Dale Seaworth was born the first son of Davos, and Marya Seaworth making him the heir of the house and in this way throughout his youth he was always shown favoritism by his father over the other children. Dale Seaworth would be a source of resistance towards the plot to turn against the forces of House Strong, but his loyalty to his father led to him travelling to Pyke with his father in order to arrange the betrayal and during this time he saw the true nature of the Ironborn he would later tell his sister and what he saw he did not like, but again his loyalty led to him remaining devoted to the Seaworth cause. Following his understanding that the betrayal was to come to pass he would send his wife and children to stay in Seagard with her family as he did not in his heart believe that the forces of Seaworth would truly survive the fighting.
Dale Seaworth was born the first son of Davos, and Marya Seaworth making him the heir of the house and in this way throughout his youth he was always shown favoritism by his father over the other children.
Betrayal of House Seaworth
| Smoke in Harrenhall|
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The betrayal of House Seaworth against House Strong would begin with the plotting of Halten Seaworth, and Allard Seaworth of whom felt scorned by their second class nobility, and this led to them joining with other scorned members of Harrenall in trying to form a rebellion against House Strong. The major growth of this movement would when the father of Halten and Davos died and Davos became one of the Lords of Harrenhall, and it was during the celebration for his gain in power that the final straw would pull loose for him. While he was being crowned he discovered to his horror that Stannis Strong sat at the same table as he did, and this caused him to stop the ceremony and demand to know why his friend had broken tradition and not sat at a lower table. Before Stannis could answer his brother Robert would jump in and insult Davos as the servant of Stannis causing a fight to break out between Robert and Davos. Following this disaster Davos lost all love for his friend Stannis and begin to listen to the words of his brother, son and the others.
Following this disaster and having been corupted by the words of others it would be a Davos Seaworth that would begin moving forward in his plans of bringing the city of Harrenhall under the control of his forces, but realizing they could not take the city alone they begin planning to enlist others including most notabley the Iron Islands. He traveled secretly to Pyke for nearly two months and while there he was showered with gifts and promises of what Harrenhall would look like if the Iron Islands was to take over Harrenhall. Davos eat up the promises and begin formalizing the method through which the Iron Islands would take over control of Harrenhall. During this time it would be Dale Seaworth would be a source of resistance towards the plot to turn against the forces of House Strong, but his loyalty to his father led to him travelling to Pyke with his father in order to arrange the betrayal and during this time he saw the true nature of the Ironborn he would later tell his sister and what he saw he did not like, but again his loyalty led to him remaining devoted to the Seaworth cause.
The plan was created that House Seaworth would continue controlling the port of Harrenhall and would over the course of the next few months take complete control over the ports guards which would allow for a large fleet of Iron Islands troops to land in the port and thus take control. These troops would act like mercenaries so that House Seaworth would be able to effectively rule over Harrenhall, but once the time came that they had control the Iron Islands would allow House Seaworth to act as a noble house of the Iron Islands and have control over Harrenhall. It would be with the plan expanding and getting closer to its implementation that Alice Seaworth would be recalled to Harrenhall by her father of whom hoped to use her Magi abilities. Alice Seaworth had spent the last few years in the north of Harrenhall honing her Magi abilities but also during this time she had engaged in a sexual relationship with Renley Strong and not knowing about the change in loyalty she would come home excited to tell her father about this relationship but also to reveal that she was pregnant with a child by Renley. Speaking to his daughter went well at first with the father and daughter getting reacquainted but to his horror she revealed her relationship with Renley Strong, and was preparing to reveal her pregnancy by Renley to her father when to her shock he would have her locked in her room, and for fear of her Magi abilities she had her familiar removed and several anti-magi items placed in her room which weakened her Magi abilities tremendously.
Following his understanding that the betrayal was to come to pass he would send his wife and children to stay in Seagard with her family as he did not in his heart believe that the forces of Seaworth would truly survive the fighting.
Siege of Harrenhall
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| The Siege of Harrenhall |
Burn the false goths in their homes. I don`t want a survivor to tell the story of how their city died. Leave none alive...From this point on I want only the memory of that city.
House Seaworth had been for much of their history the second or at the worst third strongest house in Harrenhall behind only House Strong, and at times House Gronn. This position was cherished by the leadership of House Seaworth for much of their history, and they were rewarded with control over the port of Harrenhall which was hugely important to the cities power. This power they had been given though for them always felt as if it was a slight as they secretly wanted total control, and this became an even more blatent belief under Davos Seaworth who was an honorable man but also a man that wanted more of everything he could get. At first Davos had despite his silent wishes remained loyal to House Strong and simply bided his time hoping that good things found their way to his house but as time went on his patience disapeared. In this lack of patience he would turn to his one loyal vassal in House Horpe and he would turn his forces completely against the House Strong loyalty of their history. The growing discontent of House Seaworth reached its pinacle and the basic end of the line, when they attempted to gain influence in the small House Jare, and when this was discovered Robert Strong had Halten Seaworth put in jail as punishment. With this imprisonment the leadership of House Seaworth came to the conclusion that House Strong were tyrants that they should take the mantle of power in Harrenhall from. They decided to do this by reopening the channels that had existed with the Iron Islands before they had cut ties with such rebellious thoughts.
In order to establish this alliance once again Davos Seaworth would send three of his sons in the form of Dale Seaworth, Maric Seaworth, and Allard Seaworth, alongside his sister Kateryn Seaworth in order to strike the deal while he himself stayed near the leadership of House Strong to make sure they were not catching on to his plotting.
As the plans came through and the Iron Islands agreed to finance and support the invasion in returrn for House Seaworth becoming the vassal of House Greyjoy. This vassal position would mean that they would become a member of the Iron Islands but at the same time be in complete control over Harrenhall. Obviously both sides did not intend to actually go through with this but either way the deal was struck and the Iron Islands prepared to send thousands of troops to Harrenhall in order to take control of the city. The Iron Fleet would arrive in the night and when Davos Seaworth saw the giant horizon covered with their ships he would in that moment come to truly understand what he had done, and would delay giving the command to start the ambush leading to an argument between himself and his sons of which other then Dale Seaworth worked to convinse Davos that this was the right thing to do. After minutes of argument Allard convinsed him to order his forces to lead the ambush leading to the massacre at the docks that would come about.
Fall of the Docks
Following the command of Davos Seaworth for his forces to execute the betrayal across the city the docks would become the first major source of the betrayal with his forces moving swiftly against positions of power at the docks. Allard Seaworth had been working tirelessly to bring Zooey Strong to his side of things and get her to suppport the Seaworth claim and in his twisted mind he came to believe that one of the main ways to do this was to eliminate that which she felt close to in House Strong in the form of her immediate family and most notably in her closest siblings in the form of Heather, and Kyle Strong. Allard would days before the Siege of Harrenhall happened create a situation where Kyle Strong was at the Lighthouse with a diminished garrison, while Heather Strong was tricked into believing that her betrothed in Dontis Peach was planning a suprise for her on the day of the siege and thus she was in a small dockhouse waiting for him when the siege was too begin.
See Also : Gendry Strong