War is afoot in House of the Dragon episode 10, however the most essential weapon is up in the air: dragons. Daemon is throughout this, naturally, however one scene in the season 1 finale may throw off even the most devoted viewers.
As the literal identify of the recreation (or the present, because it have been), it’s no shock a lot of House of the Dragon’s season 1 finale is devoted to taking stock of what number of dragons either side as in its command. In a contemporary, non-fantasy, narrative this is able to be the briefing the president will get in the struggle room about the nuclear functionality of the different facet. Here it’s simply Daemon (Matt Smith) at the struggle desk reminding Rhaenyra (Emma D’Arcy) of the energy at their disposal, and the firepower they may flex if attainable allies want convincing to be a part of their facet in the brewing struggle. Ultimately, all of it means going to spherical up extra dragons.
After the two eldest Velaryon boys take off to woo allies, “The Black Queen” follows Daemon right into a cave, lit solely by a torch (little question to some consternation by Thrones followers who haven’t already seen to their TV settings), singing a tune in High Valyrian that is virtually absolutely a present invention. He cautiously kneels and places the torch on the floor, as a guttural, virtually alien growl is heard someplace in entrance of him. Then it’s revealed who he is serenading: an enormous dragon, who lets unfastened an amazing hearth burst in response.
So who is the large dragon Daemon is convening with?
In the earlier struggle council scene, Daemon was very intentional about taking word of all the dragons the Blacks command. By his rely there are 13 dragons managed (or accessible) by the Blacks — plus a “score of eggs incubating” — to the Greens’ three adults (plus a child). Though Rhaenyra pushes again that none of their dragons have been to struggle, he insists it’s a numbers recreation they’ve already received, ought to they have the opportunity to discover the riders.
After all, Rhaenyra’s youngsters have dragons, as does Daemon’s daughter Baela (Bethany Antonia). When mixed with Daemon’s, Rhaenyra’s, and Rhaenys’ dragons, they’ve 7 adults. Then he drops the fascinating tidbit about the “neutral” dragons (dragons with no riders) at play: “Seasmoke still resides on Driftmark, Vermithor and Silverwing dwell on Dragonmont […] then there are the three wild dragons, all of whom nest here.”
It’s attainable the dragon Daemon goes to see is one of the wild ones he references. But given the measurement of that dragon and the response to his tune, it appears extra doubtless this is Vermithor, who was King Jaehaerys’ dragon. (Silverwing, who Daemon mentions is coiled up with Vermithor, is Jaehaerys’ spouse’s dragon — love is actual.) He is described in the ebook as a bronze dragon with “great tan wings,” already giant when Jaehaerys was accepted as his rider. By the time we meet him right here at the begin of the Dance of the Dragons, he’d be about 100 years outdated.
Still, as episode 10 makes clear, successful the struggle isn’t only a matter of amount. By the time Daemon makes it again from Dragonmont, Team Black is already down one dragon and one dragon rider thanks to Vhagar, the oldest, largest dragon in the world. It’s a troublesome break, however hopefully Vermithor and the different dragons can be ready to fill out the fleet in season 2 — or no less than, in the event that they hope to go toe to toe with the Greens’ chonky gal.