Hill of Rhaenys
The Hill of Rhaenys or hill of Rhaenys, also called Rhaenys's Hill, is one of the three hills that dominate the city of King's Landing, the others being Visenya's Hill and Aegon's High Hill.
Atop the hill lies the Dragonpit, a cavernous ruin which once housed the dragons of House Targaryen. Sunk deep into the hillside are long brick-lined tunnels and undervaults fashioned like caves.
The Street of the Sisters runs between the Hill of Rhaenys and Visenya's Hill.
Many brothels are found on the Street of Silk, which runs northwest from Rhaenys's Hill. A secret tunnel beneath the hill connects Chataya's brothel with a stable a few blocks away.
The Hill of Rhaenys was named after Queen Rhaenys Targaryen, one of the sister-queens of King Aegon I Targaryen; the hill's name prior to Aegon's Conquest has been forgotten. The Sept of Remembrance was raised on the hill as a memorial to Rhaenys, who was lost during the First Dornish War.
In 42 AC during the Faith Militant uprising, King Maegor I Targaryen destroyed the sept with the dragonfire of Balerion, as the building had been fortified by Warrior's Sons during the reign of King Aenys I Targaryen. Maegor decreed that a large domed structure, the Dragonpit, would be built on the hill for Targaryens to house its royal dragons.
The Golden Wedding of Lord Rogar Baratheon and Queen Alyssa Velaryon was held in the Dragonpit atop the hill in 49 AC.
The Storming of the Dragonpit let to the structure's ruin during the Dance of the Dragons. The Shepherd attempted to fortify Rhaenys's Hill with his followers, but Lord Borros Baratheon scattered his rabble with knights.
A Clash of Kings
Tyrion Lannister visits Chataya's brothel and takes the secret tunnel so he can visit Shae's manse in secret.
Tyrion learns that Lord Rossart had stored jars of wildfire in a cellar beneath the Dragonpit.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 8, Daenerys I.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon I.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 18, Catelyn IV.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 20, Tyrion V.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 15, Tyrion III.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Maegor I.
- ↑ Fire & Blood, Jaehaerys and Alysanne - Their Triumphs and Tragedies.
- ↑ Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Triumphant.
- ↑ The Lands of Ice and Fire, King's Landing.
- ↑ Fire & Blood, Three Heads Had the Dragon - Governance Under King Aegon I.
- ↑ The World of Ice & Fire, Dorne: Dorne Against the Dragons.
- ↑ The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Maegor I.
- ↑ The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aenys I.
- ↑ Fire & Blood, The Sons of the Dragon.
- ↑ Fire & Blood, The Year of the Three Brides - 49 AC.
- ↑ Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Overthrown.
- ↑ Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Short, Sad Reign of Aegon II.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 49, Tyrion XI.