House Velaryon of Driftmark is a vassal house that holds fealty to House Baratheon of Dragonstone. Their seat is Driftmark, an island in Blackwater Bay located west of Dragonstone.

Historical members

Family tree

Lord Corlys Velaryon
Corlys Velaryon
Rhaenys Targaryen Queen Who Never Was
Rhaenys Targaryen
Laenor Velaryon

In the books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, House Velaryon is an ancient and proud house, with the blood of old Valyria in its veins. Some members were married into House Targaryen before and after the War of Conquest. Velaryons, like the Targaryens are born with the Valyrian features of silver-blond hair and purple eyes. They rule over Driftmark, the largest island of the Blackwater Bay, and are sworn to Dragonstone. Their arms depict a silver seahorse on sea green and their titles are Lord of the Tides and Master of Driftmark. Their words do not appear in the books, but according to semi-canon sources they are "The Old, the True, the Brave".


  • Valaena Velaryon, wife of Aerion Targaryen and mother of his three children: Visenya Targaryen, Aegon I Targaryen, and Rhaenys Targaryen.
  • Lord Monford Velaryon, Lord of the Tides and Master of Driftmark.
    • Monterys Velaryon, his son and heir, a young boy.
  • Aurane Waters, known as the Bastard of Driftmark. Bastard half-brother of Lord Monford.

See also