What Daenerys Martell would have worn, Marchesa

Princess Daenerys Targaryen was the daughter of Aegon IV Targaryen and Aerys Targaryen. Daenerys Targaryen. She was betrothed to the Prince of Dorne, Maron Martell, which was brokered by her brother Daeron as part of the treaty bringing Dorne into the realm of the Iron Throne. Although Daenerys loved Daemon Blackfyre and it was said the main reason Daemon rose in rebellion against Daeron was that Daenerys was denied to him. After the blackfyre rebellion was defeted Daemon’s  death, Daenerys married Maron Martell, and he built his new bride the Water Gardens, a place of beauty made of colored marble with pools and trees. Her children played in the pools along with the children of other highborn lords. One day when the sun was hot, she took pity on the children of the servants and guards and allowed them to play in the pools with the highborn children, starting a tradition that is still kept in Dorne to this day. A portrait of Princess Daenerys hangs in Sunspear.

“The whole realm knew that the girl loved Daeron’s bastard brother Daemon Blackfyre, and was loved by him in turn, but the king was wise enough to see that the good of thousands must come before the desires of two, even if those two were dear to him.”- Prince Doran Martell, to Ser Balon Swann


The Unnamed Princess of Dorne, mother of Doran, Elia, and Oberyn, friend to Joanna Lannister, and ruler of Dorne.

As the children splashed in the pools, Daenerys watched from amongst the orange trees, and a realization came to her. She could not tell the highborn from the low. Naked, they were only children. All innocent, all vulnerable, all deserving of long life, love, protection. ‘There is your realm,’ she told her son and heir, 'remember them, in everything you do.’ My own mother said those same words to me when I was old enough to leave the pools. It is an easy thing for a prince to call the spears, but in the end the children pay the price. For their sake, the wise prince will wage no war without good cause, nor any war he cannot hope to win.

asoiaf challenge | 01. favourite location | Water Gardens (Dorne)

“Beautiful and peaceful,” the prince said. “Cool breezes, sparkling water, and the laughter of children. The Water Gardens are my favorite place in this world, ser. One of my ancestors had them built to please his Targaryen bride and free her from the dust and heat of Sunspear. Daenerys was her name.“


The two children could not have looked more different, him with his olive skin and straight black hair, her pale as milk with a mop of golden curls; light and dark, like Queen Cersei and King Robert. He prayed Myrcella would find more joy in her Dornish boy than her mother had found with her storm lord.

Myrcella: Eloise Webb in Cinderella; Trystane: Unknown actor in Fatih; Cyvasse by dutchmogul.