Battle at the Red Fork

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Battle at the Red Fork
Conflict Dance of the Dragons
Date 130 AC
Place western Riverlands
Result victory for the greens
The greens The blacks
Lord Jason Lannister+
Ser Adrian Tarbeck
Lord Lefford
unknown unknown
Lord Jason Lannister+

The Battle at the Red Fork was a battle at the crossing of the Red Fork in the western riverlands in 130 AC during the Dance of the Dragons.[1][2]


A green ally of King Aegon II Targaryen, Lord Jason Lannister led the westermen in attacking the rivermen, many of whom were black supporters of Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen.


The westermen met the rivermen at a crossing of the Red Fork. The river lords were broken in battle, allowing the westermen to invade the riverlands. However, Lord Jason was slain by the squire Pate of Longleaf, henceforth known as Ser Pate the Lionslayer.


Under the command of first Ser Adrian Tarbeck and then Lord Lefford, Jason's host continued east into the riverlands, but they were eventually crushed in the Battle by the Lakeshore. With Jason dead and Casterly Rock in disarray,[3], Lord Dalton Greyjoy, the Red Kraken, then attacked the westerlands. Jason's widow, Lady Johanna Lannister, barred the gates of Casterly Rock but was unable to prevent the ironborn from sacking Lannisport and raiding the coast.[2][4]

References and Notes

  1. The World of Ice and Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon II.
  2. 2.0 2.1 The World of Ice and Fire, The Iron Islands: The Red Kraken.
  3. The Princess and the Queen.
  4. The World of Ice and Fire, The Westerlands: House Lannister Under the Dragons.

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