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In House Of The Dragon Finale: What Queen Alicent Gives Otto Hightower & What It Means To Rhaenyra

Season 1 of House of the Dragons has come to an epic conclusion after 10 episodes, multiple time leaps, and way more dragons than we ever saw on Game of Thrones. The ninth episode, “The Green Council,” leaves off where the season finale, “The Black Queen,” picks off. The Greens have disregarded Princess Rhaenys’ (Eve Best) claim and stole the Iron Throne, she informed Princess Rhaenyra (Emma D’Arcy). The Black camp is followed throughout the remainder of the episode as they decide how to move forward in the face of what will undoubtedly be a conflict of succession. There are several turns, as well as one terrible death. but fans are eager to know What does the paper Otto hands to Rhaenyra mean? (tvacute.com) Here is what is known about  What does the paper Otto hands to Rhaenyra mean?

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What Queen Alicent Gives Otto Hightower

In the House of the Dragon season 1 finale, Alicent sends Otto Hightower with a memento from their earlier times to demonstrate that she still feels profound about Rhaenyra. In the previous 20 years, Alicent and Rhaenyra have changed from being best friends to adversaries to potential friends once more. Any hope of a genuine reconciliation has been destroyed by Alicent and Otto’s theft of the Iron Throne and the crowning of Aegon. Despite this, Alicent and Rhaenyra still have feelings for one another, and Alicent sent an olive branch to Rhaenyra to try to prevent a conflict.

In the tenth episode of House of the Dragon, Rhaenyra receives conditions from Otto Hightower (Rhys Ifans) before she agrees to accept Aegon as king. Rhaenyra riding Syrax and a very hostile Daemon (Matt Smith) greet him. When they were competitors, Rhaenyra and Daemon used dragons to threaten one another. The two of them have united to fight Otto now. Otto offers Rhaenyra peace conditions from Alicent, which she rejects, but she almost changes her mind after viewing Alicent’s gift. In the first episode of House of the Dragon, Alicent and Rhaenyra read a history book together as teenagers. Otto gives Rhaenyra a page from that book. The page, which young Rhaenyra tore out of the book as an act of disobedience, described Princess Nymeria leading the 10,000 Rhoynar ships to Dorne.

What Alicent Sends Rhaenyra in the Book Really Means

What Queen Alicent Gives Otto Hightower

In the House of the Dragon season 1 conclusion, Alicent gave Rhaenyra the page, which means she has maintained it for the past 20 years, demonstrating that her love for Rhaenyra has never truly faded. By handing Rhaenyra the page, Alicent is expressing her desire to end their relationship on the best possible terms by harnessing the love they formerly shared (aside from the Iron Throne). The page also represents Alicent’s lack of retaliation or animosity against Rhaenyra in crowning Aegon, and her lack of desire for evil to befall her or her family.

Alicent sent a thoughtful gift in the House of the Dragon season 1 finale, but Rhaenyra and Daemon rejected it, and she can’t hold them responsible. Although Alicent may not have intended to launch a war, by snatching the crown, she did. Given that Otto had been organising the coup for 20 years, Aegon would have been crowned regardless, although Alicent was involved and even played a key role in taking the throne from Rhaenyra. The only chance Alicent has to persuade the blacks that peace is the best course of action is to force Otto to give Rhaenyra the book page, as the 14-year-old Alicent and Rhaenyra who read that book together would never deliberately harm the other.

Was Alicent’s Offer Going To Be Accepted By Rhaenyra?

Aegon the Younger and Viserys were appointed as Aegon the Younger’s squire and cupbearer to King Aegon as part of Alicent’s peace offer, which was presented by Emma D’Arcy as Rhaenyra Targaryen in HOTD’s season 1 finale. Queen Rhaenyra was debating the stipulations, but Daemon flatly rejected them. Rhaenyra’s commitment to Aegon’s prophecy, not the Hightowers’ kind offer, would drive her to accept the peace terms in House of the Dragon. Her hesitation was undoubtedly influenced by her desire to no longer be enemies with Alicent, but uniting the realm for the Song of Ice and Fire is of far greater significance. But since Viserys required Rhaenyra to occupy the Iron Throne, going to war was the only viable choice.

Rhaenyra was not likely to accept Alicent’s proposal. Even if she had, Daemon would have exacted retaliation against the Hightowers for the death of King Viserys. Rhaenyra accepting the demands may still have resulted in more treachery by the Hightowers and animosity between their families because the gap between the greens and blacks was too vast to be bridged. Rhaenyra hesitated to declare war, but peace was never a possibility because Otto wouldn’t risk Rhaenyra and Daemon rebelling against Aegon by leaving them alive. Aemond Targaryen satisfied Rhaenyra’s desire to avoid spilling first blood by killing Lucerys in the climax of House of the Dragon episode 10 despite her opposition.

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