|Years after Aegon's Conquest|
280 AC saw the realm troubled by the Kingswood Brotherhood, leading to several abductions. It took an attack on Princess Elia Martell, the wife of Crown Prince Rhaegar Targaryen, and the Lord Commander of the Kingsguard, Ser Gerold Hightower, for King Aerys II Targaryen to finally act and order his Kingsguard to eliminate the Brotherhood.
- Ser Barristan Selmy and Ser Arthur Dayne, accompanied by most of the Kingaguard, lead an attack against the Kingswood Brotherhood, while Ser Gerold Hightower remains in King's Landing, his injury too severe to take part.
- Prince Rhaegar Targaryen marries Princess Elia Martell of Dorne.
- Brienne of Tarth, daughter of Selwyn Tarth. 
- Princess Rhaenys Targaryen, daughter of Prince Rhaegar Targaryen and Princess Elia Martell.
- Ygritte, a spearwife.
No known deaths occured in 281 AC.