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The Dragon Has Three Heads is an A Song of Ice and Fire fanwork quest, run by lunasmeow on the login-to-view site Questionable Questing, although the quest was previously run on Sufficient Velocity, where it amassed 190 pages before being forced to move. The quest is set several months before the events of the first book of the series and follows a mixture of the timeline from the books and the TV show adaptation of "A Song of Ice and Fire" titled an "A Game of Thrones".

Playing as Aegon, (the Not!Jon trueborn son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark) Daenerys and Viserys Targaryen the players are charged with restoring the Targaryen dynasty to its former glory and maybe someday even eclipsing their hallowed Valyrian ancestors. But berift of coin, allies, connections and stuck in the mansion of a greedy and manipulative Pentosi Magister who seeks to use them for his own gain they'll have their work cut out for them.

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For even if the three Targaryens overcome these challenges innumerable threats of the human, esoteric and... eldritch variety yet lurk in the shadows threatening to consume all that they've built.

Doesn't help that lunasmeow is most likely a sadist who only runs the quest to watch his players suffer as well.


The Dragon Has Three Heads contains examples of:

  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: Valyrian steel blades in this quest hold an edge like no other.
  • Absurdly Youthful Mother: Lady Chai Ran Yan is noted by Aegon to easily pass as a sister to her daughter Lady Chai Ran Dian, supposedly because the Yi Tish age well compared to the rest of the world. Part of this, however, could be due to their mastery of cultivation which both greatly increases their lifespan as well as helps them retain their youthful beauty.
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  • Action Girl: Joan Snow, or Jaenerys Targaryen, a capable fighter who can hold her own in pitched battle.
  • Advanced Ancient Acropolis: While not quite a utopia, Valyria was a high magic civilization ruled by dragonlords which was lost forever during the Doom. They had technologies like ever-sharp unbreakable steel, perfectly straight imperishable roads and impenetrable black walls, glass candles which could pierce any distance and allow communication, etc. Their advanced magics are slowly being rediscovered.
  • Age Lift: Some characters like Daenerys are aged up from book ages to show ages to avoid creepiness.
  • The Ageless: The bearers of necklaces blessed to the Fourteen with fourteen sacred gems have the ability to never age. Rather than being an illusion, this is true agelessness. The two examples of this are Lady Nalaehra who has endured since the Doom itself, and High Priestess Kinvara (though it hasn't been confirmed how old Kinvara is).
  • All Myths Are True: As the quest has progressed, it has become clear that the old legends aren't just legends, and that the religions aren't hollow.
  • All Men Are Perverts: While Aegon started as a relatively normal young man in this regard. He has quickly become something of a fiend...
  • All Women Are Lustful: Daenerys Targaryen no longer worries that Aegon will be disappointed in her, and freely seeks to engage in her pleasures with other women. She will seek to find new wives and concubines for Aegon in the future. So long as she knows that Aegon shares her interest in her female partner(s) she will suffer no mental or emotional consequences of being with them. That said, this only extends to women. She will never pursue a man other than Aegon.
  • Altar Diplomacy: The base setting being ASOIAF, political marriages and dynastic alliances are a common sight.
  • Ancestral Weapon: Aegon receives Blackfyre from Illyrio after requesting that the man help him find it. And later, in Braavos, Dark Sister is recovered from the thieving hands of Robert Baratheon mid-battle.
  • An Ice Person: In the setting these are the mythical Others who dwell Beyond the Wall. In the quest it's Ellania Novalnis, a Child of Ice who manages to get to Essos and meet Aegon.
  • Archaeological Arms Race: All civilizations in the world are in a constant struggle with each other to recover powerful relics of the past (like blades of Valyrian steel, for example).
  • Asian Speekee Engrish: When the Chai Rans first arrive at Volantis, Chai Ran Yan has a very difficult time speaking to Aegon in High Valyrian without her heavy accent butchering her pronunciation. She has since gotten better, though.
  • Babies Make Everything Better: Daenerys' attitude towards her children. She absolutely adores babies.
  • Back from the Dead: After the Dothraki attack Volantis, Urrax resurrects every single person slain by the Dothraki.
    • There's also Viserys, who died whilst slaying a corrupted dragon single-handedly, and was brought back by Morghul, god of the dead among the Fourteen.
  • Barbarian Tribe: The Dothraki, a barbarian tribe of horselords who raid and rape all across the Dothraki Sea. Khal Drogo pursued Daenerys as a bride-to-be who would bear him a son who became the prophesied "Stallion Who Mounts The World," but he was killed in Volantis and his god vanquished and sacrificed to the Fourteen.
  • Battering Ram: The Great Stallion attempts to batter down the Black Walls of Volantis during the Dothraki invasion.
  • The Beastmaster: Lady Eryshygael Tosaecys, Aegon's Mistress of Beasts on his Small Council. She has the unique ability to command Firewyrms, something even proper dragonlords couldn't manage.
  • Because Destiny Says So: 20s, which can be earned by players and added to any rolls they choose (provided the QM approves of course).
  • The Bermuda Triangle: The Smoking Sea surrounding the Doom-sundered ruins of the Valyrian peninsula. Any sailors who venture there never return.
  • Big Fancy Castle: The Dragonlord Manse within the Black Walls of Volantis is extremely large and luxurious, as it was built for not just one family of dragonlords but for 'all' of them for whenever they visited the city.
  • Bizarre Seasons: A staple of the setting, the world of ASOIAF has seasons that last for years.
  • Blood Magic: The magic in this quest is faithful to canon in that blood sacrifice is very much prevalent.
    • In the Aftermath Part II the Targaryens sacrifice the Great Stallion to the Fourteen of Valyria.
    • In Progress it is discovered that creation of Valyrian steel always requires human sacrifice.
  • Blue Blood: The Old Blood of Volantis, the purest scions of the Valyrian Freehold. There's also the Westerosi nobility, many of whose families have ruled for millennia.
  • Bond Creature: The Targaryens and their dragons, as well as skinchangers and their chosen animals.
  • Bond Villain Stupidity: Lysa Arryn in a feat of epic stupidity/bad luck poisons her husband Jon Arryn and then sends the letter confirming the deed is done and that House Lannister would be framed... to her sister Catelyn Stark instead of her co-conspirator Petyr Baelish. A civil war predictably erupted as a start, and it ended with Baelish fleeing Westeros and the Lannisters firmly establishing dominance.
  • Born in the Saddle: The Dothraki peoples, though they've been wiped out now in retribution for trying to destroy Volantis.
  • Brother–Sister Incest: There is strong sexual tension between Aegon and his twin sister Joan Snow.
  • Burial at Sea: What was initially done for Viserys when Vezenka witnessed him battle the Corrupted Sea Dragon far from land and then proceed to sink below the waves. Left without a body, he was honored at sea, and then later given another funeral on land by his surviving family.
  • Buxom Is Better: Daenerys' firm opinion regarding attractiveness in a woman. Seemingly Aegon's as well.
  • The Champion: Aegon and Daenerys are champions of the Fourteen. It seems all dragonlords are (faithful dragonlords, that is).
  • Child Mage: A young pre-teen girl who is an apprentice of Nalaehra, somehow capable of explosions so powerful they shatter fortified walls.
  • Citadel City: The inner city of Volantis is inhabited by the Old Blood nobility and is encompassed by the famous Black Walls made of impenetrable dragonstone with a gate of Valyrian steel.
  • Civilization Destroyer: This has happened multiple times in the setting, first with the Long Night heralding the end of the Empire of the Dawn (along with many other smaller kingdoms), and then later with the Doom shattering the Valyrian Peninsula and putting an end to the Valyrian Freehold.
  • Cleavage Window: A tactic used quite extensively by High Priestess Kinvara in her effort to seduce and convert Aegon and Daenerys, though it backfired and they seduced her instead.
  • Come Alone: Petyr Baelish's demand to Aegon, which was refused on grounds of being hilariously suspicious. It was later discovered he'd been keeping Aegon's twin sister, Joan Snow, as a hostage, and that he had hoped to ransom her.
  • Comforting the Widow: At the time Aegon was in a coma and it was unknown whether or not he'd wake, and Vezenka "comforted" a grieving Daenerys.
  • Cool Sword: Blackfyre, the sword of kings, which has some kind of void enchantment.
  • Court Mage: In addition to having magic of their own, Aegon and Daenerys have an official mage on their council — Nalaehra of Oros.
  • Damage Reduction: The trait Sturdy grants the bearer 5 DR, and can be stacked three times for a total of 15 DR.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: This has happened to many characters, but one of the prominent examples is Viserys Targaryen who lost all of his living family (his father, elder brother, mother, goodsister, niece, and nephew), and then was forced to care for his infant sister and infant nephew after being cast out of Ser Willem Darry's house after the man's untimely death to disease. He went mad over the strain of the events.
  • Damsel in Distress: Joan Snow ended up being captured by Petyr Baelish and held as a prisoner for months, needing to be rescued by Aegon when he was on the march to Braavos.
  • Dere Dere: Malaesella Vhassar, one of the daughter so the magisters of Volantis is partially based on Charlotte La Bouff of Disney's Princess And The Frog
  • Divine Intervention: Balerion, the Valyrian god of war, personally descended to the earth to battle the Great Stallion in defense of Volantis. Also, the Maiden Made of Light and the Lion of the Night made an appearance in the flesh to defend the surviving Yi Tish long enough for them to escape their corrupted homeland and sail to Volantis as refugees.
  • Divine Parentage: Before the sacrifice of the Great Stallion, Daenerys had him breed with her finest mares to sire a line of god-blooded horses.
  • Divine Right of Kings: Aegon's right to rule Valyrians is derived from the favor of the Fourteen.
  • Doppelgänger: Daenerys has two Doppelgangers. The first is Aerea the Whore who looks exactly like Daenerys, possibly a descendant of Saera Targaryen. The second is sort of a Doppelganger, Chai Ran Dian. She looks like Daenerys if she were Asian/Yi Tish.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: Lord Tywin Lannister, effectively ruling the Seven Kingdoms because Lord Jon Arryn was poisoned and bedridden, and the Usurper King Robert Baratheon is terrible at being the king and avoids his duties however he can.
  • Dragon Rider: The Dragonlords of Valyria learned to tame dragons and use them as mounts in war as well as harness their innate magics. Though Valyria fell, House Targaryen survived on Dragonstone. Even though they would proceed to lose their dragons in the catastrophic Dance of the Dragons, Aegon and Daenerys hatched the first dragons of House Targaryen in centuries within the Black Walls of Volantis.
  • The Dragons Come Back: Aegon and Daenerys discover a hatchery in their Volantine dragonlord residence and manage to hatch dragons of their own.
  • Eiffel Tower Effect: The Free City of Volantis has long been renowned for its great Black Walls and its Long Bridge, both feats of engineering that haven't been replicated since the Doom sundered Valyria.
  • Eldritch Abomination: When Aegon marched to Qohor intending to conquer it, instead he razed the entire city because it was filled with Lovecraft abominations.
  • Eldritch Location: There are several places in the setting that qualify, but the one that Aegon and Daenerys have personal experience with is Qohor, which was home to the children of Shub-Niggurath, the Black Goat of the Woods with a Thousand Young. They had been nesting in Qohor, and were fortunately uncovered and destroyed.
  • Enemy Civil War: Westeros erupts into civil war (though not the one that comes to mind) when Lysa messes up and mixes up her ravens, and sends a letter to Catelyn instead of Baelish in celebration of poisoning her husband Lord Jon Arryn and then blaming the Lannisters for it. What followed was a brief civil war to depose Lysa, and ended with her son Robin Arryn taken as a hostage by the Lannisters to ensure the Vale's cooperation (which many of the Vale lords are exceedingly unhappy about).
  • Equivalent Exchange: The act of sacrifice operates off of this law. If one desires a great boon from the gods, a sacrifice of equal or greater value must be offered.
  • Extreme Libido: Lady Chai Ran Dian is utterly obsessed with sex, to the point where she very nearly sparked civil war by trying to seduce Aegon while still betrothed to General Feng Xian.
  • Famous Ancestor: Aegon and Daenerys are descended of a line of kings and dragonlords, the most famous of whom was Aegon the Conqueror from whom they derive their right to the Iron Throne in Westeros.
  • Fantasy Gun Control: There are no guns in the quest by Game Master decree. If players want advancements it has to be through magic, not tech. Similarly, repeated crossbows are banned for being too close to guns, but players are at least allowed Myrrish Crossbows which can fire three times before needed to be reloaded.
  • Fish People: A variant of the eldritch the Targaryens have to watch out for, the Deep Ones are an ancient threat slowly making their return to the world.
  • Forest Ranger: The Ifequevron seemingly act as ancient guardians of the forest.
  • Gender Bender: Jon Snow was turned into Joan Snow, twin sister to Aegon.
  • Girl-on-Girl Is Hot: The firm opinion of Aegon. His wives have realized that he gets more aroused when he sees them being intimate with each other, so they tend to have sex with each other in front of Aegon in order to have even more vigorous sex with him afterwards.
  • Godhood Seeker: Back when the quest was hosted on Sufficient Velocity rather than Questionable Questing, the GM lunasmeow held a poll on what the overall goal for the player character should be. The result of the poll was as follows: "Immortality - The problem with Aegon the Conqueror is that he died. You will not."
  • Gods Need Prayer Badly: The Fourteen are severely weakened after centuries of drastically reduced prayer following the Doom.
  • Gold Digger: Ironically Aegon rather than one of his wives or concubines. He took Shaena as a concubine and a wife-to-be specifically for her claim to the Iron Bank.
  • Greek Fire: Wildfyre in ASOIAF, so potent that it can burn underwater.
  • Happily Married: Aegon and Daenerys are happily married.
  • Harem Seeker: Ironically, while Aegon certainly enjoys having more women in his harem, it's actually the women in his life being the one seeking to expand the harem. The most prominent example is Daenerys who actively seeks more wives and concubines for Aegon (with the intent of sharing them with him), though she limits her choices to women who are both useful and who both she and Aegon are attracted to.
  • Head-Turning Beauty: Several women in the quest qualify, through a combination of natural beauty, divine enhancements (Attractive traits), and cultivation making them drop-dead gorgeous. Examples include Daenerys Targaryen, High Priestess Kinvara, Cersei Lannister, and the Chai Ran family.
  • High Priest: Aegon and Daenerys are the heads of the Faith of the Fourteen in Volantis, and through seduction they converted Kinvara, the former High Priestess of the Faith of R'hllor.
  • The High Queen: The Kingdom of Sarnor is ruled by a woman said to be of the lineage of the Fisher Queens of eons past.
  • Holy Burns Evil: It was discovered that Kinvara's holy flames can purge corruption, even corrupted reforged Valyrian steel.
  • Hordes from the East: The Dothraki khalasars functioned as this, coming forth from the grasslands to bring savagery and destruction unto the people of Essos.
  • Horny Scientist: Theraja is very, very attracted to Aegon, and to Daenerys to a lesser degree. She didn't offer a hint of protest at being made his concubine for this very reason.
  • Hostile Terraforming: A practice of several the eldritch, who corrupt and taint the lands they inhabit, twisting it to their whims.
  • Hot Consort: Aegon's wife Daenerys is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful women in the world, along with being a leader in her own right along with a powerful mage.
  • Hot Scientist: This is Theraja. She's an experimenter of the magical variety, and has been running tests on Aegon and Daenerys since before they met her. She's very likely the best there is, and has proven a massive help in all magical research.]]It turns out that Ishtar or Innana falls into this as well. She is an artificer of some ability. If not quite as devoted to it as Theraja is.
  • I Shall Taunt You: Aegon does this when he goes to razed Braavos only to find Robert Baratheon inside new-built fortifications trying to steal the wealth of the Iron Bank. Aegon dresses and acts like Rhaegar to draw Baratheon into a rage and bait him out of his fort. It worked a little too well.
  • Illegal Religion: Upon Aegon seducing and converting Kinvara, the Red Faith within Volantis was swiftly either converted to the Fourteen or destroyed, with a proclamation that other religions within Volantis would be illegal.
  • Insatiable Newlyweds: Upon marriage, Aegon and Daenerys could barely keep their hands off of one another.
  • Instant Awesome: Just Add Dragons!: While the story could have functioned without dragons (delving into conquest and politics), it is undeniably better once they were hatched.
  • It's Personal: It was already personal after Robert the Usurper murdered Prince Rhaegar at the Trident and then smiled upon seeing the corpses of Princess Elia and her children, but it became even more so after Robert sent assassins to murder Aegon's infant children.
  • Kill It with Fire: This is a tried and tested response when dealing with eldritch.
  • The Kingslayer: Ser Jaime Lannister to murdered King Aerys II Targaryen at the height of Robert's Rebellion even as the Lannister army sacked King's Landing.
  • Kissing Cousins: Joan Snow is in an incestuous lesbian relationship with her cousin Sansa Stark.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: Ser Barristan Selmy is the picture of Westerosi chivalry.
  • Lady in Red: Kinvara, former High Priestess of R'hllor. She dressed in a deep red dress which consistently accentuated her breasts (likely very much on purpose as she was attempting to seduce Aegon and Daenerys in order to convert them).
  • Lady of Black Magic: Theraja, Aegon's second concubine, a Ghiscari mage of overwhelming power.
  • Long-Lost Relative: Aegon is the long-lost relative for all of House Stark (being the sole son of Lyanna), with none of them even knowing he existed until he and Daenerys went to Braavos. He later met both Benjen Stark in Volantis, and his twin sister Joan Snow on his second journey to Braavos.
  • Love Makes You Dumb: Subverted. Aegon sees Ser Jorah Mormont being intimate with Daenerys, except it's not Daenerys at all, but instead a whore named Aerea who looks exactly like her. Instead of killing Jorah in a blind rage, Aegon is surprisingly calm and goes home to speak to Daenerys about what he saw.
  • Love Ruins the Realm: The reason the Targaryens are in exile in the first place is because Prince Rhaegar eloped with the already betrothed Lady Lyanna Stark.
  • Lost Technology: The techniques of the Valyrian Freehold were lost with the Doom (including the forging of Valyrian steel, dragonstone, the making of glass candles, etc.)
  • Lust Object: Aegon ends up lusting after Lady Eryshygael Tosaecys, though nothing comes of it. There's also Lady Ishtar Tosaecys who lusted unsuccessfully after King Elaheh Zareen Yavand Amireh.
  • Magical Asian: The Yi Tish are skilled in the art of cultivation.
  • The Magic Comes Back: This is accompanied by the fact that the old legends are real. Magic is intrinsically tied to the dragons. As more hatch, the more magic returns.
  • Magic Genetics: The Dragon Blood, a magic that allows one to tame and ride dragons, is strictly hereditary. Other magics of the setting appear to be hereditary as well (such as skinchanging and greenseer magic).
  • The Magic Goes Away: It was generally agreed that magic died with the dragons after the Dance of the Dragons, though that seems to be reversing at present.
  • Magic Librarian: Archmaester Marwyn the Mage, who was recruited for the Targaryens by Daenerys, and has been sorting through the vast but disorganized collection of tomes on magic ever since.
  • Mama Bear: Daenerys is very, very protective of her babies, and people who attempt to harm them are shown little in the way of mercy.
  • Marry for Love: Aegon and Daenerys married for love, disregarding potential political advantages that could have come from marrying other people.
  • Master of Disguise: The Faceless Men, able to pose as pretty much anybody as long as they're able to harvest the right face.
  • Marry Them All: Aegon currently has one official wife Daenerys, but he is due to marry many more woman while having more still as concubines.
    • Daenerys Targaryen is of course Aegon's first wife, but she's also a driving force him him getting more wives and concubines.
    • Shaena L'Kainos, sole remaining heiress to the Iron Bank, who was originally made Aegon's first concubine, with the promise of becoming a wife after she revived the Iron Bank under House Targaryen, though she was smart enough to ensure that her children would bear the Targaryen name, and that they would be provided for.
    • Chai Ran Yan, Chai Ran Yi, and Chai Ran Dian are all due to be Aegon's wives as part of a way to bind the Yi Tish closer to him and the empire he's forging (also because he's actively sleeping with Chai Ran Yan and Chai Ran Yi). Though with Chai Ran Dian he has to wait for an appropriate amount of time after her broken betrothal with General Feng Xian so that both parties are able to save face.
    • Theraja is an overwhelmingly powerful Ghiscari mage who is currently Aegon's second concubine with no promise of being made a wife, though that could easily change since her internal dialogue has made it clear how much she dislikes being placed beneath those she sees as her lessers. She's far more attracted to Aegon than she is Daenerys.
    • High Priestess Kinvara is due to be married eventually as Priestesses of the Fourteen are required to only have children in wedlock, which is increasingly a concern as Aegon and Daenerys both sleep with her on a weekly basis. She's far more attracted to Aegon than she is Daenerys.
    • Vezenka likely is never going to be a full wife, but she'll probably eventually be given the status of a concubine. She's far more attracted to Daenerys than she is to Aegon.
  • Master Swordsman: Ser Barristan Selmy, a living legend of Westerosi chivalry. Easily the most dangerous Westerosi alive.
  • Mating Dance: A ritual dance performance between Aegon and Daenerys on the day of their marriage, wherein Aegon "conquered" Daenerys and proved his worth, and she accepted him once she'd deemed him suitable.
  • Medieval Stasis: The setting appears to have stagnated technologically after magic died.
  • Mistaken Identity: When Aegon and Daenerys first go to Braavos, Aegon is initially mistaken for his uncle Viserys.
  • The Mistress: Both Aegon and Daenerys have an understanding that they can have other relationships so long as they value each other the most, with Daenerys having Vezenka as her lover, though Aegon doesn't quite yet have his own favored mistress even if he has his pick of wives.
  • Money Fetish: Shaena L'Kainos was raised as an heiress of the Keyholders of the Iron Bank, and absolutely loves working with large sums of money.
  • Monumental Damage: The indestructible Black Walls of Volantis were cracked when the Great Stallion of the Dothraki personally attempted to tear them down.
  • Mother of a Thousand Young: Shub-Niggurath was revealed to be infesting Qohor. Aegon and his army proceeded to burn everything to the ground the moment they discovered it.
  • Mrs. Robinson: Aegon is in a sexual relationship with Lady Chai Ran Yan who is at minimum one-hundred-seventy years old, and Kinvara who is definitely older though it's never revealed by how much.
  • Mum Looks Like a Sister: Lady Chai Ran Yan is youthful enough to easily pass as a sister to her daughter Lady Chai Ran Dian.
  • My Girl Is a Slut: Rather than being shamed for her promiscuity, Daenerys is encouraged by Aegon to sleep with other women (but never another man). This evolved to her constantly looking for more woman to bring into the harem.
  • Naughty Nuns: The Red Priestesses are known to use sex as a method of converting men outside the faith of the Red God. Kinvara in particular as the High Priestess deliberately tried to seduce Aegon and Daenerys as a means of converting them, though that ended up backfiring on her with her being converted instead after they seduced her.
  • Noble Fugitive: Viserys, Aegon, and Daenerys spent years in hiding from the assassins of the Usurper, King Robert Baratheon of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. It was only in Pentos that this trend ended, with Aegon and Daenerys openly traveling to Braavos while Viserys made his way to the Stepstones.
  • Noble Wolf: Direwolves in ASOIAF, especially if bonded to a skinchanger.
  • Nobility Marries Money: Aegon takes Shaena L'Kainos, heiress to the Iron Bank, as his concubine. She was promised that she'd be made a full wife once she restores the Iron Bank under House Targaryen.
  • Nuclear Option: Aegon burned down the City of Qohor upon discovering it was infested with eldritch abominations and had not a single normal person left alive within its walls.
  • Offered the Crown: This occurred several times with Aegon.
    • First, Viserys bent the knee and offered the Crown of the Stepstones and the Narrow Sea, and now rules as a vassal
    • Somewhat differently, King Elaheh Zareen Yavand Amireh of Qarth offered her hand in marriage (yes, a woman is king) and the Kingdom of Qarth with her should Aegon agree to be her consort.
  • Offscreen Momentof Awesome: Viserys conquered the entire Stepstones mostly offscreen.
  • Older Is Better: Generally, the best pieces of equipment tend to be relics of bygone eras forged with lost knowledge. The prominent examples of this are Valyrian steel and dragonstone, both of which are generally thought to be unbreakable.
  • Older Than They Look: The Yi Tish, mainly due to cultivation. The one confirmed case of this is Lady Chai Ran Yan who was having internal dialogue of seducing a boy a tenth of her age. Aegon is seventeen, meaning Lady Chai Ran Yan is one-hundred-seventy years old at minimum, though she could be older. This is possible through cultivation, which if mastered allows its wielders to far exceed mortal limitations (especially aging). Also the bearers of the special necklaces which appear to stop aging entirely, such as Court Mage Nalaehra and High Priestess Kinvara.
  • Old Money: All nobility of the setting tends to be downright ancient, with coffers to match. This is very prominent among the Old Blood of Volantis.
  • Orientalism: Yi Ti has fallen to the eldritch, and the sole survivors fled to Volantis and pledged fealty to Aegon and Daenerys in exchange for protection and a place to build a new city. They were since settled in the ruins of Vaes Dothrak which was renamed Naques Irudy, or "Gift of the Dawn".
  • Ostrich Head Hiding: What players are tempted to do when they realize just how many eldritch lurk in the quest.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: There are multiple different kinds of dragons in this quest. Thus far the players have encountered Fire, Ice, Sea, and even an Asian variant.
  • Our Elves Are Different: The Ifequevron, kin to the Children of the Forest, are apparently elves in this setting. Aegon encountered them after razing Qohor and its eldritch taint. The Ifequevron claimed to have been keeping watch of the danger, but soon after left.
  • Physical God: In the Dothraki Invasion Arc, the Great Stallion personally manifested to lead his chosen people against Volantis. To counter him, Balerion, the Valyrian god of war, also physically manifested and pinned the Stallion down in a surprise attack, allowing the Volantenes to capture him and eventually sacrifice him to the Fourteen.
  • Pirate Girl: Vezenka of Volantis, one of the first of the faithful who followed Aegon and Daenerys. She also semi-regularly shares Daenerys' bed and rarely share's Aegon's bed with Daenerys.
  • Playing with Fire: Aegon and Daenerys (and even other lesser mages) are able to wield fire in both grand fireballs that sunder entire units of enemies or more delicately weaving it with their hands and gestures for beautiful patterns.
  • Polar Opposite Twins: Lady Eryshygael Tosaecys and Lady Ishtar Tosaecys. Eryshygael is responsible and generally reserved, where Ishtar is brash and often impulsive.
  • Politically Active Princess: Daenerys is politically active to the extreme, and is becoming adept with dealing with Volantene nobility.
  • Power Is Sexy: The stance of both Aegon and Daenerys. They are attracted to women with power and influence.
  • Power of the Storm: Robert Baratheon was revealed to have storm magic of some kind when Aegon faced him in the ruins of Braavos.
  • Power Tattoo: King Elaheh Zareen Yavand Amireh of Qarth has mysterious tattoos that appear to grant her strength and protection.
  • Praetorian Guard: In Westeros for the King on the Iron Throne this takes the form of the Kingsguard, an order of seven of the greatest knights of the Realm sworn to obey and defend the King. For Aegon, however, this is the Dragonguard and its sole member is Ser Barristan Selmy though there is certainly intent to recruit more loyal fighters.
  • Precursors: The Valyrian Freehold which fell in the Doom four centuries prior, a civilization that tamed dragons and wielded powerful magics. Or the great Empire of the Dawn which was even more powerful than Valyria, which fell during the Long Night after the Bloodstone Emperor usurped his sister the Amethyst Empress.
  • Pretty Princess Powerhouse: One of the most skilled fighters among the vassals of Aegon and Daenerys is the Yi Tish princess, Chai Ran Yi.
  • Princesses Rule: In Dorne in this setting they are a kingdom with only Princes and Princesses, and the current heiress is none other than Princess Arianne Martell.
  • Primal Scene: Baby Tia sometimes interrupts Aegon and Daenerys in their moments of intimacy.
  • The Promised Land: Actually a case of Crappy Promised Land. The Valyrian Peninsula, once a verdant and fertile region of never-ending summer, now a sundered ash-choked wasteland in wake of the Doom, a place so dangerous not a single person has survived venturing there.
  • Proper Lady: Lady Chai Ran Yan is the picture of poise and grace, with decades of experience as a noblewoman.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: The appearance of Joan Snow/Jaenerys Targaryen.
  • Ready for Lovemaking: This happens fairly often with Aegon's women being ready for him, notably in the chapter "Surprise & Acceptance" where Shaena and Theraja are scantily-clad on Aegon's bed, with Daenerys encouraging him to take them.
  • Really Royalty Reveal: After fighting abominations on the sea en route to Volantis, Aegon and Daenerys finally revealed to their followers that they were scions of House Targaryen, blessed of the Fourteen.
  • Reference Overdosed: This quest has numerous references littered throughout the information posts as well as the updates. If you spot a reference and it hasn't already been claimed, then you may earn a trait which can then be used on a character in the player faction.
  • Religion Is Magic: In this quest, magic is a gift of the gods, and faith in them strengthens the magic of their clerics and champions.
  • Reset Button: In this quest this takes the form of Hindsight. By paying 20 20s, players are able to reverse the events of the latest update if things go poorly, but no further. This is a rarely used feature due to how expensive it is. The first time it was used was during a botched diplomacy against Kinvara. The second time it was used was to allow the Stallion to breed with mares to give the Targaryens god-blooded steeds. The third time it was used was during negotiations with the Yi Tish when diplomacy with them was unintentionally botched. While costly, it is a very useful feature that has saved the quest multiple times.
  • Rich Bitch: Queen Cersei Lannister, rich as sin with a personality of pure poison.
  • Royal Blood: The Targaryens have the Dragon Blood which allows them to tame and ride dragons, though this trait can be lost if they don't practice enough incest.
  • Royal Harem: Aegon has multiple concubines and wives-to-be including his current wife Daenerys, with plans to marry many more. Wives and concubines are selected mainly for political reasons, though the main criteria is simply that the women are either powerful or useful.
  • Royal Inbreeding: Aegon is married to his aunt Daenerys, but both come from a long line of incest in the Valyrian tradition.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Aegon and Daenerys have been hard at work trying to better the lives of their subjects.
  • Royalty Super Power: The royalty in this case is not only comprised of dragonlords, but powerful mages as well, blessed by the Fourteen.
  • Ruling Couple: Aegon and Daenerys are joint-rulers of their territories.
  • Ruling Family Massacre: During Robert's Rebellion, Tywin Lannister sent his men to murder Elia Martell and her children, thus paving the way for a new royal family to replace them.
  • Runaway Fiancé: At the beginning of the quest, Dany and Aegon flee from Pentos because Dany has been betrothed to Khal Drogo, strongest of the Dothraki Horse Lords. Needless to say this had drastic consequences.
  • Sacred Language: High Valyrian, sacred language of the Fourteen.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Cersei's general attitude, able to get away with nearly anything thanks to her family's wealth and status.
  • Screw Yourself: In a dream, Daenerys has sex with two future versions of herself, one good and the other evil.
  • Separated at Birth: Aegon Targaryen is taken away from his twin sister Joan Snow, secretly spirited off to be raised alongside his young uncle Viserys and his infant aunt Daenerys, whilst Joan Snow was taken by her uncle Lord Eddard Stark and raised as his supposed bastard daughter.
  • Sex–Face Turn: This happens to Kinvara. She originally tried to seduce Aegon and Daenerys to convert them to the faith of R'hllor, but she ended up being seduced by them instead, and they managed to convert her to the faith of the Fourteen.
  • Sibling Team: Aegon and his twin sister Joan fight together in Braavos against Robert Baratheon and his Westerosi army.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: Lady Chai Ran Yan, for all that she appears graceful and demure, is ruthless when she needs to be.
  • Sink-or-Swim Mentor: General Feng Xian's attitude towards training, firm in the belief that true warriors are forged in a crucible of adversity. He went so far as to prevent Ser Barristan from going to his liege's side when Aegon was dueling Robert Baratheon in Braavos.
  • Slave Brand: Slaves in Volantis are tattooed on the face with different patterns depending on their occupation. Pleasure slaves have a tear under their eye, a horsehead on the cheek for stableworkers, etc.
  • Spare to the Throne: Aegon has twin sons with Daenerys, with his first son Jaehaerys being the heir and his second son Daeron being the spare, but Aegon is going to have many more children with the women in his life, technically qualifying those children as additional spares.
  • Spontaneous Weapon Creation: Aegon is able to summon blades of ice, just like the Others of the far north Beyond the Wall are said to be able to. This has led to speculation of the Stark bloodline as a whole.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Theraja reveals herself to Aegon in an effort to prevent what she sees as a rival from gaining his favor. She was taken into custody, but quickly made into a concubine.
  • Superpowerful Genetics: Magic itself is an inheritable ability. Aegon, wielding multiple magics, has a chance of passing any of them down to every child he sires.
  • Talking in Bed: Aegon convinces Lady Chai Ran Yan to loan him General Feng Xian for an important mission, something she was very reluctant to agree to, after repeatedly having sex with her over the course of several days.
  • Tangled Family Tree: The tree of House Targaryen is very, very tangled. And this is before Aegon and his harem come into the picture.
  • Teen Genius: Aegon and Daenerys, through blessings of the Fourteen, have greatly enhanced mental capabilities. Theraja, though, is naturally a genius.
  • Teen Pregnancy: Daenerys Targaryen had gave birth to Aegon's first two sons when she was sixteen.
  • The Time of Myths: Thousands of years ago before the Long Night descended upon the world, the Empire of the Dawn reigned in the Dawn Age. Then, even after the Long Night, heroes walked the sundered earth in the Age of Heroes. The times of myth are long since gone, but they are remembered with awe and terror.
  • Time Travel: This is referred to as 'Hindsight' in the quest. Players have access to a limited form of time travel if they wish, spending 20 20s to turn back a decision by one update and one update only to get a do-over. There are also future godly versions of Aegon and Daenerys sometimes show up in the present and mantle their old bodies to aid them. For example, future Daenerys surfacing to aid her present self in a very hard diplomacy crisis, or future Aegon showing up just in time to obliterate a hated enemy, etc.
  • Tome of Eldritch Lore: There are multiple such tomes in the world, usually having drastic consequences if read without appropriate precautions, yet still containing necessary lore to properly fight the eldritch.
  • Too Important to Walk: The Old Blood of Volantis travel by palanquin carried by slaves, servants, or even elephants rather than walking anywhere.
  • Top Wife: Daenerys is Aegon's undisputed Queen, with her children with him being his foremost heirs.
  • Training from Hell: Aegon goes through this when Ser Barristan Selmy and General Feng Xian team up to train him on the way to Braavos.
  • Training the Gift of Magic: Aegon and Daenerys unlock and slowly learn to control their magical abilities, with guidance from their court mage Nalaehra.
  • Treasure Hunt: Aegon sets off from Volantis alongside Shaena and his army for the purpose of recovering the wealth of the Iron Bank hidden deep inside the vaults in Braavos.
  • Treasure Room: The vaults of the Iron Bank, housing all of its assets and records.
  • Twincest: There is strong sexual tension between Aegon and his twin sister Joan Snow.
  • Undying Loyalty: This happens with Ser Barristan after he feels guilty with accusing Aegon of being Mad King Aerys come again when ordering the razing of Qohor... only to discover that everything in the city was an abomination. Afterwards he swore never to doubt his king again.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: Aegon and his twin sister Joan Snow have this between them, mainly because Joan refuses to risk pregnancy before marriage due to her own upbringing under the stigma of a bastard.
  • The Usurper: Robert Baratheon, the man who stole the Iron Throne from House Targaryen during what is aptly referred to as 'Robert's Rebellion'.
  • Villain Team-Up: The Free Cities, terrified of Volantis' back to back victories against the Dothraki and then Qohor came together in a coalition army.
  • Voluntary Vassal: Prince Viserys willingly bent the knee to Aegon, offering his Kingdom in the Stepstones and the Narrow Sea as a vassal state.
  • Warrior Prince: Not only does Aegon have a habit of marching with his armies and fighting at their side, but Daenerys can hold her own in a fight, and Joan Snow is a very accomplished warrior in her own right going so far as to save Aegon in the middle of a pitched battle in Braavos.
  • Warrior Princess: Joan Snow, twin sister to Aegon Targaryen. She's skilled enough with a blade to hold her own in pitched battle.
  • Wealthy Ever After: House Targaryen after they managed to reclaim the Iron Bank in Braavos.
  • Wedding-Enhanced Fertility: Daenerys fell pregnant with Aegon's twin sons Jaehaerys and Daeron on the very first night of their wedding.
  • What Beautiful Eyes!: Purple is an eye color unique to the Valyrian race, viewed as hauntingly beautiful.
  • Wuxia: Yi Tish cultivation and martial arts are all wuxia-based.
  • Yandere: Theraja, naturally. She was stalking Aegon for sometime before she decided to reveal herself.
  • You Killed My Father: Aegon feels this way towards Robert the Usurper for killing his father Prince Rhaegar in the Battle of the Trident.
  • You Remind Me of X: Aerea the Whore is the spitting image of Daenerys Targaryen due to a distant Targaryen ancestor who fled to Volantis more than a century ago. There's also Lady Chai Ran Dian who looks like Daenerys if Daenerys was a Yi Tish Valyrian rather than a full-blooded Valyrian.

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