The court gathers outside the Royal Sept as King Viserys, struck dead by a sudden illness, lies in state within. Rumors swirl about what the future holds and about what kind of a ruler Aegon, the Fourth of his Name, will prove to be.
Lord Alyn Velaryon has been released by the King...but ordered to depart for Volantis, exiled in all but name. As he takes his leave of kin and companions, it becomes apparent that opinions differ at court in regards to the royal decision.
A week ago after the birth of his natural children by Princess Elaena, Lord Alyn Velaryon is taken into custody by the Kingsguard in front of a surprised gathering of knights and ladies.
King Baelor holds court and demonstrates his approach to justice. During the proceedings, news reaches the King and the Hand that Princess Daena is missing from the Maidenvault.
After the naming ceremony of Elias Corbray, there is a bit of conversation and some awkwardness before the little gathering dissolves.
As the Sea Watch attempts to reinforce the Crackclaw Company fighting ashore, they are detained by sailors of the Iron Fleet.
Splitting his forces to catch the Kingswood Company in a pincer movement, Ammon Massey commits his troops to attack while help comes to the Kingswood men from an unexpected quarter; the mood of the victors is subdued after the battle due to an unexpected message.
Believing two women of the court to have been taken by the Crackclaw Company as props for a training exercise, the deputy warden of the Kingswood Company pursues – and falls into a carefully laid trap.
In an attempt to train new recruits, the Kingswood and Crackclaw Companies compete against each other in the first of three events.
Several knights and ladies confront those they think are responsible for the thefts, but find that they are wrong.
Several knights confront a man they think responsible for the theft of several items within the keep, but find that they are wrong.
Following the wedding of Ser Dermett Corbray and Lady Damia Farman, the ladies Jyana and Elrone come upon a stable boy at play and learn of his current plight.
On the eve of her wedding, Damia Farman requests a certain maid to attend her in the sept, and attempts to glean some information regarding the nobles’ missing items.
To acknowledge the arrival of the ironborn embassy, an unusual melee is conducted: a shipboard melee, three craft joined together, with the goal to be the team with the last man standing. The teams are fairly evenly matched - in a rather unexpected way.
A love-triangle is settled, and a feud appears to be put aside.