Falena Stokeworth, by Magali Villeneuve, for The World of Ice & Fire.
|Lady of Harrenhal
|In 125 AC
|Lord Lucas Lothston
|King Aegon IV Targaryen
Appearance and Character
In her youth, Falena Stokeworth was described as pretty and vivacious.
Falena came to court during the early years of the reign of King Aegon III Targaryen, during which time she would sometimes play at dolls with young Queen Jaehaera Targaryen. Unfortunately, Queen Jaehaera died in 133 AC, allegedly by suicide. Afterwards, the Maiden's Day Ball was held at the Red Keep to find a second wife and new queen for King Aegon III Targaryen. Many maidens across Westeros came to King's Landing in hopes of marrying the young king. Falena was one of the many maidens who suffered what was called the "Maiden's Day curse" by being injured or scandalized after the ball was announced. In Falena's case, she took a tumble down the serpentine steps of the Red Keep and broke a leg. According to Archmaester Gyldayn, Lord Unwin Peake, the Hand of the King, may have engineered the fall to promote his own daughter as the king's second wife.
Aegon the Unworthy
In 149 AC, Falena became the first mistress of Prince Aegon Targaryen, making him "a man" when the prince was fourteen. When a knight of the Kingsguard found them abed together in 151 AC, Aegon's father, Prince Viserys Targaryen, wed Falena to the master-at-arms at the Red Keep, Ser Lucas Lothston, and persuaded King Aegon III Targaryen to name Lucas as the Lord of Harrenhal in order to remove Falena from court. However, over the next two years, Aegon paid frequent visits to Harrenhal.
Falena returned to court at King's Landing when King Aegon IV Targaryen named her husband as his Hand of the King. Falena brought her daughter, Lady Jeyne Lothston, with her. Jeyne became Aegon's eighth mistress, and it was rumored that Falena and her daughter Jeyne shared King Aegon IV's bed together. However, Aegon soon gave Jeyne a pox he had caught from the whores he had seen after Lady Bethany Bracken's execution, and the Lothstons were all sent away from court again.