Rhaegal, by Christopher Burdett © Fantasy Flight Games
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Rhaegal is a green and bronze dragon. His dark scales and wings are jade-green, and his eyes are described initially as molten gold and later as bronze. The dragon has black claws and teeth like black needles. His dragonflame has been described as being yellow, red and yellow, and "orange-and-yellow fire shot through with veins of green".
A Game of Thrones
At the wedding of Daenerys Targaryen to Khal Drogo by Pentos, she receives multiple bride gifts, including three petrified dragon eggs from Magister Illyrio Mopatis. Rhaegal's egg is a deep green, with burnished bronze flecks that comes and goes depending on how Daenerys turns it.
The maegi Mirri Maz Duur proclaims that in order to bring new life one has to give life. Daenerys burns Drogo's body, along with Mirri herself and the three eggs, birthing Rhaegal, along with his brothers, Viserion and Drogon.
A Clash of Kings
When Daenerys arrives in Qarth, Rhaegal and the other dragons are a marvel in the ancient city. Rhaegal is with Daenerys when she receives the news of the death of King Robert I Baratheon from Quhuru Mo.
A Storm of Swords
Rhaegal grows to the size of a small dog, and he flies above as Daenerys sails toward Astapor. When Daenerys has the Unsullied attack the Good Masters in the sack of Astapor, Jhiqui frees Rhaegal to attack the slavers.
A Feast for Crows
A Dance with Dragons
When Drogon allegedly kills the young girl Hazzea outside Meereen, Daenerys has Viserion and Rhaegal chained in a makeshift "dragon pit" in the Great Pyramid. Rhaegal fights fiercely while being removed from the terrace, and six men are burned during the three days it takes to move the green dragon. Rhaegar becomes more savage during his confinement.
After Daenerys disappears on Drogon's back from Daznak's Pit, Quentyn attempts to steal a dragon after enlisting the help of the Windblown. Quentyn attempts to dominate Viserion with a whip, but, unbeknownst to the knight, Rhaegal is behind him. The green dragon looses his dragonflame and fatally burns Quentyn.
Once loosed from the pit, Rhaegal attempts to make his lair atop the pyramid of Hazkar, killing many slavers there, but the building collapses into ruin. Rhaegal then makes his new lair in the pyramid of Yherizan. Ser Barristan Selmy notes that thus far, Rhaegal has shown himself to be more dangerous than his brother Viserion.
The Winds of Winter
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As the second siege of Meereen begins, Rhaegal and Viserion are both drawn to the battle. Tyrion Lannister sees Rhaegal circling above the bay, banking and turning as longships and galleys clash and burn below him. When Ben Plumm and his companions come galloping back from the camp of Malazza, the Girl General, Rhaegal is still prowling, soaring in wide circles above the city and the bay on great green wings.
If I had wings, I would want to fly too, Dany thought.—thoughts of Daenerys Targaryen
Your dragon has a good nose.
Rhaegal was made of the green of summer and the bronze of fall.—thoughts of Daenerys Targaryen
The light of Quentyn's torch washed over scales of dark green, the green of moss in the deep woods at dusk, just before the last light fades. Then the dragon opened its mouth, and light and heat washed over them. Behind a fence of sharp black teeth he glimpsed the furnace glow, the shimmer of a sleeping fire a hundred times brighter than his torch. The dragon's head was larger than a horse's, and the neck stretched on and on, uncoiling like some great green serpent as the head rose, until those two glowing bronze eyes were staring down at him.—thoughts of Quentyn Martell
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 12, Daenerys I.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 27, Daenerys II.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 71, Daenerys VI.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 68, The Dragontamer.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 40, Daenerys III.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 12, Reek I.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 50, Daenerys VIII.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 11, Daenerys II.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 72, Daenerys X.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 27, Daenerys III.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 42, Daenerys IV.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 57, Tyrion XI.
- A Feast for Crows, Prologue.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 2, Daenerys I.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 11, Daenerys II.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 23, Daenerys IV.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 70, The Queen's Hand.
- The Winds of Winter, Chapter , Tyrion.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 8, Daenerys I.