Second Blackfyre Rebellion

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The Second Blackfyre Rebellion happened in 212 AL. It began at Whitewalls, after the Whitewalls Tourney, where the hedge knight known as Ser John the Fiddler was revealed to be Daemon II Blackfyre.

The Tourney

The marriage of Lord Ambrose Butterwell to a daughter of Lord Frey was used by some of those who had sided with House Blackfyre during the Blackfyre Rebellion to come together along with those who resented the rule of Bloodraven and join their forces. Most of those who had fought for the Black Dragon in the original rebellion had their children taken as hostages, but most of them had died during The Great Spring Sickness and allowed them to plot once more.

The organizers, mainly Ser Tommard Heddle and Lord Gormon Peake, convinced Lord Butterwell to name his prized dragon egg as the prize for the winner of the tourney, and attempted to rig the tourney so that Daemon would win. The plot was foiled by the intervention of Ser Duncan the Tall and the prowess of Ser Glendon Flowers with a tourney lance. The dragon egg had been stolen and Ser Glendon was named the thief and thrown into the prison. However, Ser Duncan slew Ser Tommard Heddle in single combat and revealed the egg that had been 'found' in Ser Glendon's saddlebags was in fact a painted stone and that the real egg remained missing. Daemon was unsure who to believe and so ordered a trial by joust. Ser Glendon unhorsed Daemon on the first pass.[1]

The Rebellion

News spread throughout the castle that Lord Bloodraven with was marching on the castle with three of the Kingsguard, his 300 Raven's Teeth, and 500 knights and 5,000 infantry from the Crownlands and Riverlands. These were drawn from Houses Darklyn, Hayford, Massey, Rosby, Stokeworth, Mooton, Lothston, and House Blackwood, Bloodraven's mother's house. Daemon called for the men within the castle to fight to the death but was laughed off by the fighting men. Daemon then marched out and offered single combat and was promptly taken prisoner by Lord Bloodraven, ending the Second Rebellion.[1]


Lord Butterwell kept only a tenth of his fortune and the castle Whitewalls was forfeit to the throne. Ser Tommard Heddle died at the hands of Ser Duncan the Tall and Lord Gormon Peake was executed for his part in the rebellion. Others were executed for their parts as well. Daemon was kept as a prisoner to prevent Bittersteel (who had refused to give Daemon the sword Blackfyre) from naming another of Daemon Blackfyre's sons as a pretender.[1]

Lords attending the wedding

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