Coronation of Aegon II

Prince Aemond was sent to Storm’s End to form a betrothal alliance with one of Lord Borros Baratheon’s daughters, aiming to secure House Baratheon’s support for Aegon II’s claim. Meanwhile, the stench from King Viserys I‘s room permeated Maegor’s Holdfast. Seven days after Viserys’s death, the news reached King’s Landing, and the silent sisters were summoned.

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Aegon II’s coronation was hurriedly arranged in the defensible Dragonpit. Ser Criston Cole crowned Aegon, while Alicent Hightower crowned Aegon’s sister-wife, Helaena. However, the night before the coronation, the first act of betrayal occurred. Ser Steffon Darklyn of the Kingsguard fled the city, taking with him the crowns worn by Kings Jaehaerys I and Viserys I.

On Dragonstone, Rhaenyra learned of her father’s death and her siblings’ betrayal. Fueled by anger, she went into labor, enduring three days of agony that resulted in the birth of a stillborn and deformed girl, whom she named Visenya. Devastated by Aegon’s betrayal and the loss of her daughter, Rhaenyra swore vengeance.

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