Battle Beneath the Gods Eye
|Battle Beneath the Gods Eye|
|Place||Gods Eye, the riverlands|
King Maegor I Targaryen, the half-brother of the late 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. The Starks, Arryns, and other Great Houses allegedly secretly corresponded with Aegon, but he needed a victory before they would publicly support him.
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. 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.