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Revision as of 05:54, 20 December 2013

Fall of King's Landing
Conflict Dance of the Dragons
Date 130 AC
Place King's Landing
Result victory for the blacks
Combatants
The blacks The greens
Commanders
Daemon Targaryen
Corlys "The Sea Snake"Velaryon
Lord Luthor Largent (changed sides)
Queen Alicent
Lord Otto Hightower +
Ser Gwayne Hightower+
Lord Jasper Wylde +
Strength
The fleet and army of Daemon Targaryen
Gold Cloaks
few hundred knights, crossbowmen and men at arms
Casualties
minimum hundreds of Green loyalists
Lord Otto Hightower+
Lord Jasper "Ironrod" Wylde+
Ser Gwayne Hightower+

While Prince Aemond and Ser Criston Cole gathered their forces to march on Harrenhal, which left the capital largely defenseless. Creating an opportunity that the blacks seized.

Taking advantage of this Daemon Targaryen on Caraxes and Queen Rhaenyra on Syrax flew over King's Landing. Circling their dragons above Aegon's High Hill. The Sea Snakes fleet then arrived to the east of Blackwater bay.

Battle

The sight of Daemon Targaryen on Caraxes and Queen Rhaenyra on Syrax over King's Landing sent the city into a panic.

The Queen Dowager tried to send riders to bring back Aemond and ravens to leal lords, but her efforts were quickly stopped. Unknown to Alicent was the City Watch had turned. The Gold Cloaks were loyal to Daemon who had once been their leader. Grandmaestar Orwyle when he went to dispatch ravens was beaten and bound by Gold cloaks as he arrived in his chambers. The seven commanders of the City gates who had been chosen for their loyalty to King Aegon were either imprisoned or killed the moment Caraxes was spotted over the Red Keep. Gwayne Hightower the second in command of the city watch was captured when he tried to sound the alarm. He was brought before Luthor Largent the commander of the Gold cloaks, Gwayne denounced him as a turncloak to which Ser Luthot replied...

Daemon Gave us these cloaks and they're gold no matter how you turn them

Luthor then murdered Gwayne. Luthor had the city gates opened to the army pouring in from the Sea snakes ships. Impressively thirteen House Hightower knights and a hundred men at arms managed to hold the River Gate for eight hours from both attacks without and within the city. The other six gates however fell swiftly and the blacks army entered the city unmolested through those gates. The city fell in less then a day.

Seeing hope was lost Queen Alicent ordered her forces to surrender.

Aftermath

Lord Otto Hightower and Lord Jasper Wylde were executed for treason. Queen Alicent and princess Helaena Targaryen were held as captives. Tyland Lannister was taken to the dungeons and tortured for information on where he had hidden the crown's treasure. Grandmaestar Orwyle and hundreds of others were confined in the black cells.

Aegon II had escaped (smuggled out by the Master of Whisperers Larys Strong via the secret passages) protected by two of his Kingsguard knights Willis Fell and Rickard Thorne along with his children Princess Jaehaera and Prince Maelor.

Rhaenyra Targaryen had seized the Iron Throne, though many lords noted she cut herself upon the throne. Starting rumors that the throne had rejected her. At first the population of the city had welcomed Queen Rhaenyra ascent to the Iron Throne as Aegon II and Prince Aemond had not been much loved. In time however with more executions happening daily and more taxes being raised to fund the wars, the population began to loathe her, calling her "King Maegor with teats". [1]

References and Notes