Battle under the walls of Riverrun

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Battle of Riverrun
Conflict War of the Five Kings
Date 298 AC
Place Under the walls of Riverrun
Result Lannister victory
House Lannister House Tully
Ser Jaime Lannister
Lord Andros Brax
Ser Edmure Tully
Lord Tytos Blackwood
~15,000. unknown
unknown force scattered
many knights captured
Edmure Tully (captured)

The Battle of Riverrun was the second major battle of the conflict known as the War of the Five Kings.


Ser Jaime Lannister, fresh off his victory at the Battle of the Golden Tooth, marched directly on Riverrun, where Ser Edmure Tully had assembled many of his father's bannermen and knights. Ser Edmure's force was diminished on account of the men he had sent to guard the borders and the Golden Tooth pass in response to Ser [Gregor Clegane's] raiding. The forces of Lord [Walder Frey] were also not present.


Ser Jaime Lannister met the 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.[1]


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 Lannister host under Lord Tywin.


I am told the Kingslayer went through him like an axe through ripe cheese. [2]

- Walder Frey

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