Jaehaerys was the third son of King Aenys and Alyssa Velaryon. During the Faith Militant uprising, when Aenys thought King’s Landing too unsafe, he fled to Dragonstone with his wife and all his children except for his eldest two, Aegon and Rhaena, who were in the Westerlands at this time.
Dragonstone was held by Visenya Targaryen, whose counsel was for Aenys to bring “fire and blood” to the Faith of the Seven. Aenys, never the most robust, fell seriously ill. The Dowager Queen Visenya took over his care and Aenys briefly improved. Aenys then suffered a collapse when he learned his son and daughter were besieged at Crakehall, and died later. Upon his death Visenya mounted her dragon and flew to Pentos to retrieve her son Maegor.
Due to the plotting of Visenya, Maegor took the Iron Throne before Jaehaerys’ eldest brother Aegon. Visenya kept Jaehaerys, his mother and sister hostage on Dragonstone for two years while her son fought the Faith Militant. Maegor took Jaehaerys’ older brother Viserys with him as a squire and hostage to ensure Alyssa’s good behavior. Prince Aegon fought Maegor I to reclaim his father’s throne, but was slain by Maegor at the Battle Beneath the Gods Eye. In 44 AC, Visenya passed away. The chaos of her death gave Alyssa an opportunity to escape with Jaehaerys and Alysanne. She also took the Valyrian sword Dark Sister. They eventually found sanctuary at Storm’s End.
Maegor, as punishment, had her son Prince Viserys tortured to death, leaving his mutilated body in the courtyard of King’s Landing to rot. By 48 AC the realm had had enough of Maegor’s tyrannical rule. Jaehaerys, the last surviving son of King Aenys, put forth a new claim for the Iron Throne and was supported by Robar Baratheon, the Lord of Storm’s End whom Jaehaerys named Protector of the Realm and Hand of the King. After Maegor’s mysterious death on the Iron Throne, Jaehaerys was crowned at the age of fourteen and wed to his sister Alysanne.
Author: Hellsword Papercraft
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