Aethan by © Riotarttherite
|Born||In or before 11 BC|
|Died||In 42–47 AC|
|Spouse||Lady Alarra Massey|
Aethan Velaryon was the powerful Lord of the Tides, Master of Driftmark, and head of House Velaryon during the reigns of Aegon I Targaryen and Aenys I Targaryen. He was married to Lady Alarra Massey and had several sons, including Daemon, and at least one daughter, Alyssa.
Lord of the Tides
After his father Lord Daemon died in battle near Gulltown in 2 BC, Aethan succeeded him in his titles and as King Aegon I Targaryen's lord admiral and master of ships, beginning a traditional that essentially made those offices hereditary with House Velaryon.
In 22 AC, his daughter, Lady Alyssa, was married to her cousin, Prince Aenys Targaryen, as the prince lacked a sister to wed and the Velaryons were also of Valyrian stock. Lord Aethan was aided by Prince Maegor Targaryen and Ser Osmund Strong during campaigns against Sargoso Saan, a pirate-king of the Stepstones, in 29 AC and 30 AC.
Aethan's daughter became a queen when Aegon I passed away and Aenys succeeded him as Lord of the Seven Kingdoms. After the death of King Aenys, Queen Alyssa fled back to her lord father's seat on Driftmark, taking her children with her.
Death and legacy
Aethan Velaryon was the son and heir of Lord Daemon Velaryon. He had several siblings, including Ser Corlys Velaryon, the first Lord Commander of the Kingsguard. He married Lady Alarra of House Massey and had several children, including Daemon and Alyssa.
Daemon would succeed Aethan as Lord of the Tides, while Alyssa wed Aenys I Targaryen and became queen of the realm. As a result of Alyssa's marriages, both House Targaryen and House Baratheon descend from Aethan.
(at least four)
|Lianna||Larissa||Son of Lord|
- Fire & Blood, The Sons of the Dragon.
- See the Aethan Velaryon calculation.
- Fire & Blood, The Year of the Three Brides - 49 AC.
- The World of Ice & Fire, The Reign of the Dragons: The Conquest.
- Fire & Blood, Heirs of the Dragon - A Question of Succession.
- Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Short, Sad Reign of Aegon II.