Battle under the walls of Riverrun

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Battle of Riverrun
Conflict War of the Five Kings
Date 298 AC
Place Riverrun
Result Lannister victory
House Lannister House Tully
Ser Jaime Lannister Ser Edmure Tully
less than 15,000. unknown
unknown many

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 hastily assembled his father's troops.


Ser Jaime Lannister met the massed power of 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.

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