IN THE GAME OF THRONES UNIVERSE, FIND THE VELARYON FAMILY TREE!
House of the Dragon will be available on OCS very soon! Continue reading to learn about the Velaryon family tree! House Velaryon is a new noble house that will play an important role in HBO’s upcoming House of the Dragon series.
The family, like the Targaryens, has its roots in ancient Valyria. House Targaryen favors intermarriage with House Velaryon due to their powerful fleet and common ethnicity. Read this to learn more about the Targaryen family tree.
House Velaryon’s political connections allowed him to secure the position of master of ships in the select council for so many generations that the seat was considered hereditary. Even though House Targaryen was defeated in the main Game of Thrones series, House Velaryon remains a formidable force due to its massive warships.
House Velaryon is one of Westeros’ oldest houses, and while it does not play a major role in the Game of Thrones series, it is one of two key houses involved in the power struggle between House Targaryen factions in the upcoming House of the Dragon series.
After seeing the trailer and the new characters, you’re probably curious about the House Velaryon family tree and making the connection between the new characters and the old ones from the Game of Thrones series! Everything is revealed!
TREE OF THE VELARYON FAMILY
Valaena Velaryon, whose mother was a Targaryen, is the first Velaryon character of enormous importance in Game of Thrones history. Valaena married Aerion Targaryen and had three children with him: Visenya, Aegon, and Rhaenys Targaryen. Valaena Velaryon is thus the mother of the three Targaryen conquerors of Westeros, with her son Aegon the Conqueror became the first king to sit on the Iron Throne.
VELARYON DAEMON (THE CONQUEROR)
During the Conquest, Daemon Velaryon was one of House Targaryen’s closest friends and allies. Daemon’s ships and crew enabled House Targaryen’s soldiers to cross Nera Bay and take Westeros. As a reward, Daemon was appointed Chief Master of Aegon the Conqueror’s Ships. In the world of Game of Thrones, Daemon Velaryon had two sons: Aethan and Corlys.
Aethan Velaryon was Daemon’s eldest son and King Aegon I Targaryen’s second master of ships. When Aegon’s son, Aenys I Targaryen, ascended the Iron Throne, he continued to serve as Master of Ships and Lord of the Tides. Aethan died between 42 and 47 AD, during King Maegor the Cruel’s reign. Daemon Velaryon and Alyssa Velaryon, who married King Aenys I Targaryen, are two of the historical Game of Thrones characters who married Alarra Massey and had several children.
After his father, Aethan, died, Daemon took over as King of House Velaryon during the reigns of King Maegor Targaryen and his nephew, King Jaehaerys I Targaryen. Daemon Velaryon, Master of Ships for both, also became the Hand of the King during Jaehaerys’ reign. He was succeeded by his grandson, Corlys Velaryon of the House of Dragon after the historic Game of Thrones figure died between 88 and 90 AC.
Corlys Velaryon will play a major role in House of the Dragon’s Targaryen Civil War story, but he is best known for his exploits at sea before the timeline of the Game of Thrones prequel series. Corlys rose to prominence as a captain at the age of 16, thanks to his nine voyages to Essos, which allowed him to significantly increase the wealth and power of House Velaryon.
Corlys took over as Master of Driftmark and then Master of Ships after his grandfather died. During this time, he married House of the Dragon character Rhaenys Targaryen, the eldest son of King Jaehaerys I Targaryen, Aemon. Corlys and Rhaenys had two children, Laenor as well as Laena, who married King Viserys I Targaryen’s heirs.
In the book Fire & Blood, Vaemond Velaryon is Corlys’ nephew, but in House of the Dragon, he is Corlys’ younger brother. Vaemond had two sons, Daemion and Daeron Velaryon, who all contested Driftmark’s succession after rumors of the illegitimacy of Laenor Velaryon’s sons with Rhaenyra Targaryen surfaced. Rhaenyra of the House of the Dragon had Vaemond beheaded as well as fed to her dragon in retaliation for his remarks.
The eldest son of the Sea Serpent and Rhaenys Targaryen was Laenor Velaryon of House of the Dragon, a dragon rider who married Rhaenyra Targaryen in 114 AC. Laenor’s homosexuality, on the other hand, was confirmed in Fire and Blood. Laenor was murdered at Spicetown in 120 AC by his friend Qarl Corbray.
Alyn Velaryon of House of the Dragon succeeded his grandfather Corlys (or father, if rumors are true) as Lord of the Tides after Addam died in 130 AC during the Targaryen Civil War. Alyn Oakenfist had an undetermined number of children with Baela Targaryen, the daughter of Laena Velaryon and Daemon Targaryen. Alyn lost a large portion of House Velaryon’s wealth to the Rogare Bank but remained a ship’s captain under Aegon the Broken King. Around 175 AD, the figure vanished at sea.
Lucerys, the next known descendant of House Velaryon from Game of Thrones, served as Master of Driftmark and Master of Ships during Aerys “The Mad King” Targaryen’s reign. Lucerys was a staunch supporter of King Aerys, but he was especially critical of his son, Prince Rhaegar Targaryen. It’s unclear when Lucerys Velaryon died and how he’s related to his successors in the Game of Thrones timeline, but it’s assumed he died during Robert’s significant rebellion.
Early in the Game of Thrones timeline, Monford Velaryon is the head of House Velaryon, but he was never a character in the HBO series. The Game of Thrones character backed Stannis Baratheon’s claim to the Iron Throne, but he was killed during the Battle of Nera.
Around 200 years after the House of the Dragon timeline, Monford’s young son becomes the leader of House Velaryon. Monterys Velaryon becomes Lord of the Tides at the age of six in 299 AC, and that is the most information Game of Thrones provides about this unseen character.