Sack of Duskendale
|Sack of Duskendale|
|Conflict||Dance of the Dragons|
|Result||victory for the greens|
Following the fall of Harrenhal to Daemon Targaryen and the two defeats at Burning Mill and Stone Hedge, King Aegon II Targaryen stripped Ser Otto Hightower of his title of Hand of the King and granted it to Ser Criston Cole, Lord Commander of the Kingsguard. Criston advised moving against the "traitors" that had bent the knee to Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen. While House Velaryon and House Celtigar were unreachable, the "black" lords whose land were on the mainland had no protection against Aegon's loyalists.
Duskendale was unprepared for an attack. The town fell easily to Aegon's forces and was sacked, while the ships at the harbor were set afire. Lord Darklyn was beheaded for treason.