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
Combatants
House Lannister House Tully
Commanders
Ser Jaime Lannister
Lord Andros Brax
Ser Edmure Tully
Lord Tytos Blackwood
Strength
~15,000. unknown
Casualties
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.

Prelude

After Ser Jaime Lannister defeated a small Tully force at the Battle of the Golden Tooth, Ser Jaime and Lord Tywin Lannister invaded the riverlands. Ser Jaime 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 in response to Lannister raiding. The forces of Lord Walder Frey were also not present.

Battle

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]

Aftermath

With the Tully host outside Riverrun scattered, many survivors fled to their own strongholds and Jaime laid siege to the castle itself. Ser Edmure was captured and held in the Lannister camp. Lord Tytos Blackwood retreated into Riverrun and held the castle against Ser Jaime.

In the meantime Lord Tywin Lannister led a second, larger Lannister army against the companies of men Ser Edmure had dispersed along his borders to guard against Ser Gregor's raiding. Tywin and Ser Kevan Lannister were able to destroy them piecemeal before they could regroup. They then seized many prominent castles in the southern riverlands, most notably, Harrenhal, which was yielded without a fight. They then assumed a position at the Ruby Ford, where they could both block any Stark or Arryn attempt to relieve Riverrun and maintain contact with King's Landing.

Quotes

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

- Walder Frey


References and Notes