Editor’s Notice: The next comprises spoilers for Home of the Dragon Season 1 and the guide Hearth & Blood.The characters of Home of the Dragon are the ancestors of their Recreation of Thrones counterparts and lived 172 years earlier than them. So how did we get from the present gamers to these in Recreation of Thrones, and what main occasions occurred to their households on this time?
Although they’re but to look in Home of the Dragon, one of the crucial beloved homes in Westeros, the Starks, characteristic strongly in direction of the tip of the civil battle often known as the Dance of the Dragons. In Hearth and Blood, the chapter following the battle is known as “The Hour of the Wolf,” and includes Cregan Stark’s function within the aftermath of the battle. As lots of the point-of-view characters in A Music of Ice and Hearth books are Starks we additionally know an incredible deal about their historical past. Throughout this time, there was not a lot distinction between the Starks and the Targaryens, although historical past could be a lot kinder to the Starks. Cregan Stark had 5 sons, however when the eldest, Rickon, died it left the succession doubtful. Rickon had two daughters who ought to have been subsequent in line, however there had by no means been a ruling Girl of Winterfell. So as an alternative, they have been married off to their very own Uncles, Cregan’s second and third sons. After a variety of births, deaths, and rival succession claims Cregan’s fifth son Brandon turned Lord of Winterfell.
Two generations of second sons then continued the road, after each first sons died with out youngsters. So it was Brandon Starks grandson, Willam Stark who battled the King-Past-the-Wall throughout a Wildling invasion in 226AC (After Conquest). When Willam was beheaded in battle he was succeeded by his son Edwyle, whose solely son Rickard Stark was Father to Brandon, Eddard, Lyanna, and Benjen Stark.
As we all know from Recreation of Thrones, Brandon Stark was betrothed to Catelyn Tully (Michelle Fairley) of Riverrun, and Lyanna Stark (Aisling Franciosi) was betrothed to Robert Baratheon (Mark Addy) of Storm’s Finish. Then earlier than both marriage ceremony may happen Brandon turned conscious of Lyanna’s “abduction” by Prince Rhaegar Targaryen (Wilf Scolding). Btrandon went to King’s Touchdown and was arrested on fees of conspiring to kill a Targaryen Prince. His father Rickard was summoned, and when he appeared was granted trial by fight. Rhaegar’s father Mad King Aerys II (David Rintoul) claimed that fireside was his champion and hung Rickard from the rafters with a hearth beneath him, and he was slowly cooked to demise in his armor. His son Brandon, was put in a noose and compelled to look at, choking himself to demise in an try to succeed in his sword and save his father. The Mad King then demanded Robert Baratheon and Eddard Stark’s heads be despatched to him by Jon Arryn (John Standing) of the Eyrie. He refused, and as an alternative raised his banners, and so started Robert’s Rebel.
Home Velaryon would not characteristic in any respect in Recreation of Thrones, which given the demise of so many Velaryons in Home of the Dragon Season 1, could have given viewers the impression that they do not survive the practically two centuries in between. The household does in truth survive and options in three of the A Music of Ice and Hearth books, though not in a starring function, in truth, there are a lot of gaps of their timeline, so we will not know every thing that occurred.
With no male heirs left, Princess Rhaenys (Eve Greatest) and Lord Corlys Velaryon (Steve Toussaint) have two of Ser Laenor’s (John MacMillan) bastards Alyn and Addam, legitimized by Queen Rhaenyra (Emma D’Arcy) (although many contemplate it extra doubtless that they have been really Lord Corlys’ bastards). After the battle, Alyn was given the identify Oakenfist when he gained an incredible battle on the Stepstones and was made Grasp of Ships by the present ruling Targaryen. He additionally defeated Dalton Greyjoy, the Pink Kraken, and have become Lord of Driftmark over Vaemond Velaryons’ (Wil Johnson) youngsters.
Over 100 years later Lucerys Velaryon (a special one) served the Mad King as Grasp of Ships, although his whole fleet was destroyed the night time Daenerys Targaryen was born. After the rebel, when King Robert gave Dragonstone to Stannis Baratheon, the Velaryons swore allegiance to him. They have been as soon as once more loyal to their oaths as Lord Monford Velaryon went to battle for Stannis when he named himself King. He died on the Battle of Blackwater and was succeeded by his six-year-old son Monterys.
The Baratheons lastly made an look in Episode 10 “The Black Queen,” when Borros Baratheon (Roger Evans) eschewed his father’s loyalty to Queen Rhaenyra and as an alternative sided with King Aegon (Tom Glynn-Carney). A few century later Lord Lyonel Baratheon’s daughter was to marry Prince Duncan Targaryen till he broke the betrothal and married Jenny of Oldstones, who he beloved a lot he abdicated his future throne for her. Lord Lyonel was outraged and began a rebel titling himself the Storm King. It did not final lengthy, but it surely labored. When he renounced his title, King Aegon gave his daughter Rhaelle Targaryen to Lyonel’s son and inheritor Ormund to marry, and roughly a 12 months after the marriage a boy named Steffon was born. He would go on to marry Girl Cassana Estermont, and they might have three youngsters collectively; Robert, Stannis, and Renly. It’s believed that Robert turned the front-runner for the throne throughout the rebel as a result of his grandmother was a Targaryen.
The Lannisters featured prominently in Recreation of Thrones and Home of the Dragon with Jason and Tyland Lannister (Jefferson Corridor). Jason Lannister as Lord of Casterly Rock, a place that may ultimately be held by Tywin Lannister (Charles Dance), and Ser Tyland was Grasp of Ships on the small council of King Viserys (Paddy Considine), and presumably sooner or later King Aegon II’s council as effectively. The Lannisters would stay loyal for over 100 years till Lord Tywin betrayed the Mad King.
Roughly eighty years after the battle Gerold Lannister turned Lord of Casterly Rock after the demise of his niece, which led many individuals to consider that he had killed her. He was often known as Gerold the Golden in honor of the prosperity of his reign, and is chargeable for a lot of the wealth Home Lannister has in Recreation of Thrones. He had two wives, and with the second he had 4 sons. He took half within the second Nice Council in 233 AC, and it’s stated that together with his gold and intelligent tongue he introduced concerning the rule of King Aegon Targaryen, over his older brother Aemon, who had already taken his maesters’ vows and who would ultimately make his strategy to the wall and is serving as their Maester when Jon Snow joins the watch.
Gerold had 4 sons and lots of grandchildren, although his grandson Tywin was the one one he would stay to fulfill (and be bitten by). Gerold’s successor Lord Tytos was a weak ruler and through his tenure, King Aegon needed to ship assist to the Westerlands thrice to return them from a state of chaos. He married Girl Jeyne Marbrand, and fathered 5 youngsters; Tywin, Kevan, Genna, Tygett, and Gerion. Tywin, Kevan, and Tygett fought bravely within the Struggle of the Ninepenny Kings, and when Tywin was 20 years of age he was made Hand of the King to his pal Aerys II, then 5 years later his father died, and he was made Lord of Casterly Rock. He married his cousin Joanna Lannister, and collectively they’d three youngsters; twins Jamie and Cersei, and Tyrion.
There are loads of Targaryens presently in Home of the Dragon, and but by the tip of Recreation of Thrones, there is just one remaining within the entirety of the world (or 2 in the event you learn the books). After the civil battle, (and to spoil the ending) Rhaenyra’s two sons by Daemon each find yourself sitting on the Iron Throne. First her son Aegon III after which later Viserys II. However first, Aegon III was succeeded by his eldest son Daeron. Daeron wished to finish the conquest of Aegon I by conquering Dorne. He did, but it surely did not final lengthy – the Dornish folks rebelled and killed him, and his youthful brother Baelor I succeeded him. Baelor cast peace with the Dornish males however was so obsessive about the Religion of the Seven that he imprisoned his sisters inside the Pink Preserve, so they may not tempt him to sin. After Viserys II’s reign, and ultimately, Viserys II’s descendant Daeron II turns into the Targaryen King who lastly unites the Seven Kingdoms, by bringing Dorne into the fold, with marriages, not battle.
For the following forty years, there have been a variety of points with succession for the Targaryens, together with the outbreak of the Blackfyre Rebellions, the place bastard-born Targaryens titled themselves “Blackfyres” and began one other civil battle, this one with out dragons. With wars, droughts, and the Nice Spring Illness there was at all times an issue with succession. When King Maekar (grandson to Daeron II) died, the query of who would succeed him led to the second Nice Council in 233AC, 132 years after the council made Viserys I King. Maeker’s eldest son, Daeron, had died from a pox he caught from a whore; his second son, Aerion, had been killed when he tried to show right into a dragon by consuming a cup of wildfire; his third son, Aemon (Peter Vaughan in Recreation of Thrones), had been despatched to the Citadel to finish his Maester’s chain, and his fourth son Aegon “Egg” was unliked by many Lords after his time performing as a squire for Ser Duncan the Tall. However regardless of protests, Prince Aegon “Egg” turned King and Prince Aemon despatched himself to the wall in order that nobody may ever use him as an excuse to rally in opposition to his youthful brother, the King. Aemon would go on to advise Jon Snow a lot later in his life.
Sadly, King Aegon determined to attempt to hatch a clutch of dragon eggs, which led to the Tragedy of Summerhall the place each he and his inheritor Prince Duncan died. He was succeeded as an alternative by his second son Jaehaerys II, who fought one other battle on the Stepstones and despatched his solely son Aerys II into battle together with his Hand Ormund Baratheon. The battle solely ended when a younger Barristan Selmy (Ian McElhinney) killed the final of the Blackfyre bastards. Aerys II was made king and he married his sister, Rhaella, although they ended up having many miscarriages, stillborn youngsters, and youngsters who died inside their first 12 months. Ultimately, they did have three youngsters who reached maturity; Rhaegar, Viserys, and Daenerys. From there we step into extra acquainted territory for TV watchers. When “The Mad King” not trusted his Hand Tywin Lannister he introduced a foreigner to courtroom to be his Grasp of Whispers, a eunuch recognized solely as Varys (Conleth Hill).
King Aerys II’s inheritor, Prince Rhaegar was married to Princess Elia Martell and had two youngsters Rhaenys and yet one more Aegon Targaryen. The Mad King selected to maintain Rhaegar’s spouse and youngsters close to him when he despatched his personal spouse and youngsters to Dragonstone for security. So Elia and Rhaenys have been killed by The Mountain when the Lannisters sacked King’s Touchdown, whereas Viserys and Daenerys have been smuggled to Essos. Within the books, the toddler Aegon was swapped out for a peasant boy by Varys and smuggled throughout the Slim Sea the place he lived below the pseudonym Younger Griff, earlier than making his manner again to Westeros to stake his declare for the throne.