The future of House of the Dragon is affected by a number of potential motives associated with Daemon, singing to a Vermithor, one of the largest dragons. In terms of character, it contributes to the further development of Daemon’s more erratic tendencies.
Dameons’ relationship with Caraxes to his role in obtaining Syrax’s dragon eggs to his current singing to the dragon.
Daemon is essentially portrayed as one with the dragons, more so than anyone else.
In differing degrees, Viserys and Daenerys from Game of Thrones have used the Targaryen persona as a “dragon,” but never to this degree.
Before, Viserys and Daenerys from Game of Thrones were utilised to varying degrees to suggest that a Targaryen person was a “dragon,” but never to this extent. Daemon’s High Valyrian dragon song probably serves two functions, while the exact translation is unknown.
One is that Vermithor rediscovers socialisation because it hasn’t had a rider since King Jaehaerys I Targaryen (who has been dead for around 30 years). Daemon is also probably promising the dragon that he will soon acquire a new rider, setting up events that will occur later in House of the Dragon.
Daemon believes that dragons will help them win the upcoming war. It’s logical for him to be hunting for riders for the other dragons owned by House of the Dragon. At least one of the terms in the phrase has a High Valyrian pronunciation that is similar to “new” (arlie).
It’s conceivable that Daemon learned about the song via something he overheard his grandpa, Jaehaerys, doing with Vermithor. In any case, he did read extensively in Pentos and could have learned the information there.
Who is Vermithor ?
King Jaehaerys I Targaryen once rode the male dragon Vermithor, also known as the Bronze Fury.
The dragon had “huge tan wings” and was bronze in colour. Only Balerion and Vhagar were greater dragons in 48 AC than Vermithor. He had nearly reached the age of a century by the time of the Dance of the Dragons.
The dragon, Bronze Fury was a terrifying creature. By the time of Aegon II’s reign, Targaryen Bronze Fury accustomed to men and had a former rider. He was also more accepting of new riders. Vermithor and Silverwing frequently tangled.
Riders of The Bronze Fury
- Jaehaerys I Targaryen
By 48 AC, when Jaehaerys bid for the Iron Throne, King Jaehaerys I Targaryen and Queen Alysanne Targaryen rode Sanrixian Vermithor. He only accepted Prince Jaehaerys Targaryen as his rider.
Jaehaerys arrived in King’s Landing on the dragon in nine days, after the mysterious passing of King Maegor I Targaryen to take the throne.
Jaehaerys I once travelled to Winterfell with six dragons during his rule. His sister-wife Queen Alysanne Targaryen also traveled with him.
Jaehaerys died in 103 AC, leaving Bronze Fury without a rider. King Viserys I Targaryen, the heir apparent to Jaehaerys, was Vermithor’s sole rider during his rule. Vermithor stayed on the island of Dragonstone at this period, setting his residence in one of the Dragonmont’s smoky caverns.
- Hugh Hammer
Prince Jacaerys Velaryon determined his mother’s faction required additional dragon riders in 129 AC. After the Dance of the Dragons had begun, lord Gormon Massey tried to approach The Bronze Fury. He burned him to death, in one of the many attempts by men to claim a dragon as their own.
Vermithor eventually bowed his head before Hugh Hammer, a blacksmith’s bastard. To fight in the Battle of the Gullet, Hugh rode the dragon. Vermax, Seasmoke, Silverwing, Sheepstealer, and Vermithor all attacked the ninety warships flying the Three Daughters’ flags.