Ser Laenor Velaryon was the son of Rhaenys Targaryen and Corlys Velaryon and the first husband of Rhaenyra Targaryen; he was also her cousin. He was also the father of Jacaerys, Lucerys and Joffrey Velaryon.

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Ser Laenor Velaryon was a knight from House Velaryon and was the first husband of Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen. He was a dragonrider whose dragon was Seasmoke.

Laenor was the son of Lord Corlys Velaryon and Princess Rhaenys Targaryen. He was one year younger than his sister, Laena. During the Great Council of 101 AC, some lords spoke for Laenor.

Laenor was knighted a fortnight before his wedding with Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen in 114 AC. His groom and likely lover, Ser Joffrey Lonmouth, was mortally wounded by Ser Criston Cole during the wedding's tourney. Laenor refused to leave Joffrey's side during his passing. Laenor returned to High Tide while Rhaenyra remained at court in King's Landing. Laenor eventually found a new favorite, the household knight Ser Qarl Correy.

Ser Laenor and Princess Rhaenyra had three sons, Princes Jacaerys, Lucerys, and Joffrey Velaryon, the last named after Joffrey Lonmouth. It was noted none of the children resembled either Laenor or their mother in appearance, causing many to suspect that the children's real father was Ser Harwin Strong.

Laenor was slain by his friend Qarl over a quarrel in Spicetown in 120 AC. King Viserys I Targaryen brought his court and dragons to Driftmark for the funeral. None of Laenor's sons survived the later civil war, the Dance of the Dragons.

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