Tarbeck Hall

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The westerlands and the Crag; Tarbeck Hall is nearby.
The westerlands and the Crag; Tarbeck Hall is nearby.
The Crag
The westerlands and the Crag; Tarbeck Hall is nearby.[1]

Tarbeck Hall is a ruined castle in the westerlands, located near Castamere and the Crag.[1] It was the seat of House Tarbeck.

Layout

Tarbeck Hall had an aged keep, towers, and a curtain wall.[2]

History

King Jaehaerys I Targaryen visited Tarbeck Hall in 55 AC.[3]

Although of ancient linage, House Tarbeck was impoverished by the time of Gerold Lannister, Lord of Casterly Rock. After the marriage of Lord Walderan Tarbeck to Ellyn Reyne, however, the Tarbecks' fortunes began to improve. Ellyn used Lannister gold to rebuild the castle's curtain wall, strengthen its towers, and decorate its keep in splendor.[4]

According to a semi-canon source,[5] Lord Denys Marbrand was sent by Lord Tytos Lannister ca. 255 AC to deal with the truculent Walderan, whose claiming of land angered King Aegon V Targaryen. Roger Reyne, Lord of Castamere and Walderan's ally, slew Denys before he reached Tarbeck Hall, however, and Ser Reynard Reyne convinced Tytos to make peace.

During the Reyne-Tarbeck rebellion against House Lannister, Walderan and most of his kin were killed in the field by Ser Tywin Lannister, the heir of Lord Tytos. Rather than starve out Tarbeck Hall, Tywin used siege engines to destroy its keep. Tywin smiled[6] when it collapsed on Ellyn and her son, Tion the Red, and he ordered the castle put to the torch. Tywin then defeated Roger's army from Castamere when it arrived at the ruins of Tarbeck Hall. The ruins have remained vacant since the rebellion.[2]

Quotes

Tyrion: The Crag is not so far from Tarbeck Hall and Castamere. You'd think the Westerlings might have ridden past and seen the lesson there.
Tyrion: Mayhaps they have. They are well aware of Castamere, I promise you.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 19, Tyrion III.
  2. 2.0 2.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Westerlands: House Lannister under the Dragons.
  3. Fire & Blood, Jaehaerys and Alysanne - Their Triumphs and Tragedies.
  4. The World of Ice & Fire, The Westerlands: House Lannister under the Dragons.
  5. The World of Ice & Fire: The Westerlands (unabridged). georgerrmartin.com
  6. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 33, Jaime V.