Fourth Blackfyre Rebellion

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Fourth Blackfyre Rebellion
Part of Blackfyre Pretenders
Date 236AC
Location Massey's Hook, the Crownlands
Battles Battle of Wendwater Bridge
Result Death of Daemon III Blackfyre
Belligerents
Iron Throne
Golden Company
House Blackfyre
Notable commanders
Aegon V Targaryen
Ser Duncan the Tall
Daemon III Blackfyre
Bittersteel
Losses
Tion LannisterDaemon III Blackfyre

The Fourth Blackfyre Rebellion was a brief conflict during the reign of King Aegon V Targaryen.

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Prelude

The eldest son of Haegon I Blackfyre, Daemon III Blackfyre, had been crowned by Aegor "Bittersteel" Rivers in Tyrosh, following Haegon's death during the end of the Third Blackfyre Rebellion.[1] In 233AC, during the Great Council in 233AC, Daemon's uncle, Haegon's younger brother, Aenys Blackfyre, had tried to make his claim, and travelled to King's Landing, but he was arrested and killed on the orders of Brynden "Bloodraven" Rivers.[2] This caused the enmity of the exiles in Essos to harden, instead of lessen. As a six-year, cruel, winter was ending, Daemon decided to make the crossing.[3]

The Rebellion

Daemon III Blackfyre led his forces across the Narrow Sea, with Bittersteel and the Golden Company at his back and landed at Massey's Hook.[3]

His invasion had little support, though. King Aegon V Targaryen and his three sons, Princes Duncan, Jaehaerys, and Daeron, rode out themselves to face the rebels. The rebellion eventually ended at the Battle of Wendwater Bridge, where the Blackfyre army was defeated, and Ser Duncan the Tall of the Kingsguard slew Daemon III. Bittersteel escaped once more, fleeing back to Essos.


Ser Tion Lannister, the second son and heir of Lord Gerold Lannister, died in the Battle of Wendwater Bridge, making his younger brother, Tytos Lannister, the new heir to Casterly Rock.[4]

Aftermath

Bittersteel emerged in the Disputed Lands a few years after the Rebellion, fighting with his sellswords in a skirmish between Tyrosh and Myr. Despite Bittersteels death, a few years after the Fourth Blackfyre Rebellion, the Blackfyre cause would remain until 260AC.[3][5]

References and Notes

  1. The World of Ice and Fire, Aerys I.
  2. The World of Ice and Fire, Maekar I.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 The World of Ice and Fire, Aegon V.
  4. The World of Ice and Fire, House Lannister Under the Dragons.
  5. The World of Ice and Fire, Jaehaerys II.
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