliandra Nymeros Martell (b. 123 AC)
            • Cerys Targaryen (b. 102 AC)
          • Maelys Targaryen (b. 86), the Prince of Ashes
        • Aerion Targaryen (b. ?? AC), spymaster to King Viserys I
        • (m. ?? AC) Elaena Targaryen (b. ?? AC, d. ?? AC)
          • (several sons)
          • Sapphyra Targaryen (b. 101 AC)
          • Elionys Targaryen (b. 104 AC)
          • Firenze Targaryen (b. 108 AC)
        • Dhaevon Targaryen (b. ?? AC)
        • (m. ?? AC) Valeryis Targaryen (b. ?? AC)
          • Viserra Targaryen (b. 94 AC)
          • (m. 113 AC) Bryce Stark (b. 90 AC)
        • Aerys Targaryen (b. 76 AC), Aerys Brightfyre, the Burnt Dragon
        • (m. ?? AC) a lady of House Arryn
          • (one daughter)
      • Vaerona Targaryen (b. 35 AC, d. ?? AC)
      • (m. 51 AC) Talaevon Targaryen (b. 37 AC, d. ?? AC)
        • Aidenys Targaryen (b. 52 AC (d. 77 AC)
        • (m. end of 66 AC) Alynera Targaryen (b. 53 AC, d. 77 AC)
          • Dhraegon Targaryen (b. 67 AC)
          • (m. 122 AC) Marsei Hightower (b. 97 AL), the Flower of Oldtown
        • Calidaeron Targaryen (b. 54 AC, d. 94 AC)
        • (m. 72 AC) Calidaerys Targaryen (b. 56 AC, d. 94 AC)
          • Vhaerys Targaryen (b. 77 AC), the Golden Dragon
          • (m. 92 AC) Vhaeron Targaryen (b. 77 AC, d. 107 AC)
          • Praesprys Targaryen (b. 57 AC), the Archmaester of Linguistics
    • Rhaegor Targaryen - Nephew of King Viserys. Father of Viseron (10), Maenyra (8) and Caella (5), by Naelyssa Velaryon, now a septa.
    • Maester Lorrelys - Targaryen bastard who taught politics and heraldry before being eaten by Whoremaster. (NPC)

Current Members

Family Members

These characters bear the House's name, either by birth or by marriage.

Aegon Aelia Aemon Aeron Aerys Aevander Aevara Aevarys Ardaerys Cerys Daevon Dhraegon Elionys Igdahn Jaehaera Jaehaerys Jennelyn Maelys Raeven Rhaegor Rhaesantha Rhaeyn Ryzael Sapphyra Torvaeld Vaedarys Vaelinor Valaerys Vhaerys Viserra Xavia


These characters are a part of the House but do not bear the House's name. These include wards/hostages, sworn swords, house maesters, and other servants.

Draea Flox Jaemion Karys

Blood Relations

These characters are tied to the House by blood but not by name. These include ladies who were born to the House but have married into another and any children they might have, as well as bastards who are not a part of the household.

Bryn Daemond Lhaeda Varys Visenya

Political Relations

  • House Martell: After Aegon the Conqueror failed to take Dorne, the Targaryen's have maintained an uneasy coexistence alongside the sovereign territory

Targaryen Banners

  • House Arryn
  • House Baratheon
  • House Greyjoy
  • House Lannister
  • House Stark
  • House Tully
  • House Tyrell
    • House Hightower: House Targaryen and House Hightower are tied by marriage as King Viserys took the Lady Alicent as his second wife following the death of his first.


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