Six years later, House Velaryon faces a succession crisis when Lord Corlys Velaryon is seriously wounded in the Stepstones. Vaemond Velaryon petitions King's Landing to remove Lucerys as Corlys' heir, proclaiming him illegitimate. Rhaenyra and Daemon return to the capital with all their children to defend Lucerys' claim. They discover that King Viserys is now bedridden and all royal affairs are managed by Queen Alicent and Ser Otto in his stead. Alicent covers up her married son Aegon raping a handmaiden. When Vaemond arrives in the Red Keep, Rhaenyra proposes an arrangement to gain Princess Rhaenys' support. She also requests that her father defend her succession, quoting Aegon the Conqueror's dream. The next day, Otto Hightower hears Vaemond Velaryon's petition that Driftmark pass to him. As Rhaenyra begins speaking, King Viserys arrives and declares Lucerys the heir to Driftmark. Enraged, Vaemond calls Rhaenyra's children bastards and is immediately decapitated by Daemon. That night, the Targaryens, Velaryons, and Hightowers attend a feast to mend their relations, but the princes start a fight. Viserys, near death, reveals parts of Aegon the Conqueror's dream to Alicent whom he mistakes for Rhaenyra, with Alicent believing that he is talking about her son, Aegon.
10/16/22 • 65 min
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