Warning: This submit incorporates spoilers for Home of the Dragon.
Daemon (Matt Smith) has been anticipating battle—or maybe vying for it. The brother of the now-dead king Viserys (Paddy Considine) has slowly been gathering dragon eggs over the course of a number of episodes, little doubt in hopes of bolstering the household’s provide of beasts ought to they need to battle Alicent Hightower’s (Olivia Cooke) brood.
However within the season finale, Daemon additionally factors out that there are a number of already dwelling dragons at present kicking round Westeros with out riders. If Rhaenyra’s (Emma D’Arcy) followers can declare and experience these dragons, they might rapidly acquire a bonus within the civil battle threatening to tear the Targaryens aside, a.ok.a the Dance of Dragons.
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Daemon even ventures into the caverns beneath the town to hunt out not less than one in every of these fire-breathers, singing softly in Valerian to maintain the dragon calm. All indicators level to this dragon being Vermithor, who performs an important function in Hearth & Blood, the e-book upon which Home of the Dragon is predicated.
Right here’s the whole lot it’s worthwhile to find out about Vermithor and the dragons that may be out there for the approaching battle.
Who’re the wild dragons?
In Hearth & Blood, the maesters point out six wild and semi-wild dragons lurking within the caverns of Dragonstone on the star of the Dance of Dragons: Cannibal, Gray Ghost, Seasmoke, Sheepstealer, Silverwing, and Vermithor.
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Often called “Bronze Fury,” due to his bronze wings, Vermithor is round 100 years outdated by the point of the Dance of Dragons. He’s one of many largest dwelling dragons, second solely to Aemond’s dragon Vhagar. We gained’t spoil who finally rides the dragon, however he performs a significant function in a number of large battles.
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Who rode Vermithor beforehand?
Vermithor accepted Viserys’ grandfather, Jaehaerys Targaryen, as his rider when he turned king. However after Jaehaerys died, Vermithor didn’t take a brand new rider. He made his lair within the caverns of the Dragonmont on Dragonstone, below an lively volcano.
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