Everything you ever wanted to know (and more) regarding the Valyrian Steel Sword Dark Sister. Famous owners from Queen Visenya to Bloodraven, and all their epic kills! Plus we have speculation about the sword’s future. Let us know what you think the future of the sword is.
Ash has since learned new information straight from GRRM himself – that Bloodraven took Dark Sister with him to the Wall! She asked him this in August 2018, which is two and a half years after this episode.
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When Queen Visenya and an escort were set upon, two of her guards died before she cut down the last villain herself with Dark Sister.
On one occasion in 10 AC, Aegon and Visenya were both attacked in the streets of King’s Landing. If not for Visenya and Dark Sister, the king might not have survived. Despite this, the king still believed that his guards were sufficient to his defense; Visenya convinced him otherwise. It is recorded that when Aegon pointed out his guardsmen, Visenya drew Dark Sister and cut his cheek before his guards could react. “Your guards are slow and lazy.”
“He proved the greatest jouster and swordsman of his age—a knight worthy to bear Dark Sister. He became known as the Dragonknight for the three-headed dragon crest wrought in white gold upon his helm.”
“Six years ago in King’s Landing, Dunk had seen him with his own two eyes, as he rode a pale horse up the Street of Steel with fifty Raven’s Teeth behind him. That was before King Aerys had ascended to the Iron Throne and made him the Hand, but even so he cut a striking figure, garbed in smoke and scarlet with Dark Sister on his hip.”