pre-asoiaf characters ♔ Elia Martell (257-283 AL)Elia Martell was a princess of Dorne. She married the crown prince, Rhaegar Targaryen, and by him birthed Rhaenys and Aegon. She was a gentle, good and gracious lady, but frail due to her delicate health. According to Barristan Selmy, she was kind and clever, with a sweet wit. She was said to be very fair, with the typical Martell features: dark hair, black eyes and olive skin. At the Tourney at Harrenhal, Rhaegar met Lyanna Stark and apparently became infatuated with her. He won the tournament and crowned her Queen of Love and Beauty, passing over Elia. A year later Rhaegar either abducted or ran off with Lyanna, and this event sparked Robert’s Rebellion. Aerys kept Elia and both of her children in King’s Landing as hostages against possible Dornish betrayal and she was murdered by Ser Gregor Clegane during the sack of King’s Landing.
Tell your father I’m here. And tell him the Lannisters aren’t the only ones who pay their debts.
got challenge » day 18: favourite character: Arianne Martell
Do you see the white one, Quentyn? That is Nymeria’s star, burning bright, and that milky band behind her, those are ten thousand ships. She burned as bright as any man, and so shall I. You will not rob me of my birthright!
If you die before you say her name, ser, I will hunt you through all seven hells.
"We found you hiding, we found you lying. Choking on the dirt and sand, your former glories and all the stories dragged and washed with eager hands."