Monford Velaryon

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Monford Velaryon
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Lord Monford Velaryon

Allegiance House Velaryon
Race Valyrian
Culture crownlands
Born Driftmark[1]
Died In 299 ACBlackwater Rush[2]
Issue Monterys Velaryon

Monford Velaryon is the Lord of the Tides, the Master of Driftmark, and the head of House Velaryon. Aurane Waters, the Bastard of Driftmark, is his bastard half-brother.[1]


Monford is handsome with long, fair hair. He sometimes wears sea-green silk with a white gold seahorse brooch.[3]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

As a vassal of Dragonstone, Monford supports Stannis Baratheon's claim to the Iron Throne. However, he threatens to take his forces home if they do not strike soon.[3] Lord Monford is present when Melisandre burns the sept on Dragonstone. When Ser Davos Seaworth notices that Monford watches Stannis rather than the conflagration, Davos thinks to himself the highborn Lord Velaryon would never confide in a man as lowborn as Davos.[4]

Monford wants Stannis to sail from Dragonstone to King's Landing to challenge King Joffrey I Baratheon, but Stannis instead sails to Shipbreaker Bay against his brother, Renly Baratheon. During the siege of Storm's End, Stannis thinks that Lord Velaryon wants to assault the castle instead of starving it.[5]

During the Battle of the Blackwater, Lord Velaryon's Pride of Driftmark is set afire by wildfire.[6] Aurane Waters, Monford's half brother, kneels to Joffrey after the battle.[7]

A Storm of Swords

It is reported by Lord Alester Florent that Lord Monford burned with Pride of Driftmark on the Blackwater Rush.[2] He is succeeded by his young son, Monterys Velaryon.[8]




Davos would have given much to know what he was thinking, but one such as Velaryon would never confide in him. The Lord of the Tides was of the blood of ancient Valyria, and his House had thrice provided brides for Targaryen princes; Davos Seaworth stank of fish and onions.[4]

—thoughts of Davos Seaworth

The others bobbed their heads up and down like a flock of geese, all but Velaryon, who said that steel would decide the matter, not words on parchment. As if I had never suspected.[4]


Last known title holder:
Lucerys Velaryon
Lord of the Tides
Master of Driftmark

?–299 AC
Succeeded by