Battle Beneath the Gods Eye

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Battle Beneath the Gods Eye
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Maegor I Targaryen and Balerion make short work of Aegon Targaryen and Quicksilver during the Battle Beneath the Gods Eye, as depicted by Michael Komarck in The World of Ice and Fire.
Date 43 AC
Place Gods Eye, the riverlands
Combatants
King Maegor I Targaryen
House Tully
House Harroway
Prince Aegon Targaryen
Commanders
King Maegor I Targaryen Prince Aegon Targaryen
Strength
unknown
Balerion
unknown
Quicksilver
Casualties
unknown Aegon Targaryen
Quicksilver
Lord Alyn Tarbeck

The Battle Beneath the Gods Eye took place near the Gods Eye in 43 AC.

History

King Maegor I Targaryen, the half-brother of King Aenys I Targaryen, claimed the Iron Throne in 42 AC. Aenys's son, Prince Aegon, asserted his claim to the throne the following year.[1] The Starks, Arryns, and other Great Houses allegedly secretly corresponded with Aegon, but he needed a victory before they would publicly support him.[2]

Aegon's army was larger than any one of the several against him, but the inexperienced commander did not attack and defeat each separately, and they surrounded him.[2] Aegon and his dragon Quicksilver were slain in a great battle beneath the Gods Eye by Maegor riding Balerion, leading an army which included Houses Tully and Harroway.[3]

References and Notes