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  1. This is true, and in fact whilst I agree with @Lord Varys that for most Targaryens bonding with and riding dragons is a relatively painless process, the Aerea/Balerion episode is a complete anomaly IF Aerea didn’t mean to fly Balerion to Valyria. If she did then that introduces other questions, but shows that even a young girl can climb onto a huge old dragon quite easily and with little to no risk. Of course, Dany successfully mounts Drogon in Adwd but doesn’t have complete control over him instantly, she uses vocal commands and a whip but admits he was taking her where he wanted (unless it’s where she subconsciously wanted to go, maybe Drogon and Balerion were reacting to their riders subconscious needs or desires). As for the topic, it is odd that more children weren’t riders. I don’t have my copy of F&B to hand, but if it’s true that the cradle egg tradition wasn’t started until the time of the dance then that explains the lack of dragonriders to a degree. It’s possible Jaehaerys was just an unusual Targaryen king in that he centralised power by only allowing his family members to claim dragons with his permission, perhaps to limit the dragon population and make sure there weren’t too many hot headed Targaryens with dragons running around (Viserys can be seen as doing the opposite in granting dragons and eggs left right and centre, and we all saw how well that went.) George’s quote as has been shared by another in this forum and does explain a bit, as certain dragons may not be very accepting, certain riders may put the dragons off etc. Perhaps the reason there were so few riders is a combination of Jaehaerys’ strictness and a lack of aptitude amongst his children. The lack of dragonriders in Jaehaerys time only looks odd compared to the time of Viserys and the dance, maybe the question should be why were so many of Viserys descendants allowed to become dragonriders.
  2. Ah I forgot about this, thanks. As @Lord Varys said, the 4 dragons who died before the conquest ere probably either victims of old age or conflict in the east.
  3. I agree, this is an interesting period for the Targaryens that could do with some elaboration. Why did the other 4 dragons die? Old age? A proto- dance of the dragons? Unlikely but it’d be nice to know more about the family tree, family politics and dragons regardless. I do understand why George hasn’t written about it though. His history of the Targaryens has always been framed as a history of them as a dynasty, a ruling power for 300 years. Aegon the conqueror= William the conqueror. Most mainstream histories of William’s conquest of England won’t go into his family background 4/5 generations back. Perhaps the Targaryens before Aegon and his sisters were just living on Dragonstone with their dragons, so unremarkable and inactive that their story simply isn’t worth telling given what happened after. Maybe they were consolidating their power by waiting for more younger dragons to hatch and grow? Maybe they saw what happened to Lord Aurion and didn’t want to approach Valyria lest they meet a similar fate? Maybe they were in conflict with each other and this halted any political progress until Aegon broke the mould? Who knows.
  4. This is very possible, I agree. My main logic was based on Barth’s statement, which suggests dragon eggs are only viable in certain locations or conditions and will petrify if removed from them. This is still possible but we don’t know enough to say for sure. I agree it’s equally possible that dragon eggs can just hatch with no special conditions needed, and Barth’s statement was just telling us that eggs remain viable longer on Dragonstone and thus could petrify after a while if they don’t hatch. Actually, if memory serves he says ‘some eggs simply turn to stone’, which may prove that it’s not an exact science and he’s really just making an educated guess/ trying to reassure Jaehaerys. Oh, I meant more in terms of being near a baby in a cradle= body heat. That was poor phrasing on my part. I’ve never bought into the theory that dragonlord blood is required to hatch dragon eggs because the existence of wild dragons all over the world before the rise of Valyria disproves this. As for your point about Dany feeling heat from her eggs and the affinity hatchlings seem to have for the Targaryens who will become their riders, this is a complicated area that we don’t know a lot about but I agree there is probably a magical component here. In Dany’s case specifically I think it’s certain. She could feel the eggs were alive, she was having dragon dreams and she performed a miraculous ritual that no one understands or taught her and resurrected what were effectively 3 dead hatchlings. As for Targaryens, let’s take Jacaerys, Lucerys and Joffrey as an example. They all had cradle eggs that hatched into dragons they eventually rode. These eggs were probably warm, because they were alive and not petrified, so that part isn’t itself magical. I think for normal dragon eggs that aren’t petrified, like Dany’s were, they feel warm to everyone, but do imprint on the babies in the cradle with them due to proximity. It probably works for people of all ages, Aegon II sat on his egg and Rhaena probably had hers in bed with her or wrapped up near her. All achieve the same effect- an imprinted hatchling that guarantees bonding once ridden for the first time. But I agree, the best we can do is speculate. I would argue that there’s no such thing as ‘magical heat’ in this context. Daenerys miracle magical flames in her ritual notwithstanding, I think eggs just require normal heat, whether it’s another dragon, or a volcano, or a person, if they even need heat at all as you rightly point out. They could just need some time and luck. Having said that, your point about dragons having an affinity for heat is all but confirmed. Although I would say it’s more of an environmental factor that helps their biology rather than ‘magic’. The Targaryens, for example Rhaenys (wife of Corlys) seemed convinced that dragons thrived on Dragonstone compared to elsewhere because of the volcano. This is probably just because this is a dragons natural environment and they often appear in or near such places (see Fourteen Flames and Asshai). Quick aside: that would explain Elissa’s successful theft of the eggs if true. Taking what we know from Rhaenys about dragons thriving near volcanic environments, and what Barth said about dragon eggs sometimes petrifying if removed from such environments, I would conclude that dragon eggs may not need volcanic heat to hatch and dragons may not need volcanic heat to live, but dragon eggs do stand a better chance in volcanic heat and dragons themselves thrive in volcanic heat. We aren’t told specifically how, but I imagine they grow faster than average, are stronger and quicker than average and who knows, maybe more fertile than average. I agree, Dany seems to take an unorthodox approach here. As for your second point, this certainly seems true with hatchlings needing to be fed meat. Wild dragons certainly did this themselves, while the Targaryens did it for their hatchlings, like Dany does. Either the Targaryens fed them meat or the Dragonkeepers did it, but the tamed/ ridden dragons don’t seem to have bothered doing this for their own hatchlings much, not that they’d really have the chance with their eggs and hatchlings being taken to be given to Targaryens.
  5. To be fair I quite agree, this was speculation on my part because what Dany did with her dragons (breastfeeding) seems very odd and one off as you say. There’s no mention of historical dragons needing this. I was guessing they did based off of Dany as an example. Although she doesn’t actually know much about dragons so she was probably just guessing. Maybe they only really need meat, but Dany breastfeeding them helped strengthen their bond with her as their mother. You’re right though, dragons breastfeeding their hatchlings would be very noticeable, so for now I think we can assume they didn’t do it.
  6. I see your point, perhaps I interpreted Barth’s statement too literally. At the very least the eggs do seem to require heat/ proximity to a heat source, whether it’s a volcano, a dragon or a person (maybe Aegon II was on to something when he sat on his egg XD). Agreed, cradle eggs certainly seem to be viable and hatch mainly because of being recently laid/ placed in proximity to a Targaryen. A lot of the younger dragons during the dance probably were laid by Syrax as you say. And yes, the Targaryens seemed to believe they could influence the success of an egg hatching but it seems to be pretty standard stuff for eggs of any species to be honest. Warm environment/ proximity to a warm, living creature, be-it human or dragon. In Rhaena’s case she just really wanted a dragon so she prayed for one. Praying near the eggs probably didn’t do anything to actually help them incubate/ remain viable but Morning did eventually hatch, so make of that what you will. As for Elissa and the stolen eggs, I agree. Dragons probably did remain in or near the hatcheries and Jaehaerys had them manned by Dragonkeepers, who as you say the dragons were probably used to. All of this considered, it’s impressive Elissa managed to steal any eggs at all. Ah ok so I agree that Dragons probably laid eggs in the hatcheries, probably because of their ideal location. I also agree with you, the behaviour of domesticated dragons compared to wild ones seems to be very different. Domesticated dragons seem to be perfectly happy for their eggs and hatchlings to be taken, and didn’t bother about feeding them or giving them milk first. Thus, the Targaryens must have known to feed their hatchlings and give them milk somehow. Morning for example was never cared for by an adult dragon, so Rhaena must have done what Dany did, although perhaps she just gave Morning cows milk or something, I think Dany’s approach was rather unique. But then again who knows. Perhaps wild dragons are more protective of their young and raise them with milk and bring them food. There do seem to be exceptions, case in point- the Cannibal. You could argue he never ate his own hatchlings, only those of other dragons, but it’s hard to imagine him being a nurturing parent to any hatchlings, even his own.
  7. Yes, it is. Both the existence of ‘hatcheries’ and Septon Barth’s statement, if it can be trusted, tell us this. If we accept that dragon eggs petrify if taken away from a Dragonstone-esque environment, then the logical conclusion here is that dragon eggs need these environments to be alive/ viable. If Dragon eggs can be hatched or viable anywhere, then Septon Barth’s statement becomes redundant, and Jaehaerys has every reason to fear a foreign power controlling dragons. Any eggs ever laid anywhere are potentially viable and could hatch at any moment. This can’t be the case given how few eggs actually hatch, as you point out. Any female dragon can lay eggs anywhere. MAYBE dragons act as substitutes for Dragonstone, and can incubate their own eggs and keep them viable until they hatch. This I’m willing to accept as it explains both why drakes in the dragonpit could have hatched there whilst also explaining that hatching eggs is still a somewhat difficult process. Plus, this fits with what Barth said because the only dragons alive at that time where on Dragonstone or in kings landing, so any eggs taken to Volantis would have no volcano or dragons to hatch from. The key here is that IF what Barth says is true, that eggs turn to stone if taken away from volcanic environments, then this must mean that eggs NEED volcanic environments to not turn to stone, and thus hatch. Maybe other dragons work just as well, but then again maybe not. Of course, if eggs can be hatched either in volcanic environments or by being near dragons, then this gives pretty much any egg a good chance of hatching given how readily available one or both of these would be, and would imply that since we have so many eggs that didn’t hatch as you point out, dragons must have a low hatching success/ survival rate. I would say that dragons appear to have a low success rate with hatching in general. You’re right, between all the eggs left over and the fact that Morning was the only egg of the three eggs Rhaena took to the Vale to hatch suggests dragons lay lots of eggs as a counter measure to their low success rate. Its possible eggs are incubated/ kept viable by proximity to Targaryens but then we get into ‘Targaryens hatch eggs’ and, thanks to Preston Jacobs, the ‘Rhaenyra is special because she can hatch and ride dragons’ rhetoric, which we now know is wrong anyway. I think eggs were placed in cradles to create a bond between the hatchling and the baby, namely imprinting, so that the dragon would be more willing to allow their rider to eventually mount them and form a proper, magical bond. Basically it’s an insurance policy for guaranteed dragon riding that seems to have worked in all cases, the only exception being Viserys II because his egg was petrified and little Leana because her hatchling was deformed. Rhaena prayed because she desperately wanted a dragon to match her sister’s, Aegon II was probably mad and delirious by that point not to mention desperate to replace Sunfyre (If he even sat on it at all, I don’t really trust Mushroom’s testimony). Viserys probably just liked his egg and was still hoping it would hatch. Ah yes I forgot, regardless Meleys and Caraxes and the other drakes in the dragonpit could still be their offspring. I agree that they could have still hatched eventually, but the key is that this was because they had been on Dragonstone. Eggs on Dragonstone= A chance of hatching but not guaranteed (we know many eggs on Dragonstone still turned to stone), Eggs away from Dragonstone= eventually turn to stone, won’t hatch. What Barth tells us confirms this and suggests that eggs need to remain on Dragonstone to stand a chance of hatching, and even then they can still petrify. The amount of time it takes to hatch seems to vary between eggs, if they ever do, but Dragonstone is a necessary requirement for hatching. Presumably we can say given how Syrax provided clutches that were quite successful, that the more recently the eggs are laid on Dragonstone the better chance they have of hatching, but even then not all do. Perhaps that’s what they mean, or they’re just calling them stones due to their appearance. I thought the eggs she stole were recently laid by Dreamfyre but I can’t remember for certain. This could very much be true. I’m certainly not ruling out the idea of dragons incubating their own eggs in the absence of a volcanic environment, so you could be right and this could be where the drakes in the dragonpit came from. Well the fact that they were called ‘hatcheries’ would imply that they were used expressly for that purpose. The Dragonkeepers guarded the hatcheries, and thus were able to send eggs and hatchlings to KL when the Targaryens wanted them, I.e. Quicksilver, little Daenerys’ potential hatchling, Aegon II’s eggs etc. Plus when we get dates that dragons hatch in the Aenys and Maegor chapters, they all hatch on Dragonstone. I doubt they were dragon ‘nests’, in that adult dragons lived in them permanently, because that would be too dangerous/ risky for the Dragonkeepers. The adults seemed to make their own ‘lairs’ in other caves around the volcano. Perhaps they did lay the eggs in the hatcheries which were probably ideal spaces for incubation, but they seem to abandon them immediately. The dragons were presumably accustomed to the presence of the Dragonkeepers. Perhaps the dragons laid eggs anywhere on the island and the Dragonkeepers collected them as, like I say, the dragons don’t seem to guard them at all.
  8. Well they did spend some time in the red waste but I doubt that had any real affect on them. Although from memory Dany says they’re thriving whilst she and her Khalasaar are suffering, which may suggest the heat of the desert was good for them. Tessarion was probably named ‘the blue queen’ because she laid eggs like you say, which confirms she was female, but that doesn’t mean they hatched. Maybe they did, and Morghul and Shrykos are her children, but they would have been sent to the hatcheries on Dragonstone to incubate first. Female dragons can probably lay eggs anywhere but they need to be incubated on Dragonstone to become viable and not petrify. Morghul and Shrykos could also have been laid by another dragon on Dragonstone and hatched there, and been brought to the dragonpit. Come to think of it, it’s odd that Syrax wasn’t named ‘the yellow queen’ if she was known to have laid so many eggs, but that’s just an observation. I always believed that dragons could lay eggs anywhere, they just wouldn’t hatch unless they incubated on Dragonstone. I don’t think adult dragons can be used as an alternative to this because surely the dragonpit would have been overpopulated within a few years or decades with the dragons reproducing inside, especially without Cannibal as population control. Morning’s egg probably hatched because it came from Dragonstone, and besides there were no dragons in the Vale to help incubate her eggs if we consider your theory about dragons as an alternative to Dragonstone, so Morning incubated on Dragonstone and just took a while to hatch. So yes, once eggs have incubated for a decent amount of time in a volcanic environment, they can be moved anywhere and still hatch, even if it takes a while. I still maintain that the many younger dragons in the dragonpit were hatched on Dragonstone and moved there. Perhaps Silverwing did lay eggs in the dragonpit, and they were taken to Dragonstone to incubate and hatch and then brought back once they did, perhaps this is how we got Caraxes and Meleys and the other young drakes that resided in the dragonpit with them. I’m guessing the reason Elissa’s stolen eggs didn’t hatch until Dany revived them centuries later was because despite being on Dragonstone they must have been laid very recently. Septon Barth’s statement suggests that dragon eggs need a certain amount of time for incubation in a volcanic environment in order to hatch, so these three eggs probably didn’t spend long enough on Dragonstone to be viable, and thus had probably only been laid very recently by Dreamfyre. Also, what you’ve said here about Dreamfyre’s fair isle eggs only hatching when they reach Dragonstone does contradict your theory about dragons being sufficient for egg incubation, and thus dragons being able to hatch in the dragonpit. If Dreamfyre could have incubated her eggs herself on fair isle or on the journey to Dragonstone to hatch them, why didn’t she? The fact that Fire and Blood establishes the existence of ‘hatcheries’ on Dragonstone that were guarded by Dragonkeepers seems to confirm that dragon eggs need a volcanic environment like Dragonstone to hatch. I just personally don’t see how eggs laid in the dragonpit could hatch without 1. There being an overpopulation problem and 2. The greens having more dragons during the dance. When Aegon II wanted more dragons, he sent for more from Dragonstone. When Rhaenyra wanted more dragons, she went to Dragonstone. I agree that we don’t know 100% for certain, but the fact that so many eggs and hatchlings are stated to have come from Dragonstone and the existence of hatcheries there confirm that Dragonstone was needed for eggs to hatch in my mind.
  9. Thank you for the quote and I forgot to mention the other drakes in the dragonpit. This actually doesn’t change my point, I imagine the other young drakes in the dragonpit were also chosen based on impressive/ beautiful characteristics. Caraxes and Meleys were the ones claimed but the others may have also had desirable colours. You yourself often emphasise what septon Barth said about eggs needing to be near volcanoes to incubate and hatch, becoming petrified if they don’t. I agree with you on this which is why your point here about dragons procreating in the dragonpit is probably wrong. As has been mentioned by someone else (I forget who, sorry) the fact that all the hatchlings we know of were sent for from Dragonstone seems to confirm no dragons could or did hatch in the dragonpit. Jaehaerys sent for a hatchling for little Daenerys from Dragonstone, and it took too long to arrive, so if there had been hatchlings or eggs in the dragonpit he would have just used them. Ah good point.
  10. This is true although it doesn’t seem to be the case that dragons guard their eggs or hatchlings. In fact we know they don’t because of eggs being placed in Targaryen’s cradles, and Aenys was given Quicksilver as a hatchling. It seems that dragons lay eggs in the hatcheries on Dragonstone then leave them, with the Dragonkeepers caring for them from then on. If mother dragons guarded their eggs and hatchlings, we wouldn’t have Targaryens being given eggs or hatchlings due to the risk of the mother killing the Dragonkeepers or even tracking down the stolen eggs and hatchlings, posing a threat to the Targaryen children themselves.
  11. This certainly seems plausible. As for your last point, it seems the Targaryens may have been quite selective about which dragons they wanted based on colour. If the colours are random as I believe them to be, then perhaps these hatchlings were abandoned/ left to go wild because they were ugly or had unimpressive colours. Sheepstealer and Grey Ghost certainly aren’t described as the most attractive dragons. I have previously argued in another topic that I don’t think it’s a coincidence that of all the young drakes previously unridden, Meleys and Caraxes were in the dragonpit just when Aemon and Alyssa wanted dragons. I know Alyssa initially wanted Balerion, but I think the Dragonkeepers manning the hatcheries on Dragonstone selected Caraxes and Meleys based on their distinctive red colouring, and in Meleys’ case pink and copper to boot. I know this is mostly conjecture as Caraxes and Meleys may have hatched in the Dragonpit but I think it more likely that only the more impressive dragons were transported to the dragonpit from Dragonstone to be claimed. I certainly always believed Alicent had something to do with Aegon II getting by far the most beautiful dragon, Sunfyre. Also if we add Grey Ghost to the same generation as Vermithor, Dreamfyre, Silverwing and Sheepstealer than actually theres 12 drakes unaccounted for which as you say, between Cannibal and a possible hereditary illness that the dragons were suffering from (quick aside: the extinction of the dragons may not have been entirely down to the maesters, as eggs not hatching and withered hatchlings appearing suggests the dragons were already suffering) many of these drakes would likely not survive. Your point about needing a mother to care for them initially may also be true, in which case maybe the Targaryen dragons were moved around too much/ too domesticated to fulfill this role, dooming their hatchlings. As unfair and upsetting as it is, I do believe the Targaryens were incredibly callous and vain and chose the most beautiful dragons to ride and raise from eggs/ hatchlings, from the hatcheries on Dragonstone, and the rest of the clutch that weren’t as impressive were just left to be eaten by Cannibal or die from neglect.
  12. This could be the case, although Silverwing is only described as silvery, Sheepstealer as muddy brown, Caraxes as red, and Syrax as yellow, to name a few. Also, if the wiki is correct, then Balerion’s fire only ‘occasionally’ has swirls of red, but perhaps only his eyes are red or something. Also, the secondary colour appears to not appear on the same body parts between dragons, for example Rhaegal is described as ‘green and bronze’ but we are only ever told his eyes are bronze, not his crest, wing-bones or horns. This is interesting given how we are told that Drogon has red horns, a red crest, and red eyes, and Viserion gold horns, a gold crest, gold eyes and gold wing-bones. If Drogon’s wing-bones were also red I think we would have been told, as an example. A dragons secondary colours seem to manifest differently between dragons, if they possess them at all. To link to the subject of hereditary inheritance of colours, I personally think dragon colours are random. Yes sometimes colours reappear a lot but if Dany’s dragons are from Dreamfyre’s stolen eggs, then we have a pale blue and silver dragon producing one black and red, one green and bronze and one cream and gold. The colour combinations and where the colours appear on the dragons just seem to random to follow any hereditary principle. Given what we now know about Arrax’s colouration, we only have two dragons who have a specific colour for the scales on their chest/belly, Arrax with gold and Tessarion with copper. This again shows just how random dragon colouration, and where on the dragons these colours appear, can be. Given how long it took George to decide on a colour for Vhagar and Arrax, I would say it’s unlikely he’s running with the colours being inherited. I think he just comes up with the colours randomly for each dragon based on what he imagines or wants, which is fine and allows for more variation and freedom. But it does suggest that in the Asoiaf universe, dragon colours are random. Addition: I don’t think this means we shouldn’t bother trying to speculate about dragon lineages, just to clarify. The size and age of dragons can still help us decide on a family tree, however difficult it is. As with Syrax, George sometimes helps by telling us outright. One last thing, I agree with what has been said regarding there being too many dragons during Jaehaerys’ reign that George didn’t account for by rewriting/ editing the later stories, mainly the dance. We hear of many young ‘drakes’ living on Dragonstone or in the dragonpit that just disappear from history, not to mention muddy the water on dragon lineage. My best guess is Cannibal wiped them all out except Sheepstealer and Grey Ghost, but it does seem odd on George’s part to establish that there were so many young dragons alive at that time, especially as we now know that most of Jaehaerys’ children didn’t claim dragons for some reason and of the three that did, one claimed Vhagar. So we have many previously unridden drakes just existing on Dragonstone and in the Dragonpit with Caraxes and Meleys being the only ones named and claimed.
  13. They could be siblings? Or just in a symbiotic relationship, help each other hunt etc. I agree mated pair seems most likely but there could be other reasons they are close. I wasn’t aware that there was no actual canon confirmation that they were a mated pair, that’s interesting. Dragons do seem to reflect their rider’s moods, feelings and attachments. It’s possible they are not mated but just close due to the relationship between Jaehaerys and Alysanne.
  14. Perhaps Aemon’s egg didn’t hatch. I’ve done some digging and whilst I personally like the idea of Vermithor and Silverwing being hatched from eggs placed in Jaehaerys and Alysanne’s cradles, the first confirmed examples are indeed Vermax, Arrax and Tyraxes. However this seems to have sparked a sudden popularity for the idea because Helaena apparently did the same for little Jaehaerys and Jaehaera, with Morghul and Shrykos both confirmed to be hatched from eggs placed in their cradles. Stormcloud is also confirmed to be from a cradle egg, and so was Viserys’ egg that didn’t hatch. If I had to make an educated guess, I’d say Vermithor and Silverwing were cradle eggs for Jaehaerys and Alysanne, but other than a failed attempt with Aemon the tradition wasnt continued because perhaps Jaehaerys and Alysanne decided it was a better idea to create bonds between Targaryens and adult dragons to prevent more wild dragons and reduce the risk of a random dragonseed, Targaryen or not, stealing a powerful dragon. Not to mention the practicality of having adult, battle-ready dragons on hand from the start. It seems likely that before Rhaenyra’s three sons, with the exception of Jaehaerys and Alysanne, all Targaryens bonded with dragons they’d been given as hatchlings or approached as adults/ adolescents. Given how suddenly it becomes the default way to give Targaryens dragons I’d say Syrax, Seasmoke, Sunfyre, and Tessarion were all given to their riders as hatchlings. Ah ok I see your point.
  15. I forgot about this, although isn’t it also *rumoured* that Rhaena, sister of Jaehaerys and Alysanne started this tradition far earlier? And the implication is that Vermithor and Silverwing were actually Jaehaerys’ and Alysanne’s cradle eggs? Either way it proves your point about putting eggs in cradles being a recent idea to help guarantee dragon bonding once the dragons and riders were old enough. We know Rhaenyra was 7 when she first rode Syrax, maybe Syrax was her cradle egg and was therefore a similar age to Rhaenyra at this time? It makes sense given how Syrax probably wasn’t a huge old dragon when Rhaenyra first rode her as that would be a needless risk to ‘the realm’s delight’ and heir apparent. It would also explain Syrax’s origins which are otherwise left unexplained. This is true, and we know Rhaenyra needed more dragons as they were her only advantage (plus a symbol of legitimacy as you say, in F&B it is mentioned that the greens are concerned about Morning because even though she’s a hatchling she’s young and impressive and a powerful symbol, certainly more so than the wounded and dying Sunfyre) and she was losing them. One wonders why she didn’t go to the reach to claim Silverwing for herself. Her only options were Morning and Silverwing and indeed Morning did come south with an army supporting the blacks but Rhaenyra was dead by then I believe. But perhaps she knew she needed multiple dragons, not just 1, and planned to take some eggs and hatchlings and go into hiding, or perhaps travel to the Vale where she would be relatively safe until the dragons were older and she could return and take KL once and for all.
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