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|caption = [[Vermithor]] after killing [[Seasmoke]] during in Second Battle of Tumbleton as depicted by Douglas Wheatley in ''[[Fire & Blood]]''.
 
|battle_name = Second Battle of Tumbleton
 
|battle_name = Second Battle of Tumbleton
 
|conflict = [[Dance of the Dragons]]  
 
|conflict = [[Dance of the Dragons]]  
 
|date = {{Date|130}}
 
|date = {{Date|130}}
 
|place = [[Tumbleton]]
 
|place = [[Tumbleton]]
|result = incomplete [[the blacks|black]] victory
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|result = Victory for the [[blacks]]
 
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| commander1 = Ser [[Hobert Hightower]]<br>Prince [[Daeron Targaryen (son of Viserys I)|Dareon Targaryen]]+<br>Lord [[Hugh Hammer]]+<br>Lord [[Unwin Peake]]
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*[[House Deddings]]
| commander2 = Ser [[Addam Velaryon]]+<br>Lord [[Benjicot Blackwood]]<br>Lord [[House Piper|Piper]]+<br>Lord [[House Deddings|Deddings]]+
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*[[File:House Tully.svg|20px]] [[House Tully]]
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| casualties1 = Less than 100<br>Ser [[Addam Velaryon]]†<br>Lord [[Stanton Piper]]†<br>Lord [[Lyonel Deddings]] <br>[[Seasmoke]]
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The '''Second Battle of Tumbleton''' or simply '''Second Tumbleton''' was a battle during the [[Dance of the Dragons]]. It took place between [[the greens]] and [[the blacks]] at the town of [[Tumbleton]] in [[the Reach]], which was already ravaged from the earlier [[Battle of Tumbleton]].{{ref|tpatq}}
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The '''Second Battle of Tumbleton''' or simply '''Second Tumbleton''' was a battle during the [[Dance of the Dragons]]. It took place between [[the greens]] and [[the blacks]] at the town of [[Tumbleton]] in [[the Reach]], which was already ravaged from the earlier [[First Battle of Tumbleton]].{{Ref|TPATQ}}
  
 
==Prelude==
 
==Prelude==
During the [[Battle of Tumbleton]], the market town of Tumbleton was [[Two Betrayers|betrayed]] by Ser [[Ulf White]] and Ser [[Hugh Hammer]], who had the dragons [[Vermithor]] and [[Silverwing]] burn the town. The greens then sacked the town and executed blacks who surrendered. Ser [[Hobert Hightower]] was the most senior Hightower remaining in the green army, as his cousin, Lord [[Ormund Hightower]], had been killed in the previous battle. Prince [[Daeron Targaryen (son of Viserys I)|Daeron Targaryen]], sickened by the sack of Tumbleton, ordered Hobert to put a stop to the victors' behavior, but Hobert failed to do so.
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During the [[Battle of Tumbleton]], the market town of Tumbleton was [[Two Betrayers|betrayed]] by Ser [[Ulf White]] and Ser [[Hugh Hammer]], who had the dragons [[Vermithor]] and [[Silverwing]] burn the town. The greens then sacked the town and executed blacks who surrendered. Ser [[Hobert Hightower]] was the most senior Hightower remaining in the green army, as his cousin, Lord [[Ormund Hightower]], had been killed in the previous battle. Prince [[Daeron Targaryen (son of Viserys I)|Daeron Targaryen]], sickened by the sack of Tumbleton, ordered Hobert to put a stop to the victors' behavior, but Hobert failed to do so.{{Ref|TPATQ}}
  
Ulf and Hugh were reluctant to help Daeron advance toward [[King's Landing]]. Lord [[Unwin Peake]] wanted to wait until the greens were reinforced by Lord [[Borros Baratheon]], while Hobert Hightower desired to retreat to gather supplies from the Reach. The greens' inaction caused their great host to slowly dissipate through desertion and disease.
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Ulf and Hugh were reluctant to help Daeron advance toward [[King's Landing]]. Lord [[Unwin Peake]] wanted to wait until the greens were reinforced by Lord [[Borros Baratheon]], while Hobert Hightower desired to retreat to gather supplies from the Reach. The greens' inaction caused their great host to slowly dissipate through desertion and disease.{{Ref|TPATQ}}
  
After hearing of unrest in King's Landing against the rule of Queen [[Rhaenyra Targaryen]], younger nobles such as Ser [[Jon Roxton]], Ser [[Roger Corne]], and Lord Peake called for advancing on the capital, but Hobert preached caution and the Two Betrayers remained stubborn. When Hugh crowned himself king and had his men attack Roger, thirteen loyalist lords known as the [[Caltrops]] plotted against the two baseborn dragonriders.
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After hearing of unrest in King's Landing against the rule of Queen [[Rhaenyra Targaryen]], younger nobles such as Ser [[Jon Roxton]], Ser [[Roger Corne]], and Lord Peake called for advancing on the capital, but Hobert preached caution and the Two Betrayers remained stubborn. When Hugh crowned himself king and had his men attack Roger, thirteen loyalist lords known as the [[Caltrops]] plotted against the two baseborn dragonriders.{{Ref|TPATQ}}
  
Meanwhile, the baseborn dragonrider Ser [[Addam Velaryon]], whom Rhaenyra had condemned after hearing of the Two Betrayers, was resolved to defend his honor by retaking Tumbleton from Ulf and Hugh. He fled from King's Landing atop [[Seasmoke]] and allegedly sought counsel from the [[Green Men]] on the [[Isle of Faces]]. Addam gathered an army of near 4,000 from the [[Riverlands]].{{ref|tpatq}}
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Meanwhile, the baseborn dragonrider Ser [[Addam Velaryon]], whom Rhaenyra had condemned after hearing of the Two Betrayers, was resolved to defend his honor by retaking Tumbleton from Ulf and Hugh. He fled from King's Landing atop [[Seasmoke]] and allegedly sought counsel from the [[Green Men]] on the [[Isle of Faces]]. Addam gathered an army of near 4,000 from the [[Riverlands]].{{Ref|TPATQ}}
  
 
==Battle==
 
==Battle==
 
 
On the day on which the Caltrops had decided to enact their coup against Ulf and Hugh, the greens in Tumbleton were awakened in the night by sounds of battle. Though Addam's 4,000 rivermen were outnumbered, they had the advantage of surprise. Columns of knights attacked from the north and the west, while archers fired their arrows. Seasmoke's dragonfire burned the greens' camps outside of Tumbleton, as well as buildings in the town which had survived its earlier sack.
 
On the day on which the Caltrops had decided to enact their coup against Ulf and Hugh, the greens in Tumbleton were awakened in the night by sounds of battle. Though Addam's 4,000 rivermen were outnumbered, they had the advantage of surprise. Columns of knights attacked from the north and the west, while archers fired their arrows. Seasmoke's dragonfire burned the greens' camps outside of Tumbleton, as well as buildings in the town which had survived its earlier sack.
  
Ulf White slept through the battle within the [[Bawdy Badger]], an inn in Tumbleton. Hugh Hammer rushed to the stables so he could ride to Vermithor, but he was slain by one of the Caltrops, Lord [[Jon Roxton]]. Prince Daeron the Daring died amongst his camp west of the town, although his method of death is disputed. The blacks tried to kill the sleeping Silverwing and Vermithor in the fields south of Tumbleton, but failed to do so. The riderless Vermithor slew two score knights who attacked him, then took to the air and fought indiscriminately. Lords [[House Piper|Piper]] and [[House Deddings|Deddings]] were burned by the dragon.
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Ulf White slept through the battle within the [[Bawdy Badger]], an inn in Tumbleton. Hugh Hammer rushed to the stables so he could ride to Vermithor, but he was slain by one of the Caltrops, Lord [[Jon Roxton]]. Prince Daeron the Daring died amongst his camp west of the town, although his method of death is disputed. The blacks tried to kill the sleeping Silverwing and Vermithor in the fields south of Tumbleton, but failed to do so. The riderless Vermithor slew two score knights who attacked him, then took to the air and fought indiscriminately. Lords [[Stanton Piper]] and [[Lyonel Deddings]] were burned by the dragon.{{Ref|FAB|The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Overthrown}}
  
Addam and Seasmoke had been battling Daeron's dragon, [[Tessarion]], in a nimble fight. When Addam saw the raging Vermithor, he redirected Seasmoke to the larger dragon. Lord [[Benjicot Blackwood]] believed that Vermithor would have torn Seasmoke to pieces, but Tessarion suddenly joined the brawl and all three dragons fought. Vermithor slew Seasmoke, but then collapsed and died shortly after. Tessarion failed to take flight three times, so Lord Blackwood has his best archer, [[Billy Burley]], mercy kill the Blue Queen.
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Addam and Seasmoke had been battling Daeron's dragon, [[Tessarion]], in a nimble fight. When Addam saw the raging Vermithor, he redirected Seasmoke to the larger dragon. Lord [[Benjicot Blackwood]] believed that Vermithor would have torn Seasmoke to pieces, but Tessarion suddenly joined the brawl and all three dragons fought. Vermithor slew Seasmoke, but then collapsed and died shortly after. Tessarion failed to take flight three times, so Lord Blackwood has his best archer, [[Billy Burley]], mercy kill the Blue Queen.{{Ref|TPATQ}}
  
The battle ended at dusk.{{ref|tpatq}}
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The battle ended at dusk.{{Ref|TPATQ}}
  
 
==Aftermath==
 
==Aftermath==
The blacks were victorious in the Second Battle of Tumbleton, but their victory was incomplete. Although the river lords lost less than a hundred men and slew more than a thousand of [[Hobert Hightower]]'s green army, the blacks failed to retake Tumbleton. King [[Aegon II Targaryen]]'s green survivors retreated into Tumbleton and sealed the gates. The blacks, lacking siege equipment, retreated during the night after the battle. Three of the four dragons died, with only [[Silverwing]] surviving. The Caltrops continued their plotting against [[Ulf White]]; Hobert and Ulf died from drinking poisoned wine. Lord [[Unwin Peake]] succeeded Hobert as commander, but the great host which had marched from Oldtown was wracked with plundering deserters. Lord Peake led the remainder in a retreat from Tumbleton, ending the green threat to King's Landing.{{ref|tpatq}}
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The blacks were victorious in the Second Battle of Tumbleton, but their victory was incomplete. Although the river lords lost less than a hundred men and slew more than a thousand of [[Hobert Hightower]]'s green army, the blacks failed to retake Tumbleton. King [[Aegon II Targaryen]]'s green survivors retreated into Tumbleton and sealed the gates. The blacks, lacking siege equipment, retreated during the night after the battle. Three of the four dragons died, with only [[Silverwing]] surviving. The Caltrops continued their plotting against [[Ulf White]]; Hobert and Ulf died from drinking poisoned wine. Lord [[Unwin Peake]] succeeded Hobert as commander, but the great host which had marched from Oldtown was wracked with plundering deserters. Lord Peake led the remainder in a retreat from Tumbleton, ending the green threat to King's Landing.{{Ref|TPATQ}}
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Apart from the losses in dragons, the battle was a decisive victory for the blacks, with under 100 men lost compared to over 1,000 greens killed despite their numerical superiority.  Ultimately the battle was also a strategic victory for the blacks, given that the disintegrating Hightower army had to withdraw back to the south.  Even so, while Addam's sacrifice had saved King's Landing from the Hightower army, the blacks had lost control of King's Landing itself anyway, when due to fear at the approach of the Hightowers the city was [[Riot of King's Landing (the Dance of the Dragons)|plunged into chaotic riots]]. Lord [[Grover Tully]] passed away shortly after Second Tumbleton, allowing Ser [[Elmo Tully]] to briefly become Lord of [[Riverrun]].{{Ref|TWOIAF| The Riverlands: House Tully}}
  
 
==Quotes==
 
==Quotes==
{{Quote|The dragon was [[Seasmoke]], his rider Ser [[Addam Velaryon]], determined to prove that not all bastards need be turncloaks.  How better to do that than by retaking [[Tumbleton]] from the [[Two Betrayers]], whose treason had stained him?{{ref|tpatq}}}} - Archmaester [[Gyldayn]]
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{{Quote|The dragon was [[Seasmoke]], his rider Ser [[Addam Velaryon]], determined to prove that not all bastards need be turncloaks.  How better to do that than by retaking [[Tumbleton]] from the [[Two Betrayers]], whose treason had stained him? {{Ref|TPATQ}}|Archmaester [[Gyldayn]]}}
  
==References and Notes==
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==References==
 
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Latest revision as of 22:57, 21 June 2019

Second Battle of Tumbleton
Second Battle of Tumbleton.jpg
Vermithor after killing Seasmoke during in Second Battle of Tumbleton as depicted by Douglas Wheatley in Fire & Blood.
Conflict Dance of the Dragons
Date 130 AC
Place Tumbleton
Result Victory for the blacks
Combatants
House Targaryen (Rhaenyra).svg Blacks House Targaryen (Aegon II).svg Greens
Commanders
House Velaryon.svg Ser Addam Velaryon
House Blackwood.svg Lord Benjicot Blackwood
House Piper.svg Lord Stanton Piper
Lord Lyonel Deddings
House Tully.svg Ser Elmo Tully
House Hightower.svg Ser Hobert Hightower
House Targaryen.svg Prince Dareon Targaryen
Lord Hugh Hammer
House Peake.svg Lord Unwin Peake
Strength
Near 4,000 rivermen
Addam on Seasmoke
Thousands from the Reach (including 100 knights and 900 men-at-arms under Lord Unwin Peake)
Vermithor+ (riderless)
Silverwing (riderless)
Tessarion† (riderless)
Casualties
Less than 100
Ser Addam Velaryon
Lord Stanton Piper
Lord Lyonel Deddings
Seasmoke
More than 1,000
Prince Dareon Targaryen
Lord Hugh Hammer
Lord Owen Fossoway
Marq Ambrose
Lord Jon Roxton
Richard Rodden
Vermithor
Tessarion

The Second Battle of Tumbleton or simply Second Tumbleton was a battle during the Dance of the Dragons. It took place between the greens and the blacks at the town of Tumbleton in the Reach, which was already ravaged from the earlier First Battle of Tumbleton.[1]

Prelude

During the Battle of Tumbleton, the market town of Tumbleton was betrayed by Ser Ulf White and Ser Hugh Hammer, who had the dragons Vermithor and Silverwing burn the town. The greens then sacked the town and executed blacks who surrendered. Ser Hobert Hightower was the most senior Hightower remaining in the green army, as his cousin, Lord Ormund Hightower, had been killed in the previous battle. Prince Daeron Targaryen, sickened by the sack of Tumbleton, ordered Hobert to put a stop to the victors' behavior, but Hobert failed to do so.[1]

Ulf and Hugh were reluctant to help Daeron advance toward King's Landing. Lord Unwin Peake wanted to wait until the greens were reinforced by Lord Borros Baratheon, while Hobert Hightower desired to retreat to gather supplies from the Reach. The greens' inaction caused their great host to slowly dissipate through desertion and disease.[1]

After hearing of unrest in King's Landing against the rule of Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen, younger nobles such as Ser Jon Roxton, Ser Roger Corne, and Lord Peake called for advancing on the capital, but Hobert preached caution and the Two Betrayers remained stubborn. When Hugh crowned himself king and had his men attack Roger, thirteen loyalist lords known as the Caltrops plotted against the two baseborn dragonriders.[1]

Meanwhile, the baseborn dragonrider Ser Addam Velaryon, whom Rhaenyra had condemned after hearing of the Two Betrayers, was resolved to defend his honor by retaking Tumbleton from Ulf and Hugh. He fled from King's Landing atop Seasmoke and allegedly sought counsel from the Green Men on the Isle of Faces. Addam gathered an army of near 4,000 from the Riverlands.[1]

Battle

On the day on which the Caltrops had decided to enact their coup against Ulf and Hugh, the greens in Tumbleton were awakened in the night by sounds of battle. Though Addam's 4,000 rivermen were outnumbered, they had the advantage of surprise. Columns of knights attacked from the north and the west, while archers fired their arrows. Seasmoke's dragonfire burned the greens' camps outside of Tumbleton, as well as buildings in the town which had survived its earlier sack.

Ulf White slept through the battle within the Bawdy Badger, an inn in Tumbleton. Hugh Hammer rushed to the stables so he could ride to Vermithor, but he was slain by one of the Caltrops, Lord Jon Roxton. Prince Daeron the Daring died amongst his camp west of the town, although his method of death is disputed. The blacks tried to kill the sleeping Silverwing and Vermithor in the fields south of Tumbleton, but failed to do so. The riderless Vermithor slew two score knights who attacked him, then took to the air and fought indiscriminately. Lords Stanton Piper and Lyonel Deddings were burned by the dragon.[2]

Addam and Seasmoke had been battling Daeron's dragon, Tessarion, in a nimble fight. When Addam saw the raging Vermithor, he redirected Seasmoke to the larger dragon. Lord Benjicot Blackwood believed that Vermithor would have torn Seasmoke to pieces, but Tessarion suddenly joined the brawl and all three dragons fought. Vermithor slew Seasmoke, but then collapsed and died shortly after. Tessarion failed to take flight three times, so Lord Blackwood has his best archer, Billy Burley, mercy kill the Blue Queen.[1]

The battle ended at dusk.[1]

Aftermath

The blacks were victorious in the Second Battle of Tumbleton, but their victory was incomplete. Although the river lords lost less than a hundred men and slew more than a thousand of Hobert Hightower's green army, the blacks failed to retake Tumbleton. King Aegon II Targaryen's green survivors retreated into Tumbleton and sealed the gates. The blacks, lacking siege equipment, retreated during the night after the battle. Three of the four dragons died, with only Silverwing surviving. The Caltrops continued their plotting against Ulf White; Hobert and Ulf died from drinking poisoned wine. Lord Unwin Peake succeeded Hobert as commander, but the great host which had marched from Oldtown was wracked with plundering deserters. Lord Peake led the remainder in a retreat from Tumbleton, ending the green threat to King's Landing.[1]

Apart from the losses in dragons, the battle was a decisive victory for the blacks, with under 100 men lost compared to over 1,000 greens killed despite their numerical superiority. Ultimately the battle was also a strategic victory for the blacks, given that the disintegrating Hightower army had to withdraw back to the south. Even so, while Addam's sacrifice had saved King's Landing from the Hightower army, the blacks had lost control of King's Landing itself anyway, when due to fear at the approach of the Hightowers the city was plunged into chaotic riots. Lord Grover Tully passed away shortly after Second Tumbleton, allowing Ser Elmo Tully to briefly become Lord of Riverrun.[3]

Quotes

The dragon was Seasmoke, his rider Ser Addam Velaryon, determined to prove that not all bastards need be turncloaks. How better to do that than by retaking Tumbleton from the Two Betrayers, whose treason had stained him? [1]

—Archmaester Gyldayn

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 The Princess and the Queen.
  2. Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Overthrown.
  3. The World of Ice & Fire, The Riverlands: House Tully.