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This page is about the title. For other uses, see: The Lord of the Tides (disambiguation)

Corlys Velaryon, the Lord of the Tides.

Lord of the Tides[1] is a title held by the ruler of the stronghold of Driftmark in Blackwater Bay. The title is traditionally held by the head of House Velaryon, along with the title of Master of Driftmark.[1]


House of the Dragon: Season 1[]

Lord Corlys Velaryon is the Lord of the Tides during the reign of Viserys I.[1] His son, Laenor, stands to inherit the title.[2]

After what the public perceives to be death of Laenor Velaryon, his second son Lucerys becomes the heir to Driftmark, as his first son Jacaerys stands to inherit the Iron Throne instead.[3][4] Corlys's wife Rhaenys objects to this, believing that Laena's daughter Baela is the rightful heir on account of Lucerys in truth being the bastard son of Harwin Strong. She later relents after agreeing to marry Baela and Rhaena to Jacaerys and Lucerys, ensuring that the Velaryon bloodline continues to rule Driftmark in the future, but Corlys's brother Vaemond remains belligerent, petitioning the crown to make himself the next Lord of the Tides should Corlys die of his recent wounds in the War for the Stepstones. He oversteps by openly insulting Princess Rhaenyra, however, and is promptly executed by Daemon. King Viserys confirms Lucerys as the next Lord of the Tides.[4]

Lucerys dies before he can inherit the title, making his younger brother Joffrey the new heir.[5]

Known Lords of the Tides[]

In the books[]

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, the title is the same. The Lord of the Tides at the start of A Game of Thrones is Monford Velaryon, and Monterys Velaryon at the end of A Dance with Dragons.

After becoming a pirate king in the Stepstones, Aurane Waters, a Velaryon bastard, styles himself the "Lord of the Waters" as a play on his bastard name and the title "Lord of the Tides."


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