Appearance and usage
Dragonbone is black due to its high iron content. It is used to make many items of value because of its rarity and its special properties. It is as strong as other metals, such as steel, yet lighter and more flexible. Rare dragonbone bows are highly sought after, as they can outrange even the goldenheart bows of the Summer Isles.
Upon ascending the rule of Dorne after the death of his mother, Prince Nymor Martell send a peace delegation to King's Landing, which included the skull of Meraxes, to stop the First Dornish War.
Among her efforts to rebuilt Tumbleton after the Dance of the Dragons, Lady Sharis Footly had the heads of the dragons Seasmoke and Vermithor cleaned and displayed in the town square, where travelers paid a penny to look at them, and a star to touch them.
During the rule of House Targaryen over the Seven Kingdoms, the skulls of some of their dragons decorated the walls of the throne room in the Red Keep. The skulls were stored in a dank cellar after Robert's Rebellion and replaced with banners and tapestries.
A Game of Thrones
Magister Illyrio Mopatis of Pentos trades in dragonbone. Viserys Targaryen fastens his hair with a dragonbone brooch. Qotho gifts Daenerys Targaryen a double-curved dragonbone bow which is taller than her. Dany later places a dragonbone bow on Drogo's funeral pyre and gives her own bow to Aggo.
A Storm of Swords
- The World of Ice & Fire, Ancient History: The Rise of Valyria.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 13, Tyrion II.
- The World of Ice & Fire, Beyond the Free Cities: The Summer Isles.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 61, The Griffin Reborn.
- The Citadel. Heraldry: In the Reach
- The World of Ice & Fire, The Iron Islands: Driftwood Crowns.
- Fire & Blood, Reign of the Dragon - The Wars of King Aegon I.
- The World of Ice & Fire, Dorne Against the Dragons.
- Fire & Blood, The Year of the Three Brides - 49 AC.
- Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - The Hooded Hand.
- Fire & Blood, The Lysene Spring and the End of Regency.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 32, Arya III.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 48, Daenerys IV.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 3, Daenerys I.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 11, Daenerys II.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 72, Daenerys X.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 14, Catelyn III.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 27, Daenerys III.