Posted 22 July 2011 - 01:14 AM
Some information about Bloodraven.
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Title: Hand of the King,
Lord Commander of the Night's Watch
Allegiance: House Targaryen
Place of birth: Riverlands
Date of birth: 175 AL 
Book(s): The Sworn Sword
The Mystery Knight
A Feast for Crows
Coat of Arms:
Lord Brynden Rivers, called "Bloodraven", was a legitimized Great Bastard of Aegon IV and Mylessa Blackwood, his sixth mistress. His personal arms were a white dragon with red eyes breathing red flame on a black field. During his life he was a Targaryen loyalist during the Blackfyre Rebellion, the Hand of Aerys I, and Lord Commander of the Night's Watch. Shiera Seastar, another bastard of Aegon IV, was his mistress.
An albino, Brynden had milk white skin, long white hair, and red eyes. He had a red birthmark that extended from his throat up to his right cheek. Some thought that it resembled a bird. Brynden was not as tall or muscular as his half-brothers. He typically wore the colors of "blood and smoke", with smoke being a dark grey that was mottled and streaked with black. Because his skin was sensitive to light, he usually went about cloaked and hooded. He lost an eye during the Blackfyre Rebellion and rarely covered the empty socket with a patch. He wore his white hair straight and to his shoulders, with the front brushed forward to cover his missing eye.
A strong warrior, Brynden carried the Valyrian steel sword Dark Sister, but he preferred his weirwood longbow and was an expert archer. During the Blackfyre Rebellion, Brynden remained loyal to Daeron II and commanded a group of longbowmen called the Raven's Teeth. At the Battle of the Redgrass Field he lost an eye fighting his half-brother, Aegor Rivers. His Raven's Teeth ultimately gained the Weeping Ridge, and rained down arrows on Daemon's position from 300 yards away. Daemon and his twin sons were killed. For this, people would name him a kinslayer.
Brynden served on the small council of Daeron II, on the council he adovcated a hard line against rebels. After the rebellion, he became Hand of the King to Aerys I. As "Lord Bloodraven" he was rumored to be a sinister sorcerer, effectively ruling the kingdom “with spies and spells”. A song about Bloodraven, "A Thousand Eyes, and One", was still sung almost a century later. The events of The Sworn Sword take place during his reign as Hand, though he does not personally take part in the story. Somehow he ended imprisoned in the Black Cells and around 233 AL, when King Aegon V ascended to the throne, he was sent to the Wall. Eventually he rose to Lord Commander of the Night's Watch. There is a song about him, "A Thousand Eyes, and One".