Posthumous Characters Picspam → Elaena Targaryen
“It is an old name, ’tis true. I am not one to boast, but there is royal blood in my veins. I am descended from a princess. My father told me the tale when I was a tad of a lad. She was the fairest treasure of the Maidenvault. Lord Oakenfist the great admiral lost his heart to her, though he was married to another. She gave their son the bastard name of ‘Waters’ in honor of his father, and he grew to be a great knight, as did his own son, who put the ‘Long’ before the ‘Waters’ so men might know that he was not basely born himself. So I have a little dragon in me.”
Tap-tap-tip-tap-tap. Elaena’s nails tapped a rhythmless beat against the balcony railing, her chin in her hand, and her eyes fixed on the bay. Behind her, Rhaena heaved a sigh and closed The Seven-Pointed Star gently, her thumb absently stroking the cover out of habit. “Just go.”
Her sister didn’t spare her a glance. “What’s the point? Our cousins are no fun- well, Naerys isn’t, Aegon’s likely drunk already, and Aemon will just bring me back here if I’m caught. And Alyn’s at Driftmark.”
And that’s it. Rhaena stood and walked onto the balcony. The wind ruffled her skirts and blew a stray hair into her face. The breeze felt so nice against her skin she didn’t even bother pushing it back. “So do whatever it is that Daena does when she escapes.”
“Daena fucks our cousin when she escapes.”
Rhaena’s mouth twisted into a smile. “So do you.”
Elaena startled, shocked silent by her usually demure sister’s brazenness. Slowly, a smile spread across her face, and together they laughed, loud and full, with the wind in their hair and the sunlight on their faces, and, for a moment, it was as if they were free.
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∟ Elaena Targaryen
Princess Elaena Targaryen was the youngest daughter of Aegon III the Dragonbane. According to semi-canon sources, she was not as pretty as her sisters, but her beauty matured as she got older. Her eyes were soft lilac and as a child, she wore her hair in a braid. However, after cutting it off in retaliation against her brother, she wore her hair short for a while. Her hair was platinum-white with a gold streak down the middle, which she wore long, pulled back and in a braid. She liked to dress in black.
Posthumous Characters Picspam → Rhaena Targaryen
Two years younger than her sister Daena, Rhaena had a very different personality. Where Daena was wilful, wild, and adventurous, Rhaena was dutiful, meek, and passive. When older she was heavily influenced by her brother Baelor, the Blessed, and became very pious. Unlike her sisters, she never chafed at her confinement in the Maidenvault, and in later life she joined the Faith and became a septa.
ASOIAF Characters: Daena Targaryen
Daena Targaryen also known as Daena the Defiant was the eldest daughter of King Aegon III the Dragonbane. She was the sister-wife of King Baelor I, the lover of King Aegon IV and mother to Daemon Blackfyre.
Daena was strong, beautiful, and willful. Like the rest of her siblings she had Valyrian looks, her long silver-gold hair was thick and curly, framing her heart-shaped face. Her eyes were purple. She was athletic, a fine archer, and an expert horsewoman. She worshiped her father and idolized her brother Daeron, the Young Dragon.
At a early age, Daena was married to her brother Baelor, by her father, in the Targaryen tradition. Daena and Baelor’s marriage was an unhappy one, with her brother obsessed by the Faith of the Seven. Baelor refused to consummate their marriage and dissolved it when he ascended the Iron Throne, after Daena’s elder brother King Daeron I died in Dorne. After Baelor’s ascension, Daena and her sisters were confined to their own apartments in the Red Keep (later known as the Maidenvault), so the sight of them would not tempt Baelor or others in his court to mortal lusts.
During her time of confinement at the Maidenvault, Daena escaped several times and had an affair with her cousin Prince Aegon. When she became pregnant she refused to name the father and became known as “Daena the Defiant.”
Daena the Defiant, mother to Daemon Blackfyre, was strong, beautiful, & willful. She was athletic, a fine archer, & an expert horsewoman.