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*[[House Banefort]]{{refn|group=N|name=JaimesHost|Houses Banefort, Brax, Estren, Greenfield and Westerling are not directly mentioned as being present at the first battle of Riverrun; however, they are mentioned at the [[Battle of the Whispering Wood]], which strongly suggests they were a part of Jaime's host during this battle.}}
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*[[House Crakehall]]{{refn|group=N|name=JaimesHost2|Houses Crakehall and Prester are not directly mentioned as being present at the first battle of Riverrun; however, they are mentioned at the [[Battle of the Camps]], which strongly suggests they were a part of Jaime's host during this battle.}}
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*[[House Estren]]{{refn|group=N|name=JaimesHost}}
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| strength1  = ~15,000{{refn|group=N|After the battle, Jaime besieges Riverrun with 12,000 foot and 2,000 or 3,000 horse.{{ref|agot|63}}}}
 
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| casualties2 = force scattered<br>many knights captured<br>[[Edmure Tully]] (captured)
 
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The '''Battle of Riverrun''' was the second major battle of the conflict known as the [[War of the Five Kings]].  
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A '''battle under the walls of Riverrun'''{{ref|AGOT|56}}{{ref|AGOT|59}} is the second major battle of the conflict known as the [[War of the Five Kings]].  
  
 
==Prelude==
 
==Prelude==
Ser [[Jaime Lannister]], fresh off his victory at the [[Battle of the Golden Tooth]], marched directly on [[Riverrun]], where Ser [[Edmure Tully]] hastily assembled his father's troops.  
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After Ser [[Jaime Lannister]] defeats a small [[House Tully|Tully]] force at the [[Battle of the Golden Tooth]], Jaime and Lord [[Tywin Lannister]] invade the [[riverlands]]. Jaime marches directly on [[Riverrun]], where Ser [[Edmure Tully]] has assembled many of his father [[Hoster Tully]]'s bannermen and knights. Edmure's force is diminished on account of the men he has sent to guard the borders and the [[Golden Tooth]] in response to Lannister raiding. The forces of Lord [[Walder Frey]] are also not present.
  
 
==Battle==  
 
==Battle==  
Ser [[Jaime Lannister]] met the massed power of the [[House Tully|Tullys]] under the walls of Riverrun. Securing a victory, Jaime put the lords of the [[Riverlands]] to rout. Ser [[Edmure Tully]] and many of his knights and bannermen were taken captive. Lord [[Tytos Blackwood]] managed to lead some of the surviving men back within Riverrun, where Jaime placed them under siege.{{Ref|aGoT|56}}
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Jaime meets the Tullys under the walls of Riverrun. Securing a victory, Jaime puts the river lords to rout. Edmure and many of his knights and bannermen are taken captive. Lord [[Tytos Blackwood]] manages to lead some of the surviving men back within Riverrun, where Jaime places them under siege.{{Ref|aGoT|56}}
  
 
==Aftermath==
 
==Aftermath==
At this point, the war is essentially lost for the Riverlands. With the Tully host scattered, many survivors fled to their own strongholds. Riverrun is besieged, its heir captured, and the rest of the region defenseless. The only possible relief can come from the [[Northmen]], who are cut off by the Green Fork of the Trident and the second [[House Lannister|Lannister]] host under [[Tywin Lannister|Lord Tywin]].
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In the meantime Tywin leads a second, larger Lannister army against the companies of men Edmure had dispersed along his borders to guard against Ser [[Gregor Clegane]]'s raiding. Tywin and Ser [[Kevan Lannister]] are able to destroy them piecemeal before they can regroup. They then [[Fall of Raventree Hall|seize]] [[Burning of Pinkmaiden Castle|many]] [[Burning of Stone Hedge|prominent]] [[Capture of Darry|castles]] in the riverlands, most notably [[Harrenhal]], which is [[Yielding of Harrenhal|yielded]] without a fight. They assume a position at the [[ruby ford]], where they can both block any [[House Stark|Stark]] or [[House Arryn|Arryn]] attempt to relieve Riverrun and maintain contact with [[King's Landing]].
  
==References and Notes==
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==Quotes==
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{{Quote|Is it my fault that [[Edmure Tully|your fool brother]] lost his battle before [[House Frey|we]] could march? I am told the [[Kingslayer]] went through him like an axe through ripe cheese.{{Ref|aGoT|59}}|[[Walder Frey]] to [[Catelyn Tully]]}}
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==Notes==
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==References==  
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Latest revision as of 04:55, 7 June 2019

Battle under the walls of Riverrun
Conflict War of the Five Kings
Date 298 AC
Place Riverrun
Result Lannister victory
Combatants
House Baratheon (King's Landing).svg Iron Throne/House Baratheon of King's Landing:
House Lannister.svg Westerlands, led by House Lannister
House Tully.svg Riverlands, led by House Tully
Commanders
Kingsguard.svg Ser Jaime Lannister House Tully.svg Ser Edmure Tully
House Blackwood.svg Lord Tytos Blackwood
Strength
~15,000[N 3] unknown
Casualties
unknown force scattered
many knights captured
Edmure Tully (captured)

A battle under the walls of Riverrun[2][3] is the second major battle of the conflict known as the War of the Five Kings.

Prelude

After Ser Jaime Lannister defeats a small Tully force at the Battle of the Golden Tooth, Jaime and Lord Tywin Lannister invade the riverlands. Jaime marches directly on Riverrun, where Ser Edmure Tully has assembled many of his father Hoster Tully's bannermen and knights. Edmure's force is diminished on account of the men he has sent to guard the borders and the Golden Tooth in response to Lannister raiding. The forces of Lord Walder Frey are also not present.

Battle

Jaime meets the Tullys under the walls of Riverrun. Securing a victory, Jaime puts the river lords to rout. Edmure and many of his knights and bannermen are taken captive. Lord Tytos Blackwood manages to lead some of the surviving men back within Riverrun, where Jaime places them under siege.[2]

Aftermath

In the meantime Tywin leads a second, larger Lannister army against the companies of men Edmure had dispersed along his borders to guard against Ser Gregor Clegane's raiding. Tywin and Ser Kevan Lannister are able to destroy them piecemeal before they can regroup. They then seize many prominent castles in the riverlands, most notably Harrenhal, which is yielded without a fight. They assume a position at the ruby ford, where they can both block any Stark or Arryn attempt to relieve Riverrun and maintain contact with King's Landing.

Quotes

Is it my fault that your fool brother lost his battle before we could march? I am told the Kingslayer went through him like an axe through ripe cheese.[3]

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Houses Banefort, Brax, Estren, Greenfield and Westerling are not directly mentioned as being present at the first battle of Riverrun; however, they are mentioned at the Battle of the Whispering Wood, which strongly suggests they were a part of Jaime's host during this battle.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Houses Crakehall and Prester are not directly mentioned as being present at the first battle of Riverrun; however, they are mentioned at the Battle of the Camps, which strongly suggests they were a part of Jaime's host during this battle.
  3. After the battle, Jaime besieges Riverrun with 12,000 foot and 2,000 or 3,000 horse.[1]

References