Ambush on the Wendwater

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Ambush on the Wendwater
Conflict Aegon's Conquest
Date 2 BC
Place Wendwater
Result Inconclusive
House Targaryen.svg House Targaryen House Baratheon.svg Kingdom of the Storm/House Durrandon:
House Targaryen.svg Orys Baratheon
House Targaryen.svg Rhaenys Targaryen
House Errol.svg Lord Errol
House Fell.svg Lord Fell
House Buckler.svg Lord Buckler
Over 1,000 men
~1000 men Lord Errol†

An ambush on the Wendwater occurred during Aegon's Conquest when stormlords attacked the host of House Targaryen.[1]


Shortly after the coronation of Aegon I Targaryen, the Conqueror dispatched the greater part of his host south to Storm's End under the leadership of Orys Baratheon, accompanied by Queen Rhaenys Targaryen atop Meraxes.[2]


While crossing the Wendwater, the Targaryen host was ambushed by Lords Errol, Fell, and Buckler, cutting down more than a thousand men before fading back into the trees of the kingswood. In response, Rhaenys unleashed the dragonflame of Meraxes to torch the forest.[2]


  1. Fire & Blood, Aegon's Conquest.
  2. 2.0 2.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Reign of the Dragons: The Conquest.