|Band of Nine
|In 266 AC
|The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)
The Band of Nine were a group of merchants, sellswords and pirates who joined together to carve kingdoms out for themselves. After conquering the Disputed Lands, Alequo convinced the others to take Tyrosh. After successfully sacking the city and deposing the current Archon, Alequo was installed as its head of state. The Band of Nine next meant to conquer Westeros for Maelys I Blackfyre, and fought a war called the War of the Ninepenny Kings on the Stepstones against the Westerosi forces. The Band of nine was defeated there, and Maelys killed. While the remainder of the Band of Nine was defeated half a year later, Alequo, known as the Tyrant of Tyrosh, would rule the Free City for six more years, until he was poisoned by his queen. With Alequo's death, the Archon of Tyrosh was restored.
Behind the Scenes
In early chapter drafts, Alequo was known as "Goldentongue" rather than "Silvertongue" like in the published version.
- See the Alequo Adarys calculation
- The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Jaehaerys II.
- Reddit: Secrets of the Cushing Library: The Grand Finale by u/gsteff