Last Updated: 08-11-2008
Daenerys was born in the closing days of Robert's Rebellion after her father had already been killed. Queen Rhaella and her younger son, Viserys, were evacuated to Dragonstone shortly before Aerys's death, where Rhaella gave birth to Daenerys in the midst of a violent storm that destroyed the remnants of the Targaryen fleet, leading to her moniker, Daenerys Stormborn. Her mother died giving birth. The garrison at Dragonstone decided to surrender to Stannis Baratheon and hand over the last two Targaryens, but before they could act on this plan, Ser Willem Darry and four other loyal men were able to spirit them away to Braavos. Ser Willem looked after the children until he died several years later, and they were forced out into the streets. They wandered from city to city after that until ending up in Pentos, where Illyrio Mopatis took them in. During this period, Viserys was constantly cruel to Daenerys and often hurt her when he was angry. Illyrio arranged a marriage between Daenerys and a Dothraki khal named Drogo in return for men to reconquer the Seven Kingdoms. (AGOT 4) At Daenerys's wedding feast, Illyrio gave her three dragon eggs.
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