|The title of this article is conjecture based on information revealed in the A Song of Ice and Fire novels or related material and may be subject to change.
- "Aegon relented. He was crowned in the Dragonpit, and his wife and sister Helaena became Queen. "
- ―Viserys Targaryen
In the books
In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, there's no mention of Septon Eustace. He does appear in The Princess and the Queen and The Rogue Prince novellas. Eustace wrote The Reign of King Viserys, first of His Name, and the Dance of the Dragons That Came After, one of the sources for later historians who wrote of the war.
However, Eustace's accounts tended to be biased in favor of Aegon II, putting him in a positive light, and against Rhaenyra Targaryen. It is believed he invented several details, such as Aegon being reluctant to take the crown until Alicent reminded him that Rhaenyra would execute him and his family if she sat the Iron Throne - as other accounts note that Aegon was "grasping" and compare him to other "bad" kings such as the weak Aenys and the tyrannical Maegor the Cruel. Eustace's accounts also note that Rhaenyra cut her thighs when sitting the Iron Throne - a sign that she was unworthy of it - even though it was physically impossible since she was wearing full armor at the time.