Morning; A She-Dragon Hatched during the Dance of the Dragons

Morning was a she-dragon born at the Dance of the Dragons. Lady Rhaena Targaryen, the daughter of Prince Daemon Targaryen and Lady Laena Velaryon, owned it.

Morning’s scales were delicate pink, but her horns and crown were black. Morning was big enough for Rhaena to ride during the third month of 135 AC.

Arrivals and Journey of Morning

Morning hatched at the Dance of the Dragons from one of three eggs sent to the Vale by Lady Rhaena Targaryen, a clutch produced by Rhaenyra‘s she-dragon Syrax. The news of Morning’s birth reached the greens at the beginning of 131 AC, greatly troubling them because they had lost all of their dragons during the conflict.

Because of Morning’s birth, Dowager Queen Alicent Hightower was concerned that the smallfolk would see blacks as more legitimate. Morning was still too young to be ridden throughout the war, which lasted only half a year.

Morning was one of four dragons to survive the Dance of the Dragons, and the only one remaining under Targaryen control. Rhaena and Morning came at King’s Landing in mid-131 AC, following the death of King Aegon II Targaryen.

While the smallfolk rejoiced at the sight of Morning, Rhaena’s brother, King Aegon III Targaryen, terrified of dragons, paled and ordered his soldiers to “get that wretched creature out of my sight.

Rhaena would frequently tour the city during their time at King’s Landing, typically with Morning, who was still little and young, curled around her shoulders like a stole.

Morning had grown significantly by the beginning of 134 AC and had established her lair in the Dragonpit. Rhaena rode on Morning’s back for the first time on the third day of the third month of 135 AC.

They returned to the Dragonpit after circling the city once and then went out daily, flying farther each time. Rhaena only landed Morning inside the Red Keep once, where Queen Daenaera Velaryon was pleased, but King Aegon III refused to see the dragon again.

Soon after, Rhaena rode the dragon to Dragonstone, where she and her dragon would be more accepted, according to Rhaena.

When Rhaena’s husband, Ser Corwyn Corbray, was assassinated in the Vale that same year, Rhaena’s sister Baela came to Dragonstone to ensure that Rhaena would not use Morning to seek vengeance.

When plans were being prepared for a royal procession to be conducted when King Aegon III reached the age of sixteen in 136 AC, Rhaena expressed a wish to follow the procession on Morning, but this request was deftly averted by the Hand of the King and the council of regents.

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