Sack of Duskendale

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Sack of Duskendale
Conflict Dance of the Dragons
Date 129 AC
Place Duskendale
Result victory for the greens
The greens House Darklyn (blacks)
Ser Criston Cole Lord Darklyn
more than 800 greens Duskendale garrison
Minimal Massive
Lord Darklyn †

The sack of Duskendale took place at Duskendale in the crownlands during the Dance of the Dragons.[1]


Following the fall of Harrenhal to Daemon Targaryen and the two defeats at Burning Mill and Stone Hedge, King Aegon II Targaryen stripped Ser Otto Hightower of his title of Hand of the King and granted it to Ser Criston Cole, Lord Commander of the Kingsguard. Criston advised moving against the "traitors" that had bent the knee to Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen. While House Velaryon and House Celtigar were unreachable, the "black" lords whose land were on the mainland had no protection against Aegon's loyalists.[1]


Duskendale was unprepared for an attack. The town fell easily to Aegon's forces and was sacked, while the ships at the harbor were set afire. Lord Darklyn was beheaded for treason.[1]


After the sack was complete, Ser Criston Cole moved the loyalist forces to the next objective: Rook's Rest, seat of House Staunton.[1]