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Blackfyre & The Great Bastards History?

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Are we going to get some more information on House Blackfyre and the other Great Bastards?

So who Daemon married, a full family tree of the Blackfyres, what happened to Sheira Seastar (if it doesn't spoil anything), why Bloodraven was really put in the Black Cells and basically things we don't know about them that add more to their back story.

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Since much of the later Blackfyre history is going to be concurrent with the lifetimes of Dunk and Egg, I think we are unlikely to get too many revelations about any Blackfyres between what we know now (as at the end of the Mystery Knight) and the events at Summerhall.

It's still possible we could get something about the Blackfyres (such as were left) from the reign of Jaeherys until the War of the Ninepenny Kings.

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It's still possible we could get something about the Balckfyres (such as were left) from the reign of Jaeherys until the War of the Ninepenny Kings.

Is it possible that they married a member of a Noble House of one of the Free Cities when they went into exile or if they just married whoever?

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Is it possible that they married a member of a Noble House of one of the Free Cities when they went into exile or if they just married whoever?

At the moment all we have is the statement that the Blackfyres troubled Westeros for "five generations", and that Maelys the Monstrous was the last (known) Blackfyre, and he died in the War of the Ninepenny Kings. So they obviously married and reproduced, but as yet we know nothing of their choices of spouses.

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At the moment all we have is the statement that the Blackfyres troubled Westeros for "five generations", and that Maelys the Monstrous was the last (known) Blackfyre, and he died in the War of the Ninepenny Kings. So they obviously married and reproduced, but as yet we know nothing of their choices of spouses.

Yeah but the "five generations" comment is clearly inaccurate. Including the Ninepenny Kings and the attempted rebellion in the Mystery Knight, we know for certain that there were at least 4 attempted Blackfyre Rebellion/Invasions after the initial war.

There's just no possible way that Maelys is any further then Daemon's grandson, remember that people like Bloodraven, Maekar and even Dunk were alive at the time of the original war and at the time of the Ninepenny Kings. If Maelys was a fifth generation Blackfyre then he could only be a few years old at most at the time we know he was leading the Golden Company and invading Westeros.

I think the statement has to be interpreted as referring to there being five Blackfyre wars, rather then five generations of Blackfyres.

1 - The Blackfyre Rebellion

2 - The Mystery Knight fiasco

3 and 4 - the two inavsions that Bittersteel launches

5 - The war of the Ninepenny Kings

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The greatest bastard of Westeros history is probably the son of Bael the Bard and the Stark's daughter, since he apparently not only was legitimized but became the Stark of Winterfel. That is if the story is true. Could just be an old legend.

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The greatest bastard of Westeros history is probably the son of Bael the Bard and the Stark's daughter, since he apparently not only was legitimized but became the Stark of Winterfel. That is if the story is true. Could just be an old legend.

I mean The Great Batsards of Aegon IV.

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Yeah but the "five generations" comment is clearly inaccurate.

From the Redgrass Field to de war of the 9PK only 60 years pass, so five generations seems too much. However, if we count by generations of Targaryen monarchs and given that they tend to have their offspring at a very early age, we have:

1st: Daeron II

2nd: His sons Baelor, Aerys I and Maekar,

3rd: His grandson Aegon IV

4th: Duncan the Small and Jaehaerys II

5th: Aerys II

During the war of the 9PK, Duncan the Small and Jaehaerys were in their thirties, so they were certainly involved in the war. Aerys II was 13/14. He could have served as a squire, but anyway, the war surely may have "troubled" him

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