Ambush on the Wendwater

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Ambush on the Wendwater
Conflict Aegon's Conquest
Date 2 BC
Place Wendwater, the Stormlands
Result Inconclusive
House Targaryen.svg House Targaryen House Baratheon.svg Kingdom of the Stormlands/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 1000 men
~1000 men Lord Errol†

The ambush on the Wendwater was an attack on the Targaryen host during Aegon's Conquest.


Shortly after Aegon's coronation, 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.[1]


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. Queen Rhaenys unleashed Meraxes and torched the forest.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Reign of the Dragons: The Conquest.