Battle of Torrhen's Square

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Battle of Torrhen's Square
Conflict War of the Five Kings
Date 299AC
Place Torrhen's Square
Result Stark victory
House Greyjoy House Stark
House Cerwyn
Dagmer Cleftjaw Ser Rodrik Cassel
Cley Cerwyn
unknown 600 from Winterfell
300 from Cerwyn
significant unknown

The Battle of Torrhen's Square is fought outside of Torrhen's Square in the North during the War of the Five Kings.



Theon Greyjoy and Dagmer Cleftjaw plot to take Winterfell. They plan to besiege Torrhen's Square as a diversion, drawing the garrison away from Winterfell and leaving it defenceless. Theon sends Dagmer with most of their ironmen to Torrhen's Square.[1] In response Ser Rodrik Cassel raises Winterfell's levies and marches with six hundred men to relieve Torrhen's Square, where he is joined with three hundred more led by Lord Cley Cerwyn. Dagmer is still besieging Torrhen's Square when the northmen arrive.[2]


Rodrik knows the land intimately, while Dagmer does not. Rodrik leads the gathered northmen to victory. The ironborn are not disciplined enough to stand a charge by mounted horsemen and their shield wall breaks. Dagmer leads the remnants of his force back to the Stony Shore.[2]


After defeating the attack on Torrhen's Square, Rodrik redirects his levies to retake Winterfell from Theon Greyjoy and his ironborn,[2] who had taken the undefended castle undefended after the levies left for Torrhen's Square.[3] Dagmer returns and is able to capture the lightly defended Torrhen's Square.

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