Jaehaera
Character Details
Judi Dench
Judi Dench as Jaehaera Targaryen
Name: Jaehaera Targaryen
Aliases: The Disappointed Dragon
Faction: The Crownlands
Organization: House Targaryen
Occupation: Judgy Old Lady
Rank: Princess
Age: May 11 34 (86)

Description

The years have weathered this old Targaryen face, heavy lines drawn around eyes and mouth, skin sagging below strong cheekbones. Once upon a time, Jaehaera's hair was the famous soft silver-gold, but the gold has much disappeared now, as has the softness. Dark violet eyes were inherited from her Velaryon mother, as was her wider nose. It is rumoured that she sleeps in her jewelry, dozens of rings adorning her fingers and many gems strung around her neck; their bright array of colours is offset by the pale-coloured silk of most of her gowns, folds of fabric wound about her face in the oft-favoured style of older women. She is regal, certainly, and most often draws her thin lips in a frown, thinner brows arched so perfectly that they might even be drawn on.

Background

Jaehaera Targaryen, the stalwart younger sister of Jaehaerys the Conciliator and his sister-wife Good Queen Alysanne, is a bitter, twisted old woman well into her twilight years. She saw out the Old King's reign in Kings Landing, travelling as often with he and his court as not. Like all of her siblings, she was a dragonrider in her youth — but her dragon, Vaedar (which means Song) perished in a dragonfight with a wild dragon not long after their visit to the Wall in which the castle Deep Lake was built. Jaehaera believes it was the wild dragon Cannibal who hunted down her beloved Vaedar, and refuses to speak of the atrocity in her old age.

In her youth she was pretty thing, and trained as a warrior without consequence, as is the way of some Targaryen women. She used to spend a lot of time with Septon Barth, and there were plenty of rumours come from their friendship. Some say she used the septon to try and negate some of her sister's influence over the crown, but in truth she and Alysanne were close, though not without some rivalry. Both adept with a bow (and Jaehaera with a sword as well), they were known to hunt together, and Jaehaera still retains a lot of the Good Queen's jewelry, refusing to give the pieces over to her sister's children out of spite.

She was married once, in the early years of her brother's reign, to a much older brother of her father's; thankfully he died, mad and bedridden, a blessed few years later. Jaehaera bore no children of her own, always claiming that Alysanne was the motherly one, and she the warrior.

She is not fond of Alicent Hightower, preferring King Viserys' former Arryn wife and favoring the Princess Rhaenyra — though she is critical of the girl's lack of martial prowess, and continues to pester Viserys to teach her to fight.

In Kings Landing, she is one of the few who can claim to be friendly with Master of Whisperers Larys 'Clubfoot' Strong, approving of his tendency to remain silent save to offer the occasional barb. She is highly critical of Otto Hightower, and the Wylde and Lannister men on the King's small council, and cannot stand Criston Cole; Lyman Beesbury, however, she heartily approves of.

Come to Oldtown in the company of Rhaenys Targaryen, she refuses to take up residence in a manse, insisting that Ormund put her up in the Hightower itself. It is rumoured that Otto is responsible for shipping the old crone off to get her out of Viserys' ear, though Jaehaera refutes such nonsensical rubbish. Officially, she comes to aid and advise on keeping the King's Peace.

RP Hooks

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Famous Targaryen: The younger sister of Jaehaerys the Conciliator, it's more likely than not that you know of Jaehaera.
King's Landing Veteran: Jaehaera saw out the reign of her brother, and his grandson Viserys until recently, in King's Landing. She is notorious there, close to the King and a few on his council.
Advisor: Officially, the Princess is in Oldtown to advise on keeping the King's Peace.

Quirks

  • Ex-Dragonrider
  • When I Was Your Age…
  • Widowed
  • Childless
  • Infamous: Overly Critical
  • Blood of the Dragon

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