Queen in the West、Queen in the East、Elissa Farman、Merrell Bullock
The Queen in the West
The Queen in the East
Queen in the West
Following Maegor's death, discussion arose as to who had the better claim to the Iron Throne. There were some who suggested that Rhaena's claim, as the firstborn child of King Aenys I Targaryen and Queen Alyssa Velaryon, was the strongest. Her gender argued against her, however, and Rhaena herself had come to loathe King's Landing and its court. The claims of her daughters were argued for as well. If Maegor was to be considered a usurper, the true king would have been Rhaena's husband, Aegon, who had claimed the throne before Jaehaerys had. As such, some suggested the throne should pass to one of his daughters by Rhaena, Aerea and Rhaella. The girls did not have much support, however, and Rhaena herself agreed that the crown should go to Jaehaerys instead.
In late 48AC, Rhaena traveled to Oldtown with the court for the coronation of Jaehaerys in the Starry Sept by the High Septon. Nine days later, Jaehaerys departed Oldtown for King's Landing with Rhaena's elder daughter Aerea, whilst her younger daughter Rhaella remained in Oldtown. At the time, it was widely believed that someone had switched Rhaena's twin daughters, disguising Aerea as Rhaella and Rhaella as Aerea. Archmaester Gyldayn has suggested both Rhaena and her mother, Dowager Queen Alyssa Velaryon, as the person responsible for the switch.
Rhaena accompanied Jaehaerys on until Highgarden. From there, she flew to Fair Isle, to return to Lord Marq Farman's seat. Within a fortnight of 49AC, Rhaena married Lord Marq's second son, Androw in a quick and small ceremony. Lord Marq presided the wedding, and Lord Lyman Lannister, his wife, Lady Jocasta, and two of Rhaena's friends, Samantha Stokeworth and Alayne Royce, attended the wedding. Days after the wedding, a raven was sent to King's Landing from Casterly Rock, to inform the new king and his court of the marriage. Rhaena's mother, Queen Regent Alyssa Velaryon, was deeply offended that she had neither been informed of nor invited to the wedding. According to chroniclers in King's Landing, this caused a rift between the pair. Lord Rogar Baratheon, the Hand of the King, was furious about the fact that Rhaena had not asked the Crown's leave to wed. King Jaehaerys himself, however, and Rhaena's younger sister Alysanne, welcomed the news, and dispatched gifts in celebration.
Rhaena's choice of Androw as her husband was another matter. Lord Marq's second son possessed neither martial skills, nor was he considered clever, and the maester of Fair Isle claimed he could hardly write and read. Some have suggested that Rhaena married Androw as a way of showing gratitude to his father, Lord Marq, who had sheltered Rhaena after King Maegor had killed her husband. Lord Farman's maester, Smike, speculated that Rhaena had taken Androw for her husband not because she loved him, but because she loved his sister Elissa.
Although she honored Lord Rogar Baratheon, grudgingly, for supporting Jaehaerys against Maegor, Rhaena could not forgive nor forget his inaction when her husband Aegon had fought Maegor. When her mother married Lord Rogar, later that same year, Rhaena did not attend the wedding. Instead, she remained on Fair Isle, and men in the westerlands, Reach, and parts of the riverlands began referring to her as the Queen in the West. As time passed, Rhaena also began to resent the fact that her claim to the throne, and that of her daughters, had been dismissed in favor of Jaehaerys, to whom she began to refer as "my baby brother". In addition, Rhaena begrudged her mother for promoting Jaehaerys's claim over her own.
On Fair Isle, Rhaena became fast friends with her sister-in-law, Elissa. Together with two of Rhaena's oldest friends, Alayne Royce and Samantha Stokeworth, they formed an inseparable group which Ser Franklyn Farman, Elissa and Androw's brother, called "the Four-Headed Beast". Yet despite the welcome Lord Marq had given her, others were less pleased with the presence of Rhaena and her dragon on the isle, chief among them Ser Franklyn. When Franklyn succeeded his father as the Lord of Fair Isle in the early weeks of 50AC, he ordered Rhaena to leave Fair Isle, and to take her dragon, friends, and husband with her. He insisted that sister Elissa, however, would remain at Fair Isle. Rhaena refused to stay where she was not welcome and left that same night. She ignored Franklyn's second demand, however, and took Elissa with her. Rhaena left on dragonback, while Elissa and the rest of Rhaena's companions departed the isle on Elissa's ship, the Maiden's Fancy, for Casterly Rock.
Rhaena and her retinue were taken in by Lord Lyman Lannister and his wife. They remained at Casterly Rock for more than a month, until Rhaena began to realize that Lord Lyman wanted more than a guest: he wanted an alliance with the Iron Throne by wedding either his bastard son or one of his trueborn sons to Rhaena, and he wanted a dragon of his own. Rhaena and her court took their leave of Casterly Rock and traveled the westerlands, visiting Ashemark, Castamere, the Golden Tooth, Wayfarer's Rest, and Pinkmaiden Castle. At every seat she encountered the same problems: all of the lords wanted to take advantage of her, were afraid of her, or desired a dragon of their own. Eventually, in 50AC, Rhaena returned to King's Landing where she was a guest for the second wedding of her brother Jaehaerys and sister Alysanne. Rhaena met with Jaehaerys after the wedding, and told him of her troubles. Insisting on having a seat of her own, Rhaena requested to be granted Dragonstone. In addition, she asked for her daughter Aerea, Jaehaerys's heir who had been living with him at King's Landing, to be returned to her care. Jaehaerys granted both her requests.
Queen in the East
在龙石岛上，雷妮亚被称为“Queen in the East”。尽管她对龙石岛的生活很满足，她的朋友Elissa Farman和女儿艾瑞亚却越来越不开心。Elissa常常说起要返回西边的大海。因为她的兄弟，福兰克林伯爵断绝了她从仙女岛的一切收入，Elissa向雷妮亚请求了一笔经费，来造船在日落之海上航行。雷妮亚拒绝了这个请求，说她不能接受Elissa离开，那将会撕裂她们的关系。54AC，Elissa告知雷妮亚她将要离开这座岛。雷妮亚收到消息的时候面色铁青。Elissa走后两周，雷妮亚发现她偷走了三颗龙蛋。因背叛而怒火中烧的雷妮亚命令卫队长Merrell Bullock严厉责问马夫和马童们，在一无所获之后，雷妮亚将Merrell和他的儿子驱逐出岛。她还驱逐了其他十二个人，甚至传唤她的丈夫，质问他是否对Elissa的偷盗一事知情。在他否认了一切之后，雷妮亚的怒火只增不减，不相信他不是Elissa的共犯。当安德鲁请求担任Merrell爵士的继任者时，雷妮亚和她的同伴们当面嘲笑他。雷妮亚派人追捕Elissa，在一无所获之后，雷妮亚去往君临告知杰赫里斯一世该事。杰赫里斯警告她，但凡其中一个龙蛋孵化了，他们就必须得对那一方发动战争。
Following her return to Dragonstone, a strange sickness fell over the island. Rhaena's maester, Culiper, was the first to die, suddenly and mysteriously. One by one, Rhaena's close friends fell sick and died as well: Cassella Staunton, Septa Maryam, Alayne Royce, Samantha Stokeworth, and finally Lianna Velaryon, who died in Rhaena's arms. Rhaena had Dragonstone closed and barred, and sent word to King's Landing, where Lord Rego Draz recognized the described symptoms as the result of the tears of Lys, a deadly poison. Jaehaerys dispatched a raven to his sister, and when Rhaena read the letter, she realized at once that her husband had been the culprit. She and her garrison found Androw after a long search in the Chamber of the Painted Table, where he confessed. Rhaena ordered him gelded, and determined that his private parts were to be cooked, and that he would be forced to eat them all before his death. However, Androw jumped from a castle window, denying Rhaena her revenge against him. Instead, Rhaena had his body hacked apart and fed to her dragons.
Rhaena's reunion with her daughter Aerea had been troubled as well, as she knew nothing about her daughter, and her daughter could not remember her, and in addition strongly disliked Dragonstone. Following Androw's suicide, Rhaena plunged into deep sadness as a result of the deaths of her friends, and grew enraged every time she heard her husband's name. When Queen Alysanne Targaryen came to visit the island in an attempt to comfort Rhaena, she found Rhaena unresponsive. Rhaena, on the other hand, attempted to send Alysanne away on three occasions. Failing that, Rhaena locked herself in her room, while Alysanne instead approached Aerea. Aerea, feeling more and more isolated on the island, requested Alysanne to take her back to King's Landing with her. Alysanne brought Aerea's request to Rhaena, who refused coldly, stating that Rhaena had nothing and Alysanne had everything, but would not have Rhaena's daughter too, concluding that "you have my throne, content yourself with that". Next Rhaena called her daughter to her chambers, where they argued loudly about the matter. Eventually, when Alysanne left the island, she left alone.
Despite their troubled relationship, during their time on Dragonstone Rhaena had encouraged her daughter to claim one of the dragons on the island for her own. In 54AC, Rhaena one day discovered that Aerea had fled the island on the back of a dragon: Balerion. Rhaena mounted Dreamfyre and flew to the Red Keep, convinced that Aerea had gone there. Rhaena remained at court while Jaehaerys sent forth ravens across the realm, but after seven days, she declared that she was going to look for Aerea herself and left on Dreamfyre in search of her daughter.
Rhaena first traveled to Oldtown, where she was reunited with her younger daughter, Rhaella. Next, she visited Highgarden, Crakehall, and Casterly Rock, but nowhere a trace of Aerea and Balerion could be found. Rhaena then traveled to Fair Isle, where Lord Franklyn Farman received her coldly, telling her that, if Aerea was to turn up at his island, he would "see her off" just as he had Rhaena. Before leaving, Rhaena wished Franklyn luck in seeing off Balerion, stating that the dragon had enjoyed eating Franklyn's brother, and by now might desire "another course". Historians do not know where Rhaena went afterwards. She would not be seen for the remainder the year, although reports mention sightings of Dreamfyre at the barrowlands, Fever River, the Red Mountains of Dorne, the canyons of the Torrentine, flying over the Fingers, the Mountains of the Moon, the forests of Cape Wrath, the Shield Islands, and the Arbor. Instead of seeking the company of others, Rhaena preferred to spend this time on her own.
In 55AC, Rhaena traveled to Greenstone, home to the first of her favorites, Larissa Velaryon, whose daughter had married Lord Estermont. On Greenstone, Rhaena lingered for a while. In 56AC, Princess Aerea returned to King's Landing on Balerion. She had been infected with an insidious disease that killed her that same day. By the time the raven carrying the news about Aerea reached Greenstone, Aerea had already been cremated. Rhaena returned to King's Landing and took possession of her daughter's ashes. Refusing Jaehaerys's offer to have Aerea's ashes interred on Dragonstone as Aerea had hated the place, Rhaena instead took Aerea's ashes into the sky on Dreamfyre and released them into the wind, claiming that Aerea had "wanted to fly".