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|date = {{Date|130}}
 
|date = {{Date|130}}
 
|place = [[King's Landing]]
 
|place = [[King's Landing]]
|result = victory for [[the blacks]]
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|result = Victory for the [[blacks]]
 
| colour_scheme =  
 
| colour_scheme =  
| combatant1 = [[The greens]]
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| combatant1 = [[File:House Targaryen (Rhaenyra).svg|30px]] '''[[Blacks]]'''
| combatant2 = [[The blacks]]
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*[[File:House Targaryen.svg|20px]] [[House Targaryen]]
| commander1 = [[Daemon Targaryen]]<br>[[Corlys Velaryon|Corlys "The Sea Snake"Velaryon]]<br>Lord [[Luthor Largent]] ''(changed sides)''
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*[[File:House Velaryon.svg|20px]] [[House Velaryon]]
| commander2 = [[Alicent Hightower|Queen Alicent]]<br>Lord [[Otto Hightower]] +<br>Ser [[Gwayne Hightower]]+<br>Lord [[Jasper Wylde]] +
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| combatant2 = [[File:House Targaryen (Aegon II).svg|30px]] '''[[Greens]]'''
| strength1 = The fleet and army of Daemon Targaryen<br>[[City Watch of King's Landing|Gold Cloaks]]  
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*[[File:House Hightower.svg|20px]] [[House Hightower]]
| strength2 = few hundred knights, crossbowmen and men at arms
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*[[File:House Targaryen.svg|20px]] [[House Targaryen]]
| casualties1 = minimum
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*[[File:House Wylde.svg|20px]] [[House Wylde]]
| casualties2 = hundreds of Green loyalists<br>Lord [[Otto Hightower]]+<br>Lord [[Jasper Wylde |Jasper "Ironrod" Wylde]]+<br>Ser [[Gwayne Hightower]]+
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| commander1 = [[File:House Targaryen.svg|20px]] Prince [[Daemon Targaryen]]<br>[[File:House Velaryon.svg|20px]] Lord [[Corlys Velaryon]]<br>[[File:City Watch.svg|20px]] Ser [[Luthor Largent]] ''(changed sides)''
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| commander2 = [[File:House Hightower.svg|20px]] Queen [[Alicent Hightower]]<br>[[File:House Hightower.svg|20px]] Ser [[Otto Hightower]]<br>[[File:City Watch.svg|20px]] Ser [[Gwayne Hightower]]<br>[[File:House Wylde.svg|20px]] Lord [[Jasper Wylde]]
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| strength1 = Army of Daemon Targaryen<br>Fleet of Corlys Velaryon<br>[[City Watch of King's Landing|Gold cloaks]]<br>Daemon on [[Caraxes]]<br>Rhaenyra on [[Syrax]]<br>[[Addam Velaryon]] on [[Seasmoke]]<br>[[Nettles]] on [[Sheepstealer]]<br>[[Ulf White]] on [[Silverwing]]<br>[[Hugh Hammer]] on [[Vermithor]]
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| strength2 = Few hundred knights, crossbowmen and men-at-arms
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| casualties1 = Minimum
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| casualties2 = Hundreds of green loyalists<br>Ser [[Otto Hightower]]<br>Lord [[Jasper Wylde]]<br>Ser [[Gwayne Hightower]]
 
}}
 
}}
  
While [[Aemond Targaryen|Prince Aemond]] and Ser [[Criston Cole]] gathered their forces to march on [[Harrenhal]], which left the capital largely defenseless.
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The '''fall of King's Landing''' occurred in {{Date|130}} during the [[Dance of the Dragons]].{{Ref|TPATQ}}
Creating an opportunity that [[the blacks]] seized.
 
  
Taking advantage of this  [[Daemon Targaryen]] on [[Caraxes]] and [[Rhaenyra Targaryen|Queen Rhaenyra]] on [[Syrax]] flew over [[King's Landing]]. Circling their dragons above Aegon's High Hill. The [[Corlys Velaryon|Sea Snakes]] fleet then arrived to the east of Blackwater bay.  
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==Prelude==
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Prince [[Aemond Targaryen]] and Ser [[Criston Cole]] gathered their [[greens|green]] forces to march on [[Harrenhal]], which left [[King's Landing]] largely defenseless. This created an opportunity that the [[blacks]] seized.{{Ref|TPATQ}}
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Prince [[Daemon Targaryen]] on [[Caraxes]] and Queen [[Rhaenyra Targaryen]] on [[Syrax]] flew over the capital and circled their dragons above [[Aegon's High Hill]]. The fleet of the Sea Snake, Lord [[Corlys Velaryon]], then arrived to the east of [[Blackwater Bay]].{{Ref|TPATQ}}
  
 
==Battle==
 
==Battle==
The sight of [[Daemon Targaryen]] on [[Caraxes]] and [[Rhaenyra Targaryen|Queen Rhaenyra]] on [[Syrax]] over [[King's Landing]] sent the city into a panic.
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The sight of Daemon on Caraxes and Rhaenyra on Syrax over King's Landing sent the city into a panic. The Queen Dowager, [[Alicent Hightower]], tried to send riders to bring back Aemond and ravens to leal lords, but her efforts were quickly stopped. Unknown to Alicent was that the gold cloaks, the [[City Watch of King's Landing]], had turned. The gold cloaks were loyal to Daemon who had once been their leader. When he went to dispatch ravens, Grand Maester [[Orwyle]] 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 II Targaryen]] were either imprisoned or killed the moment Caraxes was spotted over the [[Red Keep]]. Ser [[Gwayne Hightower]], the second in command of the City Watch, was captured when he tried to sound the alarm. He was brought before Ser [[Luthor Largent]], the commander of the gold cloaks. Gwayne denounced him as a turncloak to which Luthor replied:
  
The [[Alicent Hightower|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 of King's Landing|City Watch]] had turned. The Gold Cloaks were loyal to Daemon who had once been their leader. [[Orwyle|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 [[Aegon II|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...
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{{Quote|Daemon gave us these cloaks and they're gold no matter how you turn them.{{Ref|TPATQ}}}}
  
{{Quote|Daemon Gave us these cloaks and they're gold no matter how you turn them}}
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Luthor then murdered Gwayne and had the city gates opened to the army pouring in from the Sea Snake's ships. 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.{{Ref|TPATQ}}
  
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.
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==Aftermath==
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King [[Aegon II Targaryen]] escaped the fall of King's Landing. He was smuggled out by the [[master of whisperers]], Lord [[Larys Strong]], via secret passages. Aegon was protected by two of his [[Kingsguard]] knights, Ser [[Willis Fell]] and Ser [[Rickard Thorne]], and was accompanied by his children, Princess [[Jaehaera Targaryen|Jaehaera]] and Prince [[Maelor Targaryen|Maelor]].{{Ref|TPATQ}}
  
Seeing hope was lost [[Alicent Hightower|Queen Alicent]] ordered her forces to surrender.  
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Lord [[Otto Hightower]] and Lord [[Jasper Wylde]] were executed for treason. Queen [[Alicent Hightower]] and Princess [[Helaena Targaryen]] were held as captives. Ser [[Tyland Lannister]] was tortured for information on where he had hidden the crown's treasure. Grand Maester [[Orwyle]] was confined in the [[black cells]].{{Ref|TPATQ}}
  
==Aftermath==
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Queen [[Rhaenyra Targaryen]] 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 Rhaenyra's ascent to the Iron Throne as Aegon II and Prince [[Aemond Targaryen]] 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 Rhaenyra, calling her "King [[Maegor I Targaryen|Maegor]] with teats".{{Ref|TPATQ}}
Lord [[Otto Hightower]] and Lord [[Jasper Wylde]] were executed for treason. [[Alicent Hightower|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. [[Orwyle|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 [[Jaehaera Targaryen|Princess Jaehaera]] and [[Maelor Targaryen|Prince Maelor]].
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==References==
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{{References}}
  
[[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 [[Rhaenyra Targaryen|Queen Rhaenyra]] ascent to the Iron Throne as [[Aegon II]] and [[Aemond Targaryen|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"''. <ref>[[The Princess and the Queen]]</ref>
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{{Dance of the Dragons}}
  
==References and Notes==
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[[Category:Battles|King's Landing, Fall of]]
{{References}}
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[[Category:Dance of the Dragons|King's Landing, Fall of]]
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[[Category:Crownlands|King's Landing, Fall of]]
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[[Category:King's Landing]]
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[[Category:House Hightower battles|King's Landing]]
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[[Category:House Targaryen battles|King's Landing]]
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[[Category:House Velaryon battles|King's Landing]]
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[[Category:House Wylde battles|King's Landing]]
  
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[[es:Caída de Desembarco del Rey]]
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[[fr:Chute de Port-Réal]]

Latest revision as of 20:27, 21 June 2019

Fall of King's Landing
Conflict Dance of the Dragons
Date 130 AC
Place King's Landing
Result Victory for the blacks
Combatants
House Targaryen (Rhaenyra).svg Blacks House Targaryen (Aegon II).svg Greens
Commanders
House Targaryen.svg Prince Daemon Targaryen
House Velaryon.svg Lord Corlys Velaryon
City Watch.svg Ser Luthor Largent (changed sides)
House Hightower.svg Queen Alicent Hightower
House Hightower.svg Ser Otto Hightower
City Watch.svg Ser Gwayne Hightower
House Wylde.svg Lord Jasper Wylde
Strength
Army of Daemon Targaryen
Fleet of Corlys Velaryon
Gold cloaks
Daemon on Caraxes
Rhaenyra on Syrax
Addam Velaryon on Seasmoke
Nettles on Sheepstealer
Ulf White on Silverwing
Hugh Hammer on Vermithor
Few hundred knights, crossbowmen and men-at-arms
Casualties
Minimum Hundreds of green loyalists
Ser Otto Hightower
Lord Jasper Wylde
Ser Gwayne Hightower

The fall of King's Landing occurred in 130 AC during the Dance of the Dragons.[1]

Prelude

Prince Aemond Targaryen and Ser Criston Cole gathered their green forces to march on Harrenhal, which left King's Landing largely defenseless. This created an opportunity that the blacks seized.[1]

Prince Daemon Targaryen on Caraxes and Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen on Syrax flew over the capital and circled their dragons above Aegon's High Hill. The fleet of the Sea Snake, Lord Corlys Velaryon, then arrived to the east of Blackwater Bay.[1]

Battle

The sight of Daemon on Caraxes and Rhaenyra on Syrax over King's Landing sent the city into a panic. The Queen Dowager, Alicent Hightower, tried to send riders to bring back Aemond and ravens to leal lords, but her efforts were quickly stopped. Unknown to Alicent was that the gold cloaks, the City Watch of King's Landing, had turned. The gold cloaks were loyal to Daemon who had once been their leader. When he went to dispatch ravens, Grand Maester Orwyle 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 II Targaryen were either imprisoned or killed the moment Caraxes was spotted over the Red Keep. Ser Gwayne Hightower, the second in command of the City Watch, was captured when he tried to sound the alarm. He was brought before Ser Luthor Largent, the commander of the gold cloaks. Gwayne denounced him as a turncloak to which Luthor replied:

Daemon gave us these cloaks and they're gold no matter how you turn them.[1]

Luthor then murdered Gwayne and had the city gates opened to the army pouring in from the Sea Snake's ships. 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.[1]

Aftermath

King Aegon II Targaryen escaped the fall of King's Landing. He was smuggled out by the master of whisperers, Lord Larys Strong, via secret passages. Aegon was protected by two of his Kingsguard knights, Ser Willis Fell and Ser Rickard Thorne, and was accompanied by his children, Princess Jaehaera and Prince Maelor.[1]

Lord Otto Hightower and Lord Jasper Wylde were executed for treason. Queen Alicent Hightower and Princess Helaena Targaryen were held as captives. Ser Tyland Lannister was tortured for information on where he had hidden the crown's treasure. Grand Maester Orwyle was confined in the black cells.[1]

Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen 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 Rhaenyra's ascent to the Iron Throne as Aegon II and Prince Aemond Targaryen 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 Rhaenyra, calling her "King Maegor with teats".[1]

References