Rickard Thorne defending Prince Maelor Targaryen as depicted by Douglas Wheatley in Fire & Blood.
|Died||In 130 AC, Bitterbridge|
Rickard Thorne was a knight from House Thorne and a member of the Kingsguard during the reigns of kings Viserys I and Aegon II Targaryen.
Rickard wielded a longsword.
After the death of King Viserys I Targaryen, Rickard choose the side of King Aegon II Targaryen and the greens in the ensuing civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons.
During the fall of King's Landing, Lord Larys Strong, the master of whisperers, smuggled King Aegon II, Princess Jaehaera, and Prince Maelor Targaryen to safety through a secret passage known only to Larys within Maegor's Holdfast. The party was accompanied by Rickard and Ser Willis Fell of the Kingsguard. Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen offered rewards for information about the vanished "false knights", and King Aegon's rival also sent knights inquisitor in search of Ser Willis and Rickard.
Rickard was commanded to see Prince Maelor safely to Oldtown. At Bitterbridge, however, Rickard was brought down by a mob, and Maelor was torn apart as smallfolk sought to claim him as their own prize.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Triumphant.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon II.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Blacks and the Greens.
- ↑ Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Red Dragon and the Gold.