Battle at Long Lake

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Battle at Long Lake
Date 226 AC
Place Long Lake
Result Stark victory
Combatants
Free Folk House Stark
House Umber
Commanders
Raymun Redbeard Lord Willam Stark
Lord Harmond Umber
Strength
unknown unknown
Casualties
significant unknown
Lord Willam Stark

A battle at Long Lake was fought between free folk (or wildlings) and the forces of House Stark and House Umber.

Background

Raymun Redbeard, the King-Beyond-the-Wall, united the free folk beyond the Wall. The Night's Watch, whose guard was down, let Raymun's reavers get atop the Wall and throw down ladders for the army waiting beneath. The army of wildlings attacked south of the Wall, causing Lord Willam Stark to leave Winterfell and march north, calling Lord Harmond Umber's banners too.[1]

Battle

Lord Willam and Lord Harmond met Raymun on the shores of Long Lake in the north. Although Raymun beheaded Willam, he was in turn slain by Willam's younger brother, Artos the Implacable, and the wildling force was defeated.[2][1] The sons of Raymun Redbeard were also killed, but his younger brother, Red Raven, fled back beyond the Wall.[3]

Aftermath

The Night's Watch arrived too late to join the battle. Artos ordered them to dispose of the dead. The Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, Jack Musgood, was known as Sleepy Jack afterwards.[2][1] Raymun's death was the last major wildling threat until the rise of Mance Rayder during the War of the Five Kings.

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