War of the Ninepenny Kings (5th Blackfyre Rebellion) Steven Attewell of Race for the Iron Throne joined us to discuss the fascinating and terrifying Maelys the Monstrous, the Band of Nine, the Stepstones, Tyrosh, the Golden Company, Blackfyre lineage, Summerhall and all the events that led up to … Lord Baelish did a service for Hoster, which was later repayed when Hoster accepted to take Baelish's son, Petyr, as a ward in Riverrun. Welcome to War of the Ninepenny Kings! But I never saw a king or earned a penny. However, the Targaryens responded before the invasion could commence and invaded the Stepstones to root them out. War of the Ninepenny Kings When the Band of Nine and the Seven Kingdoms eventually fought their war, during Jaehaerys II’s reign, it was as such referred to as the War of the Ninepenny Kings. [5][4] Nonetheless, preparations were made to make sure the Blackfyres could not land on Westerosi soil. Commanders Blackfyre Rebellion [5], The Band of Nine met their goals with initial success, conquering the Disputed Lands and securing the Free City of Tyrosh, setting up Alequo Adarys, the Silvertongue, as its ruler. End [16], The Blackfyres were extinguished in the male line thanks to Ser Barristan Selmy. Second, they conquered the Stepstones. c. 259 AC This soon led to the Reyne Rebellion, in which Tywin exterminated House Reyne. These tensions soon erupted in the Reyne-Tarbeck revolt in 261 AC. Credit to Euron Naharis for his unit reskins and to Genghis Quan for making a Dataset for this map (Download Ninepenny Dataset V0.2 by Genghis Quan if you … In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, the "War of the Ninepenny Kings" was the last of five rebellions by House Blackfyre, a cadet branch of House Targaryen, which attempted to take the Iron Throne. Maelys combined with a group of merchants, pirates, mercenaries, and other assorted ne'er-do-wells to form the "Band of Nine", who intended to carve out kingdoms for themselves in the Free Cities and Westeros. [5], When told of these events, Prince Duncan Targaryen famously quipped that "crowns were being sold nine a penny", and afterwards the Band of Nine became known in the Seven Kingdoms as the Ninepenny Kings. Defeated Lormelle Long Lance and Cedrik Storm, the Bastard of Bronzegate. The Stepstones, between Westeros and Essos c. 259 AC The War of the Ninepenny Kings was an attempted invasion of Westeros by the exiled House Blackfyre, led by Maelys Blackfyre, also known as "Maelys the Monstrous". The rebellion occurred almost 25 years before Robert's Rebellion, and many prominent figures in that later conflict first blooded themselves in it. Reyne Rebellion The king ordered a pre-emptive strike to be launched to destroy the invaders before they could regroup and strike at King's Landing. Among them was Maelys I Blackfyre, better known as Maelys the Monstrous, the last Blackfyre Pretenders, who had won the command of the Golden Company by killing his cousin Daemon a few years before. [5], Lord Baelish, Petyr Baelish's father, was also noted for his heroism and befriended Hoster Tully, Lord of Riverrun, leading to Petyr being fostered by Lord Hoster at Riverrun.[6]. Credit to Euron Naharis for his unit reskins and to Genghis Quan for making a Dataset for this map (Download Ninepenny Dataset V0.2 by Genghis Quan if you It was largely fought in the Stepstones, the island chain between Westeros and the Free Cities. Credit to Euron Naharis for his unit reskins and to Genghis Quan for making a Dataset for this map (Download Ninepenny Dataset V0.2 by Genghis Quan if you want to … If the lord is wis… They then attacked and secured the Stepstonesas a forward base from where they could invade Westeros. His younger brother Kevan also fought beside him and was knighted at the end of the war. Game of Thrones Wiki is a FANDOM TV Community. Lord Ormund took command of the Targaryen army instead. Iron Throne(House Targaryen) House Lannister House Tully House Baratheon House Greyjoy They then captured several of the Stepstones, as a base to launch their invasion of Westros from. The Fifth Blackfyre Rebellion was also the first major war fought in by Tywin Lannister, who was knighted on the eve of the war at the age of sixteen. Alequo Adarys was eventually poisoned by his queen and the Archon returned to power in Tyrosh. [1], The war ended when the young Ser Barristan Selmy killed Maelys the Monstrous in single combat. It is notable for ending the line of the Blackfyre Pretenders for good. Beginning The unforeseen consequence of this was that the young Petyr became infatuated with Catelyn Tully during his years at Riverrun. The king calls on great lords, who call on lesser lords, who send down their captains to round up all the peasant men on the land the lord claims to own. The War of the Ninepenny Kings brought together men from around the realm in one cause. King Jaehaerys II Targaryen, who had succeeded his father upon the Iron Throne in 259 AC, recognized the threat the Band of Nine posed and sent a large force to the Stepstones, bringing the war to the Band of Nine. [7], When the Targaryen host landed upon the Stepstones in 260 AC, the fighting began in earnest on land and sea and lasted for most of the year. [2][3] Ser Brynden Tully was another celebrated hero of the war. Below is a breakdown of how each house was changed by the war. The War of the Ninepenny Kings began in 258 AC when nine warlords of Essos made a formal pact under the Tree of Crowns. The War of the Ninepenny Kings was an attempted invasion of Westeros by the exiled House Blackfyre, led by Maelys Blackfyre, also known as "Maelys the Monstrous". Welcome to War of the Ninepenny Kings! The exiled Blackfyres, a cadet branch of House Targaryen, once again gathered up enough strength in the Free Cities in the form of sellsword armies to mount another attempt to seize the Iron Throne. I Lord Ormund took command of the Targaryen army instead. Tywin fought in the retinue of Prince Aerys (who later became King Aerys II the Mad), and at the end of the war was given the honor of personally dubbing Aerys as a knight. Nine a penny + a group of people trying to carve out their own kingdoms = the Ninepenny Kings. [14][15] Jon Arryn also became acquainted with Lord Rickard Stark of Winterfell and Lord Steffon Baratheon of Storm's End, which resulted several years later in Jon taking their sons, Eddard Stark and Robert Baratheon, as his wards at the Eyrie. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. In particular when it occured. It was a war, though. The World of Ice and Fire App confirms that the War of the Ninepenny Kings was actually fought during the reign of King Jaehaerys II, son of King Aegon V and father of King Aerys II. Bloodmoon - the Long Night prequel (canceled), Empire of Ash - the Doom of Valyria prequel, House of the Dragon - Dance of the Dragons prequel. Place: The task force included a fleet of one hundred longships led by Quellon Greyjoy, Lord of the Iron Islands, and a fo… He remained close friends with both Prince Aerys Targaryen and Ser Tywin Lannister. Ser Barristan was made a member of the Kingsguard for his deeds (some years later as soon as a new position opened up), and Brynden Tully gained almost equal fame for his military and strategic leadership: the young Jaime Lannister (born several years after the war) was eager to hear of his heroic exploits. Unfortunately for the Band, King Aegon V's intelligence was effective at discovering their strategy. Brynden Tully and Barristan Selmy performed exceptionally in the fighting, and Ser Barristan personally killed Maelys the Monstrous in single combat, ending the rebellion and the line of House Blackfyre. Welcome to War of the Ninepenny Kings! The War of the Ninepenny Kings, also known as the Fifth Blackfyre Rebellion, was a conflict between the Band of Nine, a group of merchants, mercenaries and pirates from the Free Cities, and the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros.