Heir to His House Posted September 13, 2013 Share Posted September 13, 2013 When Valyria collapsed into a smoking rubble of destruction, the narrative tells of the world's greatest city, destroyed in a day. Anecdotally, we hear about the Isle of Cedars being hit by a tidal wave, the smoking sea rushing in, et cetera. The entire Valyrian peninsula was laid to absolute waste.We also know that the Targaryen dragons are the only ones to survive out on remote Dragonstone. But there were 39 other families in Valyria who were dragon lords, many of whom were greater in power than the Targaryens! It doesn't seem a stretch to consider that the most powerful held dozens of dragons in their time, no?Yet when Valyria was destroyed, we are supposed to believe that every single non-Targ dragon was in the Valyrian mainland, despite the fact that their empire sprawled west and north throughout what would eventually become the Free Cities?This makes no sense, as the way such far-flung cities were ruled was through dragons. Otherwise, such a massive empire would never have held together, as is clearly seen in the disintegration of any major empire in Essos after The Doom.Furthermore, we KNOW there were no other dragons, because Aegon the Conqueror joined war with Tyrosh & Myr against Volantis when Volantis was trying to rebuild the Valyrian empire with themselves at the center. Aegon's dragon was the difference as both sides appealed to him to join them.So why were all the dragons back in Valyria? Were the Valyrians having some sort of gathering of the dragons, which seems very suspicious? If every non-Targaryen dragon was back in Valyria when The Doom hit, did someone set up the situation and took advantage of it (the Faceless Men theory)?Or did the Valyrians cause their own Doom by trying something that required the strength of hundreds of dragons and the resulting magical explosion destroyed their empire, their homes and themselves? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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