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Mysaria is a former prostitute who lives in Westeros. Originally a slave from Essos, she worked her way up the ranks in the criminal underbelly of King's Landing, to become the most trusted ally of Prince Daemon Targaryen.[1]

Behind the scenes

Mysaria was revealed to be a recurring character in House of the Dragon on December 8, 2020. On February 11, 2021, HBO announced that Sonoya Mizuno had signed on for the series. The character breakdown reads as follows:

"She came to Westeros with nothing, sold more times than she can recall, and could have wilted...but instead she rose to become the most trusted — and most unlikely — ally of Prince Daemon Targaryen, the heir to the throne."
―HBO[|[src]]

On October 14, 2021, it was reported that Rosa Escoda was set to portray a younger Mysaria.[2]

In the books

In the books, Mysaria was originally a slave from Lys in the Free Cities, though her ultimate origin is unclear. She is described as an albino. The TV version in House of the Dragon changed this to make her Asian in appearance - apparently a slave passed along the shipping lanes from Yi Ti in the far east (or perhaps the descendant of slaves).

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In The World of Ice & Fire and Fire & Blood, Mysaria is a dancer from Lys who becomes the lover of Prince Daemon Targaryen.

Mysaria became Daemon's paramour while working in King's Landing, and was allowed to live at Dragonstone. Around 105 AC, she became pregnant with his child. Daemon then gave her a dragon egg, to the anger of King Viserys I Targaryen. On the king's command, Daemon returned the egg and sent Mysaria back to Lys. On the journey back, she lost the child.

After the death of Prince Lucerys Velaryon during the Dance of the Dragons, Mysaria hired two assassins (Blood and Cheese) to infiltrate the Red Keep and kill Jaehaerys Targaryen, son of Aegon II Targaryen.

At some point, Mysaria became Rhaenyra Targaryen's unofficial mistress of whisperers, though she did not sit on her small council. After the First Battle of Tumbleton, Mysaria informed Rhaenyra that Daemon had slept with Nettles at Maidenpool. Rhaenyra then ordered Nettles to be executed, but Manfryd Mooton refused.

After the arrest of Corlys Velaryon, Ser Denys Woodwright and Ser Thoron True planned to free their lord. However, Mysaria quickly learned of the plan and had the two knights hanged.

Septon Eustace speculated that Helaena Targaryen committed suicide after being informed by Mysaria of the death of her son, Maelor Targaryen.

Mysaria was captured by Ser Perkin the Flea during the riot of King's Landing. Ser Perkin told Mysaria that she would be allowed to live if she could walk naked from the Red Keep to the Gate of the Gods while being whipped. She made it halfway before dying.

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