Jacaerys Velaryon Timeline – House of the Dragon

Jacaerys Velaryon Info

Jacaerys Velaryon TimelineFatherLeanor Velaryon (acknowledged) Harwin Strong (actual)
MotherRhaenyra Targaryen
Siblings – Lucerys, Joffrey
Half Siblings – Aegon, Viserys
Spouse – betrothed to Rhaena Targaryen
Children – None

This Jacaerys Velaryon timeline gives a chronological listing of the main events in the life of the fictitious character as shown in the TV series House of the Dragon

Please Note: In the TV adaptation, characters’ ages are different to those in the books. The ages given in this timeline are those known to have been decided by the show, or are approximations made using a combination of the ages in the book and the ages of the actors.

See Also: House of the Dragon Timeline


Jacaerys Velaryon Timeline

Season 1 Age 0
Jacaerys Velaryon was born to Rhaenyra Targaryen and Laenor Velaryon. Although Laenor acknowledged Jacaerys as his son, he was actually fathered by Harwin Strong.
Season 1 Age 2
Jacaerys’ brother Lucerys was born. He was also fathered by Harwin Strong.
Season 1 Age 6
Jaccaerys’ brother Joffrey Velaryon was born. He was also fathered by Harwin Strong.
Season 1 Age 6
Jacaerys was learning to tame his dragon and was watched by all the children. Afterwards, they taunted Aemond, who does not have a dragon, by presenting him with a pig.
Season 1 Age 6
Jacaerys (Jace), Lucerys (Luke), Aegon and Aemond were being trained in weapons use by Ser Criston Cole. Cole showed obvious favour to Alicent’s children. He was angry because Rhaenyra had dismissed any idea of marrying him wanting him only as her lover.
Season 1 Age 6
Harwin Strong arrived to say goodbye to Rhaenyra and the children. On his father’s order he was to return to Harrenhal.
Season 1 Age 6
While Harwin Strong and his father were at Harrenhal, a fire broke out. They were both unable to leave their rooms and died in the blaze.
Season 1 Age 6
Jacaerys, his siblings and parents went to Driftmark for the funeral of Laena.
Season 1 Age 6
Prince Aemond had claimed Laena’s dragon for himself. Laena’s daughters Baela and Rhaena were angry because the dragon was meant for one of them. When Aemond returned to the castle and was confronted by Laena’s daughters Baela and Rhaena. Jace and Luke supported the girls and fought Aemond. In the melee, Aemond broke Luke’s nose and Luke slashed Aemond across the face causing him to lose an eye.
Season 1 Age 6
King Viserys called for calm and demanded to know why the fight had taken place. He was angry when he heard that Aemond had called Jace and Luke bastards and demanded to know who had given him this information. Aegon told his grandfather that it was common knowledge. Alicent demanded retribution and instructed Criston Cole to take Luke’s eye. Viserys refused such action. Alicent then grabbed a dagger and slashed Rhaenyra’s arm before storming off. Aemond told everyone that losing an eye was a fair exchange for gaining a dragon.
Season 1 Age 8
Jacaerys’ half-brother, Aegon was born to Daemon and Rhaenyra. He was known as Aegon the younger to distinguish him from King Viserys and Alicent’s son Aegon the elder.
Season 1 Age 10
Jacaerys’ half-brother Viserys was born to Daemon and Rhaenyra.
Season 1 Age 11
After hearing that Corlys Velaryon had been badly injured in battle at Stepstones, Lucerys travelled with his siblings, mother and her new husband Prince Daemon to Kings Landing. Corlys had long stated his intention for Lucerys to succeed as Lord of Driftmark.
Season 1 Age 11
Jacaerys and Lucerys were present in the hall to hear the petitions for Driftmark. Corlys’ brother Vaemond spoke first stating his claim on the grounds that Luke Velaryon was not of Velaryon blood. As Rhaenyra began her petition on behalf of her son, Viserys arrived. This shocked those present, especially Otto and Alicent. The King was very weak and feeble and barely able to walk unaided. However, once on the throne he said that Rhaenys was the only person present who had insight into Corlys’ wishes.
Season 1 Age 11
Rhaenys stepped forward to speak and told the assembly that Corlys had always wished for Luke to succeed him. She said she agreed and accepted Rhaenyra’s proposal for Jace and Luke to marry Baela and Rhaena. Vaemond was furious. He questioned Luke’s parentage and called Rhaenyra a whore. Viserys ordered his tongue be removed. Daemon stepped forward and decapitated Vaemond.
Season 1 Age 11
Jacaerys attended a celebratory meal requested by Viserys. Viserys told those present that they were the people he loved the most and asked them to be nice to each other. Rhaenyra made a toast to Alicent and Alicent reciprocated. Aemond rose to make a toast. He then raised his cup to Luke, Jace and Joffrey Velaryon statingĀ  ‘I have never known anyone so strong as my sweet nephews, so let us drain our cups to these three strong boys’. The tension between the two families was rising and after the King was carried out unwell, a fight erupted.
Season 1 Age 11
Rhaenyra told Jacaerys and Lucerys that Viserys was dead and that the Greens had seized the throne.
Season 1
After suggesting that messages be sent to the Starks, the Tullys and Borros Baratheon, Jacaerys said he believed it would be better if he and Lucerys went in person. Rhaenyra agreed. Jacaerys was sent north to the Starks and the Tullys. Rhaenyra told them to remember they were sent as messengers not warriors. Soon after both boys departed. As they flew off, another dragon was seen in the sky.


Published Oct 11 2022 @ 12:05 pm – Updated – [last-modified]

Harvard Reference for Jacaerys Velaryon Timeline:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2022). Jacaerys Velaryon Timeline – House of the Dragon. https://www.thetimelinegeek.com/lucerys-velaryon-timeline. Last accessed [date]


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