Riverrun

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Riverrun
Castle, former Regional Capital
Riverrun by Feliche.jpg
Riverrun by Feliche©
Location Westeros, Riverlands
Government House Frey of Riverrun
House Tully (exiled) , Feudal Lord.
Religion Faith of the Seven
The Riverlands and the location of Riverrun
The Riverlands and the location of Riverrun
Riverrun
The Riverlands and the location of Riverrun

Riverrun is the ancestral castle of House Tully, held by them for over a thousand years.[1] It is situated in the Riverlands, at the point where the Tumblestone and Red Fork rivers meet.[2]

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Riverrun is a strong three-sided castle, although not especially large. The castle is bordered on two sides by rivers, while on the west a third side faces a massive man-made ditch. In time of danger the sluice gates can be opened to fill a wide moat and leave the castle surrounded on all three sides by water, turning Riverrun into an island and leaving it practically unassailable.

The castle has sandstone walls which rise sheer from the water, its battlements are crenelated and have arrow loops, and its towers command the opposite shores.[3] Riverrun's keep is located inside.[4] Properly garrisoned, Riverrun can hold supplies for men and horses for as long as two years; a garrison of two hundred men is larger than Riverrun requires in most circumstances.


Recent events

Riverrun castle© Fantasy Flight Games©

A Game of Thrones

During the War of the Five Kings, Riverrun is besieged by a Lannister host commanded by Jaime Lannister. It is relieved in the Battle of the Camps by a Stark force commanded by Robb Stark. In the Great Hall of Riverrun Robb is elevated to King in the North by his Northern bannerman as well as the river lords, who have never been part of the old Northern kingdom.

A Storm of Swords

Following the death of Robb at the Red Wedding, Tywin Lannister strips House Tully of Riverrun and grants it to Emmon Frey, forming House Frey of Riverrun. However, Brynden Tully continues to hold the castle against a Frey siege.

A Feast for Crows

Jaime Lannister negotiates the surrender of Riverrun from House Tully to House Frey.

Chapters that take place at Riverrun


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