Dragons are magical creatures, only recently returned myth and legend. Daenerys Stormborn, of House Targaryen, hatched three living creatures from eggs of stone, ushering in a new age of magic and dragonfire. These three dragons - Drogon, Viserion, and Rhaegal - would go on to have progeny of their own, leading to the resurgence of House Targaryen's arsenal.
Much and more has been written about dragons and their nature. Those details so steeped in the arcane can be found here.
Ancient and Legendary Dragons Edit
- Urrax was a legendary dragon slain by Serwyn of the Mirror Shield in song. Many claim now that he was a member of the Kingsguard, though that organization did not form until thousands of years after Urrax was supposedly slain.
- Terrax was the dragon of Jaenara Belaerys, who flew to Sothoryos and explored further than any before her.
The Descendants of Balerion, Meraxes, and Vhagar Edit
The names, stories, achievements and riders of the original Targaryen dragons can be found here . Though eggs from this era yet remain, most have been lost or prove dormant.
Known Dragons and Their Riders Edit
“We shall not pretend to any understanding of the bond between dragon and dragonrider; wiser heads have pondered that mystery for centuries. We do know however, that dragons are not horses, to be ridden by any man who throws a saddle on their back.” – Archmaester Gyldayn
|Aegorax||Prince Baelor Targaryen||Born from one of the remaining known eggs of Tyraxes, Aegorax was hatched within Prince Baelor's cradle a few months after his birth. The court of King's Landing would quickly learn that the dragon possessed a mercurial temperament - would just as likely have you for dinner, as let you caress it's scales. The pair would go on to aid in the quelling of both the Razing of the Red Temple riots, and later the same year, the Black Prophet's Rebellion.||Scarlet with flecks of silver.|
||Hatched in the cradle of Daenaera Velaryon, Erinnon was tamed again by her elder sister upon her passing. In recent years, the Saan family tracked him down in the hills of Andalos, where he bonded with their protege, the young son of Balerion Otherys. Erinnon's scales are of a beautiful shade of cobalt, and the membrane of his wings is in a vivid yellow.||Blue.|
|Garnet||Vaemond II Velaryon||Born from an egg that once belonged to Princess Baela, from a clutch lain by Cyrax. Hatched in Vaemond Velaryon’s cradle in the first months of his life, Garnet was inseparable from the young heir, and grew to be curious and gregarious, content to spend time among people for lack of other dragons on the island. Aside from Vaemond, he has a certain affinity for the boy’s reclusive mother. The dragon’s scales are a rich, deep blood red, mottled with bronze and gold, and its eyes are copper. Stout and well-muscled, Garnet promises to someday be a true leviathan, but his agreeable and docile temperament makes him well-suited to his rider.||Crimson veined with gold.|
|Meleyx||Prince Aegon Targaryen
||The last of Rhaegal’s original clutch to be hatched. Meleyx’s egg was a point of hot debate at the royal court, but despite the Silver Hand’s efforts, it was eventually placed into the crib of Prince Aegon. Aegon tried out several names with the dragon, but settled on one parted to him by his family’s Maester from an old tale of Valyrian origin. A dragon with a mercurial demeanor, being equal parts ferocious and tender.||Cobalt blue with bronze flecks.|
|Moonfyre||Princess Aelinor Targaryen
||Hatched from the same clutch as Blue, Moonfyre is an ephemeral dragon with glittering qualities. Though originally given to Princess Aelinor as a cradle egg, the dragon did not hatch until its rider’s eighteenth year. Just as her egg, Moonfyre is opal white in colour, with flecks of pastels that shine in the light. Among wisps of pale colours, this dragon’s eyes are a deep black abyss, mirroring that of the sharp claws and spines that grace the beast’s armoured body. Moonfyre breathes breath of midnight black, with lashing of shining white throughout.||Opal white with flecks of reflective color.|
|Nightwing||King Rhaegar II Targaryen
Prince Daemon Targaryen
|Born form the first, and only egg to be hatched from Tyraxes’ single clutch. It was placed in the crib of Prince Rhaegar, son to Prince Aemon and Princess Visaera. Nightwing is particularly cunning for one of her kin, preferring to take wing after dusk so that she might better remain unseen. Ethereal, and with more than her share of enigma, the bards have already begun to sing of what they believe will become a fabled legend in the years to come. It is rare that Nightwing is without her companion, Vhaegon.||Black laced with swaths of deep indigo that gleamed like metal in the light.|
|Seastar||Princess Vaella Targaryen
Ser Lucerys Velaryon
Princess Gael Targaryen
|Hatched from an egg from a bygone era, produced by the Good Queen’s dragon, Silverwing. When Aenar I was prince of Dragonstone, he collaborated with Maester Selwyn in discovering a small cache of eggs left behind by Silverwing at Red Lake. Selwyn, through some arcane means, managed to hatch the egg. A feat that saw him personally raised to the rank of Archmaester, as well as providing new blood for the dragons. Seastar was a lithe, elegant dragon named for Shiera Seastar by Princess Vaella. By and large of a tamer sort, Seastar has rarely been confined to the Dragonpit. Upon the Isle of Driftmark, where Seastar makes her home, she laid a clutch of eggs.||Sea green with silver swirls.|
|Silanax||Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen||A beautiful, splendid dragon the likes of which has not been seen for centuries. There are many who say Silanax could rival the Starfyre in terms of allure, and when grown, will eclipse even the majesty of the Gilded Queen. Named for an ancient Valyrian goddess of war, the she-dragon was hatched from the egg that had previously been placed in the cradle of Queen Visaera I. At present she was born of the last clutch laid by the great dragon, Viserion.||Solid Gold.|
|Siren||Queen Visenya Silvermoon||After decades, the final egg of the Leviathan hatched within the crib of Visenya Silvermoon. A beautiful she-dragon, by all accounts, Siren was born into the world with pale, icy scales that have since grown into a bright sky blue. Her eyes shine a clear silver, the webbing of her wings a lustrous platinum. Perhaps the most unique aspect of Siren is the color of her flame - a spiral of silver encasing a beam of orange.||Pale blue.|
|Starfyre||Queen Helaena Targaryen
Prince Viserys Targaryen
Prince Laenor Targaryen
Prince Viserys Targaryen
|Hatched from the second egg in Viserion’s original clutch. Her egg was placed in the crib of Helaena, whom would later become queen to Aenar I. There are many who say Starfyre was the most beautiful dragon to be seen in Westeros, surpassing even the glamour of Viserion. A clever dragon who has seen herself escape from the vaunted Dragonpit on more than one occasion. Of all her brethren, Starfyre detests confinement. When left to fly free some have reported having seen her as far north as Moat Cailin, and others have claimed to have seen her fly just beyond the walls of Oldtown. Starfyre has lain her own clutch of eggs.||Brilliant silver.|
|Stormsong||Prince Maekar Targaryen
||Hatched from a clutch laid by Cyrax. Stormsong was named for his color, manner and ability. He is among the swiftest of his kin, and in battle has preferred serpentine strikes rather than drawn out conflicts. A quality that was displayed when Prince Maekar rode him into battle against Alequo Silverhand, and his dragon, Arranax. Stormsong became riderless after the death of Maekar at the hands of Meria Martell.||His egg was charcoal grey with deep blue veins.|
|Sunburst, the Desert Howl||Princess Rhaella Targaryen
||Hatched from a second egg in Rhaegal’s clutch. This one was placed in the crib of Aegon and Daenerys’ daughter, Princess Rhaella. Sunburst was the smallest of the three born to the royal children, but was by far the swiftest when he had taken wing. He went with the princess when she was wed to the heir of House Martell. There he has resided ever since.||Dark copper, with dustings of bronze.|
|Tyraxes, the Gilded Queen||Queen Visaera Targaryen
Lady Laena Velaryon
| The origins of Tyraxes’ egg is shrouded by the mystique. It was an egg that came into the possession of Grand Maester Selwyn on his grand tour of Essos in the first half of the
third century. When he returned to Westeros it had already hatched, and was presented to the royals when he was made Maester of Dragonstone. Originally a wild, willful creature there were none that could mount her. That was until the young daughter of Prince Viserys boldly took hold of the dragon in a manner much akin to how her grandfather tamed Viserion. Tyraxes is a resplendent dragon, both large and majestic in appearance. Exceedingly well fed, Tyraxes is not known to often hunt, even when upon the isle of Dragonstone. Despite this, when pressed the great dragon has displayed an acute savagery, marking her as one of the dragonkin to be most feared when roused. She laid a clutch of eggs upon Dragonstone, where they have been kept to this day.
|Dark, blood red etched with shimmering gold.|
|Vhaegon||Princess Rhaenys Targaryen
Prince Aerion Targaryen
|Hatched from the last of Viserion’s eggs that remained from her original clutch and placed in the crib of Princess Rhaenys Targaryen, eldest daughter of Prince Aemon and Princess Visaera. So named for the three dragons hatched by Daenerys I Targaryen in the Great Grass Sea (Viserion, Rhaegal, Drogon). Vhaegon is mercurial and aggressive, and like others of his bloodline, resents confinement for long periods. All in the capital know when he is in residence at the Dragonpit for the vehement roars and cries that go on without surcease.||Black interwoven with fine coils of scarlet.|
|Wraith||Prince Aerys Velaryon||A hatchling recently born from the last of Cyrax’s eggs that had been stored within the Red Keep. Wraith is a quiet, seemingly docile dragon having come to reflect many of the traits personified in his chosen prince, Aerys. He was named by the prince for his ghostly grey-green scales, that give the dragon an exquisite, and yet sickly pallor.||Grey-green.|
Deceased or Missing Dragons Edit
|Arranax||King Alequo Silverband, of the Stepstones||Hatched from an egg stolen from House Targaryen by the infamous thief and criminal known as the Nightingale, Arranax was spirited to the Stepstones and claimed by the Three Kings. Discovery of this theft would lead to the War of the Three Thieves, culminating in the death of both Arranax, and his rider at the hands of Maekar Targaryen and Stormsong.||An extraordinarily small egg, so small and stunted some thought it might never hatch. Pale blue-grey with milk white markings.|
|Blue||Princess Saera Targaryen||Born from the first of Starfyre’s eggs to be hatched for the royal family. A small, lithe dragon, Blue was named by Princess Saera for the color of her eyes. Her scales, however, are white and opalescent, glittering like white fire when they catch the sun. Despite the reputation her sister’s dragon - indeed all dragons - carry, Blue is not overtly aggressive.||White.|
|Cyrax, the Leviathan's Spawn||Prince Baelor Targaryen
Prince Jacaerys Targaryen
|Hatched from the second egg that was produced by Leviathan. It was placed in the crib of Aenar’s youngest son, Prince Baelor. Cyrax was always hardy and robust, with great stamina. Baelor, despite his controlling mother, was a restless youth and would often take Cyrax out for days, sometimes weeks. It was difficult to get him to eat anything that he did not kill himself, but as the days passed he would, finally, relent.
Cyrax, along with his rider, was killed by Rhaegal in 407 AC.
|Bronze with swirls of yellow and black.|
|Drogon||Queen Daenerys I Targaryen||One of the three hatched by Daenerys Stormborn in the Great Grass Sea. He was named by Daenerys for her dead husband, the Dothraki, Khal Drogo. Of the three that promulgated the rebirth of dragons in the west, Drogon was the mightiest. He was instrumental in the Second Conquest, and particularly noted for his participation in the decimation of Euron Greyjoy’s fleet. He is also the only of the three never, to anyone’s knowledge, lay a clutch of eggs. This great and powerful dragon has not been seen in Westeros sine Daenerys’ departure in 330 A.C.||Black with scarlet ripples and swirls.|
|The Leviathan||Prince Baelon Targaryen||Hatched from an egg in Rhaegal’s first clutch. It was placed in the crib of Prince Baelon. She was named for a vaunted creature of the sea, in part due to her color but likewise due to Baelon’s love of all things monstrous. Leviathan was instrumental in Baelon’s early successes during the War in the Narrows. During the final clash, she even bested the dragon of King Rhaegar I. Had it not been for the vigilant Ser Peremore Vance, she might even have killed the king himself. In the end, however, it was the storied knight who brought she and her prince low. Before her death Leviathan laid a small clutch consisting of only two eggs.||Deep blue with light green veins.|
|Morghul||Maegor Waters||It is said that Morghul was hatched from an egg that was discovered in one of Lenore Blackwood’s many wanderings upon Dragonstone. The years have shrouded its origin, and how it came to be hatched. Some claim it was her bewitching guile that saw it so renewed in a manner akin to Selwyn’s revitalization of Silverwing’s eggs. In truth, it was placed in the, then, Prince Maegor’s crib. Eventually the egg hatched, and Morghul came to be. His nature is as unknowable as that of the one who found him.||Solid Black.|
|Rhaegal||Aegon VI Targaryen
||One of the three dragons hatched by Daenerys in the Great Grass Sea. None rode upon Rhaegal until after their departure from Mereen, as well a great meeting between Daenerys and her nephew. Thus, it was that Aegon, whom to history would be known as Aegon VI, became the first. An appropriate choice, given that he was named for Aegon’s father and Daenerys’ brother, the Prince Rhaegar of legend. Since he has been a symbol of great status for the renewed royal line. Or so it was until 405 A.C., when he and Prince Aemon departed Dragonstone for the Free Cities on an important diplomatic mission. Neither Aemon nor Rhaegal ever arrived, and neither did they return. Like Viserion, Rhaegal was known to provide the royal family with a clutch of eggs.||Dark green with burnished bronze flecks.|
|Saerax||Princess Jaehaera Targaryen||Hatched from one of Rhaegal’s eggs, and at the insistence of Queen Patrice and Prince Baelor, placed it into the crib of the latter’s daughter, Jaehaera. Saerax was supple, even nimble for one of her kin. Well mannered, and least aggressive of any living dragon. It was of some surprise, then, when Saerax was found after having been killed by Visaera’s dragon, Tyraxes. An act that caused quite a stir in the capital, and deepened the rivalry between Aenar’s grandchildren.||Jade green with white gold threads.|
|Urrax||King Rhaegar I Targaryen||Hatched from an egg in Viserion’s first clutch. It was placed in the crib of Rhaegar I, renewing the old tradition of House Targaryen. The young prince eventually named the dragon, Urrax, in homage to one of his favorite legends. Urrax was involved in several conflicts, but most notably was ridden by Rhaegar during the War in the Narrows. There Urrax fought Leviathan in a fantastic duel above the sea. He succumbed to his wounds only shortly afterward.||Earthy brown with pale, near pink veins.|
|Viserion||King Aenar I Targaryen
Prince Daeron Targaryen
King Aegon VII Targaryen
|One of the three dragons hatched by Daenerys in the Great Grass Sea. Viserion participated in the Second Conquest, with Daenerys’ urging, but none claimed her as a rider. Along with Drogon, Viserion also took part in the fight against the Others when Aegon and Rhaegal remained in the South. During the years after the conquest Viserion more often than not resided on Dragonstone, and was the first to provide a clutch of eggs. She would not have a rider until Aegon and Daenerys’ grandson, Aenar, then a boy no older than 8, boldly went to claim her. After Aenar's death, his grandson, Daeron Targaryen, followed the beast to Massey's Hook, where he mounted her and became her second rider. After her final rider's death, Viserion disappeared with his corpse still on her back, and is presumed missing far beyond the Wall.||Pale cream, near white, streaked with gold.|
Known Dragon Eggs Edit
“Someday the dragons will return. My brother Daeron’s dreamed of it, and King Aerys read it in a prophecy. Maybe it will be my egg that hatches. That would be splendid.” – Egg
- Prince Maelor’s Egg: An egg that was white with swathes of green borne of Viserion. Never hatched. Entombed with Prince Maelor upon Queen Olenna’s instruction.
- Seastar’s clutches: Seastar has lain two clutches. The first clutch contained three eggs, one of which was hatched to birth Erinnon. Two others were stored in the Red Keep by royal decree. The second clutch contained four eggs, two of which were presented to the crown, with one belonging now to Princess Naerys Targaryen. The other two eggs were kept and hidden away by Lucerys Velaryon.
- Silverwing’s cache: Of these eggs, Grand Maester Selwyn deemed only two to remain viable. They have been stored in the Red Keep for half a century.
- Starfyre’s clutches: Starfyre laid seven eggs between her two clutches, and two have been hatched, birthing Moonfyre and Blue. The rest are stored within the Red Keep.
- Tyraxes’ clutch: Tyraxes has laid one clutch of five eggs, two of which were hatched to birth Nightwing and Aegorax. The rest are stored within the Red Keep.
- Cyrax' clutch: Many dragons were born from Cyrax's clutch - including Stormsong, Garnet, and Wraith - but only one remaining egg's whereabouts are known, belonging to Maekar Velaryon, son of Gael Targaryen.