The Black Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen is coronated at her child’s funeral. Daemon loses his mind after learning about the death of his brother Viserys.
Despite returning to court ready to sell out her cousin Rhaenyra and side with Vaemond, Rhaenys allows the Hightower coup to install Aegon and spares Alicent.
King Viserys makes his final stand for beloved daughter Rhaenyra. In Laenor’s absence the succession of Driftmark is called into question by Vaemond Velaryon.
During the funeral for Lady Laena on Driftmark, Prince Aemond sneaks out into the night and claims the mighty Vhagar. Laena and Rhaenyra’s children retaliate.
Lord Lyonel Strong and his son Harwin are murdered at their home in Harrenhal by greenseer Larys. In Essos, Lady Laena Velaryon dies a dragonrider’s death.