Art by Enife
Lord of the Rain House|
Master of laws
|Died||In 130 AC, at King's Landing|
The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)|
The Princess and the Queen (mentioned)
Fire & Blood (mentioned)
Jasper Wylde, called Ironrod, was Lord of the Rain House and head of House Wylde. He was the master of laws during the reign of Viserys I Targaryen, and the civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons.
According to Eustace, Lord Jasper's sobriquet Ironrod derived from his unbending attitudes to matters of law, but Mushroom claims it was from the stiffness of his member, as he sired twenty-nine children on four wives before the last died of exhaustion.
When King Viserys I died in his sleep, on the third day of the third moon in 129 AC, Lord Jasper was called to the small council convened in the queen's chambers by Queen Alicent Hightower and her father, Ser Otto Hightower, Hand of the King; also in attendance was Ser Criston Cole, Lord Commander of the Kingsguard. Where plans are made to crown Alicent's son Prince Aegon, instead of Princess Rhaenyra, who had been named Viserys' heir. With Lord Lyman Beesbury being the only member of the council in support of Rhaenyra, Jasper reminds him of the Great Council of 101 AC, and the Old King Jaehaerys I in choosing Prince Baelon as his heir over Princess Rhaenys in 92 AC. They also discuss at length Aegon the Conqueror and his sister-wives Visenya and Rhaenys, and the hallowed Andal tradition wherein the rights of a trueborn son always came before a mere daughter. When Grand Maester Orwyle questions the council on the fate of those not willing to bend the knee to Aegon, Ironrod's response is that they "are traitors" and "must die a traitor's death".