The Royal Family

The Targayens have been ruling over Westoros for 280 years. Every person who lives south of the wall knows who the royal family is. Relatively recently deceased members include Aegon V (King for almost thirty years 15th King of the Targayens), Duncan Targayen (Aegon’s V heir), and Jaehaerys II (16th King, died eighteen years ago, father of the current king, reigned for three years)

The current family is as follows:

  • Aerys II: The 17th and current King of Westoros, he has ruled for 18 years now. His reputation is somewhat poor. This is due to his behavior since the Defiance of Duskendale. He has become more eccentric and it is said that pyromancers now have great say in King’s Landing. There are a variety of vicious rumors, but so far the Vale has not been impacted by the recent change in the King’s Temperament. It is known though that the real power behind the throne is the King’s Hand, Tywin Lannister. Rumor at House Waynwood says the Targayens are growing closer relations with House Grafton.
  • Rhaella: The only sister and wife of Aerys II. She keeps to herself in King’s Landing. Rumors say that her realtionship with the King is poor, particularly since the Defiance occurred. She and Aerys II has two children, Rheagar and Viserys, a 4 year old kid.
  • Heir: Rhaegar, 20,. Considered the most handsome man in Westoros, Rhaegar is a quiet, reflective man who is all the rage with the ladies of the land. Rhaegar is a well-known poet, and has had much training in the ways of war. He is married to Elia Martell, and has two young children, Aegon VI and Rhaenys.

The Royal Family

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