King Maegor the Cool Posted February 9 Share Posted February 9 I was debating a casual fan online today and they were arguing that it was clearly Aemond’s killing of Luke that caused the Dance. I argued instead, that the Dance was already unavoidable the moment Aegon II was crowned. Unless either Aegon or Rhaenyra backed down and went into exile. To be honest at the point either of them would probably be killed. But what if Rhaenyra had backed down, on the condition of a safe exile with her family? What would’ve happened? I imagine Daemon would be absolutely livid. I also can’t imagine them not taking their dragons with them (another reason I think death would be the only option). I think if the Blacks went into exile in the Free Cities they may actually be welcomed into a Free City, Volantis. The First and only Emperor of Valyria was in Volantis at the time of the Doom, and had he survived his foray into Valyria, perhaps Volantis would be the seat of a new empire. And then later, the Volanteen wanted the Targaryens to come to Volantis and rule. I wouldn’t be surprised if they all fled to Volantis and became nobility there. With their Dragons I could see a second power forming. And perhaps and even darker future, a cross continental war between two powers with dragons. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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