Lord of Riverrun

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Lord of Riverrun is the title held by the noble seated at the castle of Riverrun in the riverlands.

History

After having supported King Tristifer IV Mudd in many of his battles, Ser Edmure Tully went over to the Andal Armistead Vance. Vance granted Edmure's son Axel lands at the juncture of the Red Fork and the Tumblestone, where Axel build his seat of Riverrun.[1]

Recent Events

A Storm of Swords

After years of illness, Lord Hoster Tully dies, and his son Edmure inherits Riverrun.[2] Edmure travels to the Twins to marry Roslin Frey, but the wedding turns out to be a trap, as Edmure is taken captive after the bedding, and his sister Catelyn and king Robb Stark are slain.[3][4]

The lordship of Riverrun is granted to Ser Emmon Frey by King Tommen I Baratheon, whilst Edmure remains a captive at the Twins.[4][5]

A Feast for Crows

Edmure's wife Roslin Frey is pregnant, and prays for a daughter, since giving birth to a son could mean Edmure's execution.[6] Riverrun is still being held by Edmure's uncle, Ser Brynden Tully, and soon finds itself besieged. Ser Ryman Frey threatens to hang Edmure if Riverrun is not surrendered, and makes Edmure stand at the gallows every day, but fails to make good on his threats.[6] After months of siege, Ser Jaime Lannister of the Kingsguard arrives, giving Edmure the chance to peacefully surrender the castle,[7] which he eventually does.[8]

Following Riverrun's surrender, Emmon Frey occupies Riverrun as its new Lord, while Edmure is sent to Casterly Rock to live as a prisoner for the remainder of his days.[8]

Lords of Riverrun

The known Lords of Riverrun are:

Notes

  1. Based on Walder Frey's year of birth (208 AC) and his statement regarding having survived four Lords of Riverrun, with Lord Edmure Tully being the fifth he has known (A Game of Thrones, Catelyn VI), Medgar would be the first of the five, his son the second, and Hoster the fourth, indicating that one more Lord of Riverrun ruled between them.

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