Fall of King's Landing
|Fall of King's Landing|
|Conflict||Dance of the Dragons|
|Result||victory for the blacks|
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 fleet of the Sea Snakes fleet then arrived to the east of Blackwater bay.
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. Despite this thirteen 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 other gates. The city fell in less then a day.
Seeing hope was lost Queen Alicent ordered her forces to surrender.
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 teasure.
Although 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".