nettle bed

Where Sheepstealer lived

Sheepstealer was a wild dragon during the civil war the Dance of the Dragons, It lived at the back of Dragonmont and would hunt between Driftmark and Wendwater. The smallfolk of Dragonstone named it for its taste for mutton.

During the Dance of the Dragons dragonriders were in high demand, and many people who claimed to have targaryen blood tried to tame wild dragons like Sheepstealer, and many died in the process of trying. Eventually a bastard girl named Nettles finally tamed Sheepstealer by feeding him a sheep every morning. Along with Rhaenyra Targaryen’s other dragonriders, Nettles and Sheepstealer took part in the Battle of the Gullet and the rapid capture of King’s Landing. However shortly after Rhaenyra named Nettles a traitor for taking Daemon Targaryen (Rhaenyra’s husband) to bed, Nettles was allowed to flee from Maidenpool. The dragon and its rider were last seen flying over the Bay of Crabs. Many think that in despair, Nettles just kept flying out into the open ocean until her dragon was too tired to continue flying, and they both drowned. However some claim that Nettles and Sheepstealer secretly escaped and subsequently picked up Daemon - who according to the legend, miraculously survived his fall during the Dance over Harrenhal, and the two lovers dropped out of history.

@handofhonor This The Pogues song makes me think of ned’s sad inner monologue when he’s in the black cells and the thought of never seeing cat being like a bed of nettles: 

I just want to see you
When youre all alone
I just want to catch you if I can
I just want to be there
When the morning light explodes
On your face it radiates
I cant escape
I love you till the end
I just want to tell you nothing
You dont want to hear
All I want is for you to say
Why dont you just take me
Where Ive never been before
I know you want to hear me
Catch my breath
I love you till the end
I just want to be there
When were caught in the rain
I just want to see you laugh not cry
I just want to feel you
When the night puts on its cloak
Im lost for words dont tell me
All I can say
I love you till the end