Dragons are reptilian, scaled creatures. They have four limbs: two wings, which are used as front legs like bats and pterosaurs, and two rear legs. George RR Martin dragons thus differ from the traditional representation of dragons as creatures with six limbs. Martin made his decision because he was embarrassed that no animal in nature has ever evolved this way (i.e. four legs and two wings). Nevertheless, some A song of ice and fire the artwork shows them with four legs and a pair of wings detached.
Today’s article is a follow-up to the Wiki of Thrones ‘Preparing for the House of the Dragon’ special segment. For the next few days, here at Wiki of Thrones, you will find information about the different dragons that may appear in the previous series. If we missed your favorite dragon, don’t worry, leave a comment below and we’ll cover your beloved beast in the next issue!
Today’s article covers three important dragons of the The dance of the dragons know – Syrax, Vermithor and Dreamfire. They will most certainly appear in the next prequel.
1. Syrax :
Syrax had yellow scales. She was huge and formidable, but not as formidable or experienced in combat as Caraxes. Syrax was in chains and extremely well fed. She hadn’t hunted for years during the Civil War.
princess Rhaenyra Targaryen was Syrax’s first and only rider. Rhaenyra took Syrax as a mount in 104 AC, when the princess was seven years old. Syrax was described as a young dragon at the time, and Rhaenyra herself named her Syrax (after a Valyrian goddess). Syrax laid several clutches of eggs during the reign of Viserys I. Her last clutch was produced just before the Civil War. One of the eggs from this last brood was given to Rhaena, Rhaenyra’s daughter-in-law.
In King’s Landing, Syrax lived within the walls of the Red Keep. Heavy chains tied her to the ground. The chains were long enough to get him from the stable to the yard, but prevented him from flying without a rider.
Syrax died as a result of the assault on the Dragon Pit. Prince Joffrey had tried to ride her to get to the dragon pit, save the other dragons and maybe ride her own dragon Tyraxe the. However, dragons are not horses and they will only accept one mount at a time. In midair, Syrax shrugged Joffrey, who fell to his death. Attracted by the bloodshed, Syrax continued to the dragon pit.
Syrax could have just stayed high in the air and run towards the crowd with her flames, but instead she descended to the ground, killing dozens of teeth and claws. The crowd was too much for her, and the pit was too small, not allowing her much mobility. The angry mob killed the dragon in the dragon pit.
Syrax will certainly appear in the House of the Dragon as a mount of Rhaenyra Targaryen.
2. Vermithor :
Vermithor, called the Bronze Fury, was a male dragon once ridden by King Jaehaerys I Targaryen. It was a bronze dragon with large tan wings. Vermithor was already a great dragon in AD 48; Only Balerion and Vhagar were bigger. At the time of the Dance of the Dragons, Vermithor was almost a hundred years old.
Vermithor was a formidable beast. Used to men and having had an old rider, by the reign of Aegon II Targaryen Vermithor was tolerant of people and was more accepting of new riders.
Prince Jaehaerys Targaryen was Vermithor’s first horseman in 48 AC, when Jaehaerys claimed the Iron Throne. Nine days after the mysterious death of the king Maegor I Targaryen, Jaehaerys flew to King’s Landing on Vermithor to claim the throne.
Vermithor became horseless when Jaehaerys died in 103 AC. Throughout the reign of Jaehaerys successor, the king Viserys I Targaryen, Vermithor did not have a new rider. Meanwhile, Vermithor remained on Dragonstone Island and made his lair in one of the smoldering caves of Dragonmont. During the Dance of the Dragons, Vermithor and Silver wing It was said that they often wrapped around each other in the fields.
In 129 AC, after the start of the Dance of the Dragons, the Prince Jacaerys Velaryon decided his mother’s faction needed more Dragonriders. Many men have tried to claim their own dragon; Lord Gormon Massey attempted to approach Vermithor, who burned him alive. Finally, Vermithor bent his neck towards a blacksmith’s bastard called Hugh hammer. Hugh rode Vermithor to fight in the Battle of the Throat. With Silverwing, Sheep thief, Vermax and Sea smoke, Vermithor descended on the ninety warships sailing under the banners of the Three Daughters.
Hugh rode Vermithor into battle in the First Battle at tumble. Hugh and his Dragonseed companions Ulf the White, who had claimed Silverwing, changed allegiance, betraying Rhaenyra in favor of Aegon II Targaryen. Vermithor, Silverwing and Tessarion, the dragon of the prince brother of Aegon II Daeronunleashed their flames on Tumbleton, which was savagely plundered.
During the Second Battle of Tumbleton, a strong army of four thousand men, led by Addam velaryon on the Seasmoke dragon, surprised Hightower’s host in Tumbleton with their nocturnal attack. Hugh rushed to Mount Vermithor but was killed by Jon roxton Caltrops. Vermithor, now without a rider, was still half asleep and on the ground when two knights attempted to kill him. They died in their attempt. Wounded and enraged, Vermithor fled, attacking everyone around him.
While Vermithor was only twenty feet above the field, Seasmoke crashed into him from above. The two dragons rolled over the ground, so entangled that neither could break free. Seasmoke was no match for Vermithor due to the size and weight of the older dragon. Vermithor would have torn Seasmoke to pieces if Tessarion had not entered the fight. The three dragons fought to the death. Vermithor killed Seasmoke when he sank his teeth into the latter’s neck and ripped off his head. He attempted to take flight with his head still in his jaws, but his wings were ragged, rendering him unable to support the weight. After a while, he collapses and dies. The remains of Vermithor and Seasmoke have become a tourist attraction at the reconstructed Tumbleton.
Vermithor will play a key role in House of The Dragon and therefore will appear for sure.
3. Dreamfire :
Dreamfyre was a strap, ridden by the princess Rhaena targaryen and later by the princess Helaena Targaryen. Its coloring was predominantly pale blue, with silvery markings. She had silvery crests and pale blue wings. In 35 AC, Dreamfyre was tall enough that twelve-year-old Rhaena Targaryen could ride her.
Dreamfyre hatched during the reign of the king Aegon I Targaryen. As a newborn, she bonded with nine-year-old Princess Rhaena Targaryen, Aegon I’s first grandchild, in AD 32. Three years later, she becomes Dreamfyre’s date. In 41 AC Rhaena was married to her brother, Aegon, and sent on a royal progress by their father King Aenys I Targaryen. Rhaena wanted to take Dreamfyre with her, but her father forbade it, as Aegon had not yet claimed a dragon and the king did not want his son to be seen on horseback, while his wife was riding a dragon. Dreamfyre remained in King’s Landing.
King Aenys died in AD 42 and the crown was usurped by their uncle, Maegor. Rhaena and her husband smuggled into King’s Landing in AD 43, while Maegor was in Oldtown. Rhaena reunited with Dreamfyre and Aegon finally claimed her own dragon, her father’s dragon Mercury. Knowing that they could not hold the Iron Throne, they left King’s Landing on their dragons to raise an army. When Aegon went to war with their uncle, Rhaena and Dreamfyre did not accompany them. Since Dreamfyre was younger and smaller than Quicksilver, she wouldn’t have been a big threat to the Black Dread.
By 43 AC, Dreamfyre had already produced two clutches of dragon eggs. During Rhaena’s second residence in Fair Isle in 49-50 AC, Dreamfyre laid another clutch of eggs. In 51, Rhaena visited King’s Landing on Dreamfyre to attend the second wedding of her siblings, King Jaehaerys and the Queen. Alysanne. Rhaena eventually got Dragonstone as her own seat. Dreamfyre made its lair in the dragon yards in Dragonstone, and the brood of eggs laid in Fair Isle soon hatched. Rhaena introduced her daughter, the princess Zoned, to Dreamfyre’s Newborns, and urged her to pick one and fly.
Rhaena voluntarily isolated herself in Harrenhal after her daughter’s death. Although she still rode Dreamfyre frequently, she wished she was left alone. Dreamfyre remained in Harrenhal with Rhaena until her death in 73 AC, after which Dreamfyre made its lair in the Dragon Pit in King’s Landing.
During the reign of King Viserys I Targaryen, Dreamfyre bonded with Princess Helaena Targaryen. Helaena rode Dreamfyre at the age of eleven, and the dragon was loved by her. During the Dance of the Dragons, after Helaena’s six-year-old son was killed in the Civil War, Helaena spent her days in the dark, crying and was no longer able to ride Dreamfyre. Dreamfyre resided in the Dragon Pit, and it is said that when Helaena threw herself to death from her window in Maegor’s Fortress, Dreamfyre suddenly stood up with a roar that shook the Dragon Pit and broke two of the chains that bound her.
Dreamfyre remained chained in the Dragon Pit when the people of King’s Landing stormed the pit. Of the four dragons in attendance, Dreamfyre was the only dragon able to break free from its shackles when the mob stormed in. She took flight, circled the cavernous interior of the dome, and dove down to attack the men below. She killed more men than the other three dragons put together. Archers and crossbowmen hurled arrows and quarrels at her, and every time she landed, men charged her to attack her, pushing her back into the air. Eventually, one of his eyes was pierced by a crossbow bolt. Half blind and mad, Dreamfyre flew into the large dome of the Dragonpit above, which cracked on impact. Half fell, crushing her and the dragon slayers under tons of broken stones and rubble.
Dreamfyre could appear on House of The Dragon as a mount of Helaena Targaryen.
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