Fall of King's Landing

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Fall of King's Landing
Conflict Dance of the Dragons
Date 130 AC
Place King's Landing
Result victory for the blacks
The greens The blacks
Daemon Targaryen
Lord Luthor Largent (changed sides)
Queen Alicent
Lord Otto Hightower +
Ser Gwayne Hightower+
Lord Jasper Wylde +
The fleet and army of Daemon Targaryen few hundred knights, crossbowmen and men at arms
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 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. The City Watch was loyal to Daemon, who had once been their leader, and opened the gates to the black forces who arrived by ships. The city was firmly in Rhaenyra's hands, but Aegon II had escaped.

The sight of Daemon Targaryen on Caraxes and Queen Rhaenyra on Syrax over King's Landing


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".