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"The Field of Fire - House Targaryen"[3] is the ninth short of the first season of Histories & Lore. It is the ninth short of the series overall. It was released on March 6, 2012 in Game of Thrones: The Complete First Season. It was narrated by Harry Lloyd as Viserys Targaryen and written by Bryan Cogman.


Viserys Targaryen tells the tale of how his family's glorious dynasty was founded on the scorched battlefields of Westeros.[3]


Viserys Targaryen: The days of the Andals were numbered. One by one, their so-called kings were bending the knee or facing the wrath of Aegon Targaryen. Aegon of Old Valyria, Aegon, who was "blood of the dragon."

After defeating the Ironmen at Harrenhal and slaying the last of the Storm Kings, Aegon and his sisters, Rhaenys and Visenya, set their sights on other prizes. The gold mines of the Rock and the fertile lands of the Reach.

King Loren Lannister of the Rock and King Mern Gardener of the Reach foolishly thought their combined armies could beat back the Targaryen host.

They rode forth together, their proud banners flapping in the wind, and faced off against Aegon in a vast golden field of wheat. The two kings commanded a massive force of nearly sixty thousand and it appeared the day was theirs.

Until Aegon unleashed all three of his dragons, for the first and only time. Each beast was named after the Valyrian gods of Aegon's forefathers.

Visenya rode Vhagar, whose fiery breath could melt armor. Rhaenys rode Meraxes, whose jaws were big enough to swallow a horse whole. The greatest of all was Balerion the Black Dread, with fire dark as night and wings so huge, whole towns were covered in shadow when he flew overhead. This magnificent creature was ridden by Aegon himself.

Four thousand men were bathed in glorious dragonflame that day, on what came to be known as the Field of Fire. King Mern was among the dead, and House Gardener died with him.

His stewards, the Tyrells, surrendered his ancestral stronghold of Highgarden to Aegon and were appointed Lords Paramount of the Reach and Wardens of the South.

When Loren Lannister witnessed Mern's fate, he wisely bent the knee. Aegon spared Loren's life, and the Lannisters were made Lords Paramount of the Westerlands and Wardens of the West.

After his triumph on the Field of Fire, Aegon's conquest was assured. In a short time, the so-called Seven Kingdoms were melted down in the heat of the dragons' flame and transformed into a single realm.

Aegon would forever be known as Aegon the Conqueror.










Behind the scenes[]


  1. Jacob Klein (March 4, 2012). Game of Thrones DVD & Blu-Ray Available 3/6!. HBO Watch. Retrieved December 15, 2023.
  2. Histories & Lore: Season 1, Short 9: "The Field of Fire - House Targaryen" (2012).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Game of Thrones: The Complete First Season (2012).
  4. Dan Selcke (September 20, 2017). Bryan Cogman is developing a fifth Game of Thrones prequel series for HBO. Winter is Coming. Retrieved December 14, 2023.