Perkin the Flea
|Alias||Perkin the Flea|
King Trystane Truefyre|
The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)|
The Princess and the Queen (mentioned)
During the riots in King's Landing during the Dance of the Dragons, Perkin the Flea crowned his squire, Trystane Truefyre, declaring him a natural son of the late King Viserys I Targaryen. Perkin knighted anyone who pledged to his cause, and thereby gathered hundreds under his command. The so-called "Mudfoot" garrison joined Perkin, and Trystane's banner flew above the River Gate. Perkin's men overwhelmed the garrison of gold cloaks at the Gate of the Gods.
After Rhaenyra Targaryen abandoned King's Landing, Perkin installed Trystane in the Red Keep and began to issue edicts. When Aegon II Targaryen retook the capital Perkin was imprisoned, whereas Trystane was knighted before being executed, as he had requested.