Sack of Duskendale
|Sack of Duskendale|
|Conflict||Dance of the Dragons|
|Result||Victory for the greens|
Following the assault on Harrenhal, the Battle of the Burning Mill, and the taking of 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 surprised town fell to Aegon's forces and was sacked, while the ships at the harbor were set afire. Lord Gunthor Darklyn was beheaded for treason. Most of his household knights submitted to Aegon, although a few decided to follow Gunthor in death.
- Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Red Dragon and the Gold.