The Northern rebellion has been crushed in what is now known as the Red Wedding. The King in the North, his pregnant wife and his mother have been slain.
Then, there is Lucian Maegyr.
A Volantene nobleman/warlord, Lucian is commander of the Black Tigers, a sellsword organization whose strength is greater than that of the famed Golden Company. And word reaches him of his daughter's death.
So begins Game of Thrones: Vendetta by Snafu the Great, which details an alternative outcome to the War of Five Kings in which House Maegyr and the remnants of House Targaryen invade Westeros with a single purpose: to annihilate House Lannister and their allies.
This Revenge Fic has the following tropes:
- 100% Adoration Rating: The Black Tigers sellsword force will follow Lucian Maegyr anywhere.
- Adaptational Heroism Tyrion discovers the lannicest in a letter left by Jaime instead of already knowing about it.
- As the Good Book Says...:
- Awaken The Sleeping Giant: Talisa's death is what kicks off the Roaring Rampage of Revenge. As Bronn puts it following the declaration of vendetta against the Lannisters:Bronn: The proof is right there. He destroyed House Frey and killed the Spicers. Not only is he going to wipe out Roose Bolton, but he will put your entire family to the sword...the Kingslayer, the Queen Regent...the boy King...everyone. He will do what Robb Stark failed to do: see whether or not you can shit gold.
- Awful Truth: Tywin discovers that his war against the Starks was All for Nothing after overhearing Cersei and Tyrion regarding her children and the Twincest with Jaime.
- Badass Family: House Maegyr and also, House Targaryen.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: Roslin is executed just as Talisa was: stabbed in the stomach while pregnant.
- Explain Explain... Mass "Oh, Crap!": Lucian Maegyr does the former while describing Talisa's death, and Walder and House Frey does the latter when they realize that the man in question is her father.
- Fantastic Nuke: House Targaryen's dragons.
- Frontline General: Lucian Maegyr. As a result, the Black Tigers will follow him anywhere.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: House Karstark (who abandoned Robb Stark after he executed Lord Karstark), betrays Roose Bolton and surrenders Winterfell to the Black Tigers.
- Lady of War: Rhaenys Targaryen can get down and dirty on the battlefield.
- Last of Their Kind: Tyrion Lannister is the Sole Survivor of the Lannisters.
- Laser-Guided Karma: The Lannisters and their allies are on the receiving end of it.
- Nasty Party: The Red Nameday.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Tyrion can't help but to gloat to Tywin that he just pissed off Lucian Maegyr by having his daughter killed.
- Plot-Triggering Death: Talisa Stark's murder wound up drawing the Black Tigers into the war.
- Significant Reference Date: The Black Tigers were planning on attacking 300 years after Aegon's Conquest. However, Talisa's murder forced their hand.
- Would Hurt a Child: Not even Cersei's children are spared from Lucian's wrath.