Valarr targaryen by oznerol 1516
|Alias||The Young Prince|
|Born||In 182–193 AC|
|Died||In 209 AC, King's Landing|
|Spouse||Kiera of Tyrosh|
Black, the red three-headed dragon of House Targaryen, with a red border|
(Sable a dragon thrice headed gules within a bordure of the last)
Prince Valarr Targaryen, known as the Young Prince, was the oldest son of Baelor Breakspear, Prince of Dragonstone, and Lady Jena Dondarrion.
Valarr looked much like his father Baelor, though he was smaller and thinner. He had brown hair, with a streak of silver-gold running through it. He had blue eyes. Valarr wore black armor and carried a black lance during tourneys; his horse was also black, as well as its trappings. Atop his black helm was the three-headed dragon of House Targaryen, enameled in a rich red.
Prince Valarr was born the eldest son of Prince Baelor Targaryen, and his wife, Lady Jena Dondarrion. He had one younger brother, Prince Matarys. At some point, Valarr was married to Kiera of Tyrosh. They had sons, but all were stillborn.
In 209 AC, Valarr was one of the original champions for the daughter of Lord Ashford at the start of the tourney at Ashford Meadow. However, his status as a Targaryen prince, grandson of King Daeron II Targaryen, and future heir to the Iron Throne, prevented him from facing dangerous opponents. He won at least nine jousts against "undistinguished foes", including against Ser Abelar Hightower and Lord Gawen Swann, and remained a champion after the first day's jousting.
During Ser Duncan the Tall's trial of seven, Valarr's father, Prince Baelor Breakspear, took part as the seventh knight on Dunk's side. However, as Baelor had not expected to fight in the tourney, he had not brought any armor to Ashford with him. Therefore he borrowed Valarr's armor, causing Dunk to briefly believe Valarr was about to champion him when he first appeared on the field.
Baelor died in the trial, and Valarr stood vigil by his body at the funeral. When Dunk tried to offer his sympathies, Valarr dismissed him.
Death and legacy
Valarr died in 209 AC from the Great Spring Sickness, as did his younger brother Matarys, and their grandfather, King Daeron II Targaryen.
In 211 AC, Duncan had a nightmare where the dead Valarr berated him with the same words he had used at Baelor's funeral.
In 211 AC, Duncan and Prince Aegon Targaryen heard a hunchbacked septon in Stoney Sept preach that the Hand of the King, Brynden Rivers, had killed Valarr's sons in their mother's womb, and suggest that Brynden was responsible for Valarr's death. The septon was later beheaded for speaking treason.
He is beating old men and upjumped squires, and a few lords of high birth and low skill. The truly dangerous men are riding past his shield as if they do not see it.—thoughts of Duncan the Tall
My father was only nine-and-thirty. He had it in him to be a great king, the greatest since Aegon the Dragon. Why would the gods take him, and leave you? Begone with you, Ser Duncan. Begone.—Valarr to Duncan the Tall
His hands are scarlet with a brother's blood, and the blood of his young nephews too. A shadow came at his command to strangle brave Prince Valarr's sons in their mother's womb. Where is our Young Prince now? Where is his brother, sweet Matarys? Where has Good King Daeron gone, and fearless Baelor Breakspear? The grave has claimed them, every one.—the hunchbacked septon
- ↑ It is uncertain whether the list of the deaths of "His Grace King Daeron, sweet Matarys and bold Valarr, the Hand..." indicates that Valarr was Hand, or that King Daeron, Matarys, Valarr, and an unnamed Hand of the King died during the Great Spring Sickness.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 The Mystery Knight.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 The Hedge Knight, Graphic Novel.
- ↑ See the Valarr Targaryen calculation.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 The World of Ice & Fire, Appendix: Targaryen Lineage.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 The Sworn Sword.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 The Hedge Knight.