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|Died||In 130 AC, King's Landing|
|Played by||Paul Kennedy|
|TV series||House of the Dragon: Season 1 | 2|
Jasper Wylde, called Ironrod by the smallfolk, was the Lord of the Rain House and the head of House Wylde during the reigns of kings Viserys I Targaryen and Aegon II Targaryen. He served as master of laws for both kings.
According to Septon Eustace, Lord Jasper's sobriquet Ironrod derived from his unbending attitudes to matters of law. The ribald account of Mushroom, however, claims the name came from the stiffness of Jasper's member, as he sired twenty-nine children on four wives before the last died of exhaustion.
When King Viserys I Targaryen died in his sleep in 129 AC, Lord Jasper was called to the small council convened in the chambers of Queen Alicent Hightower. Plans were made to crown Alicent's son as Aegon II, instead of Princess Rhaenyra, who had been named Viserys's heir. With Lord Lyman Beesbury the only member of the council in support of Rhaenyra, Jasper reminded him of the Great Council of 101 AC, and the Old King Jaehaerys I in choosing Prince Baelon as his heir over Princess Rhaenys in 92 AC. Jasper also discussed Aegon the Conqueror and his sister-wives Visenya and Rhaenys, and the Andal tradition wherein the rights of a trueborn son come before a daughter. When Grand Maester Orwyle asked about those not willing to bend the knee to Aegon II, Ironrod responded they would die as traitors.
As the Dance of the Dragons progressed, Jasper advised Prince Regent Aemond Targaryen to summon Lord Ormund Hightower and Prince Daeron Targaryen from the Reach. Aemond, however, disregarded Jasper's caution, and instead headed for Harrenhal.
Jasper was taken captive by Rhaenyra during the fall of King's Landing in 130 AC. Rhaenyra had several nobles executed for treason; Jasper was the second one beheaded, after Ser Otto Hightower. To his death, Ironrod insisted that the Iron Throne goes to a king's son before a daughter.
Otto: Such men as bend the knee and swear fealty to King Aegon shall suffer no harm at our hands.
Orwyle: And those who will not?Jasper: Are traitors, and must die a traitor's death.
—Jasper, to Aemond Targaryen
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- Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Triumphant.
- Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Red Dragon and the Gold.
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- Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Blacks and the Greens.