But Aemon had an even more singular achievement than being one of a handful of centenarians in Westeros.
And, even more shocking, Aemon could have been one of those rulers himself, but instead became the first, and probably last, person in the history of Westeros to turn down the Iron Throne. The circumstances that led him there deserve an explanation of their own. The Blackfyre rebellion had been successfully squashed, Dorne had been brought peacefully into the realm, and King Daeron the Good was on the throne, with his kind and capable son, Prince Baelor, serving as Hand.
Aemon was one of many grandsons of King Daeron, and as he was an unexceptional child, no one had any compunctions about sending him off to the Citadel to become a maester. Better give him something to do. You can guess what happened next. He burned to death, a slightly more predictable outcome. Look at it from his perspective.
The Ironborn are rising in rebellion, there are droughts all the time, and oh yeah, winter still lasts ten years. It takes a special kind of person to deal with all that, and an even more special type of person to realize they are not that special person.
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Much better to go to the Wall, where you can grow to old age dispensing cryptically useful wisdom to those around you. Might the realm have been better off with King Aemon, though?
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