Fall of Dragonstone

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Fall of Dragonstone
Conflict Dance of the Dragons
Date 130 AC
Place Dragonstone
Result victory for the greens
Combatants
Blacks Greens
Commanders
Robert Quince
Baela Targaryen
Aegon II Targaryen
Alfred Broome
Marston Waters
Strength
A few loyal members of the Dragonstone garrison
Moondancer
Black defectors
Sunfyre
Casualties
Robert Quince
Moondancer
Minimal

The fall of Dragonstone[1] occurred during the Dance of the Dragons.

History

After escaping the fall of King's Landing, King Aegon II Targaryen hid on Dragonstone, the island stronghold of his rival, Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen. He convinced several blacks, including Ser Alfred Broome and Ser Marston Waters, to defect to the greens and help him take the island, with the assistance of Tom Tanglebeard and Tom Tangletongue. Marston secured the ravens of Maester Hunnimore, while Alfred slew the castellan of the castle of Dragonstone, Ser Robert Quince.

During the coup, Aegon fought Lady Baela Targaryen, both mounted on their dragons Sunfyre and Moondancer, respectively. The dragons fought in the pre-dawn sky above the castle, eventually slamming into the yard still fighting. Aegon jumped from the saddle twenty feet from the ground but Baela crashed to the ground with Moondancer. Marston stopped Alfred from slaying the burned girl as she crawled away from her dying dragon, and Tom Tangletongue carried her to the maester.[1]

Aegon II shattered his legs in a fall during the fight, but he refused milk of the poppy because of his experience with it during his recovery after Rook's Rest.[1]

Aftermath

Dragonstone was now in the control of King Aegon II Targaryen and the greens. Baela Targaryen, Aegon, and his dragon, Sunfyre, were seriously injured during the aerial duel over the island. When Rhaenyra eventually returned to Dragonstone, she and her followers were quickly defeated by Ser Alfred Broome's men.[1]

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