StrongBelwas Posted August 28, 2010 Share Posted August 28, 2010 I have another question. How the Vale of Arryn and the Mountains of the Moon fall under Targaryen rule ? Is there some battle ? A kneeling king ? I don't remember anything about it reading the books.It's not stated but quite easy to understand. The king in the vale would have retreated ultimately to the (impreginable) Eyrie. Aegon would then pick a good time in the summer season (no snows to inhibit him) to fly a dragon to the top and melt the fortress to slag. Aegon could even bring his 2 sisters along on their own dragons as well. No doubt the king in the vale realized this and decided to bend the knee. The wise choice indeed. An army in the vale means nothing when dragonflame is streaming through every window in your fortress. Black Harren could tell you all about it (if he hadn't died).A much better question to ask is why Dorne did not yield to Aegon. They bent the knee later to another king. Other-in-law...can you weigh in on that? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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