Battle of Deepwood Motte
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|Battle of Deepwood Motte|
|Conflict||War of the Five Kings|
|Place||Deepwood Motte, the North|
The Battle of Deepwood Motte is a small battle during the War of the Five Kings. Planned in secret by Balon Greyjoy, the seizure of Deepwood Motte would allow the Greyjoys to control the western sea and have a secure base in the heart of the North.
Robb Stark, seeking allies, sends Theon Greyjoy as an envoy to his father to offer an alliance. Balon Greyjoy rejects the offer and instead intends to strike at the North, which is weakly defended with the northern forces fighting in the south and the west. Balon sends his son Theon, his brother Aeron, and Dagmer Cleftjaw to harry the Stony Shore in hopes that the remaining northern lords will leave their castles and march. He sends his daughter Asha to seize Deepwood Motte and he sends his brother Victarion with the majority of the Iron Fleet to seize Moat Cailin and prevent the northern lords in the south from returning to their seats.
Asha Greyjoy takes thirty longships of picked men and sails north around Sea Dragon Point. She lands on the tidal flats to the north of Deepwood and seizes the castle after a moon's turn with a thousand ironborn.
Theon changes his plan and seizes Winterfell in an effort to compete with Asha. He refuses to give up his new seat and is soon captured during the Sack of Winterfell. Deepwood is eventually retaken by King Stannis Baratheon.
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