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| caption  = [[Maegor I Targaryen]] and [[Balerion]] make short work of [[Aegon Targaryen (son of Aenys I)|Aegon Targaryen]] and [[Quicksilver]] during the Battle Beneath the Gods Eye, as depicted by Michael Komarck in ''[[The World of Ice and Fire]]''.
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| caption  = [[Maegor I Targaryen]] and [[Balerion]] make short work of [[Aegon Targaryen (son of Aenys I)|Aegon the Uncrowned]] and [[Quicksilver]] during the Battle Beneath the Gods Eye, as depicted by Michael Komarck in ''[[The World of Ice & Fire]]''.
 
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|date = {{Date|43}}
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|date = {{Date|43}}{{ref|FAB|The Sons of the Dragon}}
|place = [[Gods Eye]], the [[riverlands]]
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| combatant1 = King [[Maegor I Targaryen]]<br>[[House Tully]]<br>[[House Harroway]]
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*[[House Caswell]]
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*[[House Harroway]]
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*[[House Merryweather]]
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*[[House Peake]]
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*[[House Tully]]
 
| combatant2 = Prince [[Aegon Targaryen (son of Aenys I)|Aegon Targaryen]]
 
| combatant2 = Prince [[Aegon Targaryen (son of Aenys I)|Aegon Targaryen]]
| commander1 = King Maegor I Targaryen
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*[[House Charlton]]
| commander2 = Prince [[Aegon Targaryen (son of Aenys I)|Aegon Targaryen]]
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*[[House Connington]]
| strength1 = 5000 swords from King's Landing<br>Unknown numbers from the Reach and Riverlands<br>[[Balerion]]
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*[[House Corbray]]
| strength2 = 15'000<br>[[Quicksilver]]
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*[[House Dustin]]
| casualties1 = Ser [[Davos Darklyn]]
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*[[House Farman]]
| casualties2 = [[Aegon Targaryen (son of Aenys I)|Aegon Targaryen]]†<br>[[Quicksilver]]†<br>Lord [[Alyn Tarbeck]]†<br>Lord [[Jon Piper]]†<br>Lord [[Ronnel Vance]]†<br>Ser [[Willem Whistler]]†<br>[[Denys Snow]]†
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*[[House Frey]]
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*[[House Paege]]
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*[[House Parren]]
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*[[House Piper]]
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*[[House Roote]]
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*[[House Smallwood]]
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*[[House Tarbeck]]
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*[[House Vance]]
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*[[House Westerling]]
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| commander1 = King [[Maegor I Targaryen]]{{ref|FAB|The Sons of the Dragon}}
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| commander2 = Prince [[Aegon Targaryen (son of Aenys I)|Aegon Targaryen]]{{ref|FAB|The Sons of the Dragon}}
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| strength1 = [[Balerion]]<br>5,000 men from [[King's Landing]]<br>unknown numbers from the [[Reach]] and [[riverlands]]
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| strength2 = [[Quicksilver]]<br>15,000 men from the [[westerlands]] and [[riverlands]]
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| casualties1 = 100<br>Ser [[Davos Darklyn]]
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| casualties2 = 2,000<br>[[Aegon Targaryen (son of Aenys I)|Aegon Targaryen]]†<br>[[Quicksilver]]†<br>Lord [[Alyn Tarbeck]]†<br>Lord [[Jon Piper]]†<br>[[Melony Piper]]†<br>Lord [[Ronnel Vance]]†<br>Ser [[Willam Whistler]]†<br>[[House Farman|Lord Farman]]†<br>[[House Farman|Lord Farman's eldest son]]†<br>[[Denys Snow]]†
 
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The '''Battle Beneath the Gods Eye''' took place near the [[Gods Eye]] in {{date|43}}.
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The '''Battle Beneath the Gods Eye''' took place near the [[Gods Eye]] in the latter part of {{date|43}}, a fight for the [[Iron Throne]] between King [[Maegor I Targaryen]] and his nephew [[Aegon Targaryen (son of Aenys I)|Aegon the Uncrowned]], the [[Prince of Dragonstone]].{{ref|FAB|The Sons of the Dragon}}
  
==History==
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==Prelude==
King [[Maegor I Targaryen]], the half-brother of the late King [[Aenys I Targaryen]], claimed the [[Iron Throne]] in {{date|42}}. Aenys's son, Prince [[Aegon Targaryen (son of Aenys I)|Aegon]], asserted his claim to the throne the following year.{{ref|TWOIAF| The Targaryen Kings: Maegor I}}. Prince Aegon managed to marshal an army 15'000 strong. His followers were largely wesrterman and river lords; the Lords [[Alyn Tarbeck|Tarbeck]], [[Jon Piper|Piper]], [[House Roote|Roote]], [[Ronnel Vance|Vance]], [[House Frey|Frey]], [[House Paege|Paege]], [[House Parren|Pareen]] and [[House Westerling|Westerling]] among them. [[House Corbray|Lord Corbray]] of the [[Vale]], [[Denys Snow|the Bastard of Barrowtown]] and the fourth son of the Lord of [[Griffin's Roost]] also joined there support to the young Prince. In addition [[House Stark|Starks]], [[House Arryn|Arryns]], and other [[Great House]]s allegedly secretly corresponded with Aegon, but he needed a victory before they would publicly support him{{ref|tsotd}}
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King [[Maegor I Targaryen]], the half-brother of the late King [[Aenys I Targaryen]], claimed the [[Iron Throne]] in {{date|42}}. At the time Aenys's eldest son, Prince [[Aegon Targaryen (son of Aenys I)|Aegon Targaryen]], was besieged at [[Crakehall Castle]] by thousands of [[Poor Fellows]], leaving Aegon unable to act. After Maegor had won his [[trial of seven]] against the [[Warrior's Sons]] at [[King's Landing]], Aegon's mother, Dowager Queen [[Alyssa Velaryon]], proclaimed Aegon king on [[Driftmark]], to no avail. When the Poor Fellows besieging Crakehall finally marched to King's Landing, Prince Aegon and his sister-wife, Princess [[Rhaena Targaryen (daughter of Aenys I)|Rhaena]], were able to depart. They fled to [[Casterly Rock]], where they were given protected by Lord [[Lyman Lannister]]. Lady [[Jocasta Lannister|Jocasta]], Lyman's wife, discerned that Rhaena was with child. The princess gave birth to her twin daughters, [[Aerea Targaryen|Aerea]] and [[Rhaella Targaryen (daughter of Aegon)|Rhaella]], that year.{{Ref|Tsotd}}
  
Maegor denied him that. [[Tyanna|Tyanna of the Tower]], Maegors [[Master of whisperers|spy mistress]] intercepted several of the messages passed between Prince Aegon and the Lords of [[Westeros]] and Maegors own force marshalled against his nephew. From [[Harrenhal]] came [[Lucas Harroway|Lord Harroway]], from [[Riverrun]] Lord [[House Tully|Tully]]. Ser [[Davos Darklyn]] of the [[Kingsguard]] marshalled 5'000 swords from [[King's Landing]] and marched West to met Prince Aeon's forces. From the [[Reach]] came [[House Rowan| Lord Rowan]],  [[House Merryweather|Lord Merryweather]] and [[House Caswell|Lord Caswell]], and their levies.{{ref|tsotd}}
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Aegon remained adamant about his claim to the throne, but was unable to find many lords who were willing to risk Maegor's wroth by supporting Aegon's claim. Not even Lord Lannister was willing to give his support to Aegon, although he did refuse Maegor's demands that Aegon and Rhaena be expelled from Casterly Rock. Additionally, it was said that Aegon's own mother had abandoned his cause, as she had been present at King's Landing for King Maegor's third marriage.{{Ref|tsotd}} Many of the young nobles that had accompanied Aegon and Rhaena on their [[progress]] abandoned them to bend the knee to Maegor, the prince gaining the name "Aegon the Uncrowned". However, Lord [[Jon Piper]] and his sister [[Melony Piper|Melony]], a former favorite of Rhaena, arrived at [[Lannisport]] with their brothers to swear the loyalty of [[House Piper]].{{ref|FAB|The Sons of the Dragon}}
 
Aegon's army was larger than any one of the several against him, but the young Prince of only seventeen years old was an inexperienced commander and did not attack and defeat each separately, as Lord Corbray advised but instead was loathe to divide his army and ordered a march on [[King's Landing]]. Just south of the [[Gods Eye]], Prince Aegon found Ser Davos Darklyn's force blocking his path, sitting on the high ground behind a wall of spears and shields, while the rebels army's scouts reported the forces of the Reach advancing from the South.  Aegon ordered a charge against the hill hoping to shatter the forces of King's Landing before the Southern host could flank him. Aegon mounted Quicksilver intending to attack the spear wall from the air while his forces attacked from the ground, but no sooner had the young Prince and his young dragon taken flight when a roar from the southern sky came and descended [[Balerion|Balerion the Black Dread]] ridden by [[Maegor I Targaryen|King Maegor]].{{ref|tsotd}}
 
  
Aegon's dragon [[Quicksilver]] who was only a quarter of the size of Balerion, and was no match for the older, fiercer and battle hardened Dragon. Balerion ripped one of Quicksilver's wings off and both Dragon and it's rider plummeted to there deaths. {{ref|tsotd}}
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While Maegor was at [[Oldtown]], Aegon and Rhaena used their uncle's absence at King's Landing to covertly enter the capital, aided by members of Maegor's court that had grown weary of the king's cruelty. In the city, Rhaena retrieved her [[dragon]] [[Dreamfyre]], while Aegon claimed his father's dragon, [[Quicksilver]].{{ref|FAB|The Sons of the Dragon}} The prince returned to the [[westerlands]] on dragonback to gather an army, though Lord Lyman was still reluctant to offer his full support. Instead, Aegon and Rhaena gathered their support at [[Pinkmaiden Castle]], seat of House Piper.{{ref|FAB|The Sons of the Dragon}} Eventually, Aegon gained support from lords from the [[westerlands]] and [[riverlands]], including Lords [[Alyn Tarbeck|Tarbeck]], [[Jon Piper|Piper]], [[House Roote|Roote]], [[Ronnel Vance|Vance]], [[House Frey|Frey]], [[House Paege|Paege]], [[House Parren|Parren]], [[House Farman|Farman]], and [[House Westerling|Westerling]]. Additionally, Lord [[Qarl Corbray|Corbray]], [[Denys Snow]], and the fourth son of Lord [[House Connington|Connington]] joined Aegon's side.{{Ref|tsotd}} An additional five hundred men came from Lannisport, led by Ser [[Tyler Hill]], Lyman's bastard son.{{ref|FAB|The Sons of the Dragon}}
  
The battle below was brief but bloody. Once Prince Aegon fell, the rebels saw their cause lost and ran, but the loyalist armies were all around them, and there was no escape. The only notable loss among the royalist forces was Ser [[Davos Darklyn]] who was slain by Lord Corbray with [[Lady Forlorn]]. Several of the rebel lords perished in the fighting, others were captured. Half a year of trials and executions followed. Queen [[Visenya Targaryen]] managed to persuade her son to spare some of the rebellious lords of the more noble houses, but those whose lives were spared had land and titles taken from them as punishment and had to send hostages to [[King's Landing]] to ensure there future loyalty. {{ref|TWOIAF| The Riverlands: House Tully}}{{ref|tsotd}}
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Though Aegon's ranks included seasoned commanders and noble knights, (such as Lord [[Myles Smallwood]]{{Ref|fab|Birth, Death and Betrayal under Jaehaerys I}} and Lord [[Qarl Corbray]])  no great houses came to his side. When Aegon eventually marched in {{Date|43}}, King Maegor was informed by his [[Master of whisperers|mistress of whisperers]], [[Tyanna of the Tower]], that Dowager Queen Alyssa Velaryon had been in secret correspondence with  the [[House Stark|Starks]], [[House Arryn|Arryns]], [[House Lannister|Lannisters]], and [[House Baratheon|Baratheons]]. However, the great lords wished to be certain of Aegon's ability to win before they pledged their support.{{Ref|tsotd}}{{ref|FAB|The Sons of the Dragon}}
  
==References and Notes==
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==Battle==
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In {{Date|43}}, Aegon asserted his claim to the throne and denounced King [[Maegor I Targaryen]] as a tyrant and usurper.{{Ref|tsotd}}{{Ref|twoiaf| The Targaryen Kings: Maegor I}} He marched through the [[riverlands]] leading an army of fifteen thousand strong from atop his [[dragon]] [[Quicksilver]].{{ref|tsotd}} Lord [[Lucas Harroway]] and Lord [[Prentys Tully]] supported Maegor with their levies, however,{{Ref|tsotd}}{{ref|TWOIAF| The Riverlands: House Tully}} and Ser [[Davos Darklyn]] of the [[Kingsguard]] marched from [[King's Landing]] with five thousand men.{{ref|tsotd}} From the [[Reach]] came Lords [[House Peake|Peake]], [[House Merryweather|Merryweather]], and [[House Caswell|Caswell]] and their levies.{{ref|FAB|The Sons of the Dragon}} Although each of these armies were smaller than Aegon's force, they were coming from all sides. Only seventeen years old, Aegon was yet an inexperienced commander. He refused to attack and defeat each of Maegor's forces separately before they could join their powers, as Lord Qarl Corbray advised, as he was loathe to divide his army. Instead, he continued his march on the capital.{{ref|tsotd}}
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Just south of the [[Gods Eye]], Prince Aegon found Davos's force blocking his path sitting on high ground behind a wall of spears, as the forces of the Reach were advancing from the south, and the forces from Lords Tully and Harroway were advancing from the north. Aegon ordered a charge against the hill where the Kingslanders had gathered, hoping to shatter them before the other hosts could flank him. Aegon mounted Quicksilver, intend to lead the attack himself. However, King Maegor I appeared from the south upon the back of [[Balerion]], who was much larger and stronger than Quicksilver. Balerion the Black Dread fell upon the younger dragon from above, ripping a wing from her body. Quicksilver fell to her death, with Prince Aegon upon her back.{{ref|tsotd}}
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Once Aegon fell, the rebels saw their cause lost and ran. They were slaughtered by the loyalists surrounding them as they attempted to escape, and by the end two thousand of Aegon's men had died, including Lord Alyn Tarbeck, Denys Snow, Lord Jon Piper, his sister Melony and two brothers, Lord Ronnel Vance, Ser [[Willam Whistler]], and Lord Farman and his heir. Among Maegor's forces, the losses were fewer. In total a hundred men died, and the only notable loss among them was Ser [[Davos Darklyn]], who had been slain by Lord Corbray with [[Lady Forlorn]].{{ref|FAB|The Sons of the Dragon}}{{Ref|tsotd}}
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==Aftermath==
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The battle beneath the [[Gods Eye]] in the latter half of {{Date|43}} was followed by a half a year of trials and executions. Dowager Queen [[Visenya Targaryen]] managed to persuade King [[Maegor I Targaryen|Maegor]] to spare some of the rebellious lords. Maegor demanded lands and titles from the rebels, and took hostages as well to ensure the loyalty of those he had spared.{{ref|tsotd}}
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However, Princess Rhaena had avoided capture, having remained at Pinkmaiden Castle with her daughters and dragon. Upon hearing of the outcome of the battle, Rhaena gathered her daughters and fled on dragonback from the riverlands, fearing her uncle's wroth. While first arriving at Lannisport, she would later flee to [[Faircastle]] on [[Fair Isle]], the seat of Lord [[Marq Farman]]. His father and brother having perished in the battle, Farman offered Rhaena sanctuary beneath his roof.{{ref|FAB|The Sons of the Dragon}} Meanwhile, with the death of Lord Tarbeck, Maegor married his wife, Lady [[Jeyne Westerling (wife of Maegor I)|Jeyne Westerling]].{{ref|tsotd}}
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During the [[Faith Militant uprising]], [[Poor Fellows]] led by Ser [[Joffrey Doggett]] targeted and assassinated some of Maegor's loyalists that had participated in the battle, including Old Lord Merryweather, the heir of Lord Peake, and Ser Davos Darklyn's aged father.{{ref|FAB|The Sons of the Dragon}}
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==References==
 
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Latest revision as of 15:09, 18 March 2019

Battle Beneath the Gods Eye
Battle Beneath the Gods Eye.jpg
Maegor I Targaryen and Balerion make short work of Aegon the Uncrowned and Quicksilver during the Battle Beneath the Gods Eye, as depicted by Michael Komarck in The World of Ice & Fire.
Date 43 AC[1]
Place Gods Eye, the riverlands[1]
Result Prince Aegon is slain[1]
Combatants
King Maegor I Targaryen Prince Aegon Targaryen
Commanders
King Maegor I Targaryen[1] Prince Aegon Targaryen[1]
Strength
Balerion
5,000 men from King's Landing
unknown numbers from the Reach and riverlands
Quicksilver
15,000 men from the westerlands and riverlands
Casualties
100
Ser Davos Darklyn
2,000
Aegon Targaryen
Quicksilver
Lord Alyn Tarbeck
Lord Jon Piper
Melony Piper
Lord Ronnel Vance
Ser Willam Whistler
Lord Farman
Lord Farman's eldest son
Denys Snow

The Battle Beneath the Gods Eye took place near the Gods Eye in the latter part of 43 AC, a fight for the Iron Throne between King Maegor I Targaryen and his nephew Aegon the Uncrowned, the Prince of Dragonstone.[1]

Prelude

King Maegor I Targaryen, the half-brother of the late King Aenys I Targaryen, claimed the Iron Throne in 42 AC. At the time Aenys's eldest son, Prince Aegon Targaryen, was besieged at Crakehall Castle by thousands of Poor Fellows, leaving Aegon unable to act. After Maegor had won his trial of seven against the Warrior's Sons at King's Landing, Aegon's mother, Dowager Queen Alyssa Velaryon, proclaimed Aegon king on Driftmark, to no avail. When the Poor Fellows besieging Crakehall finally marched to King's Landing, Prince Aegon and his sister-wife, Princess Rhaena, were able to depart. They fled to Casterly Rock, where they were given protected by Lord Lyman Lannister. Lady Jocasta, Lyman's wife, discerned that Rhaena was with child. The princess gave birth to her twin daughters, Aerea and Rhaella, that year.[2]

Aegon remained adamant about his claim to the throne, but was unable to find many lords who were willing to risk Maegor's wroth by supporting Aegon's claim. Not even Lord Lannister was willing to give his support to Aegon, although he did refuse Maegor's demands that Aegon and Rhaena be expelled from Casterly Rock. Additionally, it was said that Aegon's own mother had abandoned his cause, as she had been present at King's Landing for King Maegor's third marriage.[2] Many of the young nobles that had accompanied Aegon and Rhaena on their progress abandoned them to bend the knee to Maegor, the prince gaining the name "Aegon the Uncrowned". However, Lord Jon Piper and his sister Melony, a former favorite of Rhaena, arrived at Lannisport with their brothers to swear the loyalty of House Piper.[1]

While Maegor was at Oldtown, Aegon and Rhaena used their uncle's absence at King's Landing to covertly enter the capital, aided by members of Maegor's court that had grown weary of the king's cruelty. In the city, Rhaena retrieved her dragon Dreamfyre, while Aegon claimed his father's dragon, Quicksilver.[1] The prince returned to the westerlands on dragonback to gather an army, though Lord Lyman was still reluctant to offer his full support. Instead, Aegon and Rhaena gathered their support at Pinkmaiden Castle, seat of House Piper.[1] Eventually, Aegon gained support from lords from the westerlands and riverlands, including Lords Tarbeck, Piper, Roote, Vance, Frey, Paege, Parren, Farman, and Westerling. Additionally, Lord Corbray, Denys Snow, and the fourth son of Lord Connington joined Aegon's side.[2] An additional five hundred men came from Lannisport, led by Ser Tyler Hill, Lyman's bastard son.[1]

Though Aegon's ranks included seasoned commanders and noble knights, (such as Lord Myles Smallwood[3] and Lord Qarl Corbray) no great houses came to his side. When Aegon eventually marched in 43 AC, King Maegor was informed by his mistress of whisperers, Tyanna of the Tower, that Dowager Queen Alyssa Velaryon had been in secret correspondence with the Starks, Arryns, Lannisters, and Baratheons. However, the great lords wished to be certain of Aegon's ability to win before they pledged their support.[2][1]

Battle

In 43 AC, Aegon asserted his claim to the throne and denounced King Maegor I Targaryen as a tyrant and usurper.[2][4] He marched through the riverlands leading an army of fifteen thousand strong from atop his dragon Quicksilver.[2] Lord Lucas Harroway and Lord Prentys Tully supported Maegor with their levies, however,[2][5] and Ser Davos Darklyn of the Kingsguard marched from King's Landing with five thousand men.[2] From the Reach came Lords Peake, Merryweather, and Caswell and their levies.[1] Although each of these armies were smaller than Aegon's force, they were coming from all sides. Only seventeen years old, Aegon was yet an inexperienced commander. He refused to attack and defeat each of Maegor's forces separately before they could join their powers, as Lord Qarl Corbray advised, as he was loathe to divide his army. Instead, he continued his march on the capital.[2]

Just south of the Gods Eye, Prince Aegon found Davos's force blocking his path sitting on high ground behind a wall of spears, as the forces of the Reach were advancing from the south, and the forces from Lords Tully and Harroway were advancing from the north. Aegon ordered a charge against the hill where the Kingslanders had gathered, hoping to shatter them before the other hosts could flank him. Aegon mounted Quicksilver, intend to lead the attack himself. However, King Maegor I appeared from the south upon the back of Balerion, who was much larger and stronger than Quicksilver. Balerion the Black Dread fell upon the younger dragon from above, ripping a wing from her body. Quicksilver fell to her death, with Prince Aegon upon her back.[2]

Once Aegon fell, the rebels saw their cause lost and ran. They were slaughtered by the loyalists surrounding them as they attempted to escape, and by the end two thousand of Aegon's men had died, including Lord Alyn Tarbeck, Denys Snow, Lord Jon Piper, his sister Melony and two brothers, Lord Ronnel Vance, Ser Willam Whistler, and Lord Farman and his heir. Among Maegor's forces, the losses were fewer. In total a hundred men died, and the only notable loss among them was Ser Davos Darklyn, who had been slain by Lord Corbray with Lady Forlorn.[1][2]

Aftermath

The battle beneath the Gods Eye in the latter half of 43 AC was followed by a half a year of trials and executions. Dowager Queen Visenya Targaryen managed to persuade King Maegor to spare some of the rebellious lords. Maegor demanded lands and titles from the rebels, and took hostages as well to ensure the loyalty of those he had spared.[2]

However, Princess Rhaena had avoided capture, having remained at Pinkmaiden Castle with her daughters and dragon. Upon hearing of the outcome of the battle, Rhaena gathered her daughters and fled on dragonback from the riverlands, fearing her uncle's wroth. While first arriving at Lannisport, she would later flee to Faircastle on Fair Isle, the seat of Lord Marq Farman. His father and brother having perished in the battle, Farman offered Rhaena sanctuary beneath his roof.[1] Meanwhile, with the death of Lord Tarbeck, Maegor married his wife, Lady Jeyne Westerling.[2]

During the Faith Militant uprising, Poor Fellows led by Ser Joffrey Doggett targeted and assassinated some of Maegor's loyalists that had participated in the battle, including Old Lord Merryweather, the heir of Lord Peake, and Ser Davos Darklyn's aged father.[1]

References

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 Fire & Blood, The Sons of the Dragon.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 The Sons of the Dragon.
  3. Fire & Blood, Birth, Death and Betrayal under Jaehaerys I.
  4. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Maegor I.
  5. The World of Ice & Fire, The Riverlands: House Tully.

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