Bernarr's three sons were taken hostage by King Qhored Hoare after he defeated the riverlords. Three years later, Qhored killed the three sons in the guest keep at Pyke as Bernarr was slow to pay tribute. Qhored's ironborn destroyed the Riverland force in Bernarr's war for vengeance. Bernarr was then sacrificed as an offering to the Drowned God. Bernarr's death left the Riverlands in a century of anarchy.