During the voyage strong winds pushed the Violande closer to the shores of Driftmark than the queen would have liked. It passed three times within hailing distance of Lord Corlys Velaryon's warships, but Rhaenyra took care to keep out of sight.
The Violande put to harbor below the Dragonmont on the eventide. The queen disembarked with her son, Prince Aegon the Younger, her ladies, and three Queensguard knights, Ser Harrold Darke, Ser Adrian Redfort, and Ser Loreth Lansdale. At the port she found a forty strong escort commanded by Ser Alfred Broome waiting for her, completing the fall of Dragonstone.