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House Targaryen of the Crownlands
One of the ancient houses of the Freehold of Valyria, the Targaryens were one of the few families to survive the Detom of their home. They escaped to sail from the disaster, leading a remnant of their dragon-ruling people to the westernmost outpost of Valyrian influence, Dragonstone. A couple hundred years later, under Aegon the Conqueror and his sisters, the Valyrians and lords of Dragonstone were invading the realms of Westeros. Although the Targaryen kings took their seat at King’s Landing, the place where Aegon and his army first landed and made their first fort, Dragonstone remained the traditional seat of the heir-apparent to the throne. Their motto is, “Fire and Blood.”
The "Great Bastards" that stayed loyal to the Crown during the recent civil war, Brynden, (Bloodraven), Mya and Gwenys Rivers still reside in King's Landing. It was discovered that Shiera Seastar, thought to be a Targaryen loyalist, was manipulating Brynden during the war and sending intelligence to Daemon Blackfyre. She managed to flee the city and join Aegor Rivers (Bittersteel) once her agenda was revealed. Brynden suffered a severe injury during the war and is no longer a member on the Small Council. His two sisters, Mya and Gwenys, where never very politically active.