Rhaena Targaryen (daughter of Daemon)

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Alias Rhaena of Pentos[1]
Rhaena Corbray[2]
Title Lady[1]
Allegiance House Targaryen
House Corbray
House Hightower
Race Valyrian
Culture Crownlands
Born In 116 AC[5], at Pentos[5]
Spouse 1st: Ser Corwyn Corbray
2nd: Garmund Hightower
Issue 6 daughters by Garmund Hightower
Book(s) The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)
Fire & Blood (mentioned)
The Rogue Prince (mentioned)
The Princess and the Queen (mentioned)

Lady Rhaena Targaryen, also known as Rhaena of Pentos, was one of the twin daughters of Prince Daemon Targaryen and Lady Laena Velaryon,[5] Baela Targaryen was her older twin.[3] She was the niece of King Viserys I Targaryen and the cousin of King Aegon II Targaryen. She was also the half-sister of Kings Aegon III and Viserys II Targaryen, as well as the stillborn Visenya Targaryen.[1]

Appearance and Character

At birth, Rhaena as well as her twin sister, were small and sickly, but had fine features, silver-white hair, and purple eyes.[6] As young girls, the twins had been inseparable and impossible to tell apart. However, by the age of sixteen though they were both tall and slim, they did not look alike anymore; Rhaena was slender and graceful; Baela was lean and quick with hair as short as a boy's. Rhaena loved to dance whilst Baela preferred to ride and to fly.[3]



Rhaena was born in Pentos in 116 AC.[5] She was named after her maternal grandmother, Princess Rhaenys Targaryen.[5] When she was half a year old, she sailed from Pentos to Driftmark with her mother, Laena Velaryon, and her twin sister, Baela Targaryen.[5] In 117 AC, Rhaena was presented at court by her father, Prince Daemon Targaryen.[7] In 118 AC, with the blessing of King Viserys I Targaryen, Rhaena was betrothed, at the age of two, to Prince Lucerys Velaryon, her cousin.[5] Rhaena had a dragon egg, but Rhaena's hatchling was unhealthy and died within hours of emerging from its egg. Eventuelly, an egg from another clutch, laid by Syrax, was given to Rhaena, and it was said that she slept with it every night and prayed for a dragon to match her sister's.[1][8]

Dance of the Dragons

During the civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons, Rhaena was chosen to accompany Prince Joffrey Velaryon to Gulltown for their protection, although they were told it was to defend the Vale of Arryn against King Aegon II Targaryen's dragons. Rhaena brought three dragon eggs with her to the Vale where she prayed nightly for their hatching.[1] She remained in the Vale throughout the duration of the war as the ward of Lady Jeyne Arryn.[9] During her stay at the Eyrie, she met and befriended her eventual husband, Ser Corwyn Corbray.[3] Eventually her dragon egg hatched and Rhaena quickly bonded with the hatchling she named Morning.[10][11]

At the end the war, Rhaena and her dragon accompanied Lady Jeyne, who marched towards King's Landing with a great host. Once at the capital, Rhaena was reunited with her twin sister and the two of them became the darlings of the city overnight. During the Hour of the Wolf, Rhaena and her sister convinced their half brother, Prince Aegon "the Younger", to stop Lord Cregan Stark who wanted to excecute their grandfather, Lord Corlys Velaryon, for a treason.[12]

Reign of Aegon III

After the war ended and the ascension of her cousin and half-brother King Aegon III Targaryen, Rhaena and Baela were thought to be the only living Targaryens aside from the king and his queen, as Prince Viserys Targaryen was presumed dead at the time. Though the younger twin, Rhaena was considered to be named the heir to the Iron Throne by some as she still had a dragon, unlike her sister, and was less willful in character.[3]

After Baela married Lord Alyn Velaryon against the opinion of the Regents, they were afraid she would give birth to an heir for King Aegon III. In order to prevent this from happening, the regents quickly married Rhaena to the man of her choosing, Ser Corwyn Corbray.[3] She miscarried in the second half of the year of 133 AC.[2]

Rhaena and her sister introduced Daenaera Velaryon to their half-brother, King Aegon III Targaryen at the Maiden's Day Cattle Show, leading to the couple's marriage the last day of 133 AC.[2][13] In 134 AC Rhaena was part of the court's welcome party at the docks of the Blackwater Rush, when Lord Alyn Velaryon returned with her brother, Prince Viserys.[14]

On the third day of the third moon of 135 AC, Rhaena rode Morning for the first time. When Ser Corwyn Corbray was killed in the Vale, Baela traveled to Dragonstone to ensure that Rhaena would not use Morning to attempt to avenge her husband's death.[15]

When in 136 AC preparations were being made for a royal progress to he held after King Aegon III turned sixteen, Rhaena desired to accompany the progress on Morning, but this suggestion was delicately deflected by the Hand of the King and the council of regents.[15]

Later in life, Rhaena married Garmund Hightower, the younger brother of Lord Lyonel Hightower,[12] by whom she had six daughters.[16]


Lucerys: "My lord, I am not free to marry, I am betrothed to my cousin Rhaena."
Borros: "I thought as much. Go home, pup, and tell the bitch your mother that the Lord of Storm's End is not a dog that she can whistle up at need to set against her foes." [17]

"Brother, if it please you, we have brought your new queen." [2]

—Rhaena to Aegon III Targaryen



Viserys I
[Note 1]
[Note 1]
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Aegon II
Viserys II
Aegon III
  1. 1.0 1.1 Prince Daemon Targaryen was married to Lady Rhea Royce from 97 AC to 115 AC, Lady Laena Velaryon from 115 AC to 120 AC, and to Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen from 120 AC to 130 AC.


Corlys Velaryon
Viserys I
Aemma Arryn
Laena Velaryon
Alyn Velaryon
Garmund Hightower
Corwyn Corbray
Laena Velaryon
Six daughters
Aegon III
Daenaera Velaryon
Viserys II
Larra Rogare
House Targaryen
House Targaryen


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 The Princess and the Queen.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - War and Peace and Cattle Shows.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - The Hooded Hand.
  4. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon III.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 The Rogue Prince.
  6. Fire & Blood, Heirs of the Dragon - A Question of Succession.
  7. The World of Ice & Fire, Viserys I.
  8. Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Red Dragon and the Gold.
  9. Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Triumphant.
  10. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon II.
  11. Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Short, Sad Reign of Aegon II.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Fire & Blood, Aftermath - The Hour of the Wolf.
  13. Bad reference param1.
  14. Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - The Voyage of Alyn Oakenfist.
  15. 15.0 15.1 Fire & Blood, The Lysene Spring and the End of Regency.
  16. The World of Ice & Fire, Appendix: Targaryen Lineage.
  17. Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - A Son for A Son.