Lord Varys Posted November 27, 2018 Share Posted November 27, 2018 I guess perhaps dragon skulls also have to go where the plot/destiny wants them to go. Sorry, had to make that one ;-). But switching around the dragon skull size wouldn't be that big of a change. And Meraxes can still be larger than any other dragon but Vhagar and Balerion if she hatched on Dragonstone shortly after Aenar's arrival. As for the oldest skull - realistically the oldest one would be from the first dragon to die on Dragonstone, meaning it might be about 400 years old. One could make that 'about half a millennium' to make it sound grander, but it doesn't make much sense to assume they dragged them around. Even less so considering it was apparently Rhaenyra who first had the notion to actually publicly display dragon skulls (of the dragons previously ridden by her enemies). Lady Footly displayed the remains of the dragons killed at Tumbleton after the Dance, but that was more a tourist attraction. Prior to the Dance the only skull the Targaryens as such had were the one of Meraxes, and I doubt they had any interest in displaying her, pointing out to everyone how the Dornishmen kicked their ass. If I had to guess it is going to turn out that Aegon III collected and subsequently displayed all the skulls of the dead dragons he could find to celebrate his triumph over those dreadful beasts (or deal with his own anxieties). No other king seems to have a motivation to remind the world that the Targaryens lost their ultimate weapon. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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