Alfred Broome

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Alfred Broome
Title Ser
Allegiance House Broome
Blacks
Greens
Culture Westermen
Died In 131 AC[1], at King's Landing[1]
Book(s) The Princess and the Queen (mentioned)
Fire & Blood (mentioned)

Ser Alfred Broome was a knight from House Broome, sworn to House Targaryen during the Dance of the Dragons.

Character and Appearance

Afred had a sullen disposition and a sour manner.[2][3]

History

Alfred joined the garrison of Dragonstone during the reign of the Old King, Jaehaerys I Targaryen. By the time civil war broke out between Rhaenyra Targaryen and Aegon II Targaryen, Alfred was the most senior knight of Dragonstone. When Rhaenyra led the blacks to capture King's Landing, she named Ser Robert Quince as castellan of Dragonstone, rather than the sullen Alfred.[2][3]

Unbeknownst to Rhaenyra, Aegon and later his dragon, Sunfyre, went into hiding on the island of Dragonstone. Aegon's supporters, the greens, were able to find potential allies amongst the castle's garrison, including Ser Alfred. He participated in the coup against Robert, personally slaying the castellan with a spear. After the duel between Sunfyre and Moondancer, Ser Marston Waters prevented Alfred from slaying Moondancer's dragonrider, Baela Targaryen.[2][3]

When Rhaenyra and her few remaining companions returned to Dragonstone after the storming of the Dragonpit, Alfred led the forty-strong escort that accompanied her from the port to the castle. When they arrived at the castle, Rhaenyra was shocked to see the charred corpse of Robert. Alfred had his men slay Rhaenyra's remaining Queensguard, Ser Harrold Darke, Ser Adrian Redfort, and Ser Loreth Lansdale, although the latter knight slew two of Alfred's guards. Alfred's cloak caught fire when Sunfyre bathed Rhaenyra with flame. Alfred advised Aegon II to kill Rhaenyra's son, Aegon III Targaryen, but the king decided to keep the boy as a hostage. Ser Marston Waters prevented Alfred from harming Baela Targaryen.[2]

Ser Alfred accompanied Aegon II when the king returned to King's Landing. He beheaded Trystane Truefyre after the latter was sentenced to die for treason.[1]

Ser Alfred was present at the council meeting following the green defeat at the Battle of the Kingsroad. After Aegon II refused to surrender and Queen Alicent Hightower suggested mutilating one of the ears of the hostage Aegon the Younger, the king ordered Ser Alfred to carry out the order. However, when Ser Alfred crossed to drawbridge to Maegor's Holdfast, he found Ser Perkin the Flea and six of his gutter knights blocking the way. Ser Alfred demanded they move aside in the king's name. Ser Perkin answered that there was a new king, put a hand upon on Ser Alfred's shoulder and shoved him off the drawbridge onto the iron spikes below. Ser Alfred agonized for two days, writhing and twisting, before dying.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Short, Sad Reign of Aegon II.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 The Princess and the Queen.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Overthrown.