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. ~10,000
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.


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 marches directly on Riverrun, where Ser Edmure Tully has assembled many of his father's bannermen and knights. Ser 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.


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]


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.


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

- Walder Frey

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