Battle at the Mander

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Battle at the Mander
Conflict Robert's Rebellion
Date 283 AC
Place mouth of the Mander
Result Rebel victory
Combatants
Rebel navy of
House Greyjoy
Royal navy of
House Chester
House Grimm
House Hewett
House Serry
Commanders
Lord Quellon Greyjoy
Balon Greyjoy
Strength
50 longships unknown
Casualties
part of 12 longships sunk or captured
Quellon Greyjoy
part of 12 longships sunk or captured

A battle at the Mander occurred in 283 AC near the end of Robert's Rebellion. House Greyjoy achieved a negligible victory over the Shield Islanders at the mouth of the Mander.[1]

Prelude

Quellon Greyjoy, Lord of the Iron Islands, desired neutrality for the ironmen during the civil war. After Pyke was informed of the death of Crown Prince Rhaegar Targaryen in the Battle of the Trident, however, Quellon was convinced by his eldest sons—Balon, Euron, and Victarion—to join the rebels as soon as possible or else lose all chance at spoils. Quellon led fifty longships in attacking the Reach, who were royalist supports of House Targaryen. Since the intentions of House Lannister of Casterly Rock were as yet unknown, most of the ironmen's fleet remained at home to guard against the westerlands.[1]

Battle

The Greyjoys raided the coast of the Reach, sinking or capturing some ships and raiding some villages and towns. They were unexpectedly met at the mouth of the Mander by the longships of the Shield Islands, however. Twelve longships were sunk or captured in the battle, with the Greyjoys emerging the victor. The aged Lord Quellon was slain during the fighting, however.[1]

Aftermath

Although the ironmen won the battle, Quellon's eldest son and heir, Balon Greyjoy, decided to return to Pyke to claim the Seastone Chair of the Iron Islands, and the Iron Islands' contribution to Robert's Rebellion was minimal.[1] While the Greyjoys were attacking the Reach, Lord Tywin Lannister joined the rebels and ordered the Sack of King's Landing by the westermen.[2]

References and Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 The World of Ice and Fire, The Old Way and the New.
  2. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 12, Eddard II.

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