The king assaults the Dornish shore with ships full of picked men, against stiff Dornish resistance.
The king discusses the progress of his fleet's journey with Ser Janden Melcolm and Ser Dagur Saltcliffe, and how the war with the Dornish rebel may proceed once he lands.
Beslon the Bad, infamous scoundrel and sellsword, meets a fitting end: betrayed by his own men for coin.
After establishing a siege of Vaith, several days pass with the Dornishmen and the sellswords staring at one another and occasionally trading arrows and bolts. Eventually, the Dornishmen offer to parley, and offers and counter-offers are made.
The forces led by Ser Laurent Dalt and Ser Baduin Santagar to liberate Vaith from the king's forces meet the notorious sellsword company, the Bright Banners, under the command of Beslon the Bad. A bloody battle ensues.
The Prince of Dorne announces a momentous decision, and calls upon his gathered court to advise him. Tensions run high before a plan is made.
Prince Rhodry, annoyed at his brother's refusal to act precipitously, suggests he's prepared to do something about it..