Jaehaerys II Targaryen

Born in the year 225, King Jaehaerys II Targaryen was the second son of Aegon V Targaryen. He had long hair and a silver beard. He used the warrior crown of his grandfather, King Maekar I Targaryen.

More concerned than his brother Duncan with Targaryen traditions, Jaehaerys, who became Prince of Peyredragon after his older brother's renunciation, decided to marry his fourteen-year-old sister Shaera, with whom he had been in love since childhood.

But, being promised by his father to Celia Tully, daughter of the lord of Vivesaigues, Jaehaerys and Shaera chose to marry in secret, a marriage that once consummated imposed itself on Aegon who accepted it.

Prince Jaehaerys came to the throne in 259 after the death of his father and older brother Duncan in the tragedy of Lestival. Valetudinous, he reigned for only three years and was succeeded by his son, Aerys.

Well aware of the faults and shortcomings of some members of his house, he once confessed to Ser Barristan Selmy that: "Greatness and insanity are two sides of the same coin. Every time a new Targaryen is born, the gods toss the coin into the air, and the world holds its breath wondering which side it will fall on."

Jaehaerys was a kind and wise man, but in poor health, and considered by many to be a weak king. He did, however, win the War of the Nine Kings, which broke out early in his reign.