|Seizure of westerlands gold mines|
|Conflict || War of the Five Kings|
|Date || 299 AC|
|Place || Castamere, Nunn's Deep, Pendric Hills in the westerlands|
|Result || Northern victory|
The seizure of westerlands gold mines takes place in 299 AC during the War of the Five Kings.
In order to defeat a host being trained by Ser Stafford Lannister, Robb Stark leaves Riverrun and marches for the westerlands. Bypassing the Golden Tooth, the new King in the North smashes the new westermen host at Oxcross. Following his victory Robb divides his force to launch further attacks upon the westerlands.
Whilst Lord Rickard Karstark and Lord Robett Glover raid the coastline of the Sunset Sea and Lady Maege Mormont leads thousands of cattle back to Riverrun, Lord Greatjon Umber is sent by Robb to capture several gold mines to hurt House Lannister's wealth. Castamere, Nunn's Deep, and the Pendric Hills are seized and held until Robb's withdrawal from the westerlands.
Returning to Riverrun after the storming of the Crag, Robb tells Ser Edmure Tully he remained in the westerlands after Oxcross in hopes of drawing Lord Tywin Lannister back to his homeland. Following the Red Wedding, Tywin grants Castamere to Ser Rolph Spicer.
Nothing's more like to bring a Lannister running than a threat to his gold.
- Wendel Manderly
to Martyn Rivers
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 7, Catelyn I.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 35, Bran V.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 39, Catelyn V.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 19, Tyrion III.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 14, Catelyn II.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 72, Jaime IX.