Taking of Stone Hedge

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Taking of Stone Hedge
Conflict Dance of the Dragons
Date 129 AC[1]
Place Stone Hedge
Result The blacks taking Stone Hedge[1]
Combatants
House Targaryen (Rhaenyra).svg Blacks House Targaryen (Aegon II).svg Greens
Commanders
House Targaryen.svg Prince Daemon Targaryen House Bracken.svg Lord Humfrey Bracken
Strength
Unknwon Stone Hedge garrison
Casualties
Unknown Lord Humfrey Bracken (captured)

The taking of Stone Hedge[1] or storming of Stone Hedge[2] occurred near the start of Dance of the Dragons.

History

In response to House Blackwood's raids on his lands, Lord Humfrey Bracken sent his son, Ser Amos Bracken, to retaliate with a strong force. Amos was slain in the Battle of the Burning Mill, however, and Ser Raylon Rivers led the green survivors back to House Bracken's territory.[2]

Prince Daemon Targaryen, meanwhile, led a strong host of Darrys, Freys, Pipers, and Rootes against the Brackens' castle, Stone Hedge. With most of the Bracken forces away with Amos and Raylon, the blacks stormed the castle and captured Humfrey with his remaining children, his third wife, and his lowborn paramour. Raylon yielded to Daemon upon returning to Stone Hedge, ending green strength in the riverlands.[2]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon II.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Red Dragon and the Gold.