Storming of Starpike

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Storming of Starpike
Conflict Peake Uprising
Date 233 AC
Place Starpike in the Reach
Result capture of the castle
House Targaryen House Peake
King Maekar I Targaryen
Lord Robert Reyne
Prince Aegon Targaryen
Lord Peake
unknown unknown
Maekar I Targaryen
Robert Reyne
Tywald Lannister

The Storming of Starpike is the semi-canonical name for the conclusive battle of the Peake Uprising in 233 AC.[1]


House Peake of Starpike, supporters of the Blackfyre Pretenders, rose in rebellion against House Targaryen. King Maekar I Targaryen led a host to the Dornish Marches to suppress the rebellious Lord Peake.[2]


While leading the attack against the gates of Starpike, King Maekar died when a rock dropped from the castle's battlements crushed his crowned helm.[1] Tywald Lannister, the heir to Casterly Rock and the squire of Lord Robert Reyne, was mortally wounded shortly after while fighting through the gates. Prince Aegon Targaryen, Maekar's youngest son, knighted Tywald before the youth died in the arms of Tion Lannister, Tywald's twin and Aegon's squire. Robert, Lord of Castamere, was also killed during the fighting.[3][1]


Roger Reyne, the Red Lion, took vengeance for his father Robert's death by executing seven captive Peakes. Prince Aegon prevented further killings, however.[1]

Maekar's death led to chaos.[1] The succession crisis was resolved with the selection of his youngest son as King Aegon V Targaryen after a Great Council.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 The World of Ice & Fire: The Westerlands (unabridged).
  2. 2.0 2.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Maekar I.
  3. The World of Ice & Fire, The Westerlands: House Lannister Under the Dragons.