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'''''Balerion''''' is the name given by [[Daenerys Targaryen]] to the ship she purchases to leave [[Qarth]] along with her ''[[khalasar]]'' and [[dragons]]. It is named after [[Balerion]], the dragon of her ancestor [[Aegon I Targaryen]].
 
'''''Balerion''''' is the name given by [[Daenerys Targaryen]] to the ship she purchases to leave [[Qarth]] along with her ''[[khalasar]]'' and [[dragons]]. It is named after [[Balerion]], the dragon of her ancestor [[Aegon I Targaryen]].
   
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==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
   
The ship was actually a re-use of a prop ship designed and built by [[Gemma Jackson]]'s production team for [[Season 2]], which appeared on fire during the [[Battle of the Blackwater]] (possibly the same prop ship used for ''[[Black Betha]]''). The ship was constructed in Banbridge, Northern Ireland, and it wouldn't have made sense to move it for scenes entirely set on the ship, so all of Daenerys' scenes on the ship were filmed in Northern Ireland. This makes it the only scene [[Emilia Clarke]] filmed in Northern Ireland instead of Morocco for Season 3. Filming for the scene took only one day.<ref>[http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/production-diary/2013/4/17/behind-the-scenes-of-the-first-three-episodes.html Making Game of Thrones blog], April 17, 2013</reF>
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The ship was actually a re-use of a prop ship designed and built by [[Gemma Jackson]]'s production team for [[Season 2]], which appeared on fire during the [[Battle of the Blackwater]] (possibly the same prop ship used for ''[[Black Betha]]''). The ship was constructed in Banbridge, Northern Ireland, and it wouldn't have made sense to move it for scenes entirely set on the ship, so all of Daenerys' scenes on the ship were filmed in Northern Ireland. This makes it the only scene [[Emilia Clarke]] filmed in Northern Ireland instead of Morocco for Season 3. Filming for the scene took two days.<ref>[http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/production-diary/2013/4/17/behind-the-scenes-of-the-first-three-episodes.html Making Game of Thrones blog], April 17, 2013</reF>
   
 
==In the books==
 
==In the books==
In the ''A Song of Ice and Fire'' novels, [[Illyrio Mopatis]] sends three ships - ''Saduleon'', ''Joso's Prank'', and ''Summer Sun'' - to Qarth to bring Daenerys Targaryen back to [[Pentos]]. Daenerys renames the three ships after the three dragons of her ancestor Aegon the Conqueror. The great cog ''Saduleon'' is the one renamed ''Balerion''.
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In the ''A Song of Ice and Fire'' novels, [[Illyrio Mopatis]] sends three ships - ''Saduleon'', ''Joso's Prank'', and ''Summer Sun'' - to Qarth to bring Daenerys Targaryen back to [[Pentos]]. Daenerys renames the three ships after the three dragons of her ancestor Aegon the Conqueror. The great cog ''Saduleon'' is the one renamed ''Balerion''. All three ships are taken apart at Daenerys' command to build siege machines when she attacks [[Meereen]], much to the discontent of captain Groleo.
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==Gallery==
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<gallery>
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Dany's Ships Wheel V1 Weathered Concept Art.jpg|Concept art of the ship's helm.
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</gallery>
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
* [http://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/Balerion_(ship) The ''Balerion'' at A Wiki of Ice and Fire]
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==References==
 
==References==

Latest revision as of 13:21, October 9, 2014

Balerion ship 3x01

Dany's ship, the Balerion, heads to Astapor

Balerion is the name given by Daenerys Targaryen to the ship she purchases to leave Qarth along with her khalasar and dragons. It is named after Balerion, the dragon of her ancestor Aegon I Targaryen.

HistoryEdit

Season 3Edit

Daenerys Targaryen and her followers arrive at the city of Astapor in Slaver's Bay on the Balerion. As they approach, a few hours away from the harbor, her dragons fly in circles around the ship and catch fish from the sea.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

The ship was actually a re-use of a prop ship designed and built by Gemma Jackson's production team for Season 2, which appeared on fire during the Battle of the Blackwater (possibly the same prop ship used for Black Betha). The ship was constructed in Banbridge, Northern Ireland, and it wouldn't have made sense to move it for scenes entirely set on the ship, so all of Daenerys' scenes on the ship were filmed in Northern Ireland. This makes it the only scene Emilia Clarke filmed in Northern Ireland instead of Morocco for Season 3. Filming for the scene took two days.[2]

In the booksEdit

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Illyrio Mopatis sends three ships - Saduleon, Joso's Prank, and Summer Sun - to Qarth to bring Daenerys Targaryen back to Pentos. Daenerys renames the three ships after the three dragons of her ancestor Aegon the Conqueror. The great cog Saduleon is the one renamed Balerion. All three ships are taken apart at Daenerys' command to build siege machines when she attacks Meereen, much to the discontent of captain Groleo.

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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