Rhaenys Targaryen was the younger of Aegon the Conqueror's sister-wives. As Aegon's favorite wife and the mother of Aenys I, she was the mother of the Targaryen progenic line that ruled over the Seven Kingdoms for the next 300 years.
Rhaenys was born on island of Dragonstone and youngest daughter of Aerion Targaryen the Lord of Dragonstone and Lady Velena Velaryon. During the days before the conquest in the times of Bleeding Years, a group of Volantenes tried persuade Aegon and House Targaryen to instead attack the Free Cities with Volantis and form a new Freehold on the eastern continent. Taking counsel with his sisters, Rhaenys and the others chose to instead invade Westeros. Their full-grown dragons would be their ultimate weapon. The two sisters would later wed their brother before the conquest.
Battle of the Last StormEdit
The conquest of Storm's End, which was being led by Orys Baratheon against Argilac the Arrogant. The battle was said to take place during a thunderstorm. During the battle, Orys was outnumbered two to one and outflanked, but was aided by Rhaenys and her dragon Meraxes who informed Orys of Argilac's movements. Together with Rhaenys and Meraxes, they finally break down Argilac's army and force Argilac to come out of his keep. After the Death of Argilac at the hands of Orys, Rhaenys departed to join Aegon and Visenya in the assualt against the King of Reach.
Field of FireEdit
Alarmed by the Targayrens sweeping success at Harrenhal and Storm's End, King Loren I of the Rock and King Mern IX of the Reach, assembled large army 55,000 combined men of the Rock and the Reach and the Targaryen host on Stoney Sept. Rhaenys and Viseyna joind their brother at the Sept and met there arm of 10,000. The combine army of the Reach and Rock were five time numbers of Targaryen, and broke the Targaryen line, but during the heat of battle Rhaenys and her sibling deployed their three dragons of the field. The three dragon were quick to spread confusion and chaos on field, resulting in the deaths of 4,000 men dead bathed in dragonfire and 1,000 more in combat. The Targaryans suffered only 100 casualties; with those injured including Visenya, who was struck by arrows. With the help Rhaenys and her dragon, House Gardener was extinguished, killing King Mern and his sons, and the submission of King Loren I Lannister.
Conquest of DorneEdit
After the Field of Fire, Rhaenys was dipatched to bring Dorne into the fold. But the Dornish men refused to give battle in open field. They instead hid in there mountain and launched their guerrilla warfare tactics to assualt the Targaryen host. Rhaenys was unable to captured holdfasts to avail, due it's people fleeing. Rhaenys than headed for Sunspear and demand Princess Mariya Martell to surrender. Princess Mariya woman of 80 years, blind and overweight, informed her that Dorne will not kneel and that must leave and return to her peril. Rhaenys unswayed by Mariya words, proclaims to her that she will return with "Fire and Blood," but Maryia retorts back stating House Martell words. Rhaenys having no choice be leave, withdrew from Dorne and leaving it untaken.
After the War of Conquest, Aegon had six of the Seven Kingdoms in his fold and was named King of Seven Kingdoms, with Rhaenys and her sister Visenya as his queens. The three returned to Blackwater Bay and erected the capital city of King's Landing, ruling from the newly constructed Red Keep.
First Dornish War and death Edit
When she returned to Dorne to reattempt to conquer, Meraxes was taken down at Hellholt. Rhaenys exact cause of death is unknown; some believe she died in the crashing, others that she was imprisoned and tortured by House Uller, only ending her suffering once Aegon agreed the terms of leaving Dorne independent.
Rhaenys and her sister Visenya were the first polygamous marriage for House Targaryen has in their early ruling days has monarchy. They are also the first two more martial women of House Targaryen and largely help Aegon the Conqueror on quest unified the Seven Kingdoms. Rhaenys's line continues through House Targaryen from her eldest son Aenys I to the last of her line, Daenerys I, thought her progeny can also be found in House Baratheon and House Martell.
Character and AppearanceEdit
Rhaenys had shared their family famous Valyrian features, having violet eyes and silver-gold hair that was worn long and loose. Being more slender than Visenya both sisters dressed in jewels. Rhaenys was everything her sister was not, both were opposite from one another. Rhaenys being more feminine than her sister Visenya. She was described as being more playful and mischievous and more of a flirt. Rhaenys express interest in music and poetry and enjoy riding her dragon, often traveling twice has much than Visenya. The two would also compete with each other in gain Aegon's attention, in her own way. But it would seem that Rhaenys was Aegon's favorite sister-wives, spending at least ten nights with Rhaenys, than Visenya. She'd also had been rumored to spend nights with others in her bed, when Aegon went with Visenya. Her death left an irrevocable hole in the Conqueror, and her son Aenys was only 3-4 when she died.