Essie

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Essie
Essie, Sylvenna Sand, and Gaemon Palehair by Riotarttherite.png
From left to right, Gaemon Palehair, Essie, and Sylvenna Sand

Alias(es) Lady Esselyn
Title(s) Lady
Allegiance House of Kisses
Gaemon Palehair
Culture(s) Crownlands
Died In late 130 AC or early 131 AC[1]Red Keep, King's Landing
Lover(s) Sylvenna Sand[2]
Issue Gaemon Palehair
Book(s) The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)
Fire & Blood (mentioned)

Essie was a whore working at the House of Kisses and the mother of Gaemon Palehair.[1]

History

During the Dance of the Dragons, Essie claimed her four-year old son, Gaemon, was a bastard son of King Aegon II Targaryen. This led to the boy being installed as a King in the House of Kisses after the flight of Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen. From there, the boy issued a series of edicts, while the whores offered their favors to any men who swore allegiance to Gaemon. When King's Landing was taken back in the name of King Aegon II, Essie was arrested and hanged, after having confessed, under torture, that Gaemon was actually the son of a silver-haired oarsman from Lys.[1][3]

According to Mushroom, Essie had a paramour, Sylvenna Sand, who was also a whore at the House of Kisses.[2] She was hanged alongside Essie.[3]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon II.
  2. 2.0 2.1 The World of Ice & Fire, Dorne: Queer Customs of the South.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Short, Sad Reign of Aegon II.