Even that grandiose description sells the Sea Snake a bit brief. Corlys Velaryon is mainly the most spectacular man in all of Westeros. His profile as a prolific adventurer has made him insanely wealthy and wildly influential. Consider him the Tywin Lannister of his time – the Lord with the energy to drag all the strings, even with out the Iron Throne. Though he’s not almost as sociopathic as Lord Tywin, and he doesn’t have a grandson put in as a puppet on the throne..but.
The setting of all three of these pictures would look like House Velaryon’s ancestral house Driftmark. Driftmark is an island simply west of the Targaryen’s seat on Dragonstone. House Velaryon is a noble Valyrian clan that really arrived in Westeros previous to the Targaryens. Sharing frequent tradition and historical past, the fates of House Velaryon and Targaryen have usually been intertwined.
Alicent and Otto Hightower
Seen listed below are Rhys Ifans as Ser Otto Hightower, Hand of King Viserys I, and Olivia Cooke as his stunning daughter Alicent, who simply so occurs to be King Viserys’s spouse. Things are going effectively for this rich household that serves as Lords of Oldtown.
HBO’s description of Alicent reads: “The daughter of Otto Hightower, the Hand of the King, and the most comely woman in the Seven Kingdoms. She was raised in the Red Keep, close to the king and his innermost circle; she possesses both a courtly grace and a keen political acumen.” And the description for Otto is: “The Hand of the King, Ser Otto loyally and faithfully serves both his king and his realm. As the Hand sees it, the greatest threat to the realm is the king’s brother, Daemon, and his position as heir to the throne.”
As you could have heard by now, House of the Dragon shall be primarily based on occasions in Westerosi historical past depicted in George R.R. Martin’s prequel historic textual content Fire & Blood. Chief amongst these occasions is the brutal Targaryen civil battle: the Dance of the Dragons. Though the Hightowers usually are not Targaryens, they’re in shut contact with the dynastic household and may have an unlimited function to play in the battle to come back.
Rhaenyra and Daemon Targaryen
Finally, some Targaryens! As one would think about, a present known as House of the Dragon goes to prominently characteristic the…home of the dragon. There shall be extra silver-haired dragonriders than we all know what to do with on this sequence. The first two that we get to see in these first seems to be are essential although: Princess Rhaenyra (Emma D’Arcy) and her unpleasant uncle Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith).