sixth chapter Dragon House starts at birth: Rainier. Despite the logical cries, everything passes without incident and soon she has her third child in her arms. The same does not happen with Laenawhose pitch is so complicated that the maester offers Damon the same solution that Viserys once suggested to Queen Emma: emergency caesarean section in which the mother might not have survived. Laena does not want to die in childbirth, so she stands in front of her The Dragon and begs him to finish her off. The next day, Damon and his daughters look at the circle of ash, inside which is still lane bones. And here the question arises: why did the bones not burn out?
We know that when a body is cremated, it completely turns to ashes, and there is no trace of the bones left. Even in Game of Thrones We saw how Daenerys’ dragons were able to completely turn a person into dust, leaving nothing but ashes. Therefore, one would expect that vkhargar, Laena’s dragon, did the same to her Amazon. It’s not, so we can ask ourselves a question.
On the one hand, that temperature necessary break bones And secondly, can dragons reach that temperature? Logically, this is all hypothetical, since these animals do not exist, but there is nothing impossible for this.
The heat that grinds the bones
The main component of bones is hydroxyapatitea biological mineral crystalline calcium phosphate. Therefore, in order to know at what temperature bones decay, we must know at what temperature this material decomposes. This can vary, but is usually between 800°C and 1200°C.
It is clear that this is a very high temperature, so we do not know if the dragons will be able to reach it by spewing their flames.
Neither in the novels of George Martin, nor in Game of Thrones or Dragon House Explicit references are made to the temperature reached dragons fire. However, if we look at the last chapters of the first series, we can draw some conclusions.
They were observed in 2019 by a user Reddit Mr. Banana confirming that when Daenerys ravages King’s Landing on Drogon’s back, he can destroy stone walls as if they were made of paper.
This can give us an idea of the temperature of the fire the dragon is spewing out, as usually the walls castles were made of sandstone or limestone. The melting point of the former is around 1300 °C, although it depends on the density. As for limestone, it can range from 825°C to 1339°C. Therefore, the dragon’s fire must be at least 1200-1300°C to raze the city the way he did. That is above the decomposition temperature of hydroxyapatiteso they can pull apart the bones.
What happens to Laena in Dragon House?
We have come to the conclusion that Vhagar could completely reduce Laena’s body to ashes, including your bones. But that’s not what’s happening. This may be for two main reasons.
On the one hand, since Drogon is a special dragon, who was kept in a petrified egg for centuries along with his two brothers and was born in a flame, perhaps his fire was stronger than the rest. It may even have fed on Daenerys’ own anger. This is not scientific, of course, but at the moment we are talking about fantastic creatures, the license is allowed.
On the other hand, in this chapter Dragon House we see how Vhagar originally resists fulfilling Laena’s wishes. She is their rider, and dragons are loyal to those who fly with them. However, seeing that she is suffering, he decides to submit to one of his desperate drakari and engulfs her in flames. This shouldn’t be easy for the dragon either, and he may not release his fire with the same intensity as on another occasion. Who knows? Perhaps dragons can control the temperature of their vomit. This is only speculation, but it is clear that if we stick to what we see in both series, the bones could also turn into ashes.
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