For today’s piece of the GOT universe , we would be discussing the real MVPs of the show ‘the dragons’ on the house of the Dragon so far in season one. These mythical beasts turned many battle in favour of the Targayens.
First, how are dragons in this universe born? how are they assigned riders or rather how are riders assigned to them? We first get familiar with these before delving into the main topic.
As reptiles, the female dragons lay eggs wrapped in wrapped in a membrane as seen when Daemon retrieves Syrax’s in Episode 8, For a Dragon egg to hatch, it must be kept in a warm environment, typically around Volcanos.
The Valyrians (Dragonlords) learned however that simply keeping the egg shrouded in embers is sufficient to incubate it.
Even with their knowledge of Dragons, the Valyrians were success rate for egg hatching was not 100%, some eggs do not hatch no matter how long they are kept in the flames.
To solve this dilemma, a person may be inclined to place the egg upon a pyre, a pyre with a human sacrifice. This blood magic is sufficient to awaken the young drake, as the price for its emergence has been paid – a life for a life
Dragon bonding is a crucial ritual in this process to assign owners to these beasts. If coincidentally there is a dragon egg available at the birth of a Targaryen, they put a dragon egg in an infant’s cradle so they can bond quickly.
It is not sure when their eggs will hatch, or they might not hatch at all. Since this process has a low probability, the Targaryens developed an hierarchy.
Simply put, Dragons will be passed down in the family if the owner has died or cannot ride them. Dragon bonding is a complex procedure, and its science is still uncanny. Generally, it is believed that the best time to bond with the dragon is when the owner is young.
Moreover, a dragon and a human bond is a one-to-one relationship. After the dragon is bonded, it does not allow any other rider to sit on it, the bond remains intact as long as both are alive.