Leaders of the Lads included Lord Kermit Tully, Lord Benjicot Blackwood, and Lady Black Aly Blackwood. Near the end of the Dance of the Dragons, the Lads dispersed the green host of Lord Borros Baratheon in the Battle of the Kingsroad. Lords Darry and Malliser were killed by Borros before he was himself slain by Kermit in this last battle of the civil war.
With the Lads' forces approaching King's Landing and Lord Cregan Stark also marching south on the kingsroad, Lord Corlys Velaryon advised King Aegon II Targaryen to abdicate and join the Night's Watch but was refused. The king was found poisoned later that day, however, and was succeeded by King Aegon III.