Daeron of Elyria is the bastard son of King Aerion II of Elyria and an unknown woman. He is the younger brother of Laenor and Rhaenys, and the elder brother of Elaena.

He is a Knight of the Blue Steed, and known as 'The Black Prince', due to his black hair and bastardy. Whilst he is currently the preferred successor to his brother, he himself has little desire to steal away his niece's birthright. He wishes to travel to Driftmark, the ancestral home of his family.