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Behind the scenes
Mysaria was announced as a recurring character in House of the Dragon on December 8, 2020. On February 11, 2021, it was 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."
In the books
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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.
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.