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[[File:Triarchy.jpg|thumb|right|350px|A council of the Triarchy, as depicted by Jordi Gonzales Escamilla in ''[[The World of Ice and Fire]]'' (Myrman to the left, Tyroshi in the middle, and Lysene to the right)]]
 
 
:''"Triarchy" redirects here. For the Triarch of Volantis, see [[Triarch of Volantis]].''
 
:''"Triarchy" redirects here. For the Triarch of Volantis, see [[Triarch of Volantis]].''
The '''Triarchy''', also known as the '''Kingdom of the Three Daughters''', or simply as the '''Three Daughters''' (or, more rudely, the '''Three Whores''', all three Westerosi names) was an alliance of the [[Free Cities]] of [[Myr]], [[Lys]] and [[Tyrosh]], three "daughters" (colonies) of old [[Valyrian Freehold|Valyria]]. In truth, the "kingdom" had no king; the Three Daughters were governed by the High Council of the Triarchy, a group of thirty-three [[magister]]s. This kingdom which was not a kingdom existed from 96 AC to when it dissolved in a civil war that began in 130 AC.   
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The '''Triarchy''' was an alliance of the [[Free Cities]] of [[Myr]], [[Lys]] and [[Tyrosh]], three colonial daughters of the [[Valyrian Freehold]]. In [[Westeros]] the Triarchy was known as the '''Kingdom of the Three Daughters'''.{{ref|FAB|Heirs of the Dragon - A Question of Succession}} The "kingdom" of the [[narrow sea]] had no king, but was instead governed by the [[High Council of the Triarchy]], a group of thirty-three [[magister]]s. The Triarchy existed from {{date|96}} until its dissolution from a civil war which began in {{date|130}}.   
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
 
===Origin===
 
===Origin===
In {{date|96}}, Tyrosh, Lys and Myr put aside their ancient enmities to drive [[Volantis]] from the [[Disputed Lands]], defeating the Volantenes in the [[Battle of the Borderland]]. Thereafter forging the "eternal alliance" of the Triarchy. The Myrish prince-admiral [[Craghas Drahar]] then led an invasion of the [[Stepstones]], clearing out the [[pirate]] dens of the islands and making safe the trade lanes of the [[Narrow Sea]]. In 92 AC, "Myrish pirates" had seized the eastern half of [[Tarth]], and Prince [[Aemon Targaryen (son of Jaehaerys I)|Aemon Targaryen]] died in the fighting, but whether these were pirates working for Myr or simply pirates of the Stepstones originally from Myr is unclear.  Craghas and his co-admirals were greedy with their tolls, however, with the Lyseni enslaving women, girls, and comely boys to bring back to their pillow houses, including Lady [[Johanna Swann]], niece to the Lord of [[Stonehelm]]. In time Johanna worked her way to become a powerful courtesan in Lys, called the Black Swan, and the shadow-ruler of Lys in all but name.{{ref|TRP}}
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In {{date|96}}, [[Tyrosh]], [[Lys]], and Myr ended their strife and drove [[Volantis]] from the [[Disputed Lands]], defeating the Volantenes in the [[Battle of the Borderland]] and forging the "eternal alliance" of the Triarchy. The Myrish prince-admiral [[Craghas Drahar]] then led an invasion of the [[Stepstones]], clearing out the pirate dens of the islands and making safe the trade lanes of the [[narrow sea]].{{ref|FAB|Heirs of the Dragon - A Question of Succession}}
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The [[Seven Kingdoms]] initially approved of the Triarchy's actions, but Craghas and his co-admirals became greedy with their tolls. The Lyseni enslaved women, girls, and comely boys to bring back to their [[pillow house]]s, including Lady [[Johanna Swann]], niece to the Lord of [[Stonehelm]].{{ref|FAB|Heirs of the Dragon - A Question of Succession}} [[Westeros]]i pejoratively called the alliance the Kingdom of the Three Whores.{{ref|FAB|Heirs of the Dragon - A Question of Succession}}
  
 
===War for the Stepstones===
 
===War for the Stepstones===
In {{date|106}}, Westerosi forces led by Lord [[Corlys Velaryon|Corlys the Sea Snake]] of [[House Velaryon]] and Prince [[Daemon Targaryen|Daemon]] of [[House Targaryen]] [[War for the Stepstones|invaded the Stepstones]] in retaliation, Prince Daemon hoping to make himself a kingdom. Despite inferior numbers, they inflicted a string of defeats on the Triarchy for two years before Daemon slew Craghas Drahar in single combat. By {{date|109}}, Daemon's armies controlled all but two of the Stepstones, and the Sea Snake's fleets had naval supremacy. Lord Corlys crowned Daemon the [[King of the Stepstones and the Narrow Sea]].  
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In {{date|106}}, [[Westeros]]i forces led by Lord [[Corlys Velaryon]] and Prince [[Daemon Targaryen]] began the [[war for the Stepstones]], Daemon hoping to make himself a kingdom. Despite inferior numbers, they inflicted a string of defeats on the Triarchy for two years before Daemon slew [[Craghas Drahar]] in single combat. By {{date|109}}, Daemon's armies controlled all but two of the Stepstones, and the Corlys the Sea Snake's fleets had naval supremacy. Corlys crowned Daemon the [[King of the Stepstones and the Narrow Sea]].{{ref|FAB|Heirs of the Dragon - A Question of Succession}}
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In {{date|110}}, the Triarchy dispatched a counterattack led by [[Racallio Ryndoon]], supported by newly-acquired [[Dorne|Dornish]] allies, who were wary of the new [[House Targaryen|Targaryen]]-backed sellsword kingdom controlling the[[narrow sea]]. Fighting continued in {{date|111}}, when Daemon withdrew to court at [[King's Landing]] for several months, and raged beyond {{date|115}}, when Daemon returned to the [[Vale of Arryn]] after the death of his first wife, [[Rhea Royce]]. Five other men followed him as Kings of the Narrow Sea before the sellsword kingdom ended.{{ref|FAB|Heirs of the Dragon - A Question of Succession}}
  
In {{date|110}}, however, the Triarchy dispatched a counterattack led by [[Racallio Ryndoon]], supported by newly acquired [[Dorne|Dornish]] allies, who were wary of the new Targaryen-backed sellsword kingdom controlling the sea lanes. Fighting still continued in {{date|111}}, when "King" Daemon withdrew to court at [[King's Landing]] for several months, and even still raged beyond {{date|115}}, when Daemon returned to the [[Vale]] after the death of his [[Rhea Royce|first wife]]. Five other men followed him as King of the Narrow Sea before the Triarchy-Dornish alliance ended his sellsword kingdom.{{Ref|trp}}
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[[Pentos]], bordering Myr to the north and wary of the rising power to their south, often welcomed Daemon as an ally. Volantis similarly welcomed Daemon warmly when he visited, though it was in less of a position to fight back against its rivals to the west. The Three Daughters were not, however, so powerful that their influence spread to the northeast, where [[Norvos]] and [[Qohor]] remained little concerned about them.{{ref|FAB|Heirs of the Dragon - A Question of Succession}}
  
[[Pentos]], bordering Myr to the north, was always wary of this rising new power to their south, and often welcomed Daemon Targaryen as an ally. Old Volantis similarly welcomed Daemon warmly when he visited, though it was in less of a position to fight back against its rivals to the west. The Three Daughters were not, however, so powerful that their influence spread to the northeast, where [[Norvos]] and [[Qohor]] remained little concerned about them.{{ref|trp}}
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===Dance of the Dragons===
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In the Westerosi civil war called the [[Dance of the Dragons]] ({{date|129|131}}), Prince [[Daemon Targaryen]] and Lord [[Corlys Velaryon]] supported the [[blacks]] of [[Rhaenyra Targaryen]]. Early in the fighting, the [[House Velaryon|Velaryon]] fleet blockaded the [[Gullet]] and [[Blackwater Bay]]. Ser [[Otto Hightower]], [[Hand of the King]] to [[Aegon II Targaryen]] and a leader of the [[greens]], reached across the [[narrow sea]] to the Triarchy, which he knew to be an enemy of Daemon. Otto hoped to persuade them to move against Corlys the Sea Snake and break his blockade. The [[High Council of the Triarchy]] eventually met in [[Tyrosh]] and chose to accept Otto's offer of alliance.{{ref|FAB|The Dying of the Dragons - The Red Dragon and the Gold}}
  
In the Westerosi civil war called the [[Dance of the Dragons]] (129-131 AC), both Prince Daemon and Lord Corlys supported [[the blacks]]. Early in the fighting, the [[House Velaryon|Velaryon]] fleet blockaded the [[Gullet]] and [[Blackwater Bay]]. Ser [[Otto Hightower]], [[Hand of the King|the Hand]] to King [[Aegon II Targaryen]], reached out across the [[narrow sea]] to the Kingdom of the Three Daughters whom he knew to be an enemy of Prince Daemon. Otto hoped to persuade them to move against the Sea Snake and break the blockade. The High Council of the Triarchy eventually met in [[Tyrosh]] and chose to accept Otto's offer of alliance. 
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A combined fleet of ninety [[Myr]]ish, [[Lys]]ene and Tyroshi warships under the banners of the Three Daughters, commanded by the Triarchy's admiral [[Sharako Lohar]] of [[Lys]], swept from the [[Stepstones]], bending their oars for the Gullet. En route they intercepted the ''[[Gay Abandon]]'', which was carrying two of [[Rhaenyra Targaryen]]'s sons, Princes [[Aegon III Targaryen|Aegon]] and [[Viserys II Targaryen|Viserys]]. Aegon escaped atop [[Stormcloud]], but Viserys was taken as a captive to Sharako.{{ref|FAB|The Dying of the Dragons - The Red Dragon and the Gold}}
  
A combined fleet of ninety [[Myr]]ish, [[Lys]]ene and Tyroshi warships under the banners of the Three Daughters, commanded by the Triarchy's admiral [[Sharako Lohar]] of Lys, swept from the [[Stepstones]], bending their oars for the Gullet. En route they intercepted the ''[[Gay Abandon]]'', which was carrying two of [[Rhaenyra Targaryen]]'s sons, Prince's [[Aegon III Targaryen|Aegon]] and [[Viserys II Targaryen|Viserys]]. Aegon escaped atop [[Stormcloud]], but Viserys was taken as a captive to Sharako Lohar.
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Once the news of the fleet's presence in the Gullet reached [[Dragonstone]], Prince [[Jacaerys Velaryon]] swept down on [[Vermax]] and was soon joined by four other [[dragon]]s. The resulting [[Battle of the Gullet]] in early {{Date|130}} eventually ended in defeat for the blacks, however. The victorious fleet of the Three Daughters avoided Dragonstone and sacked [[Spicetown]] and [[High Tide]] on the Velaryon isle of [[Driftmark]]. Although the Triarchy had won the battle, they too suffered tremendous losses. Only twenty-eight of Sharako's ships, most of them Lysene, returned home. The widows of the fallen Myrmen and Tyroshi accused Sharako of having held back his own Lysene ships.{{ref|FAB|The Dying of the Dragons - The Red Dragon and the Gold}}
  
Once the news of the fleet's presence in the Gullet reached [[Dragonstone]], Prince [[Jacaerys Velaryon]] swept down on [[Vermax]] and was soon joined by four other dragons. The resulting [[Battle in the Gullet]] eventually ended in defeat for the blacks. The victorious fleet of the Three Daughters avoided Dragonstone and sacked [[Spicetown]] and [[High Tide]] on the Velaryon isle of [[Driftmark]]. Although the Three Daughters won the battle they too suffered tremendous losses. Sharako Lohar took a combined fleet of ninety warships from the Stepstones but only twenty-eight survived to return home.
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===Daughters' War===
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The Triarchy began to tear itself to pieces in {{date|130}},{{ref|FAB|The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Triumphant}} and the following year Ser [[Marston Waters]] reported that it had collapsed.{{ref|FAB|Under the Regents - The Hooded Hand}} [[Sharako Lohar]] was killed by a rival for the affections of the Black Swan, [[Johanna Swann]], but at the time [[Tyrosh]] suspected it was an assassination arranged by [[Myr]]. A series of retaliatory murders followed, and the [[Daughters' War]] broke out two years after the Gullet.{{ref|FAB|The Dying of the Dragons - The Red Dragon and the Gold}} A rival alliance formed between [[Pentos]], [[Braavos]], and the normally-isolationist [[Lorath]] which helped bring down the Triarchy.{{Ref|TWOIAF| The Free Cities: The Quarrelsome Daughters: Myr, Lys, and Tyrosh}}
  
===Fall of the Triarchy===
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Grand Maester [[Greydon]] wrote a comprehensive history of the Kingdom of the Three Daughters.{{ref|FAB|The Dying of the Dragons - The Red Dragon and the Gold}}
The reaction of the Triarchy to this pyrrhic victory is unknown, but by the time of [[Maiden's Day]] the next year ({{date|130}}) the Triarchy had begun to tear itself to pieces.{{ref|tpatq}} Apparently, amid the turmoil surrounding the loss of so much of their fleets after the Battle of the Gullet, the direct cause of the breakup of the Triarchy was when a Lyseni admiral was assassinated by a rival over the affections of none other than the Black Swan herself. A rival alliance then formed between Pentos, [[Braavos]], and even [[Lorath]] (which was normally isolationist) which helped bring down the Triarchy.{{Ref|TWOIAF| The Free Cities: The Quarrelsome Daughters: Myr, Lys, and Tyrosh}} This rival alliance did not last very long, as several decades later Braavos once again fought Pentos in wars over slavery.{{Ref|TWOIAF| The Free Cities: Pentos}}
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 18:00, 27 May 2019

"Triarchy" redirects here. For the Triarch of Volantis, see Triarch of Volantis.
Triarchy/Kingdom of the Three Daughters
Oligarchy
Triarchy.jpg
A council of the Triarchy, as depicted by Jordi Gonzales Escamilla in The World of Ice & Fire (Myrman to the left, Tyroshi in the middle, and Lyseni to the right)
Type of Government Oligarchy
Ruler High Council of the Triarchy
Religion Mixed
Founded 96 AC
Preceded by Lys
Myr
Tyrosh
Destroyed 131 AC
Succeeded by Lys
Myr
Tyrosh

The Triarchy was an alliance of the Free Cities of Myr, Lys and Tyrosh, three colonial daughters of the Valyrian Freehold. In Westeros the Triarchy was known as the Kingdom of the Three Daughters.[1] The "kingdom" of the narrow sea had no king, but was instead governed by the High Council of the Triarchy, a group of thirty-three magisters. The Triarchy existed from 96 AC until its dissolution from a civil war which began in 130 AC.

History

Origin

In 96 AC, Tyrosh, Lys, and Myr ended their strife and drove Volantis from the Disputed Lands, defeating the Volantenes in the Battle of the Borderland and forging the "eternal alliance" of the Triarchy. The Myrish prince-admiral Craghas Drahar then led an invasion of the Stepstones, clearing out the pirate dens of the islands and making safe the trade lanes of the narrow sea.[1]

The Seven Kingdoms initially approved of the Triarchy's actions, but Craghas and his co-admirals became greedy with their tolls. The Lyseni enslaved women, girls, and comely boys to bring back to their pillow houses, including Lady Johanna Swann, niece to the Lord of Stonehelm.[1] Westerosi pejoratively called the alliance the Kingdom of the Three Whores.[1]

War for the Stepstones

In 106 AC, Westerosi forces led by Lord Corlys Velaryon and Prince Daemon Targaryen began the war for the Stepstones, Daemon hoping to make himself a kingdom. Despite inferior numbers, they inflicted a string of defeats on the Triarchy for two years before Daemon slew Craghas Drahar in single combat. By 109 AC, Daemon's armies controlled all but two of the Stepstones, and the Corlys the Sea Snake's fleets had naval supremacy. Corlys crowned Daemon the King of the Stepstones and the Narrow Sea.[1]

In 110 AC, the Triarchy dispatched a counterattack led by Racallio Ryndoon, supported by newly-acquired Dornish allies, who were wary of the new Targaryen-backed sellsword kingdom controlling thenarrow sea. Fighting continued in 111 AC, when Daemon withdrew to court at King's Landing for several months, and raged beyond 115 AC, when Daemon returned to the Vale of Arryn after the death of his first wife, Rhea Royce. Five other men followed him as Kings of the Narrow Sea before the sellsword kingdom ended.[1]

Pentos, bordering Myr to the north and wary of the rising power to their south, often welcomed Daemon as an ally. Volantis similarly welcomed Daemon warmly when he visited, though it was in less of a position to fight back against its rivals to the west. The Three Daughters were not, however, so powerful that their influence spread to the northeast, where Norvos and Qohor remained little concerned about them.[1]

Dance of the Dragons

In the Westerosi civil war called the Dance of the Dragons (129131 AC), Prince Daemon Targaryen and Lord Corlys Velaryon supported the blacks of Rhaenyra Targaryen. Early in the fighting, the Velaryon fleet blockaded the Gullet and Blackwater Bay. Ser Otto Hightower, Hand of the King to Aegon II Targaryen and a leader of the greens, reached across the narrow sea to the Triarchy, which he knew to be an enemy of Daemon. Otto hoped to persuade them to move against Corlys the Sea Snake and break his blockade. The High Council of the Triarchy eventually met in Tyrosh and chose to accept Otto's offer of alliance.[2]

A combined fleet of ninety Myrish, Lysene and Tyroshi warships under the banners of the Three Daughters, commanded by the Triarchy's admiral Sharako Lohar of Lys, swept from the Stepstones, bending their oars for the Gullet. En route they intercepted the Gay Abandon, which was carrying two of Rhaenyra Targaryen's sons, Princes Aegon and Viserys. Aegon escaped atop Stormcloud, but Viserys was taken as a captive to Sharako.[2]

Once the news of the fleet's presence in the Gullet reached Dragonstone, Prince Jacaerys Velaryon swept down on Vermax and was soon joined by four other dragons. The resulting Battle of the Gullet in early 130 AC eventually ended in defeat for the blacks, however. The victorious fleet of the Three Daughters avoided Dragonstone and sacked Spicetown and High Tide on the Velaryon isle of Driftmark. Although the Triarchy had won the battle, they too suffered tremendous losses. Only twenty-eight of Sharako's ships, most of them Lysene, returned home. The widows of the fallen Myrmen and Tyroshi accused Sharako of having held back his own Lysene ships.[2]

Daughters' War

The Triarchy began to tear itself to pieces in 130 AC,[3] and the following year Ser Marston Waters reported that it had collapsed.[4] Sharako Lohar was killed by a rival for the affections of the Black Swan, Johanna Swann, but at the time Tyrosh suspected it was an assassination arranged by Myr. A series of retaliatory murders followed, and the Daughters' War broke out two years after the Gullet.[2] A rival alliance formed between Pentos, Braavos, and the normally-isolationist Lorath which helped bring down the Triarchy.[5]

Grand Maester Greydon wrote a comprehensive history of the Kingdom of the Three Daughters.[2]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Fire & Blood, Heirs of the Dragon - A Question of Succession.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Red Dragon and the Gold.
  3. Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Triumphant.
  4. Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - The Hooded Hand.
  5. The World of Ice & Fire, The Free Cities: The Quarrelsome Daughters: Myr, Lys, and Tyrosh.