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“It’s about the Targaryen dynasty in all of its forms”: House of the Dragon Showrunner Seemingly Confirms Game of Thrones Spin-Off Will Include Legendary Aegon’s Conquest in Later Seasons

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The Game of Thrones spinoff TV series House of the Dragon has been doing the numbers in terms of almost everything that makes a show successful ever since it got its debut on HBO Max last month. The show has remarkable viewership numbers as well as fan loyalty, and the appraisal from critics about all aspects of the show speaks for itself.

Just like how Game of Thrones touched upon a lot of the battles and feuds that took place in the original source material from George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, House of the Dragon also plans on introducing a legendary military campaign from the novels.

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House Of The Dragon To Cover The Legendary Aegon’s Conquest

There’s usually a lot of ground to cover when TV shows source their storylines based solely on source material from popular novels, and sometimes the content is just too extensive.

Leaving out some of the most important and well-written arcs from a novel is a crime punishable by death (of trust from fans). But it’s quite safe to say that House of the Dragon will be putting in some work to cover the legendary Aegon’s Conquest.

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During an interview with, House of the Dragon showrunner Ryan Condal spoke about plans for covering Aegon’s conquest in the later seasons of the TV series.

When asked about what future plans are set in place to cover other parts of Targaryen history, for the TV series, Condal replied-

“You know, there’s certainly the Conquest. I think now we’re telling the story of this large civil war that happens when both sides have dragons, and I think it’d be fascinating to also explore a time when Targaryens are still in power but don’t have any dragons.”

“How do they then threaten their enemies and how the whole strategy of war would change. There are lots of places to go. I would certainly love to be involved.”

George R.R. Martin’s mind-boggling world-building skills have certainly provided a lot of stories for at least 4-5 more seasons, and Condal is smacking his lips as we speak.

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What’s The Aegon Conquest About?

Aegon’s Conquest was one of the most vital battles that were a part of the Wars of Conquest series of campaigns that House Targaryen initiated in order to gain total control over the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros.

Aegon’s Conquest started in 2 BC with Aegon’s Landing as he arrived in Westeros together with his sisters Visenya and Rhaenys, and their three mighty dragons Balerion, Vhagar, and Meraxes.

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An illustration of Aegon Targaryen along with his sister-wives Visenya and Rhaenys

The conquest would entail a series of brutal massacres that saw Westeros rocked by the battles of Harrenhal and the waters off Gulltown.

The battles were followed by the subsequent conquest of the Stormlands under the command of Orys Baratheon and the eventual conquest of the Westerlands and the Reach were under the command of Loren Lannister and Mern IX Gardner respectively.

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Torrhen Stark of the North and Sharra Arryn of the Vale, unlike the other rulers, would end up submitting to Aegon’s dominance and would negotiate peace on their own terms.

However, the last remaining kingdom of Dorne which was ruled by an aging princess Meria Martell remained unconquered despite Rhaenys’ death threats. This would mean that Aegon I Targaryen was now the ruler of six of the Seven Kingdoms.

Showrunner Ryan Condal’s got a lot of work to do, and we hope he can bring in a brilliant cast similar to what House of the Dragon has.

House of the Dragon is currently streaming on HBO Max.

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Written by Sang Tonsing

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