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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.|
The Fist of the First Men is an ancient ringfort built by the First Men in the Dawn Age. It is located next to the Milkwater. It is where the Night's Watch fought the Battle of the Fist of the First Men.
The Fist is a hill that rises above the Forest around it. The hill offers commanding views with the slopes at a dangerous angle to the north and west and only slightly less dangerous to east. Its windswept crown is visible for miles. 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.
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. 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”
- Thoren Smallwood
Chapters that take place at the Fist
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