Fist of the First Men

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Fist of the First Men
Ruins of an ancient ringfort
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Location Westeros, Beyond the Wall
Named for The First Men who built it.
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The Fist of the First Men is a hill found north of the wall. It is the location of the Battle of the Fist of the First Men.


The Fist had been a ringfort built by the First Men in the Dawn Age. Some of its stone ringwall still remains.[1]


The Fist is located next to the Milkwater, surrounded by the Haunted Forest.[2] The hill offers commanding views, with the slopes at a dangerous angle to the north and west, and only slightly less dangerous to east. There is a ringwall of chest-high grey stone that crowns the top of the steep, stony hill. At the foot of the hill there is brook.[3]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

The Night's Watch make their camp here while searching for the wildling masses. From here they hoped to stop any march on the Wall.[1] The site is in poor repair. Breaches in the low ringwall are filled in with timber and protected with rows of stakes by the Watch, and the slopes are booby-trapped with caltrops.

A Storm of Swords

In spite of the Watch's best efforts to mount a defense they are attacked and easily swept from the Fist by the Others during the Battle of the Fist of the First Men.


An old place, and strong[1]
Thoren Smallwood

Chapters that take place at the Fist

References and Notes

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