Burning of the Sept of Remembrance

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Burning of the Sept of Remembrance
Sept of Remembrance.jpg
Maegor burns the Sept of Remembrance, as depicted by Jordi Gonzalez in The World of Ice and Fire
Conflict Faith Militant uprising
Place Sept of Remembrance, Rhaenys's Hill, King's Landing
Result Iron Throne victory
Combatants
Iron Throne Warrior's Sons
Commanders
King Maegor I Targaryen Unknown
Strength
Balerion
Archers
Spearmen
Casualties
Massive

The burning of the Sept of Remembrance was an event during the Faith Militant uprising.

History

During the Faith Militant uprising, King Maegor I Targaryen was the only survivor of the trial of seven between him and Ser Damon Morrigen. Warrior's Sons at the Sept of Remembrance debated as Maegor lay unconscious for weeks; some wanted to end the rebellion as the gods had supported Maegor, while others wanted to continue.[1]

Maegor awoke after being treated by Tyanna of the Tower.[1] On the thirtieth day after the trial, hundreds of Warrior's Sons gathered at the Sept for their morning prayers. Maegor mounted his dragon, Balerion, and unleashed dragonfire upon the Sept of Remembrance without warning. As the sept burned, some tried to flee, but were cut down by the archers and spearmen that Maegor had ready. It is said that the screams of the burning and dying men were heard throughout King's Landing. The burning was so immense that scholars claim there was a pall over the capital for seven days.[2]

Afterwards, Maegor had the ruins of the sept cleared, and ordered the construction of a large domed stable, the Dragonpit, where Targaryens could house their dragons.[2]

References and Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Sons of the Dragon.
  2. 2.0 2.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Maegor I.

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