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War of the Usurper
The War of the Usurper, also known as Robert’s Rebellion, was a rebellion against the last Targaryan King, Aegis the Mad, who in his paranoia started to execute innocent nobles on suspicion of treason. Led by Robert Baratheon houses Stark, Aryn and Baratheon marched against the Mad King. By pledging to marry Cersei Lannister Robert was able to convince the Lannisters to join the rebellion. The Lannister wealth turned the tide of the war and Aegis was soon overthrown. Robert having a distant relation to the throne was made king.