Melee at Bitterbridge

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Tourney at Bitterbridge, art by o0Magnus
Victorious Brienne of Tarth, art by Amok©

The melee at Bitterbridge[1] or mêlée at Bitterbridge[2] is a tourney held at Bitterbridge in 299 AC during the War of the Five Kings. Only a melee is described in A Clash of Kings and A Feast for Crows; it is unknown if the joust or archery are also held.


Having been crowned at Highgarden, Renly Baratheon travels with his supporters through the Reach toward King's Landing, which is held by his nephew, King Joffrey Baratheon. Renly holds a melee beneath the castle of Bitterbridge along the way. Catelyn Tully, an envoy of her son Robb Stark, notices much of the Reach's chivalry near the castle, while across the Mander are the lords from the Stormlands. While there are 116 competitors at the start of the melee, there are fewer than 20 knights remaining when Catelyn's party arrives. Brienne of Tarth singles out some men for having bet on who could claim her maidenhead. The melee continues until only two contestants are left, Brienne with a morningstar and Ser Loras Tyrell of Renly's Rainbow Guard with a longaxe. Loras yields to Brienne after being grappled to the ground, which a drunken Tyrell archer considers a vile trick. For her reward, Renly agrees to name Brienne to his Rainbow Guard.[1][2]

32pxArms unknown Brienne of Tarth defeats Richard Farrow
32pxAmbrose.png Brienne of Tarth defeats Edmund Ambrose
32pxBushy.PNG Brienne of Tarth defeats Ben Bushy
32pxMullendore.png Brienne of Tarth defeats Mark Mullendore
32pxArms unknown Brienne of Tarth defeats Raymond Nayland
32pxArms unknown Brienne of Tarth defeats Will the Stork
32pxArms unknown Brienne of Tarth defeats Harry Sawyer
32pxArms unknown Brienne of Tarth defeats Robin Potter
32pxArms unknown Loras Tyrell defeats a man
32pxHouse Connington.png Brienne of Tarth defeats Ronnet Connington
32pxArms unknown Loras Tyrell defeats a man
32pxArms unknown Brienne of Tarth defeats two men
32px32px Brienne of Tarth defeats Loras Tyrell

Other Attendees

Mathis Rowan, Arwyn Oakheart, Randyll Tarly, Margaery Tyrell, Renly Baratheon, Lorent Caswell, Catelyn Tully, Colen of Greenpools



This is madness. Real enemies on every side and half the realm in flames, and Renly sits here playing at war like a boy with his first wooden sword.[1]
- thoughts of Catelyn Tully

References and Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 22, Catelyn II.
  2. 2.0 2.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 20, Brienne IV.

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