Burning of Sow's Horn

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Burning of Sow's Horn
Conflict War of the Five Kings
Date 299 AC
Place Sow's Horn, Crownlands
Result Hogg victory
House Baratheon of King's Landing.svg Iron Throne/ House Baratheon of King's Landing:

House Lannister.svg Westerlands, led by House Lannister

House Baratheon of King's Landing.svg Iron Throne/ House Baratheon of King's Landing:


House Lorch.svg Ser Amory Lorch Ser Roger Hogg
Unknown ~30 men:
  • 6 knights
  • 4 crossbowman
  • ~20 smallfolk
None None

The burning of Sow’s Horn is an attempted burning of Sow's Horn that takes place in 299 AC during the War of the Five Kings.


Following Lannister defeats at the Whispering Wood and the Camps, Lord Tywin Lannister orders Ser Amory Lorch to burn territory in the riverlands from the Green Fork down to the Gods Eye.


Westermen led by Amory attempt to burn Sow's Horn in the crownlands, despite House Hogg being sworn to House Hayford and not the rebel House Tully. The burning fails as a result of Sow's Horn's thick stone walls, however, and Amory retreats northwards back into the riverlands after slaughtering half of Ser Roger Hogg's sheep and several goats.[1]


There is further fighting at Sow's Horn between Hoggs and Karstarks. Ser Jaime Lannister passes through Sow's Horn on his way to resolve the sieges of Riverrun and Raventree Hall in the riverlands. Roger is angry that Amory attempted to burn Sow's Horn despite Houses Hogg and Lannister both having been supporters of King Joffrey I Baratheon.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 27, Jaime III.