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Daemon BlackfyreAfter his father took the throne, Daemon distinguished himself during a tournament melee by besting a score of other squires. Afterwards, King Aegon acknowledged Daemon as his son and presented him with Blackfyre, the Valyrian steel sword of Targaryen kings. Daemon matured into a man of considerable charm and strength, He mastered all weapons of the battlefield, especially the sword. He won friends easily and women were drawn to him. After King Aegon legitimized all his bastards on his deathbed, Daemon claimed the Iron Throne as Aegon IV's true heir, and led a rebellion against his half-brother, Daeron II. Daemon attracted many followers with his martial skill and his possession of Blackfyre. He was called the King Who Bore the Sword. Many who disliked the Dornish influence and academic nature of Daeron's court preferred Daemon's rugged charisma and apathy toward learning and religion. He took the name of Blackfyre for his house and displayed the inverted Targaryen arms, a black dragon on red. The deceicive battle was fought on the Redgrass Field. According to Ser Eustache Osgrey, who fougth on the rebels site, Daemon fought "like the Warrior himself". He defeated Ser Gwayne Corbray of the Kingsguard. Then in stead of attacking prince Maekar's forces he pickup the wounded Corbay and had him carried behind the lines. In the mean time Brynden Rivers and his personal guard had found a spot from which they could shoot their arrows. Daemon ans his twin sons, Aemon and Aegon, were killed. With this the change of victory for the rebels was gone.

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