|Book||Fire & Blood (mentioned)|
When King Jaehaerys was on Dragonstone during his regency, he spent every morning until midday in the castle yard training with sword, shield, and any other armament. Ser Elyas along with, Ser Merrell Bullock the commander of the castle garrison, Ser Merrell's two sons, and knights of the Kingsguard would spar with the king.
—Elyas to Jaehaerys I Targaryen after months of training
- Fire & Blood, A Surfeit of Rulers.