Fourth Blackfyre Rebellion
|Fourth Blackfyre Rebellion
Part of the Blackfyre Rebellions
Art by Rondolfo
|Massey's Hook, the crownlands
|Battle of Wendwater Bridge
|Death of Daemon III Blackfyre
The eldest son of Haegon I Blackfyre, Daemon III Blackfyre, had been crowned by Aegor "Bittersteel" Rivers in Tyrosh, following Haegon's death during the end of the Third Blackfyre Rebellion. In 233 AC, during the Great Council in 233 AC, Daemon's uncle, Haegon's younger brother, Aenys Blackfyre, had tried to make his claim, and travelled to King's Landing, but he was arrested and killed on the orders of Brynden "Bloodraven" Rivers. This caused the enmity of the exiles in Essos to harden, instead of lessen. As a six-year, cruel, winter was ending, Daemon decided to make the crossing.
Daemon III's hope was that winning a few small victories in Westeros would encourage more lords to rally to his support. In truth, the Blackfyre cause was already starting to fade: to most Westerosi lords the Blackfyre host seemed an army of foreigners holding tattered old banners of a failed usurper who had died forty years ago. The hoped-for groundswell of support never happened, and the invasion never spread far beyond the initial landings in the stormlands.
King Aegon V Targaryen and his three sons, Princes Duncan, Jaehaerys, and Daeron, rode out themselves to face the rebels. The rebellion soon ended at the Battle of Wendwater Bridge, where the Blackfyre army was defeated, and Ser Duncan the Tall of the Kingsguard slew Daemon III. Aegor Rivers escaped once more, fleeing back to Essos.
Aegor Rivers emerged in the Disputed Lands a few years after the rebellion, fighting with his sellswords in a skirmish between Tyrosh and Myr. Despite Aegor's death a few years after the Fourth Blackfyre Rebellion, the Blackfyre cause would remain until 260 AC.
- The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon V.
- The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aerys I.
- The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Maekar I.
- The World of Ice & Fire, The Westerlands: House Lannister Under the Dragons.
- The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Jaehaerys II.