Storming of the Crag

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Storming of the Crag
Conflict War of the Five Kings
Date 299 AC
Place The Crag, Westerlands
Result Stark victory
Combatants
Kingdom of the North and the Trident/House Stark:

The North

Riverlands, led by House Tully

Iron Throne/House Baratheon of King's Landing:
Westerlands, led by House Lannister
Commanders
King Robb Stark
Smalljon Umber
Black Walder Frey
Ser Rolph Spicer
Strength
Less than 6,000 cavalry Garrison of the Crag

The storming of the Crag,[1][2] conquest of the Crag,[3] or taking of the Crag[3] is final Stark victory in the westerlands during the War of the Five Kings.

Prelude

After the taking of Ashemark, along with other westermen castles and three gold mines[4] the Starks move on to the Crag[5] as part of King Robb Stark's plan to draw Tywin Lannister west and out of the riverlands.[2] The castellan of the weakly-garrisoned castle is Ser Rolph Spicer.[2]

Battle

The Crag is stormed at night. While Smalljon Umber and Black Walder Frey lead scaling parties over the walls, Robb breaks through the main gate with a ram but takes an arrow wound. Grey Wind, Robb's direwolf, kills a man during the assault.[2]

Aftermath

Robb is nursed back to health by Jeyne Westerling. After hearing of the supposed deaths at Winterfell of his brothers, Bran and Rickon, Robb deflowers Jeyne, and, to spare her dishonor, marries her shortly thereafter. As a consequence of that the Westerlings join with House Stark.[2] However, by marrying Jeyne, Robb breaks his alliance with House Frey.[6][7]

References and Notes

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