Back from my vacation weekend and adding another design to that Dany/Jon switcharoo AU I like to relax on. Rhaenys Targaryen, Daughter of Rhaegar!
So since I basically like to come up witn AU’s to amuse myself, they usually have less baby killing, so yes, Rhaenys is alive! I wasn’t sure what her role would be at the beginning, but after I wanted to run with the idea that Jon gets to Westeros rather sooner than later (unlike Dany) someone had to end up with Dany’s Essos storyline cause I don’t want to leave my faves Greyworm and Missaned without their storylines. So then I really liked the idea of Rhaenys taking that place, and I really liked the poignancy of Rhaenys being the descendant of two Essosi peoples, of conquerors and conquered, bringing back freedom her Valyrian ancestors negated, in the name of her own enslaved and displaced Rhyonar ancestors.
Although her brother Aegon is alive, he is kinda absent from her plans for reasons. Once she learns of her uncle Jacaerys “Jon” plans to get himself a khalassar, she decides he might be the right ally for her own plan. infiltrating Khal Drogo’s followers, she closely studies his uncle to see if she is right. Of the remaining Targaryen, it is her who takes her father’s weakness for prophecy, so she struggles between what she is supposed to do or what she wants to do. Only trusting on her adoptive father, Jon Connington, Rhaenys has yet to reveal her existence to her Martell family, distrusting Doran’s own plans. Yet she knows she can’t remain lurking on the shadows plotting forever, and sooner or later she will have to make her presence known. And she really hopes “Jon” is the right choices. And perhaps it will mean she doesn’t have to choose between prophecy and fee will.
I did wanted to give her design a silhouette resembling of Daenery’s iconic blue outfit, but with a design and colors that were more of a blend of her Martell and Targaryen heritage. While she looks all Martell, she does have a white streak in her hair, which does make her stand out in a crowd, thing she knows how to play to her advantage. She has a deep red scar under her left collarbone from the stab Ser Amory Lorch managed to inflict on her before Jon Connington saved her.
Also, Balerion the cat is still alive and well under his care.