|Raventree Hall |
Illustrated by Yoann Boissonnet. © Fantasy Flight Games.
|Government||House Blackwood , Feudal lord.|
|Founded||Age of Heroes|
Raventree Hall is the seat of House Blackwood in Blackwood Vale in the riverlands. The castle is located north of Riverrun, southwest of Oldstones, and west of Fairmarket. Ironman's Bay is to the northwest.
The castle has high, ancient stone walls with moss climbing up them. There are two huge, square towers flanking the gate and a square tower at each angle in the wall. It is also defended by a deep moat lined with stone. Inside the walls there is a muddy outer ward, a cavernous timber keep and a godswood. Lord Blackwood's solar is large and airy, with great beams of dark oak. Wool tapestries adorn its walls, while latticework doors with panes of diamond-shaped yellow glass overlook the godswood.
The Storm King Arlan III Durrandon married a daughter of Lord Roderick Blackwood beneath Raventree's weirwood. When Roderick rebelled against House Teague, Arlan relieved King Humfrey I Teague's siege of Raventree.
A Game of Thrones
A Storm of Swords
A Feast for Crows
A Dance with Dragons
In the wake of the Red Wedding and the following submission of Riverrun and Seagard, Raventree Hall is the last castle in the riverlands refusing to declare for King Tommen Baratheon. Jaime Lannister goes to Raventree and negotiates the surrender of Lord Tytos, taking his son Hoster as a hostage to ensure Tytos's good behavior. Tytos intends to have the bones of Lucas Blackwood, another son who was killed at the Red Wedding, buried beneath Raventree's great weirwood.
Chapters that take place at Raventree Hall
References and Notes
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, map of Westeros.
- ↑ The Lands of Ice and Fire, Jaime Lannister's route on the Journeys map.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 48, Jaime I.
- ↑ The World of Ice and Fire, The Riverlands.
- ↑ The World of Ice and Fire, Aegon II.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 56, Tyrion VII.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Appendix.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 44, Jaime VII.