pre. game of thrones ♔ Aenys & Alyssa
Aenys I was the second Targaryen king to sit the Iron Throne. He was the son of King Aegon I Targaryen by his sister-wife Queen Rhaenys Targaryen. His younger half-brother was Maegor I Targaryen. Aenys was a dreamer and a dabbler in alchemy; he loved court life just as Rhaenys had, and he was a great patron of the arts. But Aenys hungered too much for approval, and hesitated over decisions for fear of disappointing one side or another. Aenys died in 42 AC, after only ruling for five years, at the age of thirty-five. The circumstances of Aenys’s death are under much speculation. Some say he died from stress, others that he was killed by Dowager Queen Visenya Targaryen so she could place her son Maegor on the Iron Throne.
Alyssa Velarion was the daughter of the master of ships, Lord Aethon Velaryon, and the granddaughter of King Aegon I’s master of ships, Lord Daemon Velaryon. She married her cousin, Prince Aenys Targaryen in 22 AC. She gave birth to six children during this marriage: Rhaena, Aegon, Viserys, Jaehaerys, Alysanne and Vaella Targaryen. Alyssa outlived her husband, and became a hostage to her good-brother, King Maegor I Targaryen, when he took the throne. Alyssa remained a captive on Dragonstone until the death of Dowager Queen Visenya Targaryen, the chaos of which gave her an oppertunity to escape with Jaehaerys and Alysanne, her two youngest still living children. She took the Valyrian sword Dark Sister with her.