Wyl of Wyl
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Lord of Wyl
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The Wyl of Wyl, also known as the Widow-lover, was the Lord of Wyl and head of House Wyl during the reign of Aegon the Conquerer. His given name is not mentioned by Maester Yandel. He had at least one son, Walter Wyl.
In the First Dornish War, Lord Wyl ambushed the forces of Lord Orys Baratheon as they tried to assault the Boneway. The cunning Dornishmen launched a night raid, raining rocks, arrows and spears from above. In the end, the Boneway was blocked both before and behind, and Orys Baratheon was captured by the Wyl of Wyl.
Orys Baratheon remained the Wyl's captive for years, until the Targaryens ransomed him and his men back in 7 AC for each man's weight in gold. When the captives were freed, however, the Wyl had their sword hands chopped off so they could not be used again against Dorne. It is said that, after the release of Orys and the other lords, the war entered a new stage, as King Aegon I Targaryen was by now intent on revenge.