|Faith of the Seven
After wedding his sister, Alysanne, King Jaehaerys I Targaryen sent seven preachers to walk the realm and win smallfolk over to the marriage, not with swords, but with words. Mother Maris was among these seven. They traveled the Seven Kingdoms alone, walking from village to village, telling smallfolk of Jaehaerys's wisdom and Alysanne's kindness. When challenged on the issue of incest, the seven would say the Valyrians mounted dragons and thus were not like other men, and as such, an exception had to be made.