Smallfolks, knights and sellswords fighting on the Stepstones. List of references to Game of Thrones in other media, The Rains of Castamere (Histories & Lore), Telltale video game navigation sub-portal, Miguel Sapochnik - co-showrunner/director, Robert's Rebelion (Histories & Lore): Barristan Selmy's perspective), Wars of the First Men and the Children of the Forest, https://gameofthrones.fandom.com/wiki/War_of_the_Ninepenny_Kings?oldid=414643. Welcome to War of the Ninepenny Kings! The War of the Ninepenny Kings brought together men from around the realm in one cause. This group was … This is a Diplomacy map inspired by Bidderlyn's GoT Overhaul. House Blackfyre † Golden Company 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 last member of House Blackfyre living at the time was a grandson of Daemon Blackfyre, Maelys Blackfyre. He remained close friends with both Prince Aerys Targaryen and Ser Tywin Lannister. 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 … 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. Next Game of Thrones Wiki is a FANDOM TV Community. 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. 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 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 … His younger brother Kevan also fought beside him and was knighted at the end of the war. [6] House Martell sent spears from Dorne. From there, they stood ready to threaten the Seven Kingdoms. [10], Account of the War of the Ninepenny Kings, Observations Upon the Recent Blood-Letting on the Stepstones, George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, US Signing Tour (Half Moon Bay, CA) (November 18, 2005), War of the First Men and the children of the forest, https://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php?title=War_of_the_Ninepenny_Kings&oldid=254514. Bryden Tully, Gerold Hightower, Tywin Lannister, Barristan Selmy, Aerys II Targaryen, several Baratheons, Rickard Stark, and even Quellon Greyjoy served in the war. [2][3] Ser Brynden Tully was another celebrated hero of the war. Combatants Commanders c. 259 AC [5] Most men, including King Aegon V and later King Jaehaerys II Targaryen, thought that the threat posed by these pretenders would be countered by the might of the Free Cities, or otherwise founder in Essos. Meribald: So they called it, though I never saw a king, nor earned a penny. [10], Hyle: The War of the Ninepenny Kings? Place: Maelys was also captain of the Golden Company, a sellsword company founded by the Blackfyres to try to maintain a standing army even when they had no support for a new rebellion in Westeros. War of the Ninepenny Kings played a key role in setting up the events of Game of Thrones and Daenerys' invasion of Westeros. [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]. 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". 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 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. Sounds simple, the way the Maesterstell it. However, the Targaryens responded before the invasion could commence and invaded the Stepstones to root them out. Unfortunately for the Band, King Aegon V's intelligence was effective at discovering their strategy. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. 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. They then attacked and secured the Stepstonesas a forward base from where they could invade Westeros. This soon led to the Reyne Rebellion, in which Tywin exterminated House Reyne. c. 259 AC Named to the Kingsguard in his 23rd year, by Lord Commander Ser Gerold Hightower. When the next opening presented itself, Barristan was named to the Kingsguard,[17] an opening he accepted despite being heir to Harvest Hall and being betrothed. Bryden Tully, Gerold Hightower, Tywin Lannister, Barristan Selmy, Aerys II Targaryen, several Baratheons, Rickard Stark, and even Quellon Greyjoy served in the war. The War of the Ninepenny Kings (allegedly...) ended the Blackfyre threat to the Iron Throne. Below is a breakdown of how each house was changed by the war. King Aegon VTargaryenPrince AerysTargaryenLord Hoster TullySer Brynden TullySer Barristan SelmyLord BaelishLord Tytos LannisterSer Tywin LannisterLord Ormund Baratheon † [8] Tywin became bitter and hardened, particularly against his ineffectual father Tytos, who had not taken part in the war, rather remaining at home with his mistress. The king wished to personally take command of his forces but was persuaded otherwise by his Hand, Lord Ormund Baratheon. Maelys Blackfyre joined up with eight others in the Free Cities (which is where the nine part comes in), and this "Band of Nine" started pillaging through the Free Cities en route to Westeros via the Stepstones, a group of islands between Dorne/the Stormlands and the Free Cities. The War of the Ninepenny Kings began in 258 AC when nine warlords of Essos made a formal pact under the Tree of Crowns. But an army isn't like a dog that comes when you whistle. The Band of Nine, also known as the Ninepenny Kings, was a group of merchants, mercenaries and pirates from the Free Cities who banded together to carve out kingdoms for themselves and who caused great turmoil in Essos and the Stepstones. [4][1] Lord Ormund was one of the first casualties of the war, dying in the arms of his young son, Ser Steffon. I [5][4] Nonetheless, preparations were made to make sure the Blackfyres could not land on Westerosi soil. These tensions soon erupted in the Reyne-Tarbeck revolt in 261 AC. Tywin, himself a new-made knight, received the honor of giving Prince Aerys his spurs, after fighting gallantly in the war. [4], With Ormund slain, Steffon Baratheon became the new Lord of Storm's End. After the war ended, I heard it all started when an exiled royal bastard raised an army of sellswords and the rightful kingsent his own army to stop an invasion. Welcome to War of the Ninepenny Kings! This is a Diplomacy map inspired by Bidderlyn's GoT Overhaul. [11] In the end it was the young Barristan Selmy who cut a bloody path though the Golden Company's ranks to slay Maelys the Monstrous in single combat, thereby ending the threat to the Seven Kingdoms. [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. 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. [12][13], It took another six years before the Band of Nine's holdings in Essos were lost. Outcome: It was largely fought in the Stepstones, the island chain between Westeros and the Free Cities. [5] His desired kingdoms, as Daemon I Blackfyre's last descendant, was the Seven Kingdoms. That it was. Welcome to War of the Ninepenny Kings! It is notable for ending the line of the Blackfyre Pretenders for good. 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